Lucky Star Tablecloth

MATERIALS:
Clark's Big Ball Mercerized Crochet, size 20, 44 balls of White or Ecru.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 11 or 12.
GAUGE: Each motif measures about 4½ inches in diameter. When completed, tablecloth measures about 72 x 90 inches.
MOTIF: Starting at center, ch 8, join with sl st to form a ring,
1st rnd: Ch 5, * d c in ring, ch 2. Repeat from * 6 more times. Join last ch-2 with sl st to 3rd st of ch-5 first made (8 sps).
2nd rnd: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, * 3 dc in next sp, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-2 with sl st to 3rd st of ch-3 first made.
3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in next d c, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2. Join to 3rd st of ch-3 first made.
4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2. Join.
5th rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join.
6th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, * dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join.
7th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, * dc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.
8th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, * dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5, sc in ch-4 sp, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next sp, ch 5, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5. Join.
9th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same place as sl st, holding back the last loop of each dc on hook; thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (thus a 3-dc cluster is made-counting ch-3 as 1 dc); * ch 6, sc in ch-5 loop, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc in next loop, ch 6, skip 1 dc, 3-dc cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 6, sl st in tip of 1st cluster made.
10th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, ** ch 5, skip 3 sc, tr in next sc, * ch 2, tr in same sc. Repeat from * 2 more times, ch 5, sc in tip of next cluster. Repeat from ** around, ending with ch 5. Join.
11th rnd: Ch 6, dc in same place as sl st, * ch 3, 4 sc in ch-5 loop, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3; in next ch-2 sp make dc, ch 3, dc; ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, 4 sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 3; in next sc make dc, ch 3, dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-6 first made.
12th rnd: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, * ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 3; in next ch-3 sp (between dc's) make dc, ch 3, dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch-6 first made. Fasten and break off. This completes one motif
Make 16 x 20 motifs, and sew together on wrong side with neat over-and-over stitches, joining 2 points of each motif to 2 points of adjacent motifs, leaving 2 points free on each motif between joinings, to be filled in later.
FILL-IN LACE: Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring,
1st rnd: Ch 5, * d c in ring, ch 2. Repeat from * 6 more times. Join with sl st to 3rd st of ch-5 first made (8 sps).
2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 18, sc at joining of 2 motifs, ch 18, sc in same place as 1st sc was made, sc in next sp, ch 9, sc in next point on motif ch 9, sc in same sp on ring where last sc was made, sc in next sp, ch 9, sc in next point, ch 9, sc in same sp on ring where last sc was made, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. Fasten and break off.



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