Cockleshell Butterfly Lace Bow
1 Ball (20 gram) Coats Mercer-Crochet No. 60
1 pair Milwards Phantom Knitting Pins No. UK 14/US 0/Metric 2.00mm
1 Milwards Super Archer Steel Crochet Hook No. UK 5/US 9/Metric 1.4mm
1 pattern = 1 inch when stretched
k = knit; p=purl; s= slip; tog= together; ot = over thread; st =stitch; dc=double crochet
Cast on 22 stitches loosely.
1st Row: S 1, k 5, * ot twice, p 2 tog, repeat from * 4 times more, ot twice, k 6
2nd Row: S 1, k 6, * p 1, k 2, repeat from * 4 times more, p 1, k 6
3rd Row: S 1, k to end of row
4th Row: As 3rd row
5th Row: S 1, k 5, ot twice, p 2 tog, k 13, p 2 tog, ot twice, k 6
6th Row: S 1. k 6, p 1, k 16, p 1, k 6
7th Row: As 3rd row
8th Row: As 3rd row
9th Row: S 1, k 5, * ot twice, p 2 tog, repeat from * once more, k 11, * p 2 tog, ot twice, repeat from last * once more, k 6
10th Row: S 1, k 6, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 14. p 1, k 2, p 1, k 6
11th Row: As 3rd row
12th Row: S 1, k 10, * ot twice, k 1, repeat from * 13 times more, k 10
13th Row: S 1, k 5, * ot twice, p 2 tog, repeat from * once more, ot twice, p the next 15 k sts tog, dropping the ot’s between each st, * ot twice, p 2 tog, repeat from last * once more, ot twice, k 6
Repeat from 2nd row, 10 times more
Repeat 2nd row once more
Cast off loosely.
Join thread to end of foundation row, and work a row of Solomon’s knots.
To make a Solomon’s knot, * draw out loop equal in length to 3 ch, thread over hook and pull through loop ; work a dc in single loop, repeat from * once more, miss 2 ridges, 1 dc into next, repeat from first * along the side, and across top, missing 3 cast off stitches across top. Work other side to correspond. Break off thread. Work the other half of bow in the same way.
Cast on 9 stitches.
1st Row: K
Repeat first row 35 times more. Break off thread.
Wash, starch, and stretch until each piece measures 11¼ inches x 3 ½ inches and tabs 2 inches x ¾ inches.
TO MAKE UP THE BOW
Join the two pieces of knitting by whipping the two cast on rows together. Draw up in centre and fold to form bow. Stitch in position. Place tab round centre of bow and stitch it back.
The bow can be fastened in place with a safety pin behind, or a few light stitches. It washes perfectly and should be starched.