1949 Duck Free Vintage Crochet Pattern
MATERIALS: 1 (1 oz) ball each: yellow, red and white (book calls for American Thread Company Dawn Worsted Floss) It looks more like a heavier cotton crochet thread.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 2
Cotton, old nylon stocking or other filling material.
BACK AND SIDE SECTION:
With color yellow, ch 26
1st Row: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 22 ch, ch 5 hdc in next ch, working on other side of starting ch, hdc in each ch across row. Ch 2, turn. Remainder of duck is worked in pattern.
2nd Row: Hdc in front loop of next hdc, hdc in back loop of next hdc (pattern). Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
3rd Row: Hdc in next 23 hdc, keeping pattern straight work 2 hdc in next 5 hds, hdc in each remaining st across. Ch 2 turn.
4th Row: Inc 2 hdc at beg of row (To make inc: work 1 st in front loop and 1 st in back loop of same st), work even in pattern, skip 1 st at end of row (dec made). Ch 1, turn.
5th Row: Sl st in next 2 sts (1 st dec), ch 2, hdc in next 23 hdc, 2 hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in each remaining hdc, increasing 1 hdc at end of row. Ch 2, turn.
6th Row: Inc 1 hdc in next st, hdc in next 26 hdc, 2 hdc in next 14 sts, hdc in each remaining hdc, omitting 1 st at end of row. Ch 2, turn.
7th Row: Hdc in each hdc across, increasing 1 hdc at end of row. Ch 2, turn.