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Adeline Cordet Edging Number 124

A Pattern From The Year 1915.

This stitch pattern is from the year 1915. I've rewritten and added to the crochet directions.

On this page, I've also given the authentic antique instructions, for comparison.

Directions by Sandi Marshall -
Materials Used In Example:
Size 10 crochet cotton thread
Steel crochet hook size 8

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Starting Chain - Ch 20.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook. ch 2, skip 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch, * ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 3, skip 3 chs, dc in next ch **, repeat from * to ** one time, then ch 6. Turn.
Row 2: Skip first ch-3, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, skip next dc, 7 dc in next ch-3 space, skip next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, skip 2 dc of shell, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space (in the center of the shell), skip 2 dc of shell, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, dc in ea of last 2 dc of row.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, ch 2, skip first ch-2 space, skip 2 dc of shell, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space (in the center of the shell), ch 2, skip 2 dc of shell, skip ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 3 chs, dc in next ch. Ch 6, turn.
Row 4: Skip first ch-3, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, skip next dc, skip next ch-2 space, skip next dc, 7 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, skip next dc, skip ch-2 space, skip 2 dc of shell, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space (in the center of shell), ch 2, skip 2 dc of shell, skip ch-2 sp, dc in ea of last 2 dc of row.
Repeat: Repeat rows 3 and 4 consecutively, for length needed.
Edging Row: When you have reached the desired length, turn. Sl st in first chain space, * chain 6, skip next dc, skip next ch space, skip next dc, sc in next ch space. Repeat from *. Turn.
Last Edging Row: 8 sc in each chain-6 loop across.
-- End of Rewritten Directions

Directions From 1915:
Following are the directions from the antique pattern book, exactly as originally written (including punctuation) and in its entirety.
Ch. 20.
1ST ROW- 1 d. c., ch. 2, sk. 2, 2 d. c., ch. 3, 2 d. c. (close to last 2 d. c.), ch. 2, 1 d. c., ch. 3, 1 d. c., ch. 2, 1 d. c., ch. 3, 1 d. c., ch. 6. Turn loop.
2ND ROW- 1 d. c. over 2 d. below, ch. 2, 7 d. c., ch. 2, 2 d. c., ch. 3, 2 d. c. in 3 ch. below, ch. 2, 2 d. c. Repeat.
Edge- 12 sl. st. in every loop on lower edge.
-- End of 1915 Directions

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Edging No. 124 Pattern was originally published in the book Crocheted Edgings and Insertions With Complete Instructions by Adeline Cordet, Book Two, published in the year 1915 (now in the public domain).

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