by Gwen Keys
from The Modern Priscilla for February, 1913
For the tatting use No. 30 Cordonnet crochet cotton.
Ring (r) of 5 double stitches (d s), 3 picot (p), separated by 5 d s, 5 d s,
attach the spool thread and make a chain (ch) of 7 d s, turn,
another r like the first,
ch of 7 d s, turn,
another r joined to the first r by the first p.
Repeat until the insertion is the required length.
For the edging, make insertion like the above.
Attach both threads to middle p of r,
ch of 4 d s, p, 4 d s, p, 4 d s,
r of 4 d s, join to insertion, 4 d s,
another ch like the last,
r same as the last joined to lower r,
r same as the one in the insertion joined to r of the insertion by middle p,
Alternate the rings and chains across the lower edge, finishing the other end same as the first.
Attach insertion and edge to towel, as illustrated.
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