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Floral Pillowcase Edging-crochet pattern

Floral Pillowcase Edging-crochet pattern

Add elegance to your linens with this beautiful lace edging that looks equally great with or without the optional little button-adorned motifs.

Level: EASY

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Edging: 4 inches wide x 40 inches
in circumference
Flowers: 1  1/4 inches in diameter

MATERIALS
• Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet size 10 crochet cotton (white: 400 yds per ball; solids: 350 yds per ball):
2 balls #1 white
1 ball #820 river blue
75 yds #480 delft
50 yds #12 black
• Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Sewing needle
• 20 x 40-inch pillowcases: 2
• 7mm #550000463 Mini Ocean buttons: 14
• 12mm white buttons: 14
GAUGE
4 shell rnds = 1 1/2 inches; [fptr, shell] 3 times = 2 1/2 inches

PATTERN NOTES
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.Polka-dot pillowcases are avail-able at Wal-Mart stores.This Edging can be made for
any size pillowcases by working additional rows of the Founda-tion, ending with an even number of shells.
Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.SPECIAL STITCHES
Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in indi-cated sp or st.Beginning shell (beg shell): (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in indi-cated sp or st.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of last dc made

EDGING

Make 2.
FOUNDATION
Row 1: With river blue, ch 5, join (see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pat-tern Notes), shell (see Special Stitches) in ring, turn. (1 shell)
Rows 2–95: Ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of shell, turn. Rnd 96: Now working in rnds, using care that piece is not twisted, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp of shell, ch 1, sl st in ch-5 ring of row 1, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp of row 95. Fasten off. (96 shells)

 

EDGING
Rnd 1: Still working in rnds on edge with 48 ch-3 turning sps, join white in any ch-3 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in
same ch-3 sp, ch 1, [shell in next ch-3 lp, ch 1] 47 times, join in beg ch-3, turn. (48 shells) Rnd 2 (WS): Sl st in ch-3 sp of
shell, beg shell in same ch-3 sp, tr over ch-1 sp between shells, [shell in next ch-3 sp of shell, tr over ch-1 sp between shells] around, join in beg ch-3, turn.Rnd 3 (RS): Sl st in ch-3 sp of shell, beg shell in same ch-3 sp of shell, fptr (see Stitch Guide)
around next tr between shells, [shell in next ch-3 sp of shell, fptr around next tr between shells] around, join in 3rd ch of
beg ch-3, turn. (48 shells, 48 fptr) Rnd 4 (WS): Sl st in ch-3 sp of shell, beg shell in same ch-3 sp of shell, *bptr (see Stitch Guide)
around next fptr**, [shell in next ch-3 sp of shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.
Rnd 5 (RS): Sl st in ch-3 sp of shell, beg shell in same ch-3 sp of shell, *fptr around next bptr, [shell in next ch-3 sp of shell**,
rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. Rnds 6 & 7: Rep rnds 4 and 5.Rnd 8 (WS): Sl st in ch-3 sp of
shell, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-3 sp of shell, *(bptr, ch 3, bptr) around next fptr**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp of shell,
rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 9 (RS): Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-3 sp, *dc in next ch-3 sp between bptr sts, (ch 1, dc) 3 times in
same ch-3 sp**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in first sc, do not turn.
Rnd 10 (RS): Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in each of next 3 ch-1 sps**, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep
from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off .

FOUNDATION TRIM
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join black in any ch-3 turning sp of Foundation, ch 3, sl st in same ch-3 turning sp, *ch 3, sl st
in ch-3 sp of shell between dc sts, ch 3**, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in next ch-3 turning sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **,
sl st in same ch-3 sp as joining.
Fasten off.
Press Edging, and with length of river blue, position edging on pillowcase and sew in place.

FLOWER
Make 7 each river blue & delft.Rnd 1 (RS): Leaving 3-inch length at beg, ch 3, join to form a ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join in
beg sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, 3 dc) in same sc as beg ch-1, picot (see Special Stitches), (3 dc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, [(sc, 3 dc) in next
sc, picot, (3 dc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc] 3 times, join in beg sc, leaving 12-inch length, fasten off.
FINISHING
Thread needle with 12-inch length, holding a mini button on RS of center of 1 Flower and a white button on WS of center,
sew through buttons to attach to Flower. To secure ends, knot beg and ending lengths tog, cut rem lengths. Rep with rem Flowers
and buttons. Alternating colors, button Flowers on pillowcase as desired through ch-3 sps of shells.

Design by Agnes Russell

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