“HOME WORK”

The pattern was redesigned using the book “HOME WORK” ROSE PUBLISHING CO. (LTD.), 1881. The scan of the book you can find at archive.org.

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Techniques used in this pattern (British term / American term):

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Double treble / Treble – d.tr /tr

Stitch - st


Make 18 foundation chains.

Row 1: 1 tr/dc in fourth ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, 5 tr/dc in next ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 2ch, 3 ch, skip 3ch, 1 tr/dc in next 2ch, turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1 tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 2 tr/dc below, 3ch, 1 tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in third tr/dc of 5 sts group, 3 ch, 1 tr/dc in tr/dc below and 1 tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, 1 tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 3ch, 5 tr/dc in space of 3 ch, 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 2 tr/dc below, 3ch, 1 tr/dc in tr/dc below and 1 tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat 2 - 3 rows 4 times.

Row 12: 3ch, 1 tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 2 tr/dc below, 3ch, 1 tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in 3rd tr/dc of 5 sts group, 3 ch, 1 tr/dc in tr/dc below and 1 tr/dc in 3rd ch, 8 ch, turn and work 1 dc/sc in top of last tr/dc of 10th row, 3ch, 1 dc/sc in 3rd ch of 9th row, turn.

Row 13: 18 tr/dc in space of 8ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 2 tr/dc below, then continue as in row 3 and turn.

Row 14: work as in row 2, * 3ch, skip 2 sts, 2 tr/dc in next; rep from * 4 times, 3ch, 1 dc/sc in top of tr/dc of 8th row, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in 3rd ch of 7th row, turn.

Row 15: 3ch, work over each of next group of 2 tr/dc: 1 tr/dc in 1st st, 2 tr/dc in 2nd st + 3ch. Then continue as in row 3 and turn.

Row 16: work as in row 2, 3 ch, work over each of next group of 3 tr/dc: 1 tr/dc in 1st st, 1 tr/dc in 2nd st, 2 tr/dc in 3rd st + 3ch, 1 dc/sc in tr/dc of 6th row, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in 3rd ch of 5th row, turn.

Row 17: 3ch, work over each of next group of 4 tr/dc: 2 tr/dc in 1st st, 1 tr/dc in 2nd st , 1 tr/dc in 3rd st, 2 tr/dc in 4th st + 3ch. Then continue crochet as in row 3 and turn.

Row 18: work as in row 2, 3ch, work over each of next group of 6 tr/dc: 2 tr/dc in 1st st, 1 tr/dc in 2nd st, 1 tr/dc in 3rd st, 3 ch, 1 tr/dc in 4th st, 1 tr/dc in 5th st, 2 tr/dc in 6th st, + 3ch, 1 dc/sc in tr/dc of 4th row, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in 3rd ch of 3rd row, turn.

Row 19: 2 ch. 2tr/dc in space of 3 ch below, * 4ch, 2 d.tr/tr + 3ch + 2 d.tr/tr in space of 3 ch, 4ch, 2 d.tr/tr in next space of 3ch; rep from * 3 times, 4ch, 2 d.tr/tr + 3ch + 2 d.tr/tr in space of 3 ch, 4ch, 2tr/dc in space of 3ch, 2ch. Then continue crochet as in row 3 and turn.

Row 20: work as in row 2, 2ch , 1 tr/dc in first tr/dc below, 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, * 3 ch, work 9 d.tr/tr with 1 ch between in space of 3 ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 3ch, 1 dc/sc in next space of 4 ch; rep from * 3 times, 3 ch, work 9 d.tr/tr with 1 ch between in space of 3 ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc below, 2ch, 1 dc/sc in tr/dc of 2nd row, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in tr/dc of 1st row, turn.

Row 21: 3 ch, 1 tr/dc in tr/dc below, work 1dc/sc + 3ch in each of next spaces of 1 ch and 1 dc/sc + 3ch in space of 3 ch between dc/sc. Then work 3ch, 1 tr/dc in tr/dc below, 3ch and continue crochet as in row 3, turn.

Repeat 2 – 21 rows until you have reached your desired length.



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