This edging pattern and photo originally published by Clark's O.N.T. in Floral Insertions and Floral Edgings, Book 263, in 1949.
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, Rose (No. 46) and Bright Nile Green (No. 26-B) . . . Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.
Edging--Rose . . . Starting at center with Rose, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: 20 sc in ring. Sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: In each loop around make sc, half dc, 5 dc, half dc and sc. Sl st in next sc on previous rnd.
4th rnd: * Ch 7, sc in next sc on 2nd rnd. Repeat from * around.
5th rnd: In each loop around make sc, half dc, 7 dc, half dc and sc. Join and break off.
Leaf . . . Starting at tip with Green, ch 15.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across to within last ch, 3 sc in last ch (this is tip of Leaf), sc in each ch along opposite side of starting chain, sc in same place as last sc. Mark last sc for base of Leaf. Hereafter pick up only the back loop of each sc. Do not turn but work sc in each sc to within 3 sc from center sc at tip of Leaf. Ch 1, turn.
2nd Row: Sc in each sc to within marked sc, 3 sc in marked sc, sc in each sc on other side to within 3 sc from center sc at tip of Leaf. Ch 1, turn.
3rd and 4th Rows: Sc in each sc to within center sc of 3 sc group, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc on other side to within last 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
5th Row: Same as 3rd row, making sc, ch 7 and sc in center sc of sc group at base of Leaf.
6th Row: Sc in back loop of each sc to within ch 7 loop, in loop make (3 sc, ch 5) 3 times and 3 sc; sc in back loop of each sc across to within last 3 sts. Break off. Make necessary number of roses and leaves, and tack together in alternate order, having a rose at both ends.
Heading . . . 1st row: Attach Green to center st of 2nd free petal on Rose, ch 8, sc in center st of next free petal, * ch 5, sc in next free picot on Leaf, ch 2, sc in next free picot, ch 5, tr in center sc on side of Leaf, ch 5, dc in center of next free petal on next Rose, ch 5, sc in center of next free petal on Rose. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in center of next petal. Ch 5, turn.
2nd Row: * Dc in ch 5 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, dc in next tr, ch 2, dc in next ch 5 sp, ( ch 2, dc in next sc) twice; ch 2, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last ch 5 sp, ch 2, dc in 3rd st of turning ch 8. Break off.
Insertion . . . Work as for Edging No. EI-283, making Heading on both long sides and being careful to have the same number of spaces.
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