Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chariot Wheel Motif

This little motif makes a lovely antimacassar. Based on Irish crochet someone put it together into a square piece. Very clever, I thought. The photo dates the design to somewhere in the late 40’s to early 50’s but i don’t remember what the leaflet said. Usually Coats and Clark copyrighted their patterns.


No. 7035


Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 8

Using the materials recommended, each motif measures about 3" from end of spoke to end of opposite spoke, and requires approximately 12l/2 yds. of thread.

RECOMMENDED USES: Chair sets, runners, luncheon sets, centerpieces, tablecloths.



MOTIF . . . Starting at center, ch 12, join with si st to form ring.

1st row: Ch 21 (to measure l 3/4")- Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (20 sc). Make 1 sc in ring. Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Picking up only the back loop of each sc, skip 1st sc, sc in each of next 20 sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Picking up only the back loop of each sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, * ch 5, sc in each of next 4 sc. Repeat from * across, ending with 4 sc (4 p's made). Make 1 sc in ring. This completes 1st spoke. Do not break off but continue for 2nd spoke.

Second Spoke ... 1st row: Ch 20, drop loop from hook, insert hook in 2nd p from ring and draw dropped loop through. Sc in each st of ch-20 (20 sc). Make 1 sc in ring. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows of 1st spoke once. Then make 4 more spokes same as 2nd spoke (6 in all), but while making the 3rd p of the 6th spoke, attach to 1st spoke by making ch 2, sl st in end sc of 1st spoke, ch 2, and continue back on 6th spoke as usual. Fasten and break off. This completes motif.

Joining . . . Place motifs in position as in illustration, and pin ends of spokes together. Then sew them together on wrong side with over-cast stitches. Chair set requires 28 motifs (rows of 6 motifs and 5 motifs alternately). Arm piece requires 13 motifs (a row of 5 motifs for center and a row of 4 motifs along each side of center row).


I hope you enjoy this pattern.

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