Olga’s Tablecloth Part 2, Revisions

A small change in the pattern, and a little bit of progress.  Despite the motifs being quite large, I still like them and think they will work on my table.  Its bigger, bolder which makes it more modern (I tell myself : )

OlgasTableclothStarted

Not long after I first posted about the tablecloth, I kept fiddling with the pattern (I have been fiddling with this pattern, wanting to make it, for years!).  I wasn’t satisfied with the way the first 2 rounds were coming out for me.  Kept trying different things, but those weren’t any better.  Finally, I tried making the 3 trc into the ch space instead of into the dc.  That gave me the results I wanted!  It neatens up and makes the first round seem sturdier, by covering the chain stitches more completely with 3 stitches instead of just 1.  Better!  Adding the picots back in on this round makes it look closer to the original, also makes the center area look a bit like a snowflake or flower, I think.  Loving it!

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Olga’s Tablecloth Revised Pattern

only round 2 is different

using Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 in white with a B-1 2.25 mm hook.  I am crocheting all the stitches pretty tightly.

Round 1:  In a sliding loop, ch5, {dc in loop, ch2} 5x.  Slpst to the 3rd of the starting ch 5.
Round 2:  Slpst into the next ch 2 sp, ch4, 2 trc in the same sp.  {Ch1, dc into top of dc of previous round, ch3, slpst into the uppermost side 2 loops of dc (picot made), ch 1.  3trc in next ch2 sp} 5x.  Ch1, dc, picot, ch1 in last dc, slpst to top of beginning ch4.
Round 3:  Ch4, trc in same sp. Trc in next stitch, 2trc in next.  {Ch7, 2trc in next st, trc in next, 2trc in the next st.} 5x.  Ch7, slpst to top of ch4.
Round 4:  Ch4, trc in the same sp. Trc in the next 3 sts, 2 trc in the last st of the group.  {Ch 4, sc around the ch7 of the previous round.  Ch3, slpst into the 2 side loops of the sc to make a picot.  Ch4, 2 trc in first st, trc in ea of next 3 sts, 2 trc in last st of the group.} 5x.  Ch 4, sc around the ch7 of the previous round.  Ch3, slpst into the 2 side loops of the sc to make a picot.  Ch 4, slpst to top of beginning ch4.  End off.

OlgasTableclothRevised

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6 thoughts on “Olga’s Tablecloth Part 2, Revisions

  1. Wow! This is turning out beautifully! Very interesting watching your process on this, thanks for sharing so freely 🙂 one day I may give this a try (oh for more hours in a day!). Have a great week, Helen

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  2. Looking really good!!! And, I love your new touch. When you’re ready to start another, I’ll send you thread!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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