Tweed Chair Seat Cover Pattern

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Tweed Chair Seat Cover Pattern

J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A.64: 2 balls of No. 132-A Parakeet.
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN" METALLIC, Art. A.64: 4 balls of No. M.10-A Canary Yellow.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 1/0 (zero).
Chair Pad.

GAUGE: 5 pattern sts make 1 inch; 6 pattern rows make 1 inch.

CHAIR SEAT … Starting at front edge with a double strand of Parakeet, ch 77 to measure 18 inches. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Make 2 sc in first sc (1 sc increased), sc in each sc across to with last sc, 2 sc in last sc (another sc increased). Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Drop Parakeet, attach a double strand of Canary Yellow, sc in first 2 sc; * skip sc just completed and insert hook in previous sc 2 rows below, draw thread through, insert hook in top of next sc and draw thread through, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (long group st made), sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 4th row: Repeat 2nd row. 5th row: Drop Canary Yellow, pick up Parakeet and repeat 3rd row. 6th row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 7th row: Drop Parakeet, pick up Canary Yellow and repeat 3rd row. 8th row: Repeat 6th row. The 5th to 8th rows incl constitute pattern. Work in pattern for 3 rows more. 12th row: Dec 1 sc—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc—sc in each sc across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Continue to work in pattern, decreasing 1 st at both ends of every 12th row until 72 rows in all have been completed, then dec 1 st at both ends of every other row 3 times. Break off.

FACING … Attach a single strand of Canary Yellow to edge. 1st rnd: Sc closely around edge of seat. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in next 2 sc, * ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Join. Break off.
   Block fabric.

LACING … With double strand of Canary Yellow, make a chain to measure 6¾ yards. Break off. Place crocheted seat cover on Chair Pad and lace firmly in place on wrong side, working across from left side of seat to right side and catching up loops of front and back edges on first and last rows.