A Point Edging with Border - How to Use it to Trim a Cloth - Crochet Squares - How to Join

Them Together

A Crochet Point Edging

Cotton No. 16 and medium-sized hook.

1st row. - 16 chain 1 treble into 7th chain from hook, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 3 chain 1 treble into 4th stitch, 1 treble into next stitch, 1 treble into next stitch, 6 chain 3 trebles along remainder of chain.

2nd row. - Turn 3 chain 2 trebles over

2 trebles, 3 trebles on 3 stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles along remainder of chain,

3 trebles over 3 trebles of last row, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place.

3rd row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble in 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble in same place, 3 chain 6 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 6 trebles over trebles of last row.

The point edging with border connected by means of chain. How the edging is commenced. Border arranged for a cloth

The point edging with border connected by means of chain. How the edging is commenced. Border arranged for a cloth

4th row. - Turn 3 chain 8 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 9 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain I treble in same place.

5th row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble in 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble in same place, 3 chain 12 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 12 trebles over trebles of last row.

6th row. - ** Turn 3 chain 1 treble over 3rd treble, 2 chain 1 treble over 5th treble; continue until there are 7 trebles along line, 2 chain 1 treble into space at point, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 2 chain 1 treble over 1st treble, 2 chain 1 treble over 3rd treble; continue until there are 8 trebles along the line, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain

1 treble into same place.

7th row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 5 chain double crochet into 2nd space,

* 5 chain double crochet into next space. Continue from * round point to end of row.

8th row. - Turn 7 chain double crochet into 1st space; continue until 17 loops are formed around point, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space,

2 chain 1 treble into same place.

9th row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place,

5 chain double crochet into 2nd space,

* 9 chain double crochet into next space. Continue * round point to end of row.

10th row. - Turn 9 chain crochet into 6th stitch of chain, 3 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 1 chain 1 treble into same place, continue till 15 spaces have been filled around point,

6 chain 1 treble into 17th space, 1 chain 1 treble into same place, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place.

nth row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place,

3 chain 3 trebles into 2nd space, 6 chain 3 trebles into same place, one double crochet into picot.

12th row. - Turn 1 chain 3 trebles over 3 trebles, 3 trebles on 3 stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles along remainder of chain, 3 trebles over 3 trebles, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place.

13th row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 3 chain 6 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 6 trebles over trebles of last row, double crochet into next picot of last point.

14th row. - Turn 1 chain 9 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 9 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 chain 1 treble into 2nd space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place.

15 th row. - Turn 7 chain 1 treble into 1st space, 2 chain 1 treble into same place, 3 chain 12 trebles over trebles of last row, 3 trebles on first three stitches of chain, 6 chain 3 trebles on remaining three stitches of chain, 12 trebles over trebles of last row, 1 double crochet into next picot of last point. Continue from 6th row **.

A Border to Connect the Points

1st row. - Make a row of chain the length required for going round the cloth, join, divide into four, and mark each corner with a pin [see illustration].

2nd row. - 6 chain 1 treble in joining stitch, 3 chain 1 treble in same place, 1 treble into 3rd stitch of chain, 3 chain 1 treble in same place. Continue all round, only at the corners do 1 treble 3 chain, 1 treble 6 chain, 1 treble 3 chain, 1 treble all into one stitch. At end of round join with double crochet into 3rd stitch of 6 chain at corner.

3rd row. - 3 chain 1 treble into corner space, 3 chain 1 treble into same space, 6 chain 1 treble, 3 chain 1 treble into same space, 1 treble into next space, 3 chain 1 treble into same space, 1 treble into next space. Continue until 6 rows are formed.

Note. - The border and pointed edge are joined with chain and double crochet. To do this: Hold the corner and border right side upwards, work 3 chain, join into 1st space of pointed edge with a double crochet stitch, 3 chain 1 double crochet into 1st space at edge of border, 3 chain 1 double crochet into 2nd space of pointed edge, 3 chain 1 double crochet into 2nd space of border, and so on all along as far as the corner, then into corner space. Make the necessary fulness by joining three or four loops of the pointed edge into the same hole at the corner of border, connecting each loop separately by means of 3 chain and a double crochet as along the side.

Crochet Square No. 1

Cotton No. 18 and a medium-sized hook (4 1/5 or 5)

1st row.   Commence with 10 chain, join. Into ring work 5 double crochet 10 chain, join into a ring, * work 15 double crochet into the 10 chain, then 5 double crochet into centre ring, 10 chain, and repeat from * three times. Work 1 double crochet into 3rd double crochet of centre ring.

1st row. - Commence with 10 chain, join. Into ring work 5 double crochet 10 chain, join into a ring, * work 15 double crochet into the 10 chain, then 5 double crochet into centre ring, 10 chain, and repeat from * three times. Work 1 double crochet into 3rd double crochet of centre ring.

2nd row. - Work 1 double crochet into 3rd double crochet of centre ring, * 15 trebles with 1 chain in between round the ring, 1 double crochet into 3rd double crochet of centre ring. Repeat from *.

3rd row. - Slipstitch to 4th treble, 1 treble over treble, 2 chain, and repeat until 9 trebles are worked. Repeat for remaining sections of square. (To slipstitch, insert hook in top loop of treble of previous row, draw thread through, insert hook in following stitch, and continue in this way till point of working is reached.)

4th row. - 1 double crochet into 1st treble to join, 5 chain 1 double crochet into 1st chain (this forms a picot), 1 double crochet into 1st space, and continue all round.

Crochet Square No. 2

Cotton No. 16, steel hook (size 5).

Commence with 18 chain. Turn, 1 treble into the 6th hole from the hook, 2 chain ] treble into every third stitch along the row of 18 chain, making five holes. Turn with 5 chain, and work five more holes by doing a treble stitch above each of the previous ones. When five rows of holes are completed a square is formed - viz., the centre square of the pattern. * Work 3 double crochet into corner hole on left-hand side of square, and 2 double crochet into the next three holes, then 6 chain, turn, and double crochet into the double crochet stitch above the first treble stitch at the side of corner. Turn, and into loop do 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet 3 chain,

2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet

2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet

3 chain, 2 double crochet until five small loops are formed, then 6 double crochet into next hole, which is the corner hole, and continue from * for remainder of square.

Next round. - 6 chain into 2nd picot (small loop formed by the 3 chain), 9 chain into 4th picot, 9 chain into centre of corner (consisting of 6 double crochet), and continue with these 9 chain all round the square.

Last wound. - Work 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet into 1st loop at corner, then into corner loop do 2 double crochet 3 chain,

2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet

3 chain, and into next loop do 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet 3 chain, 2 double crochet. This completes the corner. Do the next three corners in the same way.

Work with finer cotton than used for the squares, and join by means of chain and double crochet in the following manner:

It will be seen that six loops are on each side of square to be joined, with two for each corner. Work * 1 double crochet in to 1st side loop, 2 chain 1 double crochet into next loop; repeat till six loops are joined. 4 chain 1 double treble into 1st corner loop, 1 treble treble into next loop, 1 treble treble into 1st corner loop of 2nd square, 1 double treble into next loop, 4 chain, and repeat from *. At corner of cloth longer connecting trebles will be required, the thread being put over the hook the required number of times. The second and third sides of squares can be sewn together as shown in illustration. For firmness, work 1 double crochet into each foundation chain, ready for sewing to the article or garment to be trimmed.

Square, No. 1, joined to form a border for cloths, quilts, toilet' covers, etc., etc.

Square, No. 1, joined to form a border for cloths, quilts, toilet' covers, etc., etc.