Colonial Chair Set Pattern #7168

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Colonial Chair Set Pattern #7168

MATERIALS … Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 9 balls of Ecru and 2 balls each of Green and Blue. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 6 or 7. Bias binding. Cotton batting. 1 yd. of any material.

When completed, chair seat measures about 16 x 16 inches, measuring across center; chair back measures about 8 x 14½ inches.

GAUGE: 10 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch (1 square is equivalent to 3 d c).

TO CHANGE COLOR: Before drawing through last 2 loops of last d c of one color-group, drop this color, pick up second color, thread over and draw through the 2 loops on hook. Continue with second color according to chart, carrying the dropped color along top of previous row and working over it to conceal.

CHAIR SEAT … Starting at front edge, with Ecru ch 125. 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across (123 d c, counting turning ch as 1 d c). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: 2 d c in 1st d c (2 d c increased), d c in each of next 29 d c. Then, holding Blue along top of 1st row, with Ecru make d c in each of next 3 d c, (thus concealing Blue), changing color in last d c of Ecru group. With Blue make d c in each of next 3 d c, carrying Ecru concealed in d c's and changing color in last d c of Blue group. With Ecru make d c in each of next 51 d c, carrying Blue concealed in d c's and changing color in last d c of

Ecru group. With Blue make d c in each of next 3 dc, carrying Ecru as before and changing color in last d c of Blue group. With Ecru make d c in each d c across, dropping Blue after carrying it for 3 sts, and inc. 2 sts at end of row (127 d c). 3rd row: 2 d c in 1st d c, d c in each of next 31 d c; conceal Blue in next 3 Ecru d c, changing color in last d c of Ecru group; 3 Blue d c, changing color as before; 21 Ecru d c. Then, holding Green with Blue along top of 2nd row, with Ecru make d c in each of next 3 d c (concealing Blue and Green), changing to Green in last d c of Ecru group. With Green, make d c in each of next 3 d c, carrying Ecru and Blue concealed, and changing to Ecru in last d c of Green group. With Ecru make d c in each of next 24 d c, dropping Green after carrying it for 3 sts and changing color in last d c of Ecru group; 3 Blue d c, changing color as before. With Ecru make d c in each d c across, increasing 2 d c at end of row (131 dc). Ch 3, turn. Continue in this manner, changing colors as indicated by symbols on chart, and increasing 2 d c at both ends of each row until there are 159 d c in the row. When work reaches the shaping at top, dec. 2 d c at both ends of each row until 123 d c remain (to dec., work off 2 d c as 1 d c twice). Fasten and break off. Make another using Ecru only.

   Block pieces. Cut two thicknesses of any material to same shape as crocheted pieces. Sew the two pieces of material together, leaving an opening. After filling with cotton batting, sew up opening, (Finished pad should be slightly smaller than crocheted pieces.) Place wrong sides of crocheted pieces together, and baste edges, leaving an opening of 12 inches at top. Then bind basted edges and both edges of opening. Insert pad, and sew edges of opening together. Sew two 8-inch lengths of bias binding at each corner of top edge, for ties (stitch raw edges together).

CHAIR BACK … Starting at lower edge, with Ecru ch 101. 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across (99 d c, counting turning ch as 1 d c). Ch 3, turn. Hereafter follow chart for chair back, increasing as for chair seat until there are 135 d c in the row. When work reaches shaping at top, dec. 2 d c at both ends of each row until 99 d c remain. Break off. Make another piece same as this, using only Ecru, Block pieces. Finish as chair seat.


Colonial Chair Set Pattern #7168 chart