Handkerchief Edging Pattern | No. 7114

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Handkerchief Edging Pattern

MATERIALS—D-M-C Tatting, Art. 19: 3 balls Rain­bow Ombre No. 109 or any other D-M-C Ombre color.

1 Handkerchief with hemstitched or rolled edge, 11 or 12 inch square.

Steel Crochet Hook, Size 13.

Rnd 1 (right side)—With thread make a loop on hook, 1 sc in any corner of handkerchief, working along edge of handkerchief, ch 6, 1 sc -inch away from first sc made, † * ch 6, 1 sc ¼-inch away from last sc made; rpt from * to and including next corner (having a multiple of 2 plus one Loops), [ch 7, 1 sc, ch 7, 1 sc] in same corner just used; rpt from † around, end last corner with ch-7, join (with slip st in first sc). Rnd 2—Skip joined st, slip st to center of next Loop, ch 1, 1 sc in Loop, † * ch 4, a Shell of 5 dc in next Loop, ch 4, 1 sc in next Loop *; rpt between * to first ch-7 Loop at corner, ch 4, a Shell in first ch-7 Loop, ch 3, a Shell in next ch-7 Loop, ch 4, working along next side of handkerchief, 1 sc in next Loop; rpt from † around, ending with ch-4, join. Rnd 3—Skip joined sc, slip st in each of next 4 chs, slip st in first dc of next Shell, ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc of same Shell, * ch 9, skip first dc of next Shell, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc of same Shell; rpt from * to ch-3 Loop at corner, ch 7, skip corner ch-3 Loop, 1 sc in each of 3 center dc of next Shell, ch 9; continue in same way around, join. Rnd 4—Ch 1, skip joined sc, 1 sc in next sc, * ch 4, a Shell in center ch of next ch-9 Loop, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd sc of next 3-sc group; rpt from * to corner ch-7 Loop, ch 4, a Shell in 3rd ch of ch-7 Loop, ch 3, a Shell in 5th ch of same Loop, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd sc of next 3-sc group, ch 4, a Shell in center ch of next ch-9 Loop; continue in same way around, ending with ch-4, join. Rpt rnds 3 and 4 alternately until 10 rnds. Rnd 11—Skip joined st, slip st in each of next 4 chs, slip st in first dc of next Shell, ch 1, 1 sc in 2nd dc of same Shell, * ch 4, skip next dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 7, 1 sc in 2nd dc of next Shell; rpt from * around, ending with ch-7, join, fasten off. Rnd 12—From same side as last rnd, skip joined st, 1 dc in next ch-4 Loop, ch 5, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook (Picot made), 1 dc in same Loop, [a Picot and 1 dc] in same Loop 3 more times, ch 4, * 1 dc in next ch-4 Loop, [a Picot and 1 dc] in same Loop 4 times, ch 4; rpt from * around, join in first dc, fasten off.