Hairpin Lace Place Mat Pattern #S-477

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Hairpin Lace Place Mat 2 Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 3 balls of No. 46-A Mid Rose and 4 balls of No. 1 White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
Hairpin lace staples, one 2 inches wide and one ½ inch wide.

Mat measures 12½ x 20 inches.

With Mid Rose and White and using 2-inch staple make 6 strips of hairpin lace, each 18 inches long, see Hairpin Lace Place Mat, patternbook page, having same number of loops on each side of staple. Using Mid Rose and ½-inch staple, make 4 strips of hairpin lace, each 18 inches long, as before. Make 3 White strips the same way.

To Join Strips: Keeping all loops straight, insert hook in first loop on a narrow Rose strip, draw first loop of Rose side of wide strip through, * then draw next loop on wide strip through next loop on narrow strip and through loop on hook at same time. Repeat from * until all loops have been joined. Sew last loop securely in place. Join a narrow White strip to opposite side of last wide strip. Continue in this manner, joining narrow strips to corresponding colors of wide strips until all strips have been joined, ending with a narrow Rose strip. Attach Rose to first loop on last strip and, keeping the twist in all loops, sc in same place, * ch 1, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Break off. Com­plete other side to correspond.

BORDER … 1st rnd: Attach White to first sc on long side, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 across, 3 sc in corner, sc closely across narrow end. Work around other sides the same way, making 3 sc in each corner. 2nd rnd: Sc in each sc, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group. Repeat 2nd rnd until Border meas­ures 1¼ inches. Break off. Block to measurements.