Round Pincushion Pattern #4042

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MATERIALS: J. & P. Coats Tat­ting Cotton, Size 70, 1 ball of Blue ... Steel Crochet Hook No. 14 ... Ruffled pin cushion.

MOTIF ... 1st row: Ch 6, in 6th ch from hook make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (shell made). Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Shell in sp of shell. Ch 5, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until there are ten ch-5 loops on one side and nine ch-5 loops on the other side. Ch 5, turn. Next row: 2 dc in sp of shell, ch 1, sl st in st where 1st shell was made, thus join­ing strip to form ring; ch 1, 2 dc in same place as last 2 dc were made. Following rnd: * Ch 2, sc in next loop on inner side of ring. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in 1st sc. Break off.

Now work along outer edge of ring as follows: 1st rnd: Attach thread to a ch-5 loop, ch 4, in same loop make (dc, ch 1) 5 times and dc; * in next ch-5 loop make (dc, ch 1) 6 times and dc. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in 3rd st of ch-4. 2nd rnd: * Sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 5 times. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc. Break off.

EDGING ... Work as for Motif, having inner rnd of ring fit around cushion at base of ruffle. Sew motif and edging to cushion.