TULIP APRON

Em­bel­lish a place mat into a no- sew DIY apron!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Susie Allen

FIN­ISHED SIZE

One size fits most

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Apron Tie: 70 inches long x 3 inches wide Bot­tom Edg­ing: 7 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­roco Mod­ern Cot­ton medium ( worsted) weight cot­ton/ rayon yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 209 yds/ 100g per skein): 2 skeins # 1627 del • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • 20- inch x 20- inch nap­kin or place mat with blan­ket stitch edg­ing • Stitch mark­ers: 2

GAUGE

12 dc = 4 inches; 4 rows = 3 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-5 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble treble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Work slip stitches loosely and skip stitches as needed to keep seam flat.

First row of sin­gle cro­chet worked onto nap­kin or place mat should be flat (i.e. not puck­ered or ruf­fled). If you need to use a dif­fer­ent num­ber of stitches than stated, work a mul­ti­ple of 6 plus 2 base stitches.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (first foun­da­tion dc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted). Next foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (next foun­da­tion dc): * Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated.

Be­gin­ning span­ning clus­ter ( beg span cl): Ch 5 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk next 3 sts, hold­ing back last lp of each dtr on hook, 3 dtr (see Stitch Guide) in next st, yo and pull through 4 lps on hook. Span­ning clus­ter (span cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each dtr on hook, 3 dtr in same st as last st of pre­vi­ous cl, sk next 5 sts, 3 dtr in next st, yo and pull through 7 lps on hook. End­ing span­ning clus­ter (end span cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each dtr on hook, 3 dtr in same st as last st of pre­vi­ous cl, sk next 3 sts, dtr in next st, yo and pull through 5 lps on hook.

APRON APRON TIE

Row 1: First foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches), 209 next foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches), turn. (210 foun­da­tion dc)

Rows 2– 4: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in next st and in each rem st across, turn. At end of row 4, fas­ten off. Cen­ter Apron Tie along 1 side of nap­kin or place mat and se­cure with stitch mark­ers. Work­ing through both thick­nesses, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first blan­ket st on nap­kin or place mat and cor­re­spond­ing st on Apron Tie, sl st (see Pat­tern Notes) in each rem blan­ket st and cor­re­spond­ing Apron Tie st across side of nap­kin or place mat. Fas­ten off.

BOT­TOM EDG­ING

Row 1: Join in first blan­ket st on op­po­site side of nap­kin or place mat, sc evenly (see Pat­tern Notes) along side, turn. (116 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3 (RS): Beg span cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in first 5 sts, ch 5, [ span cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 6 sts, ch 5] across to last 4 sts, end span cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in last 4 sts, turn. (20 cls, 19 ch-5 sps)

Row 4 ( WS): Ch 1, 2 sc in top of first cl, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, [sc in top of next cl, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp] across to last cl, sc in top of last cl, turn. (116 sc)

Row 5: Rep row 2.

Rows 6–17: [Rep rows 2–5 con­sec­u­tively] 3 times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Steam- block Apron. C!

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