Hairpin Lace Place Mat Pattern #S-476

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Hairpin Lace Place Mat 1 Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 2 balls of No. 131 Fudge Brown.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
A hairpin lace staple, 1¼ inches wide.
Spool of gold metallic thread.

With Fudge Brown make a strip of Basic Hairpin Lace, see patternbook page, having 40 loops on each side of staple. Break off.

HEADING … Keeping the twist in all loops, attach gold metallic thread to first loop, sc in same loop, * ch 2, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Break off. Complete other side to correspond.

Make 5 more strips the same way.

To Join Strips: Attach Fudge Brown to first sp on any strip, sc in same place, ch 1, sc in first sp on next strip, * ch 1, sc in next sp on first strip, ch 1, sc in next sp on second strip. Repeat from * across. Break off. Join remaining strips the same way.

BORDER … 1st rnd: Attach Fudge Brown to center of narrow end, sc closely around mat, making 3 sc in each corner. Join. 2nd to 7th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc at each corner. Join. Break off at end of 7th rnd. Block to measurements.