Tablecloth Pattern No. 2802

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Tablecloth Pattern, No. 2802

Materials Required—AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" or "GEM" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Size 20 or 30. White, Cream or Ecru
52—300 Yd. Balls are required for Cloth illustrated.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 or 11.

Each large motif measures about 7 inches. Cloth 8 x 11 motifs will measure about 56 x 77 inches.

MOTIF. Ch 10, join to form a ring, ch 3, 2 d c in ring, ch 4, sl st in last d c for picot, * 3 d c, picot, repeat from * 6 times, sl st in 1st ch 3 to join, sl st in next d c.
2nd Row. Ch 10, 1 d c between next 2 picots, * ch 7, 1 d c between next 2 picots, repeat from * 5 times, ch 7, sl st in 3rd st of ch 10.
3rd Row. Over each loop work 1 s c, ch 1, 4 d c, picot, 4 d c, ch 1, 1 s c, join and break thread. Work 7 more motifs joining them at 2 picots on each side leaving 1 petal of each motif free on inside of circle and 3 petals on the outside of circle. (To join, ch 2, sl st in picot of previous motif, ch 2, sl st back in last d c to complete picot.)

CENTER MOTIF. Work a motif, sl st to 2nd d c of 1st petal, (ch 3 counts as 1 d c) * ch 6, s c in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 3, join with a sl st to picot of free petal on one motif, ch 8, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 1, skip both picots, 1 tr c in next st of ch that counts as a d c, skip picot on petal, 1 d c in next (1 c, ch 9, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 6, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 3 and fasten to joining picots of motifs, ch 8, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 1, 1 s c between previous pair of picots, ch 5 for picot, skip next picot, 2 s c over next ch, ch 3, 1 d c in 2nd d c of next petal, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of 1st ch, break thread.

BORDER. Join thread to 2nd d c of center petal of one motif, ch 3 for a d c, * ch 7, skip picot, 1 d c in next 3 d c, ch 4, 1 d c in 2nd d c of next petal, ch 8, skip picot, 1 d tr c in next 3rd d c, ch 3, 1 d tr c in 2nd d c of first petal on next motif, ch 8, skip picot, 1 d c in next 3rd d c, ch 4, 1 d c in 2nd d c of next petal, repeat from * all around joining in 3rd st of ch 10.
2nd Row. Ch 3, * 3 d c in next 7 ch loop, 3 d c in 4th st of same loop, 3 d c over remainder of same loop, 1 d c in d c, 4 d c in 4 ch loop, d c in d c, 8 d c over next loop, d c in tr c, 3 d c over next loop, d c in tr c, 8 d c over next loop, d c in d c, 4 d c over next loop, d c in d c, repeat from * all around, join.
3rd Row. Ch 3 and work 1 d c in each d c at sides and 3 d c in each center st of corners.

JOINING MOTIF. Ch 8, join, ch 3, 23 d c in ring, join.
2nd Row. Ch 3, d c in same space, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * ch 5, skip 2 d c, s c in next st, ch 5, skip 2 d c, 2 d c, ch 3, 2 d g in next st, repeat from * twice, ch 5, skip 2 d c, s c in next st, ch 5, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd Row. Sl st into 3 ch loop, ch 3, d c in same loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, * ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, shell in shell, repeat from * twice, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, join in 3rd st of ch.
4th Row. Sl st into loop, * shell in shell, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, s c in center st of next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, repeat from * all around, join.
5th Row. Sl st into loop, * shell in shell, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, repeat from * all around, join.
6th Row. Sl st into loop, * shell in shell, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, s c in center st of next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 3, repeat from * all around, join.
7th Row. Sl st into loop, 4 d c, ch 3, 4 d c in same loop, * ch 1, 4 d c in next loop, repeat from * 5 times, ch 1, 4 d c, ch 3, 4 d c in corner loop, repeat all around, break thread.

EDGE. Attach thread and work 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ch 4, sl st in 1st ch for picot, 1 s c in each of the next 5 sts and repeat all around.