Crocheted Pineapple Edgings for Handkerchiefs: This pattern gives directions to crochet the edgings, each in pineapple stitch, pictured. These are very narrow edgings specifically designed - 1941 - for handkerchiefs. These might also be delightful used on lingerie. "These elaborate edgings are achieved in seven rounds of simple crochet; but, if you prefer narrow dainty edging, tie off at the completion of Round 2, or Round 3".
This is a Mail Order pattern purchased through newspapers and catalogs. The pattern was marketed as both Needlework Bureau and Martha Madison 886. The newspaper description: "You'll like to crochet these pineapple design edgings, wide or narrow, on your own handkerchiefs or those you might be giving as a gift".
- Roll-hem, or hemstitch closely, a narrow hem around 11-inch squares of finest linen, lawn or other soft fine material. Or, buy ready-made hemstitched narrow-hem handkerchiefs at nominal cost.
- For the edging, use Tatting Cotton or #70 Crochet Cotton and #12 hook.
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