Now you see a sailor's wheel ... now it's a square ... for this spread is so ingeniously contrived that square and wheel play at illusion as they gracefully merge to endow it with unusual beauty.
CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20
62 balls of White or Ecru.
80 balls of White or Ecru.
Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 9 or 10.
Each motif measures 3¼ inches in diameter after blocking. For a single size spread about 68 x 105 inches, make 21 x 32 motifs. For a double size spread about 88 x 105 inches, make 27 x 32 motifs.
MOTIF ... Ch 7, join with sl st to form a ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 15 d c in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 2nd rnd: Ch 7, skip 1 d c, * d c in next d c, ch 4. Repeat from * around, joining last ch-3 with sl st to 3rd st of ch 7 (8 sps). 3rd rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3, 7 d c in same sp, 8 d c in each following sp around. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Hereafter pick up only back loop of each d c. 4th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 7 d c, * ch 1, d c in next 8 d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3. 5th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 7 d c, * ch 4, s c in 4th ch from hook (p made), ch 1, d c in next 8 d c. Repeat from * around. Join. 6th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 7 d c, * ch 1, a ch-4 p, ch 2, d c in next 8 d c. Repeat from * around. Join. 7th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 7 d c, * ch 8, d c in next 8 d c. Repeat from * around. Join. 8th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 7 d c, * 12 d c in sp, d c in next 8 d c. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.
Make necessary number of motifs and sew one group of 8 d c of adjacent motifs with neat over-and-over stitches, picking up only the back loop of each st. There will be one group of 8 d c free on each motif between joinings.
FILL-IN MOTIF ... Repeat first 3 rnds of large motif. Fasten off. Sew group of 8 d c between joinings on each large motif to 8 d c of fill-in motif. Fill all spaces between joinings in same way.
Other great patterns from Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet, Book No. 166.
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