Irish Crochet Roses surrounded by Lacy Leaves
Place Mat measures 15 x 20 inches.
Each Motif measures 3 inches in diameter, including leaves.
J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 10 balls of No. 65 Beauty Pink and 3 balls of No. 26-B Bright Nile Green.
CLARK'S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.34, Size 30: 10 balls of No. 65 Beauty Pink and 3 balls of No. 26-B Bright Nile Green.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.
2 yards of pink linen, 36 inches wide.
PLACE MAT (Make 4)—First Motif—Rosette … Starting at Center with Beauty Pink, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 16 sc in ring. Join to first sc. 2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join (8 loops). 3rd rnd: In each loop around make sc, half dc, 3 dc, half dc, and sc. Join. 4th rnd: * Ch 3, sc between next 2 petals. Repeat from * around. Join. 5th rnd: In each loop around make sc, half dc, 5 dc, half dc and sc. 6th to 13th rnds incl: Repeat 4th and 5th rnds alternately, making 1 ch more on each loop rnd and 1 dc more on each petal rnd (ch-7 loops on 12th rnd, and 9 dc in petals on 13th rnd). Break off at end of 13th rnd.
LEAF … 1st row: With right side of Rosette facing, attach Nile Green to 2nd dc made on any petal, ch 11, turn, sl st in corresponding dc on next petal, turn. 2nd row: Sc in loop just formed, ch 3, sl st in last sc (picot made); in same loop make (2 sc, picot) 6 times and sc. Sl st in same dc as thread was attached on petal. Break off. Make a leaf between all petals in the same way.
SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif until Rosette has been completed.
LEAF … With right side of Rosette facing, attach Nile Green to 2nd dc made on any petal, ch 11, turn; sl st in corresponding dc in next petal. Turn. 2nd row: Sc in loop just formed, picot, in same loop make (2 sc, picot) twice and 2 sc; ch 1, sl st in center of picot of any leaf on First Motif, ch 1, sc in last sc made on Second Motif, in same loop make (2 sc, picot) 3 times and sc. Complete Leaf as before. Join next Leaf to corresponding Leaf the same way. Complete rnd, no more joinings.
Make 5 motifs for long side, having 2 leaves free on each side of joining. Continuing to keep 2 leaves free on inner edge, join only 1 loop of next 4 motifs to form rounded end. (The 4th motif is the first motif on next long side.) Complete next side and rounded end to correspond. Join Last Motif to First Motif. Place motifs on a piece of linen to form an oval. Baste and sew in place. Cut away excess material and hem raw edges.
APRON—Motif (Make 20) … Work exactly as for Motifs of Place Mat. Cut linen 16½ x 27 inches. Curve lower edges. Place Motifs on curved edge and complete as for Place Mat. Gather top edge to measure 15 inches. With remaining material make waistband and ties and sew in place.
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