Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet No. 30 in self-shading or solid colors. Mil- ward's steel crochet hook No. 8. Turn narrow hem and baste or hem in place. If hem is already on towel, work directly into the edge.
1. 1st row: Attach thread and work row of s c along edge of towel. Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Skip 2 s c * 1 d c in next s c, ch 2, skip 2 s c, and repeat from *. Ch 7, turn. 3rd row: * skip 1 sp, s c into next ch-1, repeat from * across row. 4th row: Ch 5, turn, s c in 1st loop * ch 3, 4 d c into next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from *. 5th row: Ch 7, turn, s c in 1st loop, * ch 7, s c in next loop. Repeat from *. 6th row: Ch 5, turn * 1 s c in 1st loop, ch 3, 1 d c in 4th ch of next loop, ch 3, sl st in the 1st ch (this forms a p), 1 d c in same st as 1st d c, repeat until there are 3 p and 4 d c (shell), ch 3, repeat from * across. Fasten off.
2. 1st row: S c closely along edge of towel, ch 1, turn. 2nd row: 1 s c in each st of previous row. The remainder of this edge is worked crosswise. Row 1: Ch 19, 1 s c in 11th ch from hook, ch 8, skip 4 sts of ch-19, 1 s c in 5th st, ch 4, 1 s c in 3rd s c along edge of towel. Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 3 tr in sl st of ch-4 loop of previous row, 1 s c in 4th st of next ch loop. Ch 4, 3 tr in next st, 1 tr in 5th st of last ch loop. Row 3: Ch 8, 1 s c in 3rd tr, ch 8, 1 s c in 3rd tr of next group, ch 4 skip 6 sts of s c along edge, 1 s c in next st. Subsequent rows: Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 alternately. Finish edge with row of s c worked closely with 1 3-ch p over every other shell.
3. 1st row: Attach thread and make 2 s c close together in edge of towel, ch 5, * leave about ⅜ inch space and make 2 s c in edge. Ch 5, and repeat from * to end of row. Turn. 2nd row: Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in center st of first ch-5 loop, * ch 3, 4 d c over d c just made (this makes a shell), 1 d c in center st of next ch-5 loop, repeat from *. 3rd row: Sl st across top of 1st shell, * ch 6, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from hook (making p), ch 2, 1 s c in last st of shell. Repeat from *.
4. 1st row: S c evenly across end of towel, ch 1, turn. 2nd row: * Make 1 knot st (to make a knot st, draw loop out on hook ¼ inch, ch 1 through this loop. 1 s c over the single loop at the left side of the st just made), skip 2 s c of foundation, 1 s c in next st, repeat from * to end of row. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: * 1 knot st, 1 s c over top two loops of knot st of previous row, repeat from *, ch 1, turn. 4th and 5th rows: Same as 3rd row. 6th row: Over all three loops of each knot st make 2 s c, 1 p, 2 s c, to end.
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