Credence Mat Pattern #9057

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Credence Mat Pattern #9057

When completed, mat measures about 12 x 18 inches.

Choose one of the following threads in White, size 50:
Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, 3 balls.
J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, 2 balls.
J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, 2 balls.
Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Six Strand, 1 skein of White.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 11.

GAUGE: 6 sps make 1 inch; 6 rows make 1 inch.

Starting at bottom of chart, ch 338 (18 ch sts to 1 inch). 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across (336 d c), turn. 2nd row: Ch 3, d c in each of 3 d c (1 bl), ch 2, skip 2 d c, d c in next d c (1 sp); 8 more sps, * 1 bl, 9 sps. Repeat from * 9 more times, 1 bl. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: * 1 bl, 1 sp, d c in each of next 2 ch, d c in next d c (1 bl); 7 sps, 1 bl, 4 sps, 1 bl, 4 sps. Repeat from * across, ending with 7 sps, 1 bl. Ch 3, turn. Hereafter, starting at 4th row, follow chart until 34 rows are completed. 35th row: 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps, 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps, 1 bl, 1 sp, 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps, 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl, 3 sps. Ch 5, turn. Now follow chart for 2 more rows. Then ch 129. Fasten off. Skip 43 sps of 35th row, attach thread to next d c, ch 5 and follow chart for 3 more rows. Do not break off. Pick up the ch-129 and fasten securely to 3rd st of turning ch on 37th row. Then pick up ball thread at end of last row and continue to follow chart until 40th row is completed. Now repeat the first 31 rows, and fasten off.

Block lace. Cut a piece of linen large enough for center space of piece, allowing a little extra for a very narrow hem all around. Hem linen, and embroider a Cross ½ inch in from each end. Sew linen in place.

Credence Mat Pattern #9057