** God Bless America**

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**"Paint" the patriotic symbols of eagle and shield with your crochet hook ... as a wall mural or a pillow top to commemorate these war days.**

**MATERIALS:**

**J. & P. COATS or CLARK'S O.N.T. BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 50:**

**J. & P. COATS -3 balls of White or Ecru,**

**CLARK'S O.N.T.-5 balls of White or Ecru, or 6 balls of any color.**

** Steel Crochet Hook No. 12. **

**Piece measures about 15 x 19 inches.**

**This can be framed as a picture or used as a pillow top.**

**GAUGE: 9 sps make 2 inches; 9 rows make 2 inches.**

**Starting at bottom of chart, make chain 22 inches long (18 ch sts to 1 inch). **

**1**^{st} Row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch until there are 337 tr in all, counting turning ch as 1 tr. Cut off remaining ch. Ch 4, turn.

**2**^{nd} Row: Tr in 4 tr (bl over bl made); (ch 3, skip 3 tr, tr in next tr) 5 times. (5 sps over 5 bls made): (ch 1, skip1 tr, tr in next tr) 4 times (2 shadow sps over 2 bls made) ; (2 bls, 4 sps 2 bls, 3 shadow sps, 6 sps, 3 shadow sps) 3 times; 2 bls, 4 sps, 2 bls, 2 shadow sps, 5 sps, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn

**3**^{rd} Row: 1 bl, (ch 3, tr in next tr) twice (2 sps over 2 sps made) ; 3 tr in next sp, tr in next tr (bl over sp made) ; 1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch, ch 1, tr in next tr (shadow made over sp) ; (ch 1, tr in next tr) twice (shadow sp made over shadow sp) ; make 2 more shadow sps, (2 bls, 2 sps, 2 bls, 6 shadow sps, 2 sps, 6 shadow sps) 3 times; 2 bls, 2 sps, 2 bls, 4 shadow sps, 1 sp, 1 bl, 2 sps, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn.

**4**^{th} Row: 1 bl, 1 sp, 2 bls, 1 sp, 5shadow sps, (4 bls, 16 shadow sps) 3 times; 4 bls, 5 shadow sps, 1 sp, 2 bls, 1 sp, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn.

**5**^{th} Row: 1 bl, 4 sps, 3 shadow sps, ch 3, skip ch-1, tr and ch-1 ; tr in next tr (sp over shadow sp made) ; (1 shadow sp, 1 sp, 2 bls, 1 sp, 1 shadow sp, 4 sps, 6 shadow sps, 4 sps) 3 times; 1 shadow sp, 1 sp, 2 bls, 1 sp, 1 shadow sp, 1 sp, 3 shadow sps, 4 sps, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn.

**6**^{th} Row: 1 bl, 1 Sp, 5 shadow sps, 13 sps, (4 shadow 'sps, 16 sps) twice; 4 shadow sps, 13 sps, 5 shadow sps, 1 sp, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn.

**7th Row: 1 bl, 5 shadow sps, 14 bls, (tr in next ch-1, tr in tr) twice (bl over shadow sp made). Make 57 more bls, 5 shadow sps, 1 bl. Ch 4, turn. **

**Starting with the 8**^{th} Row follow chart to top. Fasten off. Starch lightly and block to measurements given.

**Crochet for the home 1942 **