I have not made the model for this design; therefore, do not have a specific working gauge.
However, I tend to use Size 20 Crochet Cotton with a #10 Steel Hook producing a gauge of
15 sts/5 rows = 1".  Therefore, this piece worked as shown with this gauge would = an overall
size of approx. 16" x 7".  It can be worked in many weights of Crochet Cotton.  I have given
the most popular hook size in the Materials below.  Also, the alphabet is included for those
who'd like this as a Name Lace.  For those of you who enjoy a challenge, try using popcorn stitch
for the lettering.  Try your hand at it and let me know how it works out!   THANKS! 


By Nancy Hearne

Crochet Cotton Size 10/#7 Steel Crochet Hook 
Crochet Cotton Size 20/#10 Steel Crochet Hook
Crochet Cotton Size 30/#11 or #12 Steel Crochet Hook

1.  Block (BL)
= 3 dc
    A.  Starting Bl = ch 3 + 3 dc
    B.  Bl over a Bl = dc in 3 dc
     C.  Bl over a Sp = 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc
2.  Space (Sp) = ch 2 + dc
    A.  Sp over a Bl = ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc
    B.  Sp over a Sp = ch 2, dc in next dc
     C.  Sp over a Popcorn = ch 2, sk Popcorn, dc in next dc
3.  Popcorn = 5 dc in designated st/sp, remove hook from lp & insert in top of 1st dc, pull lp through dc
                    & form popcorn w/"bump" on R.S. of work; ch 1 to close

     A.  Popcorn over a Sp = Popcorn in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc
    B.  Popcorn over a Popcorn = Popcorn in top of Popcorn, dc in next dc

Row 1:  R.S.  Ch 243.  Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.
Row 2:  Starting Bl over Bl, *ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 3-36:  Follow graph utilizing TECHNIQUE.  End off.

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