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      Chair Set (crocheted)

Popcorn Stitch Chair set

We suggest usin g "PURITAN" or "DE LUXE" Quality Crochet Cotton (4 balls white, ecru or cream) and a size 7 steel crochet hook. Each motif measures about 2 ½ inches. This motif could be adapted for a bedspread, tablecloth or vanity set if desired.

Abbreviations: Ch (chain); tr (treble)-thread over hook twice and work off 2 lps at a time; lp (loop); st (stitch); sl st (slip stitch); dc (double crochet); sp (space); pc st (popcorn stitch)-to make a pc st, make 5 tr in same sp, remove the hook from lp and insert it in first tr, pick up lp and pull through; p (picot).


Motif-Ch 7, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 4 tr in ring, remove hook from lp, insert it in 4th ch of ch 4, pick up lp and pull through, * ch 3, pc st in ring (5 tr in ring, remove hook from lp, insert it in first tr, pick up lp and pull through), repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, join with sl st in first pc st made.

Rnd 2: S1 st into ch 3 lp, ch 4 (counts as first tr of pc st), make 4 more trs to complete pc st, ch 3, pc st in same lp, * ch 3, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in next ch lp, repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, join with sl st in first pc st made.
Rnd 3: S1 st into lp, ch 8, dc in same sp, * (dc, ch 5, dc) in next lp, repeat from * around, join in third ch of ch 8 first made.

Rnd 4: S1 st into lp, ch 4, pc st in same sp, ch 3, pc st in same sp, ch 7, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in same sp (corner), * ch 5, sl st in center st of next lp, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 5, sl st in center st of next lp, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 5, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in next lp, ch 7, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in same sp, repeat from * twice, ch 5, sl st in center st of next lp, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 5, sl st in center st of next lp, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 5, join in first pc st made. Cut and fasten thread.

This completes one motif.

 Work a second motif joining it to first motif in last rnd as follows: sl st into lp, ch 4, pc st in same sp, ch 3, pc st in same sp, ch 3, join in corner lp of first motif, ch 3, pc st in same sp of second motif, ch 3, pc st in same sp, ch 2, sk next ch 3 lp of first motif, join  in next lp, ch 2, sl st in center st of  next lp of second motif, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 2, join in next ch 5 lp of  first motif, ch 2, sl st in center st of next lp of second motif, ch 3, sl st in same sp, ch 2, join in next ch 5 lp of first motif, ch 2, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in next lp of second motif,  ch 3, join in corner lp of first motif, ch 3, 2 pc sts with ch 3 between in same sp of second motif, finish motif same as first motif. For back piece work 21 more motifs, joining in same manner, arranging them according to the chart given.

 
 Edge-Join thread in corner lp of corner motif to right hand side of joining and working across long side (ch  5, sl st in third ch from hook for a p, ch 2 (p lp), sc in next lp) 5 times, ** ch 2, thread over hook, insert in  next lp (corner lp of same motif) pull through and work off 2 lps, thread over hook, insert in first lp of next motif (corner lp), pull through and work off  2 lps, thread over and work off all lps at one time (a cluster made), ch 3, sl st in top of cluster just made for p, ch 2, sc in next lp, (ch 5, sl st in third st from hook for a p, ch 2, sc in  (next lp) 10 times, repeat from ** twice, ch 2, cluster in next 2 lps, ch 3 p, ch 2, sc in next lp, ch 5, sl st in third st from hook for p, ch 2, sc in: next lp, repeat from * 15 times, ch 2, cluster in next 2 lps, ch 3 p, ch 2,. sc in next lp, continue around in this manner working p lps around each motif and a cluster over joining of  motifs. Cut and fasten threads. 

Arm Pieces-Work 8 motifs for each arm rest, joining same as chair back and arrange according to chart. Finish with edge same as for chair back.

The Workbasket June 1955