The vintage rose pillowcases are now complete with crocheted edging. This was a WIP I started in 1989 and I am so happy to have completed them now. This edging can be used on pillowcases, towels, sheets, or clothing. Here we go…
Aunt Lydia’s Cotton #10, color Peach
Steel Hook – Size 12 or .7 mm
Abbreviations in US terms:
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
picot – ch 3, sl st in 1st ch
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Notes: I did not count how many sc when doing Row 1. I just eyed it and tried to place the stitches evenly around. This can be used on any size project. In completing Row 4, you may not have enough spaces to complete the pattern repeat when you come around to the last few ch 3 spaces. This happened to me on both pillowcases, and I adjusted it by putting 1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc in the same ch 3 sp, while working the last pattern repeat. See Row 4 picture below and note at that point. When finished, it is not visible.
Working in the round, do not turn your work.
R1: Using the steel hook, poke a hole through the linen where you want to place your sc. Complete the sc, and repeat around the pillowcase evenly, ending with sl st to beg sc.
R2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in next st; *ch 1, skip 2 sts; 1 dc in next 2 sts*, Repeat *-* ending with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
R3: Sl st to ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, Repeat *-* ending with sl st to beg sc.
R4: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 picot, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 1 (5x)) in next ch 3 sp, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp*, Repeat *-* ending with sl st to beg sc. (each fan has 5 dc, 5 ch 1 sps).
Note: If you don’t have enough Ch 3 spaces to finish the pattern repeat when reaching the last ch 3 sps, do 1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc all in same ch 3 sp. This happened to mine and you can’t tell when finished.
R5: Ch 3, (skip over the picot to work in the dc fans only) *1 sc in next dc, 1 sc in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next dc (total of 9 sc in each fan), ch 3*, Repeat *-* around ending with sl to top of first dc. End off, weave in ends.
Blocking: I blocked these by washing them in the washing machine, but I didn’t dry them in the dryer. With them still damp, I placed them out flat on a towel and spread out the stitches. I didn’t pin them to dry but I think they came out nice.
Thank you for your interest in my designs. Happy Crocheting.
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