Summertime Edging and Motif Towel Set Pattern

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Summertime Edging and Motif Towel Set Pattern

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Lily Pearl Cotton size 5
3-balls Purple and 1-ball each Laven­der, Nile Green, Orange, Shd. Reds, Salmon Rose, Shd. Greens and Delft Blue.
Lily Tatting Cotton
1-ball Black.
Crochet hooks Nos. 7 and 12.
A Yellow bath towel, a hand towel and a wash cloth.

BATH TOWELEDGING—Size 1½ inches—With Lavender and No. 7 hook ch 7, dc in 7th ch from hook, (ch 9, dtr in 9th ch from hook) repeat­ed for length across towel. Ch 5, dtr in 5th ch from hook. ROW 2—Turn, (ch 9, sc in next lp) repeated across. Fast­en off. ROW 3—Join Purple to dtr at end of Row 1, ch 3, * (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) in 1 lp of 5th (center) ch of next lp. Repeat from * across. Dc in end sc. ROW 4—Ch 1, turn, * 6 dc in half of next ch-5 lp, ch 6, sl st in last dc for a p, 6 dc in bal. of lp, sc between dc-groups. Repeat from * across. Fasten off. Sew on end of towel.

BASKET—With Nile Green, ch 5, 8 dc in 5th ch from hook. ROW 2—Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next st) 7 times. ROW 3—Ch 3, turn, dc in 1st dc, (ch 2, 2 dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 2, 2 dc in 3d ch of end ch-5. ROW 4—Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, (ch 3, dc in next 2 dc) 8 times. Repeat Row 4 five times making 1 ch more in each lp in each row (ch-9 lps in Row 9). Fasten off. Sew 2¾ inches above end of towel.

FLOWER—With Delft Blue ch 6, join with sl st to form ring. * Ch 8, hold­ing back the last lp of each dc on hook make 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, thread over and draw thru all lps on hook (Cluster made), sc in ring. Repeat from * 5 times. Fasten off. Make a French Knot in center in a contrasting color. Make 2 Flowers each in Blue, Laven­der, Purple, Orange and Salmon Rose and 3 in Shd. Reds. Sew around Basket as in illustration.

LEAF SPRAY—With Shd. Greens, (ch 14, * sc in 2d ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch *) twice, ch 10, repeat from * to *, sl st in next 2 ch, ch 8, repeat from * to *, sl st in 6-ch be­tween leaves, ch 8, repeat from * to *, sl st in ch-6 stem. Fasten off. Make 5 Sprays and sew around Basket.

BUTTERFLYLarge Circle—With Nile Green, ch 6, join with sl st to form ring. * Ch 4, hdc in ring, (ch 2, hdc) 6 times in ring, ch 2, join to 2d ch of ch-4. Fasten off. Make 2. Small Cir­cle—Repeat Large Circle to *. Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. Fasten off. Make 2. Left Wings—With Shd. Reds, 2 sc in 1st ch-2 sp on a Large Circle, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, (tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, dc) all in next sp, ch 2, hdc in next sp, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next sp, (ch 2, sc in next sp) twice, dc in next sp, ch 1, sc in 1st sc on Small Circle, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 5, sc in same sc with last sc, (ch 2, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 2 sts, sc between wings, 3 sc across base of Large Wing, join to 1st sc. Fasten off. Right Wings—Sc in 3 sc on a Small Circle, (ch 2, sc in next sc) twice, ch 5, sc in same sc with last sc, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 1, dc in 1st sp on a Large Circle, sc in next sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next sp, ch 2, hdc in next sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, tr, ch 2, tr) in next sp, ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, (2 sc in next sp) twice, sc between wings, join to 1st sc. Fasten off. Sew 2 halves tog. Body—With Black Tatting Cotton and No. 12 hook, ch 19, sk 1 ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, (ch 13, sk 3 ch, sl st in 10 ch, sl st in body) twice. Working on opposite side of ch, make sc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next ch. Fasten off. Sew Body in place. Make 2d But­terfly with Orange Circles and Blue wings, 3d Butterfly with Salmon Rose Circles and Purple wings. Sew above Basket as in illustration. Steam and press towel on back.

HAND TOWEL—Repeat Edging. Re­peat Basket thru Row 6. Make one Flower each in Orange, Lavender and Shd. Reds, and 2 Flowers each in Sal­mon Rose, Purple and Blue. Make 4 Leaf Sprays with only 3 petals on each. Repeat 1st and 2d Butterflies. Sew Bas­ket 1¾ inches above end of towel. Sew Flowers, Leaves and Butterflies in place as in illustration.

WASH CLOTH—Make a No. 1 Butter­fly, a Blue Flower and a Leaf Spray. Sew on one corner. Edge—With Laven­der, (ch 5, dc in 5th ch from hook) repeated for around wash cloth, join and fasten off. ROW 2—With Purple make (3 sc, ch 3, sl st in last sc for a p, and 2 sc) in each lp around. Sew Edge in place.