Be the star - make your own crochet pillow using this vintage pattern.
What you need
COATS & CLARK’S O.N.T. TATTING-CROCHET, Art. C.21, Size 70: 1 ball of No. 1 White.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.
8 bone rings, ‘/2 inch in diameter
Blue satin for pillow
FIRST MOTIF . . . Starting at center, ch 8. 1st rnd: In 8th ch from hook make (dc, ch 5) 3 times. Join with sI st in 3rd ch of ch-8.
2nd rnd: Ch 1, working over bone ring make 12 sc in each ch-5 sp around. Join to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr, skip first sc, d tr in next 3 sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), * ch 5, sI st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 8, picot in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, make a 4-d tr cluster over next 4 sc.
Repeat from * around. Join last ch-2 to top of first cluster (12 clusters). Break off.
SECOND MOTIF . . . Work as for First Motif until 2 rnds have been completed.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, make a 3-d tr cluster over next 3 sc, (ch 2, picot, ch 2, sI st in center of any loop on First Motif, ch 2, picot, ch 2, make cluster over next 4 sc) twice; complete rnd as for First Motif (no more joinings).
Make 2 more motifs, joining them to first 2 motifs as before, leaving 1 loop free at center between motifs (this forms a square).
CORNER MOTIF . . . Work as for First Motif until 2 rnds have been completed.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, make 3-d tr cluster over next 3 sc, ch 3, sI st in 4th picot preceding joining between motifs on square, * ch 1, sI st in 3rd ch of ch-3, thus joining picot, ch 6, sI st in next picot, ch 1, sI st in 5th ch of ch-6, ch 2, 4-d tr cluster over next 4 sc, ch 3, sI st in next picot.
Repeat from * until 8 picots in all have been joined. Complete as for First Motif.
Make 3 more corner motifs, joining them to the square as First Corner Motif was joined.
Attach thread to any free loop at center, ch 5, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr (make d tr in free loop of next motif) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook. Break off.
Make satin pillow the same shape as motifs. Sew motifs to pillow.