Crochet Border for a Quilt

As promised, I said I would post the instructions for the Crochet Quilt Square if I found it. And I did find it. To see what the border looks like, you’ll have to follow the link to the original publication. Enjoy.

Crochet Border for a Quilt. (Published in the Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 – 1907), Saturday 29 June 1901, page 42)

The first row may be begun on the edge of the quilt itself, in which case the additional fulness required for turning the corners can be ensured row by row, by working three or five extra stitches, in the same way as extra stitches are employed in turning the corners of the quilt squares; or it can be crocheted upon a foundation chain of the required length, with an ample allowance for fulling in round the corners.

The same pattern is useful worked with macrame twine for a manfel-drape, or worked with colored flax thread for furniture trimming.

1st row: Plain double crochet.

2nd row: Turn the work; do 1 treble in the back, thread of a double crochet stitch of the preceding row; * 3 chain, another treble in the same place, miss two stitches, 1 treble in the back thread of the next double crochet, and repeat from * to the end of the row.

3rd row: Keep the work on the same side, and do 1 double crochet in the centre stitch of the three chain of last row, 2 chain, and continue the same.

4th row: Plain double crochet.

5th row: All treble, inserting the hook to take the one top thread of the stitches of the previous row, and increase one stitch in every ten.

6th row: Work 1 double crochet in the front thread of a double crochet stitch of the fourth row; miss one stitch, 6 double crochet in the front thread of the next stitch, miss one and repeat.

7th row: Turn the work; and do plain double crochet, inserting the hook to take the back thread of the treble stitches of the fifth row.

8th row: Turn the work; insert the hook into two top threads of the stitches of last row, and do 1 treble, 1 chain, miss one, and repeat.

9th row: Turn the work; and do plain double crochet, inserting the hook to take the back thread of the stitches of last row.

10th row: Same as the eighth row.

11th row: Same as the ninth row.

12th row: With the right side of the work to the front; work all treble, taking up the back thread of the stitches of last row, and increase one treble in every ten.

13th row: Work 1 double crochet in the top thread of a double crochet stitch of the eleventh row, miss one stitch, 6 double crochet in the top thread of the next stitch, miss one, and repeat.

14th row: With the right side of the work to the front, work double crochet on the treble stitches of the twelfth row.

15th row: Same as the eighth row.

16th row: Same as the ninth row.

17th row: Turn the work; and again do plain double crochet, inserting the hook to take the back thread of the stitches of last row.

18th row: The same.

Now for the Scollops.

Beginning with the wrong side of the work to th« front: Do 1 double crotchet on the first stitch, inserting the hook to take the top and back threads, * 5 chain, miss three, 1 double crochet on the next, and repeat from * three times, making four loops of chain stitches, and turn the work.

2nd row: Do 6 double crochet under each of the three first loops, and 3 double crochet under the fourth loop.

3rd row: Turn with 5 chain, 1 double crochet between the third and fourth double crochet stitches of the first loop, 5 chain, 1 double, crochet between the third and fourth stitches of the next loop, 5 chain, 1 double crochet between the third and fourth stitches of the next loop, making three loops of chain stitches, and turn the work.

4th row: Do 6 double crochet under each of the two first loops, and 3 double crochet under the third loop.

5th row: Turn with 5 chain, double crochet between the third and fourth double crochet stitches of the first loop, 5 chain, 1 double crochet between the third and fourth stitches of the next loop, making two loops of chain stitches, and turn the work.

6th row: Do 6 double crochet under the first loop, and 3 double crochet under the second loop.

7th row: Turn with 5 chain, 1 double crochet between the third and fourth double crochet stitches of the loop, forming one loop only for the top of the scollop, and turn the work.

8th row: Do 2 double crochet under the loop, 4 chain, 2 more double crochet under the loop, 4 chain, again 2 double crochet, 4 chain, and again 2 double crochet under the loop, then 3 double crochet to fill in the vacant half space of the next loop to the left, 3 double crochet in the next loop, and 3 double crochet in the next loop, which finishes one scollop.

The other scollops are formed in the same manner.

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