Hairpin Lace Draperies Pattern

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Hairpin Lace Draperies Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 120 balls of No. 10-A Canary Yellow.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
Hairpin Lace Staples, one ½ inch wide and one 2 inches wide.

Curtain measures 7 x 15 feet.

NARROW STRIP … With ½-inch staple, make a strip of Basic Hairpin Lace, see patternbook page, 7 feet, 7 inches long (3 loops to 1 inch), having same number of loops on each side. Break off.

WIDE STRIP … With 2-inch staple, work another strip of hairpin lace, making 2 sc instead of 1 sc in each loop and having 25 loops less on each side than on Narrow Strip.

To Join Strips: Keeping all loops straight on Narrow Strip and twisting all loops on Wide Strip, attach thread to first loop on Narrow Strip, sl st in first loop on Wide Strip, * sl st in next loop on Narrow Strip, sl st in next loop on Wide Strip. Repeat from * across. Now work across remaining loops on one side of Narrow Strip as follows: ** Ch 1, sl st in next loop. Repeat from ** across. Break off. (This extension will form curtain rod loop.) Make another Narrow Strip and join to Wide Strip, working across curtain rod extension as before. Continue in this manner, alter­nating strips, until curtain is 15 feet wide, ending with a Narrow Strip. Attach thread to first loop on outer edge of curtain and work across edge in same manner as for curtain rod extension. Work across other edge in same way. Make a Narrow Strip of hairpin lace, 15 feet long. Work across both edges of strip as for outer edge of curtain. Sew strip in place across lower edge of curtain. Pin curtain rod exten­sions to form 3-inch loops and sew securely in place.