Cloverleaf Edging Mrs. V. C. Fitzpatrick 1918

Cloverleaf Edging Mrs. V. C. Fitzpatrick 1918

Here is a simple repeating cloverleaf and chain edging from Mrs. V. C. Fitzpatrick as published in the Jan. 27, 1918 Plain Dealer. It was described as a good edging for a child's pillowcase.



cloverleaf and chain edging from Mrs. V. C. Fitzpatrick as published in the Jan. 27, 1918 Plain Dealer.




Begin at the asterisk at top right. However,you may wish to rotate the diagram the opposite direction to follow the line of progression more easily. Use one shuttle and ball thread or two shuttles or one needle and ball thread.

Start chain with a starter picot: image of starterpicoton chain Georgia Seitz If you tat the chains in reverse order double stitch (RODS) then the cloverleaf rings will all show the front side up.



CH 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 reverse work (rw)
R 5 - 5 +(join to the starter picot)5 - 5 close ring (clr) do not rw Leave no bare thread showing.
**R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no bare thread showing.
R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 6 - 6 rw
R 5 +(join to last picot on previous ring)5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no bare thread showing.
R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no bare thread showing.
R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 6 - 6 rw
R 5 +(join to last picot on previous ring)5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no bare thread showing.
R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no bare thread showing.
R 5 +(join to the last picot on previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 + (join to middle picot of last ring made) dnrw

Chain connecting the cloverleaf sections: CH 6 - 1 - 1 - 6 dnrw
Create an inward facing picot by simply hanging a space holder (paper clip or safety pin) on the core thread. The first ring of the next cloverleaf will join to this space.

CH 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 reverse work (rw)
R 5 - 5 +(join inward facing picot, the space held free with the paper clip )5 - 5 close ring (clr) do not rw Leave no bare thread showing.
Repeat from ** for the length desired.



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