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Vintage 1944 Field of Roses Crochet Runner
A clever woman very quickly & easily will crochet this exquisite table runner,which will become a personal favorite to keep or gift to that special person!
J & P Coats or Clarks ONT Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 20, Small Ball: J & P Coats 4 balls of White, or Clarks ONT 6 balls of White
Big Ball: J & P Coats 3 balls of White
#8 or #9 Steel Crochet Hook
Runner measures approx 14” x 38 ½”
Each motif measures approx 3 ½” in diameter.
Start at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
1ST RND: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring. Join with sl st in 1st sc.
2ND RND: Ch 5 (to count as 1 dc & ch 2), * dc in next sc, ch 2. Rep from * around, join last ch-2 with sl st in 3rd st of starting ch-5 (12 sps).
3RD RND: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place as sl st, * ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join.
4TH RND: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join.
5TH RND: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 7, sc in next dc. Rep from * around, end with ch 3, tr in 1st sc.
6TH RND: Ch 3, 2 dc in top of tr just made, * ch 10, 3 dc in center st of next ch-7. Rep from * around. Join.
7TH RND: Sl st in next 2 dc, * in next lp make (4 sc, ch 4) 3 times & 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join & break off.
Work same as for First Motif until 6th rnd is completed.
7TH RND: Sl st in next 2 dc, * in next lp make 4 sc, ch 4 & 4 sc; ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-4 lp on First Motif, ch 2, in same lp on Second Motif make 4 sc, ch 4 & 4 sc. Rep from * once more. Complete rnd with no more joins.
Make 4 x 11 motifs, join them as First Motif was joined to Second Motif & leave one large lp free bet joins.
Attach thread in center ch-4 lp of any large lp bet joins.
1ST RND: Ch 3, 2 dc where thread was attached, * ch 5, 3 dc in center ch-4 lp of next large lp. Rep from * 2 more times; ch 5, sl st in 3rd st of starting ch-3.
2ND RND: In next ch-5 lp make 4 sc, ch 5 & 4 sc, * 4 sc in next lp, ch 2, sl st in last ch-5 lp, ch 2, 4 sc in same lp as last sc. Rep from * around. Join & break off.
Press thru damp cloth.
Starch lightly & press.
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
Bl back loop(s)
Bp back post
Bpdc back post double crochet
Bpsc back post single crochet
Bptr back post treble/triple crochet
Ca color A
Cb color B
Cc contrasting color
Ch chain stitch
Ch refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g ch-1 space
ch-sp chain space
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook