Place Mats Pattern

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Place Mats Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
The Famous "PURITAN" STAR SPANGLED MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40
7 balls Chartreuse Spangle or color of your choice will make 4 mats or
The Famous "PURITAN" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40 or
"DE LUXE" Quality MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 346
4 balls Chartreuse Steel crochet hook No. 7
Each mat measures about 14¼ inches x 18 inches.

Ch 128, s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, * ch 3, skip next 3 sts of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * across ch, ch 4, turn.
2nd Row—Tr c in next s c, * ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * across row (25 open meshes), ch 1, turn.
3rd Row—S c in same space, s c in next tr c, * ch 3, 1 s c in each of the next 2 tr c, repeat from * across row, ch 4, turn. Repeat last 2 rows 16 times, ch 12 at end of last row, turn.
Next Row—S c in same space, ch 12, s c in same space, ch 12, s c in same space, * ch 12, skip 1 open mesh, 2 s c over the two ch 3 bars of next open mesh, repeat from * to 2nd open mesh before next corner, ch 12, s c in corner st, ch 12, s c in same space, ch 12, s c in same space, ch 12, s c in same space, working along side of work, * ch 12, skip 1 row of open meshes, s c over the 2 bars of next row of open meshes, repeat from * to 2nd row of open meshes
before next corner, continue working around remaining sides working all corners same as last corner ending with ch 6, tr tr c (4 times over hook) in same st where 1st corner was worked.
Next Row—Ch 12, s c in next loop, ** ch 12, 1 s c, ch 12, 1 s c in next corner loop, * ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * to loop before next corner loop, repeat from ** twice, ch 12, 1 s c, ch 12, 1 s c in next corner loop, * ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * 8 times, ch 6, tr tr c in tr tr c.
Next Row—Ch 12, s c in next loop, ch 12, s c in next loop, ** ch 12, 1 s c, ch 12, 1 s c in next corner loop, * ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * to loop before next corner, repeat from ** twice, ch 12, 1 s c, ch 12, 1 s c in next corner loop, * ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * 8 times, ch 6, tr tr c in tr tr c.
Next Row—* Ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * to loop before next corner, ch 12, 1 s c, ch 12, 1 s c in corner loop, repeat from 1st * 3 times, * ch 12, s c in next loop, repeat from * 8 times, ch 6, tr tr c in tr tr c. Repeat last row twice, cut thread. Make 3 more mats in same manner. Starch mats very stiffly.

STARCH DIRECTIONS—Dissolve ¼ cup starch in ½ cup of cold water. Boil about 1¼ cups of water, remove from flame, then slowly stir the starch mixture into boiling water stirring constantly. Place back on flame until it thickens. As soon as starch is cool enough to handle, dip place mats and squeeze starch through thoroughly. Wring out extra starch. The place mats should be wet with starch but there should be none in the spaces. Pin place mats in shape and leave until thoroughly dry.