Apple Blossom Edging & Insertion Pattern

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Apple Blossom Edging & Insertion Pattern

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, Shaded Pinks (No. 15), Shaded Yellows (No. 19) and Bright Nile Green (No. 26-B) … Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.

EDGINGFIRST MOTIFApple Blossom … Starting at center with Pinks, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 1, 25 sc in ring. Sl st in first sc. Now work petals individually as follows:

FIRST PETAL1st row: 2 sc in next 5 sc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 7th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Do not turn at end of 7th row.

SECOND PETAL … Sl st in end sc of each row to base of petal. Next row: 2 sc in next 5 sc on center. Ch 1, turn and complete as for First Petal. Make 3 more petals same as Second Petal.

BASE1st rnd: Attach Green on 1st row (between petals), sc in same place, * ch 5, sc between next 2 petals on 1st row. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, 4 dc in each loop around. Sl st in first dc. 3rd rnd: Ch 5, * dc in next dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. 4th rnd: Ch 4, * in next sp make 2 tr, ch 3 and 2 tr; tr in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 2, tr in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in top of ch-4. Break off.

CENTER … With Yellows make a chain 2 inches long. Make 5 loops of this chain to form stamens and sew in place at center of flower.

SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif until 3rd rnd of base is completed. 4th rnd: Ch 4, 2 tr in next sp, ch 1, sl st in any corner sp of First Motif, ch 1, 2 tr in same sp on Second Motif, tr in next dc, and com­plete as for First Motif (no more joinings).
   Make necessary number of motifs, joining each to previous one as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (see illustration), having a free corner on each side of joining.

INSERTIONFIRST MOTIF … Work as for First Motif of Edging.

SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif until 3rd rnd of Base is completed. 4th rnd: Ch 4, in sp make 2 tr, ch 1, sl st in any corner sp on First Motif, ch 1, 2 tr in same sp on Second Motif, tr in next dc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding sp on First Motif, ch 1, dc in next dc on Second Motif, and complete as for First Motif, joining next three ch-2 sps and the following corner sp to corresponding sps of First Motif as before. Make necessary number of motifs, joining each to previous one as Second Motif was joined to First Motif.