Crochet Handkerchief Edgings From 1917

Early 20th century handkerchiefs were delicate works of art, individualized by caring, loving hands. These crochet edging patterns were originally published in a newspaper in 1917.

Crochet Handkerchief Edgings

The following directions for these handkerchief edgings are simple and accurate. There is no gift more acceptable in the long list of inexpensive remembrances for Christmas than a prettily edged handkerchief. No. 100 thread should be used.

No. 1. Handkerchief with roll stitch edging.

First row – Fasten thread to edge of handkerchief and make open meshes with chain of 3 between all around handkerchief.

Second row – Sl. st. over first open mesh, *ch. 3, sl. st. over same mesh, ch. 3, skip 2 open meshes and over the next mesh make a cluster of 6 roll stitches with a picot between the third and fourth rolls [thread over hook 8 times, hook through mesh, thread over hook, draw thread through – thread over hook, draw thread through all stitches on hook, ch. 1 to fasten – this makes one roll stitch] skip 2 open meshes, sl. st. over next; repeat from * around.

No. 2. Handkerchief with roll stitch edging:

First row – Fasten thread to edge of handkerchief and make open meshes with chain of 3 between all around handkerchief.

Second row – Sl. st. over first open mesh, * ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, over next open mesh make a cluster of 3 roll stitches [the roll stitches made the same as description for roll stitch edging No. 1]; ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, sl. st. over next open mesh, repeat from * around.

Third row – * Sl. st. to third stitch of ch. of 5, ch. 5, sl. st. between first and second rolls, ch. 5, sl. st. between 2d and 3d rolls, ch. 5, skip 3 stitches of ch. of 5 and sl. st. into next stitch, ch. 3, repeat from * around.

No. 3. Handkerchief with roll stitch edging:

First row – Fasten thread to edge of handkerchief and make open meshes with chain of 3 between all around handkerchief.

Second row – Sl. st. over first open mesh, * ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, over next make 3 roll stitches with ch. of 2 between each roll stitch [ the roll stitches made the same as description for roll stitch edging No. 1], ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, sl. st. over next; repeat from * around.

Third row – Sl. st. 3 stitches on ch. of 5, * ch. 3, sl. st. between first and second rolls, ch. 3, sl. st. between second and third rolls, ch. 3, skip 2 stitches of ch. of 5, sl. st. into next, ch. 3, sl. st. into third stitch of ch. of 5, repeat from * around.

No. 4. Handkerchief with cluny edging;

First row – Fasten thread to edge of handkerchief and make open meshes with chain of 3 between all around handkerchief.

Second row – Sl. st. over first open mesh, * ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, over next open mesh make cluster of 3 cluny petals with ch. 5 between each petal, ch. 5, skip 1 open mesh, sl. st. over next, repeat from * around. Make cluny petals in clusters of 3 petals as follows: Make 3 double trebles, ch. 5, 3 d. tr., ch. 5.

No. 5. Handkerchief with tatting edging:

[Made with shuttle only.] A double row. r. 5 d. s., p. 5 d. s.; leave a short thread; r. 3, p. 4, d. s. between [bet], leave thread; large r. 5 d. s., join small r., 6 p.,  d. s. bet., 5 d. s.; r. 4, d. s., join, 2 p. 4, d. s. bet. Repeat.

Source: The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah), 20 Feb. 1917.

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