Irish Crochet


MATERIALS: American Thread Company “Star” or “Gem” Mercerized Crochet Cotton Size 20 or 30, White, Ecru, Dark Crean), Dark Linen or Colors; steel crochet hook No. 10 or 11. 8 300-yard balls will make Luncheon Cloth 9×9 motifs. Each motif measures about 5 inches. Ch 15, join to form a ring, ch 1, work 23 sc in ring, join. 2ND ROW: * Ch 5, sl st in 4th st for picot, repeat from * twice, ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch to form ring, without turning work ch 1, work 2 sc, 15 dc, 2 sc into ring, * ch 5, sl st in 4th st for picot, sl st in straight side of opposite picot, repeat from * twice, ch 1, 2 sc in 2 sc of ring, * ch 5, sl st in 4th st for picot, repeat from * twice, ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch to form ring, without turning work ch 1, work into ring 2 sc, 3 dc, join to 12th dc of first ring with a sl st, 12 dc, 2 sc in ring, * ch 5 sl st in 4th st for. picot, sl st in straight side of opposite picot, repeat from * twice, 2 sc in 2 sc of ring and repeat. 2nd ring’10 times, joining last ring at 3rd and 12th dc to form circle, break thread. 3RD ROW: Join thread between rings, * 1 sc in each of the first 2 free dc of ring, 1 sdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 sdc in next st, 2 sc in last 2 free dc of ring, repeat from * all around. 4TH ROW: Sl st to first dc of next ring, ‘ch 8, skip 3 dc, sc in next st; * ch 8, sc in first dc of next ring, ch 8, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * all around, ch 8 and join row. 5TH ROW: Sl st to center of loop, * ch 8, sc in next loop, repeat from * all around. 6TH ROW: Sl st to center of loop, ch 8, sc in next loop, ch 8, sc in next loop, ch 1, turn and work 9 sc over loop just made, ch 2, turn, 1 dc in each of the 7 center sc, ch 2, sl st in last sc, repeat from * all around. 7TH ROW: Ch 7, sc in loop, ch 7, sc in first dc of next petal, ch 7, sc in center of dc of petal, ch 7, sc in last dc of petal, repeat from beginning all around. Only one motif is completed. Second Motif, work first six rows. 7TH ROW: Ch 7, sc in loop, ch 7, sc in first dc of petal, ch 3, sl st in corresponding loop of first motif ch 3, sc in center dc of 2nd motif, ch 3, sl st in next loop of ‘ first motif, ch 3, sc in last dc of second motif and finish row same as in first motif. Third Motif is joined in the leaving one free motif between same manner, petal of 1st joinings. Fourth motif is joined to 3rd and 1st motif leaving one free petal between joinings which forms an open square for which the following small motif is made. 1ST ROW: Ch 15, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 23 sc in ring. 2ND ROW: * Ch 5, sl st in 4th st from needle for picot, repeat from * 3 times ch 1, join to first loop of petal, * ch 5, sl st in 4th st from needle for picot, sl st in straight side of opposite picot, repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, 2 sc in ring, repeat from beginning once joining to next loop of petal, repeat between first 2 stars 4 times, ch 4, sl st in stitch that joins the two motifs, ch 8, sl st in 4th st from needle for picot, sl st in straight side of picot, repeat between 2nd group of stars 3 times. Ch 1, 2 sc in ring and repeat from beginning 3 times .•

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