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Free Crochet Royal Starburst
Tablecloth
Royal Starburst Tablecloth

Materials: Crochet Cotton Size 20
  Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 or 1.50 mm

Wrap the cord over two fingers 7 times, leaving the end a few inches long. Take the thread on the needle, ch 3, dc over the ring
41 times, join. Draw end of thread, working ring with the fingers, until it is smooth and uniform and the opening is about ¾ inches
in diameter.

Row 1: Ch 3, 3 dc in back thread of next st, holding last loop of all 4 sts on needle and draw through all at once, ch 1 to bind, ch
2, 4 dc in 3rd st, holding last loop of all 4 sts on needle. Draw through all at once, 1 st to bind, ch 2. Rep all around, having 14
groups, ch 2, join. The back thread of st is taken in every row, leaving the front st conspicuous.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in every st, widen with extra 24 dc (putting 2 dc in about every 2nd st), making 80 sts in row, join.
Row 3: Ch 10, sl st in 4th st of second row. Repeat all around, having 20 meshes, sl st to middle of 1st mesh.
Row 4: Ch 10, sc over middle of every mesh, sl st to middle of 1st mesh.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in middle st of mesh, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 7 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in middle st of next mesh; rep around, join, sl
st to middle of small shell.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same mesh, ch 2, 2 dc in same mesh, ch 6, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next small shell. Rep around, join sl st to
middle of small shell.
Row 7: Shell like row 6, with 5 ch between, sl st to middle of shell.
Row 8: Shell like row 6, with 6 ch between, sl st to middle of shell.
Row 9: Shell like row 6, with 7 ch between, sl st to middle of shell.
Row 10: 2 sc in middle of shell, 5 ch, trc, catching over all 5 ch between shells. Draw a st about an inch long or until it lies flat and
smooth, then work off the threads on the needle. 5 ch, 2 sc in next shell; rep around. This row completes the figure of shells.
Row 11: Ch 3, dc in every st of 10th row, having 260 sts, join.
Row 12: Ch 3, 3 dc in first st, holding loop of all 4 sts on needle, draw through all at once, ch 3; rep around, join, having 65
groups when done.
Row 13: Ch 3, dc in every st of row 12. Widen with 4 extra dc, having 264 sts in row, join.
Row 14: This row begins the wide, open figure. 3 sc, skip 1 st, ch 2, 1 dc, skip 1 st, ch 2, 3 sc; rep around. Do not join, go up into
next row.
Row 15: 1 dc in middle st of the first 3 sc of row 14. Ch 2, 3 sc (1 in last st of ch, 1 in dc, 1 in first st of next ch), ch 2, dc, ch 2; rep
around.
Row 16: Repeat row 15.
Row 17: Repeat row 16 with ch 3 instead of ch 2.
Row 18-21: Repeat row 17.
Row 22-24: Repeat row 21, with ch 4 instead of ch 3.
Row 25-27: Repeat row 24, with trc instead of dc.
Row 28-35: Repeat row 27, with ch 5 instead of ch 4.
Row 36: Repeat row 35, with dc instead of trc. This row ends the wide, open figure.
Row 37: Ch 3, dc in every st of row 36. Join.
Row 38: This row is made like row 12, having 152 groups, join.
Row 39: Ch 3, dc in every st of row 38.
Row 40: Ch 11, sl st in every 9th st of row 39; rep around, sl st to middle of first mesh, having 68 meshes.
Row 41: Ch 13, sc over middle of mesh in row 40; rep around.
Row 42: Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same st of mesh, ch 7, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in middle of next mesh, ch 7; rep around.
Row 43: Repeat row 6.
Row 44: Repeat row 7.
Row 45: Repeat row 8.
Row 46: Repeat row 9.
Row 47: Repeat row 10. This row completes the figure of shells.
Row 48: Ch 3, dc in every st of row 47.
Row 49: This row begins the border. Ch 1, 13 sc, ch 5, skip 7 sts of last row, 3 dc in 8th st, ch 5, skip 7 sts, 13 sc; rep around (it
will be necessary to skip 8 sts about every other time to make it come out right), having 31 groups of 13 sc, 31 spaces with 3 dc
in center of space.
Row 50: 11 sc, skipping first and last st of group of 13 sc, ch 5, dc in last st of chain, 3 dc in 3 dc, dc in first st of next chain, ch 5,
11 sc; rep around.
Row 51: 9 sc, ch 5, dc in last st of chain, 2 dc in 2 dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, 2 dc in 2 dc, dc in first st of chain, ch 5, 9 sc; rep.
Row 52: 7 sc, ch 5, dc in last st of chain, 2 dc in 2 dc (this group will be mentioned as 3 dc hereafter, but must be made as just
described), ch 3, dc over ch 3, ch 3, dc over same chain, ch 3, skip 1 dc, 2 dc in 2 dc, dc in chain (this second group will also be
mentioned as 3 dc), ch 5, 7 sc; rep.
Row 53: 5 sc, ch 5, 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next mesh, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in middle mesh, ch 3, dc in next mesh, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 5; rep.
Row 54: 3 sc, ch 4, 3 dc, ch 3, (dc in next mesh, ch 3) twice, (dc, ch 3, dc) in middle mesh, (dc in next mesh, ch 3) twice, 3 dc, ch
4, 3 sc; rep.
Row 55: Sc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, (dc in next mesh, ch 3) 3 times, (dc, ch 3, dc ch 3) in middle mesh, (dc in next mesh, ch 3) 3 times,
3 dc, ch 3; rep around.
Row 56: This is the last row. Sl st along first ch across first 3 dc, sl st in first mesh, ch 11, catch back in 7th st from hook to form
picot (p), ch 2, dc in next mesh, ch 9, catch back in 7th st from hook to form p; rep, having 2 picot chains in middle mesh of
scallop. After the last picot of scallop ch 2, 3 dc, 3 dc, ch 9, catch back to form p; rep around. When last scallop is completed,
finish the first one as follows: 3 dc, ch 9, p, ch 2, fasten in second st of first ch of 11 sts.