Crochet Nosegay Bedspread


Lacy and lovely, these delightful old fashioned flower bou-quet motifs are surrounded by delicate star-petal joinings … making a spread of dreamlike beauty. A design for future generations to cherish.

MATERIALS:
CLARK’S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20
SINGLE SIZE
44 balls of White or Ecru
DOUBLE SIZE
58 balls of W bite or Ecru.
Steel crochet hook size 8 or 9 (use size to work to gauge)

GAUGE:
Each motif measures 4 inches in diameter after blocking. For a single size spread about 68 x 104 inches, make 17 x 26 motifs. For a double size spread about 92 x 104 inches, make 23 x 26 motifs.

MOTIF
Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl St.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 d c), 19 d c in ring. Join with sl st to top st of ch-3 first made (20 sts).
2nd rnd: Ch 3, d c in same place as sl st, 2 d c in each d c around. Join with sl st (40 m).
3rd rnd: *Ch 7, skip 3 d c, s c in next d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, skip 3 d c, tr in same place as sl st (10 loops).
4th rnd: Ch 6, d c in top of tr, * ch 3, in center ch of next ch-7 loop make d c, ch 3 and d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-6 first made.
5th rnd: Ch 3, * 4 d c in next ch-3 sp, d c in next d c, ch 3, d c in next d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch-3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-3 first made.
6th rnd: Ch 3, d c in next 5 dc, *ch 3, s c in next sp, ch 3, d c in next 6 d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-3 first made.
7th rnd: * Ch 7, skip 4 d c, s c in next d c, ch 7, d c in next d c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in same place as sl st on previous rnd.
8th rnd: Ch 3, 4 d c in top of tr, * ch 2, 5 d c in center st of next loop. Repeat from * around, ending rnd with half d c in 3rd st of ch-3 first made.
9th rnd: S c in sp, ch 1, d c between ch-3 and following d c of next dc-group, *ch 1, d c between 2nd and 3rd d c of same group, ch 1, d c between 3rd and 4th d c, ch 1, d c between 4th and 5th d c of same group, ch 1, s c in next sp ( between groups), ch 1, d c between 1 st and 2 nd d c of next dc-group. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st in s c first made.
10th rnd: S c in same place as sl st, * ch 5, skip 2 d c, in next sp make d c, ch 3 and d c; ch 5, skip 2 dc, s c in next s c. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in s c first made. Fasten off. This completes one motif.

SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif to 9th rnd incl.
10th rnd: S c in same place as sl st, ch 5, skip 2 d c, d c in next sp, ch 1, sl st in a point on First Motif, ch 1, d c back in same sp on Second Motif as last d c was made, ch 5, skip 2 d c, s c in next s c, ch 5, skip 2 dc, d c in next sp, ch 1, sl st in next point on First Motif, ch 1, d c back in same sp on Second Motif as last d c was made, and continue in this manner until 3 points are joined. Complete rnd as for First Motif. Fasten off.





Make necessary number of motifs, joining as Second Motif was joined to First, leaving 2 points free between joinings.





FILL·IN LACE … Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. Ch 5, 2 d tr in ring, holding back the last loop of each d tr on hook, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (a cluster), sl st in a free point (between joinings of motifs), * ch 6, s c in ring, ch 5, and complete another cluster in ring as before, sl st in next free point. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 6 after last cluster, sl st at base of ch- 5 first made. Fasten off. Fill in all spaces in this manner.





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