Eton Collar Set Pattern #52

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Eton Collar Set Pattern #52

Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, size 10, White, 2 balls.
Milward's steel crochet hooks No. 5 and No. 1.
6 glass buttons.

With No. 5 hook, ch 129, turn. 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each st of ch, making 6 increases at equal intervals. (To make an in­crease, work 2 d c in 1 st). Ch 3, turn.

2nd to 8th rows incl: D c in each d c, with 6 in­creases to each row, divided equally but not placed one over another. Ch 3, turn. 9th row: Change to No. 1 hook. Skip 2 sts, * 4 d c in next, ch 1, 4 d c in same place, skip 5 sts and repeat from * to end of row. Turn. (These are shell sts). 10th and 11th rows: Work shell over shell.

Cuffs: With No. 5 hook, ch 55, turn. Work same as collar, making only 2 increases to each d c row for 8 rows, then make 3 rows of shell sts. Sew up cuffs, leaving opening at wrist. Sew on buttons, then make ch loops worked over with s c's for buttonholes. Sew buttons on collar as in illustra­tion, making ch loops worked with s c as for cuffs.

To make set larger, add sts to foundation ch for desired size.