Forget-Me-Not Edging & Insertion Pattern

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Forget-Me-Not Edging & Insertion Pattern

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, Blue (No. 8), and Hunter's Green (No. 48), and
J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Six Strand Embroidery Floss, 2 skeins of Yellow (No. 9).
Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.

EDGINGFORGET-ME-NOT … Starting at center of Flower with Blue, ch 1 loosely, ch 4 more in the usual manner. * Holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster), ch 4, sl st in same place as last tr was made (petal); ch 4, make a 2-tr cluster in same place as last cluster was made, ch 4, sl st in same place (another petal). Make 2 more petals (Forget-Me-Not completed). Ch 20. Repeat from * until piece measures 1¼ times the length desired. With 3 strands of Six Strand make a French knot (5 times over needle) in center of each Forget-Me-Not.

HEADING1st row: With Green make 10 sc, ch 3 and 10 sc over each ch-15 across. Turn. 2nd row: Sl st in next 5 sc, * ch 9, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 9, skip 5 sc, tr in next sc, skip 4 sc on next loop, tr in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 5, skip 5 sc, tr in next sc. Ch 4, turn. 3rd row: In next sp make (dc, ch 1) twice; ** dc in next sc, ch 1, * in next sp make (dc, ch 1) 4 times. Repeat from * once more. Repeat from ** across. Break off.

INSERTION … Work as for Edging until the necessary number of flowers is completed. Attach Blue to center of last flower, * ch 15, sc in center of next flower. Repeat from * across. Break off.
   Now with Green, work Heading as for Edging working on both sides of flowers. Make more flowers as neces­sary and tack them in place as illus­trated with French knots.