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Trumpets and Triangles Lace -- 1¼ inches wide

By Rosina Thurn Schmierer

Born January 30, 1877, Kassel, Cherson Province, South Russia

From the collection of Mildred (Dockter)Thurn. Photo courtesy of Mildred (Dockter) Thurn.


Materials: For 1¼-inch wide lace with 1¼-inch pattern repeat:
.90 mm steel crochet hook (Susan Bates size 14)
White, size 30 cotton crochet thread – allow 6½ yds thread per repeat

For 1½-inch wide lace with 1½-inch pattern repeat:
1.14 mm steel crochet hook (Susan Bates size 10)
White, size 30 cotton crochet threat – allow 7 1/3 yds thread per repeat

(Measurements do not include the attachment edging)


Ch = chain
YO = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
TC = triple crochet (YO two times)

3-chain Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook [Picot made]


To start: Ch 5. Join with sl st in 1st chain to form beginning ring.

Row 1: Ch 3. Work (DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in beg ring. Ch 6. Turn work.

Row 2: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of 1st shell. Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3 of Row 1. Ch 3. Turn work.

Row 3: Work (DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 3 space just made. Ch 1. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 loop. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 4: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of last 2 DC of same shell. Ch 2. Skip next 2 DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 1) in each of next Ch 2 spaces). Ch 2. Turn work.

Row 5: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2) in Ch 2 space of next three shells. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next 4 DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 6: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of next six DC of same shell. Ch 2. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Ch 1. Turn work.

Row 7: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 3) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next eight DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 loop. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 8: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of next ten DC. Ch 3. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC, Ch 3) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Turn work.

Row 9: Ch 2. *Sl st in 3rd chain from hook [Picot made]. DC in each of next 2 DC. Work (DC, Ch-3 Picot, DC) in next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next 2 DC. Make C-3 Picot, then DC in last DC of shell. Ch 3. DC in next DC. Ch 3.* Repeat from * two more times, ending with (Ch-3 Picot, DC, Ch 3). Skip next Ch 3 space. DC in each of next twelve DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 10: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd DC from hook. Ch 2. Skip next DC. DC in next DC. Turn work.

Row 11: Skip Ch 2 just made. Work (DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in next Ch 3 space. Ch 1. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 loop. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 12: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of last 2 DC of same shell. Ch 2. Skip next 2 DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 1) in each of next three Ch 2 spaces). Skip next DC on “triangle”, then sl st in each of next 2 DC. Ch 2. Turn work.

Row 13: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2) in Ch 2 space of next three shells. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next 4 DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 14: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of next six DC. Ch 2. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Skip next DC on “triangle”, then sl st in each of next 2 DC. Ch 3. Turn work.

Row 15: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 3) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Skip next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next eight DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 loop. Ch 5. Turn work.

Row 16: Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of next shell. DC in each of next ten DC. Ch 3. Work (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC, Ch 3) in Ch 2 spaces of next three shells. Skip next DC on “triangle”, then sl st in last 2 DC of “triangle.” Ch 3. Turn work.

Row 17: Skip next Ch 3 space. *DC in 1st DC of next shell. Work Ch-3 Picot, then DC in each of next two DC. Work (DC, Ch-3 Picot, DC) in next Ch 2 space. DC in each of next two DC. Work Ch-3 Picot, then DC in last DC of shell. Ch 3.* Repeat from * two more times. Skip next Ch 3 space. DC in each of next twelve DC. Work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in Ch 2 space of last shell. Ch 2. TC in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. Turn work.

Repeat Rows 10-17 for length desired, omitting last Ch 5 at end of piece. 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. Place the Ch-5 edging side of lace under the edge of pillowcase or garment, as desired, and sew into place.

Pattern instructions prepared by Connie Dahlke. 2004.


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