Checkerboard Apron Pattern

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Checkerboard Apron Pattern

MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MER­CERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 3 balls of White and 2 balls of No. 126 Spanish Red; or
Clark's O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art. B.4, Size 30: 8 balls of White and 5 balls of No. 126 Spanish Red; or
Clark's Big Ball Mercerized Crochet, Art. B.34, Size 30: 3 balls of White and 2 balls of No. 126 Spanish Red.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.
¼ yard of white organdy, 36 inches wide.

SKIRT … Starting at the waist edge with Spanish Red make a chain 30 inches long. 1st row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in the next 3 ch, * skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 4, tr in next 4 ch. Repeat from * across until piece measures 16 inches, ending with sc. Break off. Cut off remaining chain. 2nd row: With wrong side of work facing, attach White to last sc made, ch 4, 4 tr in same sc, * sc over next ch-4 bar, ch 4, 3 tr over same bar, tr in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc over last bar. Break off. 3rd row: Attach Red to last sc made and work as for 2nd row. Work in pattern alternating colors until piece measures 13 inches from starting chain. Break off.

WAISTBAND1st row: With right side of first row facing, attach White to tip of first point, sc in same place, * ch 3, sc in tip of next point. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in first sc, * 3 sc in next sp, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Skip first sc, dc in each sc across. Ch 3, turn. 4th and 5th rows: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. At end of 5th row, ch 1, turn. 6th row: Sc in first dc and in each dc across, sc in top of turning chain. Break off.

BIB1st row: Attach Red to first sc made on last row, * ch 4, 4 tr in same sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last sc. Break off. Attach White to last sc made and work in pattern as for Skirt until Bib measures 3 inches. Break off.

RUFFLE1st row: Attach White to side of Skirt at waistband, sc closely around skirt edge to other side. Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Skip first 2 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 6, turn. 3rd and 4th rows: Sc in first loop, * ch 6, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Ch 6, turn. At end of 4th row, ch 7, turn. 5th to 10th rows incl: Work in pattern making 2 rows each of ch-7, ch-8 and ch-9 loops. Break off at end of 10th row.

EDGING … Attach Red to first row of waistband, * ch 4, 3 tr in next loop, tr in next sc, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around ruffle to other side of waistband. Sl st in first row of band. Break off.

TIE (Make 2) … Cut an organdy strip 3½ x 26 inches. Make a narrow hem all around. Gather one end to fit waistband and sew in place.