Rose Luncheon Mat Edging & Insertion Pattern

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Rose Luncheon Mat Edging & Insertion Pattern

12½ x 18½ inches

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, 9 balls of Dark Yellow (No. 43) and 2 balls of Shaded Greens (No. 21) … ½ yard of green organdie … Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.

INSERTIONStem and Leaves … With Green, * ch 10, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same place as dc was made (one leaf completed), ch 3, dc in same place as last sl st, ch 3, sl st in same place (another leaf completed), holding a leaf on each side of working thread make a tight sl st between the 2 leaves. Repeat from * until piece measures 2 yards long. Do not break off.

FIRST ROSETTE … Starting at center with Yellow, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Sc in ring, (ch 5, sc in ring) 5 times. 2nd rnd: In each loop around make sc, half dc, 3 dc, half dc and sc. 3rd rnd: * Ch 5, sc between next 2 petals. Repeat from * around. 4th rnd: In each ch-5 loop make sc, half dc, 5 dc, half dc and sc. 5th rnd: * Ch 7, sc between next 2 petals. Repeat from * around. 6th rnd: In each of next 2 loops make sc, half dc, 7 dc, half dc and sc; in next loop make sc, half dc, 4 dc, sl st in tip of first leaf, in same loop on rosette make 3 dc, half dc and sc; in next loop make sc, half dc, dc, sl st in tip of next leaf on same side of stem, 5 dc in same loop on rosette, sl st in tip of next leaf on same side of stem, in same loop on rosette make dc, half dc and sc; complete remaining petal as before, joining cen­ter dc of next petal with sl st to tip of next leaf on same side of stem. Sl st in first sc of first petal. Break off.

SECOND ROSETTE … Work as for First Rosette until 5th rnd is com­pleted. 6th rnd: In each of next 2 loops make sc, half dc, 7 dc, half dc and sc; in next loop make sc, half dc, 4 dc; now complete rosette, attaching it to leaves on other side of stem as follows: Count 3 sets of free double leaves following the last leaf that was attached to the rosette, sl st in tip of 3rd free leaf on opposite side of stem, in same loop on rosette make 3 dc, half dc and sc. Join remaining petals to tips of next 3 leaves on same side of stem as before.

THIRD ROSETTE … Make a rosette as before, attaching center dc of 3rd petal to tip of free leaf on other side of stem directly opposite the first leaf that was attached to previous rosette and complete rosette, joining it to tips of next 3 leaves as before.

FOURTH ROSETTE … Make and join same as Second Rosette.

FIFTH ROSETTE … Make and join same as Third Rosette.
   Continue in this manner until 13 rosettes have been joined. This com­pletes one long side to within corner.

CORNER ROSETTE … Count 5 sets of free double leaves and mark the 5th set. Make a rosette as before until 5th rnd is completed. 6th rnd: In next loop make sc, half dc, 7 dc, half dc and sc; in next loop make sc, half dc, 4 dc, sl st in tip of marked free leaf on other side of stem, in same loop on rosette make 3 dc, half dc and sc; (in next loop make sc, half dc and dc, sl st in tip of next leaf on same side of stem, 5 dc in same loop on rosette, sl st in tip of next leaf, in same loop on rosette make dc, half dc and sc) twice; complete rosette as be­fore, joining center dc of next petal to tip of next leaf as before.
   Now make 7 rosettes for short side, joining them alternately as Third and Fourth Rosettes of long side were joined. Make and join another corner rosette as before.
   Complete remaining 2 sides to cor­respond (making more leaves if neces­sary). Join stem to complete insertion.
   Cut a piece of organdie slightly larger all around than inside measure­ments of Insertion. Make a narrow hem all around. For bands, cut 4 pieces of organdie (one for each side) each 2 inches wide and long enough to allow for mitering corners. Turn a ¼ inch hem on each long side and double each piece, making a ¾ inch band. Sew bands in place along outer edges of crocheted insertion, mitering corners to fit.

EDGINGRosette (Make 66) Work as for Rosettes of Insertion until 4th rnd is completed. Sl st in first sc. Break off. Tack rosettes in place as shown in illustration.