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Place mats are crocheted from strips to match rag rug

Have you ever tried crocheting with fabric strips? Several months ago, we featured a semi-circular fringed rug crocheted from precut fabric strips, which was such a hit with our readers that we've come up with a set of four place mats made from the same material in a narrower width.

You'll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily you can create this set of beautiful and practical mats with a size N hook (or any size you need for a gauge of 2 double crochets per inch) and 1-inch wide strips of printed cotton percale. The finished size is 12 by 18 inches

To obtain directions for making the Rag Place Mats, send your request for Leaflet No. Z-101694 with $2 and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Trexler Designs, Dept. 123200, P.O. Box 419148, Kansas City, Mo. 64141. Or you may order Kit No. C-101694 by sending a check or money order for $19.95 to Trexler Designs at the same address. Kit price includes shipping charges, full instructions, precut fabric strips and a size N crochet hook. Please specify your choice of pastel tones or deep tones.

For kit orders only, you may call toll-free Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (800) 873-9537 (800-TREXLER) to order by phone.

Pat Trexler is unable to answer your letters personally.

However, she welcomes all questions and hints and will use those of general interest in the column whenever possible. Send questions to: Pat Trexler, Universal Press Syndicate, 4900 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64112.