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Heather's Wedding Lace

Designed by Pacy Reilly 2002

She picked McCall's Pattern #3053
for her wedding dress

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I designed this
2 1/2 inch wide Scalloped lace
for the overskirt trim.

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Materials
Size 10 Crochet Cotton thread in color of your choice
J & P Coats Luster Sheen in same color as above thread
Size 8 Steel Crochet Hook

Instructions
As in Irish Crochet this lace is worked using both threads.
 The size 10 thread is the working thread, which is used to make the stitches.
The luster Sheen is only used as the padding cord to work your stitches over. See photo.

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Attach size 10 thread to padding cord (PC) with a slip knot, Chain 1.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc over PC, ch 10, sl st in top of 1st sc, ch 1.

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Rnd 2: In ch 10 loop work 4 sc, pt (ch 5, sl st to 1st ch), 4 sc, pt, 10 sc.
Loop 1 made.
Rnd 3: Work 8 sc over PC, ch 10, sl st in top of 1st sc.
Rnd 4: In ch 10 loop work 4 sc, pt, 4 sc, ch 10, sl st in 2nd sc past last pt of loop 1, ch 1.

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Rnd 5: In ch 10 loop work 4 sc, pt, 4 sc, pt, 4 sc, pt, 4 sc.
Rnd 6: Work 2 sc, pt, 10 sc in unfinished loop.

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Rnd 7: St st in bottom edge of last sc made, ch 10. Turn work so you are
working on bottom side of piece.

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Sl st to underside of beginning of last loop worked, ch 1.
Rnd 8: In ch 10 loop work 4 sc, pt, 4 sc, ch 10,
Rnd 9: Continue repeating Rnds 3 thru 8 until lace is your desired length.

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I designed this Bodice insert from
basic Irish crochet motifs I found in
 Dover Needlework Series Book

Irish Crochet Technique and Projects
by The Priscilla Publishing Co.
ISBN # 0-486-24705-8

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