Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Popcorn and Cluster Bedspread 1952 Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Beautiful Popcorn and Cluster Bedspread from a 1952 Vintage Crochet Pattern. This offers 2 sizes to make but you can adjust to fit your own bed. Made from crochet thread and has fringe on the ends.

Materials:
75 balls of White or Ecru crochet thread size 10
Steel Crochet Hook Size 7

GAUGE: Each block measures about 5 inches square before blocking. For a single size spread about 72 x 108 inches including fringe, make 13 x 20 blocks. For a double size spread, about 90 x 108 inches including fringe, make 16 x 2 blocks.




BLOCK: Starting at center, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (to cound as dc) *make a pc st in ring - to make a pc st, ch 1, make 5 dc in ring, drop loop from hook, insert hook in ch 1 preceding 5 dc and draw dropped loop through: make dc in ring. Repeat from * until 8th pc st is completed. Join with sl st to 3rd st of starting ch.

2nd rnd: Ch 3, make 2 dc in same place as sl st, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (a cluster made). Ch 3, 3 dc in same place as last cluster was made, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (another cluster made).* Ch 2, skip next pc st, 3 dc in next dc, ch 2 skip next pc st. In next dc make 2 clusters with ch-3 between. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in tip of 1st cluster made.

3rd rnd: Sl st in next sp, ch 3 and complete a cluster in sp as before, ch 3, cluster in same place as last cluster was made. * Ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2. In next sp between cluster make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around ending with ch 2 and join as before.

4th rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3 and complete cluster in sp as before, ch 3, cluster in same sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2 in next sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat frin * around ending with ch 2. join.

5th rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3 and complete a cluster as before, ch 3, cluster in same sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, pc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2. In next sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around; join as before.

6th rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3 and complete a cluster in sp as before, ch 3, cluster in same sp. * Ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, pc st in next dc, dc in next dc, dc back of next pc st and in following dc. Pc st in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2. In sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around; join.

7th rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3 and complete cluster in sp as before, ch 3, cluster in same sp. * Ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, pc st in next dc. (Dc in next dc, dc back of next pc st and in following dc, pc st in next dc) twice; dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2 in next sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around; join.

8th rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3 and complete cluster in sp, ch 3, cluster in same sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, pc st in next dc. (Dc in next dc, dc back of next pc st and in followind dc, pc st in next dc) 3 times; dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2. In next sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around; join.

9th rnd: Sl st in next sp, ch 3 and complete cluster ins p, ch 3 cluster in same sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 dc, pc st in next dc. (DC in next dc, dc back of next pc st and in following dc, pc st in next dc) 4 times; dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 2. In sp between clusters make 2 clusters with ch 3 between. Repeat from * around; join. Fasten off. This completes one block. Make necessary number of blocks and sew together neatly with over-and over stitches on wrong side.

FRINGE: Work a row of ch 2 sps (ch 2 and dc) along 2 long side and 1 short side. Then make fringe in each sp along these 3 sides as follows: (Cut 8 strands, each 12 inches long. Double these strands, forming a loop. Pull loop through a sp, then draw loose ends through loop. Pull tight. Trim fringe evenly to 4 inches. Block bedspread to measurements given.

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