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Cluny Design Afghan Panel or Lace Insertion Free Pattern

Based on an Antique Pattern. Directions Rewritten by Sandi Marshall

Suggestions For Two Ways You Could Use This Pattern:
Afghan - Crochet this with yarn in panel lengths and join the panels for an afghan.
Lace - Crochet this with thread for a lace insertion to use as an accent on clothing or other items. This lace insertion compliments the Half Daisy Edging.

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Pattern Directions -
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
sps = spaces
st = stitch
sts = stitches
tr = treble

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap thread or yarn over hook, pull thread or yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

For a treble (tr), the yarn or thread is wrapped around the hook 2 times before beginning the stitch. How To Do A Treble

Cluster: In this pattern, a Cluster (called a Cluny Group in the antique directions) = a cluster made of 3 treble stitches, with the last stitch of each kept on the hook, then a loop pulled through all loops left on the hook at once (3 tr cluster).

How to crochet 3-tr clusters (with photos): http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa053103.htm

Materials: Use thread size of your choice or yarn weight of your choice. Some of the most commonly used sizes are:
Size 10 cotton thread with a size 8 steel hook
Sport weight yarn with a size F hook
Worsted weight yarn with a size G hook

Photo Showing Once Through Rows 1 - 3:

Starting Chain:Chain 25.
Row 1: 2 dc in 9th st from hook, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, ch 3, skip 3 chains, sc in ea of next 6 chains, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in next, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 5, turn.
Row 2: skip 2 chains, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 4, skip 2 dc, skip 3 chains, skip next sc, in next sc: make a cluster of 3 tr sts (keep last stitch of each on hook, thread over and pull loop through all sts at once), ch 2, skip 2 sc, in next sc: make a cluster of 3 tr sts, ch 4, skip next sc, skip 3 chains, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 5, turn.
Row 3: Skip 2 chains, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 2 sc in ch-4 sp (making the stitches near the end of the ch-4 space), skip cluster, 2 sc in ch-2 sp (between clusters), skip cluster, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 5, turn.
Repeat: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, consecutively, as many times as needed, for length desired. When you have reached the desired length, on very last row, do not do the chain 5 at the end of the row.
To finish: End off. Weave in ends.

Suggestion: If you are making this pattern as afghan panels, you may wish to do a round of single crochet all around the outside edge of each panel, before joining the panels.

Crochet History Note: In 1920, a crochet hook was called a needle, as you can see in the 1920 directions below.

For comparison, here's what the 1920 Directions said, exactly as written (including original punctuation) and in its entirety -

Materials: No materials given in 1920 pattern.
Ch. 25 sts.
1st Row: 2 d.c. in 9th st. from needle, ch. 2, 2 d.c. in same st., ch. 3, skip 3 sts., 6 s.c. in next 6 sts., ch. 3, skip 3 sts., 2 d.c. in next, ch. 2, 2 d.c. in same st., ch. 2, d.c. in 3rd st. of ch., ch. 5, turn.
2d Row : * 2 dc on 2 ch, ch 2, 2 dc on same ch, ch 4, make a cluny group of 3 sts (keep last stitch of each on needle, thread over and pull through all sts at once) in 2nd sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, Cluny group in 3rd st, ch 4, 2 dc on 2 ch, ch 2, 2 dc on same ch, ch 2, dc in 3rd st, of ch, ch 5, turn.
3d Row: 2 d.c. on 2 ch., ch. 2, 2 d.c. on same ch., ch. 3, 2 s.c. on 4 ch., ch. 3, 2 d.c. on 2 ch., ch. 2, 2 d.c. on same ch., ch. 2, d.c. in 3rd st. of ch., ch. 5, turn; repeat from *.
- - End of 1920 directions.

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Based on an antique pattern from the year 1920 (the original pattern instructions are now old enough to be in the public domain). Originally published in the book Corticelli Lessons In Crochet, Book No. 9, published in the year 1920 by the Corticelli Silk Mills. Pattern instructions reworked and rewritten by Sandi Marshall. My rewritten instructions on this page are copyright 2003 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. If others would like to have the pattern, please give them the URL of this page, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you. Copyright Myths Explained, U.S. Government Copyright Office - http://www.loc.gov/copyright

URL of this page is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa051803.htm

Just FYI - Per copyright laws, a person can't legally claim any copyright of their own for rewriting instructions to another designer's pattern that is currently under copyright protection, since variations of that copyrighted pattern are also protected for the copyright holder. You can read for yourself how copyright law protects variations of a copyrighted work, at the U.S. Government Copyright Office web site - http://www.loc.gov/copyright.
If a pattern (copyright before the year 1923) has fallen into the public domain, then new copyright can be applied to variations of (also called derivitive works of) that public domain pattern.

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