Large Pincushion Pattern #4018

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MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 50, 1 ball.

Steel crochet hook No. 11.

A small piece of silk for lining, and cot­ton batting for stuffing.

Starting at center, ch 9, join with sl st into a ring. 1st rnd: Ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 2) 11 times; join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-5 (12 sps). 2nd rnd: * Ch 10, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around (12 loops). 3rd rnd: In next loop make sc, h dc, dc and 8 tr (this completes half of petal and brings work to center of loop), then ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook (p made). Make 2 more p's, then ch 13, sc in 5th ch from hook (thus making a small ring), turn. * (Ch 5, sc in ring) 3 times (3 loops made); turn. In each of these 3 loops make sc, h dc, dc, 8 tr, dc, h dc, and sc (leaf made). Ch 18, sc back in 14th ch from hook, then make 25 sc in ring just formed and join with sl st to 1st sc. Ch 4, sc in ch st just above 3rd p made. Make 3 p's as before, sl st in st just below 1st p made. Working in same ch-10 loop as before, complete petal by making 8 tr, dc, h dc and sc. In next loop make sc, h dc, dc and 8 tr; make 3 p's as before, ch 4, join with sl st to center sc of 25-sc ring, ch 9, sc in 5th ch from hook, turn. Repeat from * around, joining last 25-sc loop to center of 1st ch-13. Fasten off.

EDGING ... 1st rnd: Attach thread to center tr of 1st petal of any leaf, * (ch 14, sc in center tr of next petal) twice. Ch 4, tr in 7th sc of 25-sc ring, ch 4, sc in center tr of 1st petal of next leaf. Repeat from * around, making last sc in same tr where thread was attached. 2nd rnd: Ch 6, * skip 3 ch, dc in next ch, (ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times; ch 3, skip next ch, sc and next ch; make dc in next ch. (Ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times; ch 3, dc in next sc, (ch 3, dc in next ch-4 loop) twice; ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3. Repeat from * around, joining last ch-3 with sl st to 3rd st of ch-6 first made. 3rd rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 6, dc in next sp (ch 3, dc in next sp) 9 times; * ch 3, dc in same sp, (ch 3, dc in next sp) 12 times. Repeat from * around, joining as before. 4th rnd: Sl st into sp, ch 9, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 2, dc in next sp. * Ch 7, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 2, dc in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.

TO MAKE UNDERSIDE ... 1st rnd: With wrong side facing, attach thread to bar of center tr of 1st petal of any leaf. Ch 6, * dc in ring of center petal of same leaf, ch 3, dc around bar of center tr of last petal of same leaf, ch 3, dc in 1st sp between petals, (ch 3, dc in next sp) twice; ch 3, dc around bar of center tr of 1st petal of next leaf, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-6. 2nd to 7th rnds incl: Ch 5, then make dc in each sp around with ch 2 between each dc. Join and fasten off after 7th rnd.

CORD ... Make a ch to measure about 12 inches. Break off. Run cord in and out of last row of sps. Make a silk cushion about 3¾ inches in diameter filled with cotton batting, and insert into lace. Pull cord and tie in a bow.


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