Sunday, October 18, 2009

1940s Queen Anne's Lace Motif Free Crochet Pattern

Use for tablecloths, bedspreads, runners, etc.
MATERIALS: Crochet, size 20, and steel crochet hook No. 8, motif measures 4 3/4" in diameter and requires about 24 yds of thread. Fill-in motif requires about 5 yds. Allow extra thread for edging. (Can also use size 10 thread and a size 7 steel crochet hook, though motifs will be different size.)
FIRST MOTIF
Ch 6, join with sl st.
1ST RND: Ch 6, * tr in ring, ch 2,. Repeat from * 6 more times, join to 4th st of ch-6 (8sps).
2ND RND: Ch 4, 4 tr in 1st sp, * ch 2, 5 tr in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-2 to 4th st of ch-4.
3RD RND: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, tr in next 4 tr, * tr in 1st ch of ch-2, ch 3, tr in next ch of same ch-2, tr in next 5 tr. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-3 to 4th st of ch-4; sl st in 1st tr of group.
4TH RND: Ch 4; make tr in next 4 tr, working off together as for a cluster; * ch 4, 5 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, skip 1st tr of next group; make tr in next 5 tr, working off together as for a cluster. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-4 to tip of first cluster.
5TH RND: Ch 8, * skip 1st 3 ch of ch-4, tr in next ch, tr in next 5 tr, tr in 1st ch of next ch-4, ch 4, tr in tip of cluster, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th st of ch-8.
6TH RND: * Ch 12, skip 1st tr of next group, tr in next 5 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 12, sc in the single tr between groups. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-12 to base of first ch-12 (16 loops). Fasten off.
SECOND MOTIF
Work 1st 5 rnds as for 1st motif.
6TH RND: Ch 12, skip 1st tr of next group; tr in next 5 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 6, sl st in 1st ch-12 loop on 1st motif (always keep right side of work on top), ch 6, sc in next single tr on 2nd motif, ch 6, sl st in next ch-12 loop on 1st motif, ch 6, make a cluster back on 2nd motif. Complete this rnd as for 1st motif (no more joinings). Join 2 ch-loops of all adjacent sides in this manner, thus leaving 2 loops free between joinings, for fill-in motifs to be made later.
FILL IN MOTIF
1st RND: Ch 8, tr in 8th ch from hook, ch 4, tr in same place, ch 4, tr in same place, ch 4, join to 4th ch of ch-8 (4 sps).
2ND RND: Ch 4, 6 tr in 1st sp, * ch 5, join to 4th st of ch-4; sl st in 1st tr.
3RD RND: Ch 4; make tr in next 4 tr, working off together as for a cluster; ch 5, join to 1st ch-12 loop of a large motif (as large motifs were joined), * ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop back on fill in motif, ch 5, join to 2nd ch-12 loop of same large motif, ch 5, work a 5-tr cluster back on fill in motif, ch 5, join to 1st ch-12 loop of next large motif. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.
EDGING
Attach thread to joining point between any 2 large motifs, * 7 sc in 1st loop of next motif; in each remaining loop of same motif make sc, half dc, 5 dc, 4 tr, 5 dc, half dc, sc; 7 sc in last loop. Repeat from * all around.

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