Crochet a Bridge Cloth
Play Bridge in Style!

This free bridge cloth pattern was originally published in the 1940s in Crocheted Fashions, Star Book No. 116.

Follow the easy instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this bridge cloth with napkins. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a table covering.

Free Crochet Home Decor Pattern:
Crocheting a Table Covering for Bridge

Crochet Home Decor Pattern - Bridge Cloth


REQUIRED MATERIALS

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" EAST HEAVY CROCHET MERCERIZED COTTON, Article 140
15 Balls White, 6 Balls Forest Green or Colors of your Choice
Steel Crochet Hooks No. 1 and No. 0
1/2 Yard 60" Material for Napkins

NOTE(s)

Each motif measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.
64 motifs (8 x 8) are required for cover.
The final size is 30 inches x 30 inches.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1st Motif

With White and No. 0 hook ch 29, s c in 3rd st from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, s c in next st, repeat from * 12 times, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row - * S c over next ch 1 space, ch 1, repeat from * across row working last s c in turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the last row 21 times, cut thread.

Work 31 more motifs in same manner.

2nd Motif

With Forest Green and No. 0 hook, ch 29, d c in 4th st from hook, d c in next st of ch, * ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * twice, ch 3, turn.

2nd Row - 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, * ch 2, d c in next d c, ch 2, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, repeat from * across row working last d c in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat the last row 8 times, cut thread.

Work 31 more motifs in same manner.

Sew motifs together with "STAR" FAST HEAVY CROCHET as illustrated forming a checkerboard design.

Crocheting the Edge

With White using No. 1 hook and working firmly ch 19, s c in 3rd st from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, s c in next st, repeat from * 8 times, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row - * S c over next ch 1 space, ch 1, repeat from * across row working last s c in turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Repeat last row until strip measures 30 inches.

Work 3 more strips in same manner.

Sew each strip to side of cover. Sew corners of strips together. Sew rings to sides of cover as illustrated.

Crocheting the Napkins

Cut 4 pieces of material 14 inches by 14 inches. Turn under a narrow hem all around and sew with "STAR" MERCERIZED SEWING THREAD.

Napkin Edge

With White and No. 0 hook ch 4, s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, s c in next st, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row - * S c in next ch 1 space, ch 1, s c in turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Repeat last row until piece is long enough to fit across one side of napkin, do not turn, working across long side, s c in same space, ch 1, skip 1 row, s c in next row (this forms corner), ch 1, turn. Repeat from * 3 times, join to 1st row, cut thread.

Sew around napkin sewing on top of hem.

Work 3 more napkins in same manner.

This free bridge cloth pattern was originally published in the 1940s in Crocheted Fashions, Star Book No. 116.


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