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Hairpin Lace Shelf Runner

Hairpin Lace Shelf Runner Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This little runner could be made any length and also can be made wider. It is just the perfect runner for a mantel or a small shelf you may have in your home.

Materials Needed:
1 ball 2.5 oz 70.9g Peaches & Creme Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn. Rose Pink
Size H aluminum crochet hook
Crochet Fork for Hair Pin Lace set to 4" wide.
Yarn Needle

Gauge: 4sc=1"
Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Finished Size: 6"x14"
Skill Level: Intermediate Crocheter but beginner in Hairpin Lace Crochet

Loop thread around fork and tie knot in center tightly. Tie knot in free end of yarn to immediate beginning of strip.

STEP1: Hold fork in left hand. Bring yarn from ball around to back of crochet fork, insert hook between the two threads of loop now on crochet fork at left of center knot.

STEP2: Hook yarn and bring through loop, reach again for yarn and bring through stitch on hook.

STEP3: To position crochet hook for next step, leave hook in stitch, and flip handle of hook through to back of fork. Then turn fork .5 turn to left, making new loop of yarn over loop.

STEP4: Insert hook under first complete loop at left of knot under both strands of yarn. Pick up yarn with hook and bring through loop. Reach again for yarn and bring through both stitches on hook. (Makes a single crochet).

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 for 31 loops on each side. Count loops carefully, being sure same number is on each leg of loom. To finish off, cut yarn leaving 6 inches, draw through last stitch. Remove bottom bar from loom and slide entire strip off.

RND 1: Join yarn in top left corner loop and work a sc in each loop down left side. Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn in bottom right side loop and work a sc in each loop up right side. Fasten off. (Re join yarn in last sc made on right side. Sc in same sc. Work 5 sc over both strands of the top right loop. Ch2. work 5 sc in left side loop working over the two strands. Join w/slst to first sc on left side.) Fasten off.
Turn the strip around so that the bottom is now the top. Repeat with this new top of strip between ( ). Do not fasten off.

RND 2: Ch4, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in same st as slst. Sk next sc. Dc, ch1, dc in next sc. V-St made. *Sk next sc. V-St in next sc. Rep from * 12 more times. [Work the following in the next corner sc. Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc.] **Sk next sc. V-st in next sc. Rep from ** 4 times more. Rep between [ ] once. ***Sk next sc. V-st in next sc. Rep from *** 13 times more. Rep bet [ ] once. ****Sk next sc. V-st in next sc. Rep from **** 4 times more. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 3: Slst into the first ch1 sp. Ch4, dc in same sp. *[Work the following in each corner ch1 sp. Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc.] Vst in next ch1 sp. and V-St in each Vst across side. V-st in each next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

Fasten off and weave ends into work.

To make this runner bigger, just increase the number of loops on the fork but make sure to make an odd number of loops. To make the runner wider, just repeat RND 3 as many times as you need.

Design written on Monday, April 26, 1999. Copyright ©1999 By Julie A. Bolduc p114002

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