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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

451/2 inches wide x 11 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Aunt Ly­dia’s Clas­sic Cro­chet Size 10 cro­chet cot­ton (white: 400 yds per ball; solid: 350 yds per ball): 13 balls #1 white 1 ball #494 vic­tory red • Size 7/1.65mm steel cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Mo­tif = 21/4 inches square; 21 sc = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-5 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first tre­ble cro­chet, chain-1.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Be­gin­ning 3-tre­ble cro­chet

clus­ter (beg 3-tr cl): Ch 3, [yo twice, in­sert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

3-tre­ble cro­chet clus­ter

(3-tr cl): *Yo twice, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, rep from * twice, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.

VALANCE CHERRY MO­TIF

Make 38. Rnd 1 (RS): With red, form a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), ch 3 (does not count as a st), 16 tr in ring, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first tr, draw loose end of slip ring to close open­ing tightly. Fas­ten off. (16 tr)

Rnd 2: Join white in any tr, ( ch 5— see Pat­tern Notes, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, tr) in same st, [ch 2, sk next 3 sts, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, tr) in next st] 3 times, ch 2, join in first tr. (16 tr, 4 ch-3 sps) Rnd 3: Beg 3-tr cl (see Spe­cial Stitches), *ch 3, ( 3-tr cl— see

Spe­cial Stitches, ch 3) 3 times in ch-3 sp, (3-tr cl in next tr, next ch-1 sp, and next tr) twice, rep from * twice, ch 3, (3-tr cl, ch 3) 3 times in last ch-3 sp, work 3-tr cl in next tr, next ch-1 sp and next tr, join in beg 3-tr cl. (20 3-tr cls)

Rnd 4: (Ch 1, sc) in first 3-tr cl, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sc, hdc) in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next 3-tr cl, (hdc, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3**, [sc in next 3-tr cl] twice, rep from * 3 times, end­ing last rep at **, sc in next 3-tr cl, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (20 ch-3 sps)

BLOS­SOM MO­TIF

Make 38.

Rnd 1 (RS): With white, form a slip ring, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, sl st) 4 times in slip ring, draw loose end of slip ring to close tightly. (4 pe­tals)

Rnd 2: Sl st to first tr, (ch 5, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, tr) in first tr petal, ch 1, [(tr, ch 1, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr of petal] 3 times, ch 1, join in 4th ch of beg ch-5. (16 tr, 4 ch-3 sps) Rnds 3 & 4: Rep rnds 3 and 4 of Cherry Mo­tif.

ASSEM­BLY Join Mo­tifs

Join white in cor­ner ch-3 sp of Cherry Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of Blos­som Mo­tif, [ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of Cherry Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of Blos­som Mo­tif] 5 times. Fas­ten off. Join white on op­po­site side of Blos­som Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of Cherry Mo­tif, [ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of Blos­som Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of Cherry Mo­tif] 5 times. Fas­ten off.

Con­tinue al­ter­nat­ing Mo­tifs un­til a Strip of 19 Mo­tifs are joined, start­ing and end­ing with a Cherry Mo­tif. Make 2 Cherry Strips. Make an­other Strip of 19 joined Mo­tifs start­ing and end­ing with a Blos­som Mo­tif. Make 2 Blos­som Strips.

Join Strips

Lay­ing a Cherry Strip next to a Blos­som Strip, join white in cor­ner ch-3 sp of left Mo­tif, *ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of right Mo­tif, [ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of left Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in next ch sp of right Mo­tif] 4 times, ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of left Mo­tif, ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of right Mo­tif, [ch 2, sl st in ch-2 of join] twice, ch 2, sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of next left Mo­tif, rep from * un­til Strips are joined tog, end­ing with sl st in cor­ner ch-3 sp of last right Mo­tif. Fas­ten off. Rep twice to join rem Strips. A Cherry Strip will be at the bot­tom and a Blos­som Strip at the top.

Top Trim Header

Row 1 (RS): Join white in cor­ner ch-3 sp of first Mo­tif on top row, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, [{ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} 5 times, ch 3, sc in join­ing sp] across strip, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, turn. (114 lps)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 3 sc in each ch lp across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (344 sc)

Row 3: Ch 25, sl st at base of first ch, 3 sc in each of next 5 ch sps, *(2 sc, ch 25, sl st in last sc, sc) in next ch sp, 3 sc in each of next 6 ch sps, rep from * across, end­ing with sc in last sc, ch 25, sl st in last sc, turn. (20 lps)

Row 4: Ch 1, in ch lp work (2 sc, 25 hdc, 2 sc, sl st in base of first sc), sc in each of next 19 sc, [sk next sc, in ch lp work (2 sc, 25 hdc, 2 sc, sl st in base of first sc), sk next sc, sc in each of next 19 sc] across, in last ch lp work (2 sc, 25 hdc, 2 sc, sl st in base of first sc), sl st in base of ch lp. Fas­ten off.

Bot­tom Edg­ing

Row 1 (WS): Join white in cor­ner ch-3 sp of first Mo­tif on bot­tom row, ch 1, sc in same st, [{ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} 5 times, ch 3, sc in join­ing ch sp] across, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, turn. (114 lps)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 lp across. Fas­ten off.

Side Edg­ing

Make 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): Join white in end of Bot­tom Edg­ing or Top Trim Header, [{ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} 6 times, ch 3, sc in join­ing ch sp] across sides of Mo­tifs, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, ch 3, (sc, sl st) in end of Header or Edg­ing row. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Block Valance to mea­sure­ments. Al­low to dry com­pletely be­fore hang­ing.

One per­fect touch can brighten any room! Al­ter­nat­ing mo­tifs worked in size 10 cro­chet cot­ton are joined as you go to cre­ate a pretty valance or café cur­tain sure to com­ple­ment your decor.

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