PATONS TOTEM, DOUBLE KNIT or
Main Color: 11 balls
1st Contrast: 6 balls
2nd Contrast: 8 balls
Main Color: 2 balls
1st Contrast: 1 ball
2nd Contrast: 1 ball
Length at shortest point (excluding fringe): 17 ins.
HOOK—Milwards "Disc" 4 M/M (No. 8)
TENSION—1 motif measures 3½ inches square. Check your tension.
Milwards Tapestry Needle for sewing seams.
Milwards "Disc" Crochet Hook 5 M/M (No. 6) for fringe.
ABBREVIATIONS—M. = Main Color. C.1 = 1st Contrast. C.2 = 2nd Contrast. "Picot" = 4 ch., sl.st. back into last tr. worked.
Using 4 M/M (No. 8) Hook and M., make 6 chain, join with a sl.st. to form ring.
1st round—3 ch., (2 tr., "Picot", 2 tr.) in ring, (1 ch., 3 tr., "Picot", 2 tr.) 3 times in ring, 1 ch., sl.st. in 3rd ch. at beg. of round.
Break off M.
2nd round—Using C.1, 1 ch., * (4 tr., "Picot", 3 tr.) in Picot, 1 d.c. in 1 ch. sp., rep. from * 3 times, sl.st. in first tr. at beg. of round. Fasten off.
3rd round—Join C.2 in last d.c. of previous round, 4 ch., 2 d.tr. in same d.c., * 1 ch., (3 tr., 3 ch., 3 tr.) in Picot, 1 ch., 3 d.tr. in d.c., rep. from * twice, 1 ch., (3 tr., 3 ch., 3 tr.) in Picot, 1 ch., sl.st. in 4th ch. at beg. of round. Fasten off.
Work as given for Motif A, using C.2 for foundation ch. and 1st round, C.1 for 2nd round and M. for 3rd round.
Make 36 Motifs "A" and 36 Motifs "B".
Using a flat seam, join motifs as shown in diagram. Sew end AB to side CD, matching A to C and B to D.
With right side facing, using 4 M/M (No. 8) Hook and M., join yarn in one corner of inside edge and work 14 h.tr. along side of each motif to end.
2nd round—Miss first h.tr., 1 h.tr. in each h.tr. to within 1 h.tr. of next corner, miss 2 h.tr., 1 h.tr. in each h.tr. to last h.tr., miss last h.tr.
Rep. 2nd round 8 times. Miss next h.tr., join with a sl.st. in next h.tr. Fasten off.
With right side facing, using 4 M/M (No. 8) Hook and M., work 14 h.tr. along side of each motif around lower edge, working 5 h.tr. in corners.
2nd round—1 h.tr. in each h.tr. to end, working 4 h.tr. in 1 h.tr. at corners, join with a sl.st. in next h.tr. Fasten off.
Wind M. and C.2 round a piece of cardboard 4½ ins. wide and cut along one side. With wrong side facing using 5 M/M (No. 6) Hook and 2 strands each M. and C.2, fold yarn in half and draw loop through a h.tr. at lower edge, pull ends through loop and tighten.
Rep. in alt. h.tr. around lower edge.
CAP—Make 3 Motifs "A" and 3 Motifs "B".
Using a flat seam, join motifs to form a ring, alternating Colors.