Monogram Towel Decorative Crochet Pattern TW365

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Monogram Towel Decorative Crochet Pattern TW365

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70: 1 ball each of No. 181 Shaded Lt. Yellows and No. 76 China Blue.
Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.
A blue guest towel.

   Make a sketch of initials desired, having each letter 1½ inches high.

INITIAL ... Using Yellow make a chain slightly longer than length desired. 1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Break off. Form initial with strip. Attach Blue to outer edge of initial and sc closely across. Break off.
   Make remaining initials in this man­ner, reversing colors for center initial. Sew initials to towel. Embroider out­line in chain stitch as illustrated.

EDGING ... Starting at long side with Blue, make a chain slightly longer than length desired. 1st row: Dc in 8th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across until row measures length desired, hav­ing number of sps divisible by 6 plus 1. Break off. Cut off remaining chain. 2nd row: Attach Yellow to first sp, ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make 2 tr in same sp, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), * ch 6, skip 1 sp, make a 3-tr cluster in next sp. Repeat from * across. Break off. 3rd row: Attach Blue to first sp, in each sp across make 4 sc, ch 3 and 4 sc. Turn. 4th row: Sl st in next 4 sc, sl st in next loop, ch 4, 2-tr cluster in same loop, (ch 3, 3-tr cluster in same loop) twice; * ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, in next loop make (cluster, ch 3) twice and cluster. Repeat from * across. Break off. 5th row: Attach Yellow to first sp, in same sp make (sc, ch 3) 3 times and sc; * in next sp make (sc, ch 3) 3 times and sc; 2 sc in each of next 2 sps, in next sp make (sc, ch 3) 3 times and sc. Repeat from * across. Break off. Make another edging in same way. Sew edgings to both ends of towel.