The pattern for this edging is from Star Book 66, Crochet and Tatting Heirloom Edition by American Thread Company, 1949. The pattern’s name is Crochet Edging #6603.
I have no particular use in mind for the piece that I made. I just wanted to try this pattern to get the idea what this edging looks like and if I can then adapt it for some other projects. I like how it looks and even though it’s a bit tedious to make all those picots, I might use it later for a hankie edging.
I found this vintage patter difficult to follow. And when I inspected my finished piece, I realized I made a mistake in the last row (each loop must have three picots, but I only made two). I suppose this is what is called an “old school crochet pattern”. One has to be really careful when reading/following the instructions.
I post the pattern exactly as it appears in the original publication.
Ch for desired length, dc in 8th st from hook, *ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, dc in next st, repeat from * across row, ch 5, turn.
2nd Row - *Dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, repeat from * across row ending with dc in 3rd st of ch, ch 7, turn.
3rd Row – Sc in next dc, *ch 7, sc in 1st dc of next 2 dc group, repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn.
4th Row – 3 sc, ch 4 (picot loop), 3 sc, ch 4, 3 sc over 1st loop, 3 sc, ch 4, 2 sc over next loop, ch 8, turn, skip 2 picot loops, sl st in center st between picots of 1st loop, ch 1, turn and work 3 sc, ch 4, 2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc, ch 4, 3 sc over loop just made, sl st in last sc of previous loop, 1 sc, ch 4, 3 sc over remainder of same loop, repeat from beginning across row, break thread.