An Irish Crochet Jabot for St. Patrick’s Day

A Jabot is a frill or ruffle worn on the breast or throat of a garment, originally created to hide the closure of a blouse during the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s. This pattern could also be used as an attachment for a barrette or hair clip.


Irish Crochet Jabot (1908 – adapted)

1 ball crochet thread
steel crochet hook size 8

note how to make picot

Make a chain of 17 stitches

First Row: 1 dc in 5th ch. from hook *ch 2, skip 2 ch of foundation, 1 dc – repeat from * 3 times
Second Row: Ch 5, 1 dc in 2nd dc of preceeding row, *ch 2, 1 dc in next dc of preceeding row. Repeat from * 3 times
Third, Fourth and Fifth Rows: Like 2nd row

Put 3 sc in the square made last, 3 sc in the next square. In the 3rd square, make 1 sc, ch 8, slip stitch in back of sc just made.
On the loop formed of the 8 ch, make 4 sc, 1 picot, 3 sc, 1 picot, 3 sc, 1 picot, 4 sc, 1 sc in 3rd square.

Make 3 sc in the 4th square, and 3 sc in the 5th square.

Crochet about the remaining 3 sides of the large square in the same way as the side just completed.

Then ch 8 and fasten with a slip stitch between the 1st 2 picots of the loop made on the 1st side of the large square.
Ch 8, between 1st and 2nd picots, ch 8, at next corner of large square.
Continue in this way all around the large square.

In the 1st 8 chain made, put 3 sc, 1 picot, 2 sc, 1 picot, 2 sc, 1 picot, 3 sc.
Continue in this way all around the large square.

Make 2 motifs like this and sew onto a background of satin or velvet ribbon.

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