Handkerchief Edging


Free Knitting Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Linen handkerchief
No. 12 crochet hook
5 double pointed knitting needles Size 17
tatting cotton
Abbreviations:
 k  knit
 p  purl
 yo  yarn over
 st  stitch
 tog  together
 psso  pass slipped stitch over
 ch  chain
 sl  slip
 sc  single crochet

A fine lacey edging for a linen handkerchief to knit with some crochet. Wear with a dress or suit or give as a gift; a perfect accessory for a bride.

Work a row of sc around hemstitched edge of handkerchief. To keep work flat, work 2 sc in hemstitch holes when necessary. At the corners work 4 sc in corner hold.

Row 1: Pick up 1 st in back of each sc.

Row 2: Yo, k each st. Repeat across each side. Increase or decrease sts to have a multiple of 10 sts between yo’s. Be sure there are the same number of sts along each side.

Row 3: K 1, p 1 in yo, yo, * (sl 1, k 1, psso, yo) twice, (k 1, yo) twice, (k 2 tog, yo) twice. Repeat from * across side. All instructions are given for one side and should be repeated from beginning for all sides.

Row 4 and all remaining even rows: K each st.

Row 5: (K 1, yo) 3 times, * (sl 1, k 1, psso, yo) twice, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, (k 2 tog, yo) twice, k 1, yo. Repeat from * to corner.

Row 7: Yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 3, * (yo, sl 1, k 1, psso) twice, k 1, (k 2 tog, yo) twice, yo, k 3. Repeat from * to corner.

Row 9: K 3, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 1, yo, * sl, k 1, psso, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 2 tog, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo. Repeat from * across to last 4 sts, then k 1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo.

Row 11: (yo, k 3) twice, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, * yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, k 1, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 1, yo.

Repeat from * to last 5 sts, then k 2 tog, yo, k 3.

Row 13: Sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 3, * yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, yo. Repeat from * across to last 6 sts, then k 3, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo.

Row 15: * yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 3. Repeat from * around entire handkerchief.

Row 17: K each st.

Row 18: * Pick up and sc 3 sts tog, ch 3, sl st at base of ch 3 to form a picot, ch 5. Repeat from * around, join last ch 5 at base of first picot with a sl st. Fasten off.

 

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