Irish Crochet Chair Set Pattern #7098

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Irish Crochet Chair Set Pattern #7098

Materials: Choose one of the following threads in White or Ecru:
Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 7 balls.
J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 5 balls.
J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 3 balls.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 12.

When completed, chair back measures about 16 x 15 inches, and each arm piece about 12 x 9 inches.

Gauge: 7 loops make 2 inches; 7 rows make 1 inch.

Chair Back. Starting at top, ch 253 (to measure about 15 inches). 1st row: S c in 3rd ch from hook (1 p made), ch 4, s c in 3rd ch from hook (another p made), ch 1, s c in 10th ch of foundation (counting back from 1st p made), ch 4, * make a p, ch 4, make another p, ch 1, skip 4 ch of foundation, s c in next ch, ch 4. Repeat from * across (49 loops). Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: * Make a p as before, ch 4, make another p, ch 1, s c in next loop between 2 p's of previous row. Ch 4, repeat from * across. Ch 5, turn. Hereafter, repeat 2nd row until piece measures 9 inches in all. On next row, work in pattern across 1st 7 loops. Ch 5, turn. Work over these 7 loops only until piece measures 11 inches. Break off. ** Skip 7 loops, attach thread to next loop and work across next 7 loops for 4 more inches. Break off. Repeat from ** once more. Skip 7 loops and work across remaining 7 loops for 2 inches. Break off.

Clover Motifs. Starting at center, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 16 s c in ring. Join. 2nd rnd: S c in each of 2 s c, ch 9, * skip 2 s c, s c in each of next 2 s c, ch 9. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-9 with sl st to 1st s c. 3rd rnd: Ch 5, * d c in ch-9 loop, ch 5, s c between next 2 s c, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-5 with sl st. 4th rnd: * 7 s c and 1 half d c in ch-5 loop, d c in d c, 1 half d c and 7 s c in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join. Break off. Make 69 more motifs. Place motifs all around edges of chair back and sew together on wrong side. Then sew to edges of chair back (see illustration).

Arm Pieces. Starting at top, ch 113 (to measure about 7 inches) and work as for chair back until piece measures 8 inches (21 loops). On next row work across 1st 7 loops, ch 5, turn. Work over these 7 loops only for 2 more inches. Break off. Skip 7 loops and work over remaining 7 loops for 2 more inches. Break off. Work edging as for chair back, having 37 motifs for each arm piece.