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Open Shells Table Runner

Open Shells Table Runner Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This table runner is 6 feet long and starts at the center. Work one end until you reach half the overall length you want it to be, then turn it around and start from the bottom and work the other end to match. It is easy to make but a large project that you want to plan ahead with. I worked 5 - 10 rows per day for about 6 weeks.
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Materials Needed
12oz Size 10 Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread in white.
Size 8 Steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 4rows=1" 10dc=1"
Finished Size: 10" w x 72" long
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Special Stitch
Open Shell: Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1,dc.

close up of Open Shells Table Runner

Instructions
ROW 1: Ch106. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 3 chs. *Sk 2 chs. Open Shell in next ch. Sk 2 chs. Dc in each of the next 4 chs. Rep from * across. You should end with a dc in each of the last 4 chs. Ch3, turn.

ROW 2-159 or until it is half as long as you want it to be: Sk very first dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. *Open shell in the center ch1 sp of the next open shell. Sk next ch1 sp, and the next dc. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep from * across. Ch3, turn.

ROW 160 or last one: Sk very first dc. Sc in each of the next 3 dc. *Work 9dc in center ch 1 sp of next open shell. Sk next ch1 sp and next dc. Sc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep from * across. Fasten off, weave ends into back side of work. Turn work around so the bottom is up and the right side is facing you.

ROW 1: Join thread to first ch of ROW 1. Ch3. Dc in each of the next 3 sts. *Open Shell in next base ch of next open shell of row 1. Sk 2 chs. Dc in each of the next 4 ch bases of next 4 dc. Rep from * across. Ch3, turn.

ROW 2-160: Repeat as for the first side.

NOTE: Remember, you will need to dc in top of ch3 on every other row before turning to make sure you have 4 dc at each end.

Design written on Thursday, December 09, 2010. Copyright ©2010 By Julie A. Bolduc p111043

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