Tulip Time Hostess Set




Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/05/tiptoe-through-tulips.html

Tulip Time . . . S-900

J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 9 balls of No. 15-A Shaded Dk. Pinks; or

CLARK’S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.34, Size 30: 8 balls of No. 15-A Shaded Dk. Pinks.

COATS & CLARK’S O.N.T. SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY FLOSS, Art. C.11, 5 skeins of No. 48-A Dk. Hunter’s Green.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.

2 yards of green linen, 36 inches wide.

Place Mat measures 16 inches in diameter.

PLACE MAT (Make 4) – Tulip – Center Petal . . . Starting at Center, ch 16. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 9 ch, dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, 3 sc in last chain. Work is now done in rounds. 1st rnd: Make a sc in each ch of starting chain, 3 sc in side of end sc, sc in each remaining st across. Join. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, 3 dc in next sc, * dc in next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around, making 3 dc in center sc of 3-sc group. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 5 sc in next dc, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, making 5 dc in center dc of next 3-dc group. Join and break off.

SIDE PETAL (Make 2) . . . Starting at center, ch 22. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 15 ch, dc in next ch, half dc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Work is now done in rounds. 1st rnd: Work as for first rnd of Center Petal. 2nd rnd: Work as for 2nd rnd of Center Petal to within last 12 sc at end of rnd, half dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc (inner edge of Petal). Break off.

Sew 2 Side Petals to Center Petal to form Tulip. Starch Tulips and pull into shape. Cut a circle of linen 16 inches in diameter. Roll a narrow hem. Draw a circle 3 inches in from edge. Using 3 strands of Embroidery Floss, embroider chain sts along the outline of the circle. Divide this circle in 22 equal parts and mark with pins. Draw a stem from each pin mark toward outer edge and embroider in chain sts. Sew a Tulip to each stem.

APRON . . . Cut a semi-circle 15 x 31 inches. Roll a narrow hem around curved edge. Draw a line 3 inches in from edge, leaving top edge free. Divide this ... into 25 equal parts and complete as for ... Gather top edge to measure 15 inches. W ... ing material make waistband and ties and ...  (corner missing from original pattern).
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