Flower Handkerchief Edging Pattern

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Flower Handkerchief Edging Pattern

MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS TATTING-CROCHET, Art. A.21, Size 70: 1 ball each of White, No. 43 Dk. Yellow, No. 48 Hunter's Green and No. 69 Lt. Steel Blue.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.
A rolled edge handkerchief, 12 inches square.

FLOWER (Make 14 each of Lt. Steel Blue and Dk. Yellow) … Starting at center, ch 7. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: (Ch 5, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make 3 tr in ring, thread over and draw through all loops on hook—cluster made—ch 5, sc in ring) 5 times. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach White to any sc between clusters, sc in same place, * ch 5, sc in tip of next cluster, ch 5, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

LEAF (Make 28) … Starting at center with Hunter's Green, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st row: (Ch 5, make a 2-tr cluster in ring, ch 5, sc in ring) twice. Break off.

HEADING1st rnd: Attach White to ring of any Leaf, sc in same place, ch 12, sc between petals on any Blue Flower, sl st across next petal to next sc between petals, ch 12, sc in ring of next Leaf, ch 12, sc between petals on next Yellow Flower, sl st around petal, sc in next sc, ch 12, sc in ring of next Leaf. Continue in this manner until all Flowers and Leaves have been joined. Join last ch-12 to first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 5, * dc in next sp, ch 5, sc in same sp, ch 5, sc in ch of next petal, ch 2, sc in next ch of same petal, ch 5, sc in next sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. 3rd rnd: Ch 5, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, dc in next sc) twice; ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) twice. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-5. 4th rnd: Ch 5, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, dc in next dc) twice; ch 2, dc in next dc, (ch 5, dc in next dc) twice; (ch 2, dc in next dc) twice. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
   Attach White to edge of handker­chief and sc closely around. Join and break off.

EDGING 1st rnd: Attach White to 2nd free sp preceding any leaf on opposite side of Heading, ch 4, tr in next sp, * ch 5, (sc in next ch on Leaf, ch 3, sc in next ch on same Leaf) twice; ch 5, tr in next 2 sps, ch 3, (sc in ch on next petal of Flower, ch 3, sc in next ch on same petal, ch 5) 3 times; sc in ch of next petal, ch 3, sc in next ch of same petal, ch 3, tr in next 2 sps. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
   Sew Edging in place.