Deseret Rose Altar Cloth Pattern

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Donna’s Deseret Rose Altar Cloth

This is an altar cloth made by Marla.  It was featured about a year ago, and has been completed.  It’s beautiful!  Marla originally saw a piece of lace that had no pattern and recreated the pattern from scratch.

She wrote up the pattern and when I asked her what made her think of making an altar cloth, she included this experience in her letter to me:

“I have to tell you this little story…. a couple of weeks ago when the big final push was on to finish, I took the cloth with me to my Aunt (my Mother’s dear youngest sister) Colleen’s cabin in Island Park for a family reunion.  My mother passed away 2 years ago last July and because of that my Aunt decided to start getting all the cousins together every August at the cabin where we all spent our childhood.  I thought I could get a lot of work done while sitting and visiting in the evenings… and I did, but while working on the cloth my sister-in-law asked what made me want to make one…. I explained that I really didn’t know & I had never thought about it before, but that a few months after Mom passed I came across your site and was prompted….Strongly…. and this nagging feeling just wouldn’t go away!  I just had to do it.
My Sister-in-law calmly said that it was Mom’s pushing & insistence from the other side that made me do it.  After thinking about it I really believe she is right.  🙂  My mom worked in both the Mesa AZ & Idaho Falls Temples and Maybe a little bit in the Boise Temple I think but I’m not sure.  She did a lot of quilts & crochet tablecloths, but I don’t know if she ever made any Altar Cloths…. So this one is for her….. ‘Donna’s Deseret Rose’ Altar Cloth.  🙂   I do hope she keeps pushing me!”

 

DESERET ROSE ALTAR CLOTH PATTERN

(Remade & written up by Marla Nikirk – from an unknown vintage pattern)

Deseret Rose Motif:

Rnd 1: Foundation ring….Chain 9, slp.st. (slip stitch) in beginning stitch.

Chain 3 (counts as 1st triple), 23 triple (triple crochet) in beginning ring. Slp.st. in 3rd stitch of beginning chain 3. A ring of total of 24 triples.

Rnd 2: Chain 6, skip next triple and *single (single crochet) in top of next triple, chain 6,* repeat all the way around ending with a slp.st. in the first stitch of beginning chain 6 (a total of 12 chain-6 loops). Slp.st. in next 2 st’s. of beginning chain 6, single in the chain-6 loop.

Rnd 3: Chain 6, *single in next chain-6 loop of previous rnd., chain 6,* repeat all the way around ending with a slp.st. in the first stitch of beginning chain 6 (a total of 12 chain-6 loops). Slp. st. in next 2 st’s. of beginning chain 6, single in the chain-6 loop.

Rnd 4: Chain 8, *single in next chain-6 loop of previous rnd., chain 8,* repeat all the way around ending with a slp.st. in the first stitch of beginning chain 8 (a total of 12 chain-8 loops). Slp.st. in next 2 st’s. of beginning chain 8, single in the 4th stitch of the beginning chain 8.

Rnd 5: *Chain 6, single in the next stitch of the beg chain-8 loop. 13 Triple in the next chain-8 loop, single in the 4th stitch of the next chain-8 loop.* Repeat all the way around ending with a slp.st. in the first stitch of the beginning chain-6 loop. Slp.st. in the next stitch of the beginning chain-6 loop, single in the beginning chain-6 loop.

Rnd 6: *Chain 6 (counts as 1st triple & chain 3), triple in beginning chain-6 loop of previous rnd., chain 3, triple in same chain-6 loop, chain 3, triple in same chain-6 loop, chain 3, triple in same chain-6 loop. Total of 5 triples & 4 chain 3 spaces. Chain 4, single in top of 5th triple of previous rnd. triple grouping, chain 4, skip next 2 triples and single in next triple, chain 4, single in the next chain-6 loop, chain 3*. Continue around ending with a slp.st. in the 4th stitch of beginning chain 6. Slp.st. in the next stitch and single in the chain-6 loop.

Rnd 7: *Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 7, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space. Chain 5, skip the next chain 4 space, 3 triples in the next chain 4 space, chain 5, skip the next chain 4 space, single in the next chain 3 space.* Continue on around ending with a slp.st. in the first stitch of the beginning chain 3. Cut and fasten off the thread and finish by sewing the tail in.

Rnd 7 at joins:

*Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, (@ normal chain 7) chain 3, single in the chain-7 space of adjoining motif(s), chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space.

(@ normal chain 5) chain 2, single in the chain-5 space of adjoining motif, chain 2, skip the next chain 4 space. 3 triples in the next chain 4 space.

(@ normal chain 5) chain 2, single in the chain-5 space of adjoining motif, chain 2, single in the next chain 3 space.*

Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, (@ normal chain 7) chain 3, single in the chain-7 space of adjoining motif(s), chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space.

Continue on around using the join counts *-* as required for attaching to adjacent motifs. If there are not adjoining motifs to connect to use the stitch counts for the regular Rnd 7 chains. End with a slp.st. in the first stitch of the beginning chain 3. Cut and fasten off the thread and finish by sewing the tail in.

Deseret Rose Motif Cloth Edging:

Rnd 1: Start with a single in one of the outer chain-7 loops along the straight side.

Down the side: *Chain 3, single in the same chain-7 loop, chain 8, single in chain 5 space, chain 8 (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space, chain 4. Triple in the joined chain-7 loops (between 2 joined motifs) chain 3, triple in the same joined chain-7 loops. Chain 4, single in next chain 5 space, chain 8, (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space, chain 8, single in next chain-7 loop.* Repeat down the straight side to the first open chain-7 loop of the corner motif.

Around the corner: Chain 3, single in same chain-7 loop, chain 8, single in the next chain 5 space, chain 8 (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space, chain 8. Single in the next chain-7 loop, chain 3, single in the same chain-7 loop, chain 8. Single in the next chain 5 space, chain 8, (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space, chain 8, single in the last open chain-7 loop of the corner motif.

Across the scalloped end: *Chain 3, single in the same chain-7 loop, chain 8. Single in the next chain 5 space, chain 8,(skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space. Chain 4, triple in the joined chain-7 loops (between 2 joined motifs) chain 3, triple in the same joined chain-7 loops. Chain 4, single in next chain 5 space, chain 8, (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space. Chain 4, triple in the joined chain-7 loops (between 2 joined motifs) chain 3, triple in the same joined chain-7 loops. Chain 4, single in next chain 5 space, chain 8, (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space. Chain 8, single in the next chain-7 loop, chain 3, single in same chain-7 loop. Chain 8, single in the next chain 5 space, chain 8 (skip over the 3 triples of the previous round) single in next chain 5 space, chain 8. Single in the next chain-7 loop.* Repeat across the scalloped end to the first open chain-7 loop of the next corner motif.

Continue around the corner motif as before and around the cloth as directed. When you get all the way around to where your first started, slp.st. in the first stitch of the beginning chain 3, single in the beginning chain-3 loop.

Rnd 2:

Down the side: *Chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 6, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop. Chain 6, single in the next chain 8 space, 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 4 space. Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 4, single in the same chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 4 space. 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 8 space, chain 6, single in the next chain-3 loop.* Repeat down the straight side to the first open chain-3 loop of the corner motif.

Around the corner: Chain 4, single in same chain-3 loop, chain 6, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop. Chain 6, single in the next chain 8 space, 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 8 space. Chain 6, single in the next chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in same chain-3 loop, chain 6, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop. Chain 6, single in the next chain 8 space, 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 8 space. Chain 6, single in the last open chain-3 loop of the corner motif.

Across the scalloped end: *Chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 6, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop. Chain 6, single in the next chain 8 space, 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 4 space. Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 4, single in the same chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 4 space. 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 4 space. Chain 3, single in the next chain 3 space, chain 4, single in the same chain 3 space, chain 3, single in the next chain 4 space. 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 8 space, chain 6, single in the next chain-3 loop. Chain 4, single in same chain-3 loop, chain 6, single in the same chain-3 loop, chain 4, single in the same chain-3 loop. Chain 6, single in the next chain 8 space, 13 triple in the next chain 8 space, single in the next chain 8 space. Chain 6, single in the next chain-3 loop. Repeat across the scalloped end to the first open chain-3 loop of the next corner motif.

Continue around the corner motif as before and around the cloth as directed. When you get all the way around to where your first started, slp.st. in the beginning chain-3 loop.

Cut and fasten off the thread and finish by sewing the tail in.

 

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