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Scalloped Edging – 1 inch wide

By Erna Gohl Kaul

Born December 24, 1906, Eureka, South Dakota

From the Kaul family collection. Photo courtesy of Mildred Thurn.


Materials:

  • 1.25 mm steel crochet hook (Susan Bates size 9)
  • White, size 20 cotton crochet thread – allow 2 yards thread for each ¾-inch pattern repeat

Ch = chain
YO = yarn over
Sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet (YO one time)

2-chain Picot: ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook [Picot made]

Row 1: Ch 14.

Row 2: DC in 5th chain from hook. DC in next ch. Ch 2. Skip next 4 ch. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) over next 2 ch. Ch 1. Turn work.

Row 3: Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) in Ch 2 space of shell just made. Ch 2. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next 2 DC and in top of Ch 4. Ch 4. Turn work.

Row 4: DC in each of next 2 DC. Ch 2. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 4. Skip next 3 DC. Sl st in next Ch 1 space. Ch 2. Turn work.

Row 5: Work (5 DC, 2-Chain Picot, 5 DC) in Ch 4 loop just made. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 2. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next 2 DC and in top of Ch 4. Ch 4. Turn work.

Row 6. DC in each of next 2 DC. Ch 2. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 1. Turn work.

Repeat rows 3-6 for desired length, ending with Row 5. Break off thread.

Weave in and trim all loose ends. Hand wash in mild soap and cool water, rinse well. Blot by rolling in a towel, then lay flat on dry towel, smoothing and stretching to original size and shape. Allow to air dry. Pin flat edge just under finished edge of pillowcase, towel, or table linen as desired, then whipstitch lace to fabric. Whip stitch ends of lace together on the back side to join, as desired.

Pattern instructions prepared by Connie Dahlke. 2004.


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