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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Basket of Flowers for Pillowcase


Basket of Flowers for Pillowcase




This pattern is from Star Book #74.   Pattern No.7404.  These pillow cases may be made with any of the American Thread Company products listed below:

 Material             Quantity       Size or Needle

"OEM" Crochet Cotton   1 Ball Green   Steel 12

 Article 35, Size 30  
                        1 Ball Yellow
                       1 Ball Lavender
                       1 Ball Blue
                       1 Ball Pink

 or

 "STAR" Crochet Cotton                Steel     12

 Article 20, Size 30  
                      1 Ball Green
                       1 Ball Yellow
                       1 Ball Lavender
                       1 Ball Blue
                       1 Ball Pink

                 or
"STAR" Crochet Cotton  3 Balls Green  Steel     12

Article 30, Size 30
                       1 Ball Yellow
                       1 Ball Lavender
                       1 Ball Blue
                       1 Ball Pink

BASKET:  

1 row     With Green ch 34, sc in 2nd St from hook, 1 sc in each remaining St of ch, ch 1, turn.             

2nd Row   1 Sc in each Sc, ch 1. turn.

Repeat 2nd row twice.       

5th Row  Sl St in each of the next 5 sc, drop Green, attach Yellow and work 1 sc in each of the next 23 sc, ch 1, turn.

6th Row  1 sc in each sc, drop Yellow. When changing colors, always complete last half of St with next Color.

Next Row-Pick up Green and working in sc work 2 rows Green, 2 rows Yellow, 2 rows Green, 2 rows
 Yellow, 2 rows Green, break Yellow.

17th Row ch 5, turn, dc in same space, *skip 1 sc,1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc (shell) in next sc, repeat from * across row.

18th Row ch 5, turn, dc in same space, *1 dc, ch 2,1 dc in 1st dc of next shell, repeat from * across row working a shell in 3rd St of end ch. Repeat last row 8 times, ch 4, turn.

27th Row 1dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 1st shell, sc in 1St dc of next shell, * 3 d C with ch 1 between each dc in center of next shell, sc in 1st dc of next shell, repeat from * across top ending with 3 dc with ch 1 between each dc in last shell, then work a row of sc down side of basket, work around lower edge in same pattern as across top and work in sc up opposite side, break thread.

HANDLE:  With Green ch 109, sc in 2nd St from hook,1 sc in each remaining St of ch, ch 4, turn.

2nd Row  dc in same Space, ch 1, dc in same space, ch 1,dc in same space, *skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 4 dc with ch 1 between each dc in next sc, repeat from * across row, break thread. Sew in position as illustrated  leaving 5 scallops free at center.

FLOWER:  With Yellow ch 4, loin to form a ring, ch 1 and work 5 sc in ring, join, break Yellow. Attach Color,  *ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 2, sc in same Space,  sc in next sc, repeat from * 4 times, break thread.

All flowers are worked in same manner having 3 Blue, 3 Lavender, 3 Pink and 6 Yellow. The Yellow flowers have Green centers.

STEM:

      With Green ch 6, sl st between any 2 petals of flowers, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 5 sts of ch, ch 8, sl st between any 2 petals of next flower of same color, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 7 Sts, ch 6, sl St between any 2 petals of 3rd flower of same Color, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl St in each of the next 5 sts, break Green.

Join each Color in groups of 3 in same manner. Sew to top of basket as illustrated arranging Colors as desired having a Yellow group at each end of basket. Applique basket in position on pillow case about 1 inch above hemstitch at center. Work 2 more Yellow, 2 Pink and 2 Lavender flowers and sew in position as illustrated.


EDGE: With Green work a row of S C around hemstitched edge of pillow case, join, drop Green.

2nd Row With Yellow 1 sc in each sc, join, break Yellow.

3rd Row Pick up Green, ch 4, 4 dc in same space with ch 1 between each dc, * skip 3 sc, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc, 5 dc with ch 1 between each dc in next sc, repeat from * all around, break thread. Work another pillow case in same manner.

 
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