Saturday, May 9, 2020

1963 Valentine Bouquet Lace Crochet Tablecloth Free Pattern

Small Cloth measures 62 inches square, and Large Cloth measures 62 x 81 inches, excluding border.

1963 Valentine Bouquet Lace Thread Crochet Tablecloth Pattern



ABBREVIATIONS:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
dtr - double treble
tr tr - triple treble
sl st - slip stitch
pc st - popcorn stitch
bl - block
sp - space
st(s) - stitche(es)
rnd - round
incl - inclusive
inc - increase
dec - decrease
beg - beginning

MATERIALS: 14 to 22 Balls size 20 cotton crochet thread depending on size of cloth you are making.

Size 9 steel crochet hook

Motif Measures 3 1/4 inches square



FIRST MOTIF:

Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 4, in ring make (dc, ch 1) 15 times. Join last ch 1 to 3rd ch of ch 4.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next sp, (sc in next dc, sc in next sp) 15 times. Join to first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in joining (draw loop on hook up to measure 1/4 inch, thread over and draw through loop on hook, insert hook between 1/4 inch loop and the single strand behind it and draw a loop through, thread over and draw through all loops on hook - knot st made - make another knot st, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc) 7 times; make one knot st, then drawing up the loop of the hdc to measure 1/4 inch, make a hdc in first sc (long hdc made).

Round 4: Ch 1, sc between double and single loops of hdc just made, * make 2 knot sts, (sc between loop and single strand of next knot st) twice. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in last knot st. Join to first sc.

Round 5: Ch 8, * (sc between loop and single strand of next knot st) twice: ch 5, dc in next 2 sc, ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with dc in last sc of 4th rnd. Join to 3rd ch of ch 8.

Round 6: Sl st in next 2 ch, sc in loop, * ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, make 3 tr in sc just made, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made); sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with cluster. Join to first sc.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in joining, ch 7, sc in sc between next 2 clusters, * ch 7, sc between next 2 clusters make dtr, ch 3 and dtr; (ch 7, sc in sc between next 2 clusters) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in first sc to form last loop.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, (ch 7, sc in next loop) twice; * ch 5, sc in next dtr, ch 15, sc in next dtr (corner loop), ch 5, sc in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 3 times. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 7 to first sc. Cut thread and fasten off.

SECOND  MOTIF:

Work exactly as for First Motif until 7 rnds have been completed.

8th Round: Ch 1, sc in loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) twice; ch 5, sc in next dtr, ch 7; Now join 2 motifs along one side as follows; sl st in any corner loop on First Motif, ch 7 sc in next dtr on Second Motif, ch 5, sc in next loop on Second Motif, (ch 3, sl st in next ch 7 loop on First Motif, ch 3, sc in next loop on Second Motif) 3 times; ch 5, sc in next dtr on Second Motif, ch 7, sl st in next corner loop on First Motif, ch 7, working on Second Motif only, sc in next dtr, ch 5, sc in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 3 times; starting at * on 8th rnd of First Motif, complete Second Motif exactly as for First Motif (no more joinings).

Make 19 x 19 motifs for small cloth or 19 x 25 motifs for large cloth. Join motifs as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (where corners meet, join corners to previous joinings).

BORDER:

Round 1: Attach thread in last ch 7 loop before any corner, in same loop make sc, ch 5 and sc; ch 7, skip next ch 5 loop, ** in corner loop make (sc, ch 7) 3 times and sc (3 corner loops; ch 7, * skip next ch 5 loop, (in next loop make sc, ch 5, sc and ch 7) 3 times; skip next ch 5 loop, (in next loop make sc, ch 5, sc and ch 7) twice. Repeat from * across to within next corner loop ending with ch 7. Repeat from ** around ending with ch 3, tr in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, in loop just formed, make sc, ch 5, and sc; ** (ch 7, in next ch 7 loop make sc, ch 5 and sc) 5 times; * ch 7, in next ch 7 loop make sc, ch 5 and sc. Repeat from * across to within last ch 7 loop before the 3 ch 7 corner loops. Repeat from ** around, ending as on 1st rnd.

Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 1, in loop make sc, ch 5 and sc; * ch 7, in next ch 7 loop make sc, ch 5 and sc. Repeat from * around, ending as on first rnd. Cut and fasten thread.

Weave in ends and block.

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