INRI Altar Lace Filet Crochet Pattern

For Good Friday and the Easter season, this scalloped altar cloth edging has the acronym INRI, or “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews”, which was an inscription put on the cross. It was designed in 1918 by Geneva Korta, and includes a chalice with a ribbon bow to separate the main elements. Ms. Korta had a unique way to make increases for the scalloped edge; her instructions are included, or you can substitute your favorite method for increases and decreases.

This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today’s crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won’t need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms.

The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, double crochet, and slip stitch.

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