Butterfly Runner Pattern #S-37

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Runner measures 14 x 36 inches.

MATERIALS:

J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, 6 balls of No.9 Yellow, 5 balls of No. 76 China Blue, 2 balls of No. 12 Black . . . Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 13 ... ½ yard of pale blue organdy, 36 inches wide.

BUTTERFLY (Make 16) - Large Wing (Make 2) ••• Starting at inner edge with Yellow, ch 36. 1st row: Half dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, (ch 2, skip 2 ch, tr in next ch) 6 times; ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch, half dc in next ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch, sl st in next ch. Now work around as follows: Working along opposite side of starting chain, make 5 sc in first sp, (sc in next ch, 2 sc in next sp) 9 times; sc in next ch, 9 sc in next sp, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next sp) 9 times; sc in next st, 4 sc in next sp. Join with sl st to first sc. Break off.

Now work in rows as follows: 1st row: Attach Black to same place as sl st, sc in same place, sc in next 4 sc, sc at base of next sc -- long sc made -- (sc in next 2 sc, sc at base of next sc) 9 times; sc in next 5 sc. Break off. 2nd row: Skip first sc, attach Yellow to next sc, ch 3, dc in same place, (ch 2, skip 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc) 4 times; (ch 2, skip 2 sc, 2 tr in next sc) 4 times; (ch 2, skip 2 sc, 2 d tr in next sc) 4 times. Ch 5, turn. 3rd row: Skip first d tr, d tr in next d tr, (ch 3, d tr in next 2 d tr ) 3 times; (ch 3, tr in next 2 tr) 4 times; (ch 3, dc in next 2 dc) 4 times; ch 3, skip next dc, sl st in top of starting chain. Turn. 4th row: Sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 4, skip next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 4) 3 times; (tr in next 2 tr, ch 4) 4 times; (d tr in next 2 d tr, ch 4) 3 times; d tr in next d tr, d tr in top of turning chain. Ch 5, turn. 5th row: Skip first d tr, d tr in next d tr, ch 5, d tr in next d tr, ch 8, turn; skip last d tr made, d tr in next d tr and in top of turning chain, ch 5, turn; skip first d tr, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr, make d tr in next d tr, skip 3 ch, d tr in next ch, thread over and draw through all loops on hook -- joint d tr made -- ch 5; working along side, sl st at base of next d tr, ch 5, sl st in top of next d tr, d tr in next d tr on 4th row, (ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr ) twice; (ch 5, tr in next 2 tr) 4 times; (ch 5, dc in next 2 dc) twice; ch 5, skip next dc, sl st in next dc. Break off.

OUTLINE ••• Attach China Blue to first free sc on inner side of Wing and sc in each sc across, ch 5 , skip next Black sc, sc in next free sc, (ch 5, skip next free Black sc, sc in next free sc) 12 times. Join and break off. Attach China Blue to first Yellow row and sc closely across side to joint d tr, sc in joint d tr, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook (picot made), sc in same place as last sc, sc closely across remaining side of Wing. Break off. When working Outline on 2nd Large Wing, start at opposite side so Wings will correspond.

SMALL WING (Make 2) ••• Starting at inner edge with Yellow, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st row: Ch 3, 8 dc in ring. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Dc in first dc, (ch 2, skip next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 2, 2 dc in top of starting chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Skip first dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, tr in next 2 dc, ch 3, d tr in next 2 dc, ch 3, tr in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: Skip first dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, tr in next 2 tr, (ch 4, 2 d tr in next d tr) twice; ch 4, tr in next 2 tr, ch 4, dc in next dc, dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 5th row: Skip first dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, tr in next 2 tr, ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, ch 5, 2 d tr in next sp, ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, ch 5, tr in next 2 tr, ch 5, dc in next dc, dc in top of turning chain. Break off.

Attach China Blue to ring and sc closely around Wing. Join and break off.

BODY ••• Starting at long side with Black, ch 24. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch (Head), half dc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 7 ch, dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch. Break off. Now work around as follows: 1st rnd: Attach Yellow to first sc, sc in same sc, sc in next 3 sts, sl st at base of next sc (long st made), sc in next 5 sts, sl st at base of next sc, sc in each remaining st across; working along opposite side of starting chain make sc in each ch across, making long sts over sc's to correspond with opposite side. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: With Black make a chain 1 ½ inches long (Antenna), sl st in first sc on Head, sc in each sc around Head and Body, making long sts over long sts as before. Join to first sc. Make another chain 1 ½ inches long for other Antenna. Break off.

Sew Wings together. Sew Body in place. Pin 14 Butterflies in place around organdy as illustrated.

Cut out material in back of Butterflies, leaving ¼ inch for hem. Sew hem and Butterflies in place, joining adjacent picots on Wings. Sew a Butterfly to each end of runner. Starch lightly and press.


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