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The Phylis Stitch Pattern Free Instructions

A Stitch Pattern From The Year 1917.

This stitch pattern is from the year 1917. I've rewritten and added to the crochet directions.

On this page, I've also given the authentic antique instructions. It can be interesting to see the difference between the way patterns were written in that era and now.

Directions by Sandi Marshall -
Materials Used In Example:
Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size G

ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

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.

Starting Chain - Ch 21.
Row 1 - Work 2 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. * ch 2, skip 2 chs, sl st in next ch, skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch **, repeat from * to ** 2 more times. Ch 1, to turn.
Row 2 - Sl st in first dc, * skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next sl st of previous row, ch 2, sl st in next dc **, repeat from * to ** 2 more times. End with 1 dc in end stitch. Ch 1, to turn.
Row 3 - Sl st in first dc, 3 dc in next sl st of previous row, ch 2, sl st in next dc, * skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next sl st of previous row, ch 2, sl st in next dc **, repeat * to ** one more time. End with 3 dc in end stitch. Ch 1, to turn.
Repeat - Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively, until you have reached the length desired.
-- End of Rewritten Directions

Directions From 1917:
Materials Required: No materials or hook size given in the 1917 publication.
Starting Chain: No starting chain given in the 1917 publication.
Following are the directions from the antique pattern book, exactly as originally written (including punctuation) and in its entirety.
1st Row. - *Skip 2 chains, 3 double crochet in next stitch, chain 2, skip 2 chain, 1 slip stitch in next stitch*. Skip 2 chain, 3 double crochet in end stitch, turn. Chain 1.
2d Row. - 1 slip stitch in 1st double crochet, *3 double crochet in slip stitch, chain 2, 1 slip stitch in next double crochet*, 3 double crochet in end stitch, turn, chain 1.
Repeat 2d row.
-- End of 1917 Directions

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Phylis Stitch Pattern was originally published in the book Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual, Fifteenth Edition, published in the year 1917 (now in the public domain).

Phylis Stitch Pattern rewritten instructions copyright 2003 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. If others would like to have my rewritten directions for this pattern, please give them the URL of this page:
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How long does copyright last? See US Government Copyright Office web site at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. Under "Publications" heading, click on "Information Circulars": Circular 15 (Renewal of Copyrights), Circular 15a (Duration of Copyrights) and Circular 15t (Extension of Copyright Terms) will be helpful.

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