Patterns today are punctuated with frogs, buttons, motifs, etc. for trimmings. To buy these runs up quite a bill. It is only a matter of minutes to crochet your own with a few pennies worth of thread. Use Clark's O.N.T. Knit Crochet or J. & P. Coats Crochet Cord in colors that harmonize with your garment, and a Milward's steel crochet hook No. 3, 4 or 5. The buckle effect fastener is made in two colors, and requires a bone ring for the slide.
Select two colors—one to be the main color and the other a contrasting color. Two ivory rings, ¾-inch in diameter.
With main color, ch 6, turn. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, s c in each of next 4 ch. 2nd row: S c in each of next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, s c in each of next 2 s c, ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Make s c in each of next 3 s c, 2 s c in next s c, s c in each of next 3 s c, ch 1, turn. 4th to 15th rows incl: Work in this manner, making s c in each s c and 2 s c in center sc. Ch 1, turn. At end of 15th row break off. 16th row: Attach contrasting color and make a Clones knot as follows: Thread over hook, insert hook in next st, draw out a loop ¼ inch long, thread over, insert hook in same st, draw out another loop, thread over, insert hook in same st, draw out another loop (7 loops on hook), thread over, and draw through all loops on hook. Ch 1 to fasten st. * Then skip 1 s c of previous row, make a Clones knot in next s c, repeat from * across. Break off. Attach main color to foundation ch and work s c in each of next 5 s c, ch 1, turn. 2nd to 6th rows incl: Work same as before, making s c in each s c and 2 s c in center sc. Ch 1, turn. At end of 6th row, break off. Attach contrasting color and finish same as other end.
Ring. With contrasting color, make enough s c's in ring until entire ring is covered up with s c. Sl st to 1st s c and fasten off, thus completing ring. Pull narrow end of trimming through ring (as in illustration).
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