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Here are more patterns for you to enjoy crocheting that wonderful lacy, airy look that knot stitches create. At left is shown a flower sachet pattern from the year 1917. Below are two edgings from 1920. Timeless patterns, just as wonderful to crochet and use today!

Knot Stitch Edgings

Abbreviations:
ch. = chain
d. c. = double crochet
kn. st., kn. sts. = knot stitch, knot stitches
Note: We don't use a period after each part of an abbreviation these days but pattern books often did in 1920. I left the directions as they were, 1920 style. Referring to the photos will help in making the edgings and there are links below to my step-by-step knot stitch how-to's.

Starting Chain Chain length desired.
Row 1 1 d. c. with 1 ch. between, in every second st. of chain.
Row 2 * 5 d. c's. with 1 ch. between, in top of five legs below. 1 kn. st., catch in top of sixth leg, 1 kn. st. * Repeat.
Row 3 4 d. c's. with 1 ch. between * 1 kn. st., catch in top of fifth leg, 2 kn. sts, catch in top of first leg over, 1 kn. st., 3 d. c's. * Repeat.
Row 4 3 d. c's with ch. between * 1 kn. st., catch in top of leg below, 2 kn. sts., catch in knot between loops of kn. sts. below, 2 kn. sts., catch in top of first leg over, 1 kn. st., 1 d. c. in top of second leg. *
Row 5 Make entire row of kn. sts, by twos catching every second one in knot between kn. sts below.



Starting Chain Chain length desired.
Row 1 1 d. c. with 1 ch. between, in every second st. of chain.
Row 2 * 5 d. c's. with 1 ch. between, in top of five legs below. 1 kn. st., catch in top of sixth leg, 1 kn. st. * Repeat.
Row 3 4 d. c's. with 1 ch. between * 1 kn. st., catch in top of fifth leg, 2 kn. sts, catch in top of first leg over, 1 kn. st., 3 d. c's. * Repeat.
Row 4 4 d. c's., * 2 kn. sts., catch in knot below, 2 kn. sts., 3 d. c's. * Repeat.
Row 5 4 d. c's., * 1 ch., catch in knot between kn. sts. below, 2 kn. sts., catch in knot between kn. sts. below, 3 d. c's. with ch. between, in top of leg below. * Repeat.
Row 6 * 5 d. c's. with 1 ch. between, 1 ch., catch in knot between kn. sts. 1 ch. * Repeat.
Row 7 Same as first.

Questions about how to do the knot stitch? See my step-by-step photo Knot Stitch How-to at http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa122698.htm

Also, scroll to the bottom of the Checkerboard Square page, for another step-by-step photo how-to for doing the knot stitch portion of my Knot Stitch Checkerboard Square Pattern. Seeing that how-to will help you in making the edgings above. http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa030699.htm

The edging patterns were printed in the book Ripple Sweaters, Yokes & Edgings by Adeline Cordet in the year 1920 (that publication is now in the public domain).

My HTML arrangement of these instructions copyright 2000 Sandi Marshall. Please do not copy onto any other website, Internet Bulletin Board, or distribute in any other way. Instead, please give the URL of this page to anyone who would like to have the patterns, so that they may come here for themselves and benefit from everything else this site has to offer. Thank you.

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Other free patterns on this site, which use the knot stitch:
Love Knot Yoke with Irish Style Roses
Towel Topper in Bell Shape

Free Filet Crochet Charts at This Site

Free Vintage Patterns at This Site

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