Forget Me Not Handkerchief Edging Pattern

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Forget Me Not Handkerchief Edging Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" TATTING CROCHET, Article 25.
1 ball each Blue, Yellow and Nile Green.
1—Handkerchief
Steel crochet hook No. 13

FLOWER: With Yellow, ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 10 s c in ring, join, cut Yellow.
Attach Blue, * ch 4, 3 tr c in same space, ch 4, sl st in same space, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * 4 times, join, cut thread. Work a 2nd flower joining it to 1st flower at center tip of any petal. Work a 3rd flower joining it to 2nd flower leaving 2 petals of 2nd flower free at lower edge. Lay the 3 flowers in front of you having the 2 petals at lower edge.
4th Flower—Work Yellow center. Attach Blue, ch 4, 1 tr c in same space, leaving 3 petals free at lower edge of left hand flower, join to 1st tr c at right hand side of next free petal, sl st in tr c just made, 2 tr c in same space of center, ch 4, sl st in same space, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 s c of center, ch 4, 3 tr c in same space, join to 3rd tr c, (left hand side) of free petal of center flower, sl st back into the tr c just made, ch 4, sl st in same space of center and complete other 3 petals same as other flowers. Work a 5th flower joining 1st petal to side of petal of previous flower, 2nd petal to right hand side of center flower and next petal to left hand side of 1st free petal of lower right hand flower as illustrated. Measure 1 inch on each of the 2 sides from corner of hand­kerchief and draw a line diagonally, turn under and baste. With Yellow, work 28 s c over the folded edge then work a row of s c around remainder of handkerchief working 3 s c in each corner, join, cut thread. Cut away extra material from underneath corner. To join flowers to corner attach Nile Green in same space, s c in next s c, holding the 3 flowers against corner, leave side petal of end flower free, sl st in center of next free petal of 1st flower, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, sl st in center of next petal of same flower, * 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, sl st in center of 1st free petal of next flower, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, sl st in center of next petal of same flower, repeat from * once, then work 1 s c in each s c around remainder of handkerchief, working 3 s c in center st at each of the 3 corners, join, cut thread.
Attach Blue at opposite side of flowers, * ch 3, skip 2 s c, 3 d c in next s c, ch 3, sl st in top of last d c for picot, 2 d c in same space, ch 3, skip 2 s c, s c in next s c, ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 2, skip 2 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around to same place at opposite side of flowers, cut thread.