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Instructions in Crochet.

PERHAPS no kind of work has ever a, 1 Dc (the centre stitch), would be 7 attained such popularity as Crochet. Dc, 3 Ch, miss 2, 1 Dc, 2 Ch, miss 1, 1 Whether as a simple trimming, as an Dc, miss 1, 2 Ch, 1 Dc, miss 2, 3 Ch, 7 elaborate quilt, or as a fabric, almost Dc. A knowledge of these abbreviarivalling Point Lace, it is popular with tions is easily acquired, and much space every woman who has any time at all is saved by them. for fancy work, since it is only needful The stitches used are Chain, Slip, to understand the stitches, and the terms Single, Double, Treble, and Long Treble and contractions used in writing the Crochet. descriptions of the different designs, to Chain Stitch is made by forming a be enabled to work with ease the most loop on the thread, then inserting the beautiful pattern that ever appeared in hook, and drawing the thread through crochet.

the loop already made. Continue this, The crochet hook should be very forming a succession of stitches. smooth, made of fine steel, and fixed Slip Stitch is made by drawings in handles. The Tapered Indented" thread at once through any given stitch, Hook, which has the size engraved on and the loop on the needle. the handle, will be found convenient, Single Crochet (Sc).-Having a loop from its quality, and saving trouble of on the needle, insert the hook in a referring to a gauge.

stitch, and draw the thread through in The marks used in our crochet re- a loop. You then have two lon the ceipts are simple, consisting chiefly of hook; draw the thread through both printers' marks, such as crosses, daggers, at once. asterisks, &c. They are used to mark Double Crochet (De).-Twist the thread repetitions. It will be seen that round the hook before inserting it in wherever a mark is used, another the stitch, through which you draw the similar one is sure to be found; the thread in a loop. There will then be repetition occurring between the two. three loops on the hook; draw the

Sometimes one repetition occurs with thread through two, and then through in the other. For instance: + 2 Dc, the one just formed, and the remaining 4 Ch, miss 4, * 1 Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, * three times, 5 Dc, + twice, it would at Treble Crochet (Tc), and Long Treble full length be—2 Dc, 4 Ch, miss 4, 5 (long Tc), are worked in the same way; Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, 5 Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, in treble the thread is put twice; in long 5 Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, 5 Dc, 2 Dc, 4 Ch, treble three times, before inserting it miss 4, 5 Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, 5 Dc, 1 Ch, into the stitch. miss 1, 5 Dc, iCh, miss 1, 5 Dc. Square Crochet is also sometimes used. There is another mode of abbreviating; The squares are either open or close. but this can only be used where a row An open square consists of one Dc, two has a centre, both sides of which are Ch, missing two on the line beneath, alike, the latter being the same as the before making the next stitch. A close former, worked backwards. In this square has three successive Dc. Thus, case the letters b, a, are employed, to any given number of close squares, fol. show that in the latter part of the row lowed by an open, will have so many the instructions must be reversed :-6, times three Dc, and one orer; 7 Dc, 3 Ch, miss 2, 1 Dc, 2 Ch, miss 1, quently any foundation for square cro



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chet must have a number that can be and finishing it with the continudivided by three, having one over. ing the work with the latter holding in

To contract an Edge. This may be the old. If only one stitch is wanted done in Dc, Tc, or long Tc. Twist the in the new colour, finish one stitch, and thread round the hook as often as re- begin the next with it; then change. quired, insert it in the work, and half To join Leaves, 8c. - When one part do a stitch. Instead of finishing it, twist of a leaf or flower is required to be joined the thread round again, until the same to another, drop the loop from the hook, number of loops are on, and work a which insert in the place to be joined; stitch entirely; so that, for two stitches, draw the loop through and continue. there is only one head.

To work over Cord.Hold the cord in To join on a Thread.—Joins should the left hand with the work, and work be avoided as much as possible in open round it, as you would over an end of work. In joining, finish the stitch by thread, working closely. When beads drawing the new thread through, leav- are used they must be first threaded on ing two inches for both ends, which silk or thread, and then dropped, accordmust be held in.

ing to the pattern, on the wrong side of To use several Colours. This is done the work. This side looks more even in single crochet. Hold the threads than the other; therefore, when bead not in use on the edge of the work, and purses are worked from an engraving, work them in. Change the colour by they are worked the reverse of the usual beginning the stitch in the old colour, i way, viz., from right to left.

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Materials.-Walter Evans and Co.'s Boar's Head Cotton, Derby, of any size suitable for the work to be trimmed. - For Petticoat, No. 16—with Crochet-hook, No. 20. For coarser articles, No. 4, or No. 8, with a Hook proportionably large. Make a chain of the length required, 1st Row.-Sc. the number of stitches being divisible 2nd Row.m + 1 Dc, 1 Ch, miss 1, + by 17: if a straight piece, add five more repeat. chains ; but if intended for trimming 3rd Row.-Sc. drawers, or similar articles, close into 4th Row.—5 Sc, putting the book a round, without adding any extra through both sides of the Ch, of the stitches.

previous row, at every stitch + * 11



Ch, miss 2, 3 Sc (under both sides of 2 Sc, at the point of the 2nd loop; the Ch), * 3 times, 2 Sc, + repeat for and on the other chain of 8, 3 Sc, on every pattern.

the 1st 3, 2 Sc, on the next. Turn the 5th Row.5 Sc, on 5, then on the first work on the wrong side :-6 Ch, 2 Sc, loop, 6 Sc, on the first 6 of 11 Ch, + 1 at the point of the loop. Turn on the Sc, 2 Dc, 1 Sc, on next, 4 Sc, on next right side :-2 Sc, in the 1st; 2 Ch, 2 4, 1 Sc, on centre of 3 Sc. On the next Sc, in each of the next 2 ; 2 in the next loop, 6 Sc, on 5 chain ; 1 Sc, 2 Dc, 1 2. Sc down the chains of the half loops, Sc, on the 6th Ch; 5 Sc, on the next 5; taking care not to contract the edge at 1 Sc, on centre of 3 Sc. On the next loop, all. 5 Sc, on 5 Sc; 3 Sc, on chain of 4 Sc, on 4 Ch; 1 Sc, 1 Dc, on next Ch. the next loop; 3 Ch, draw the loop Turn the work on the wrong side:— through the corresponding part of the 8 Ch, 2 Sc, on the point of the 2nd loop; Sc of last loop. Slip back on the 3 Ch; 8 Ch, 2 Sc, on the 2 Dc, at the point 3 Sc on 3 more chains of the loop. + of the 1st loop. Turn the work on the repeat as often as may be required for right side :-4 Sc, on 4 Ch; 3 Sc, on the the number of patterns. next; 1 on each of the last 3. Miss the

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Material.-Crochet cotton of any size. This border is suitable for a great | under these the next chain stitch scal. variety of purposes, according to the lop; repeat from *. 3rd row: 1 treble size of the cotton employed ; in coarse in the chain stitch on either side of the cotton it will make a trimming for couv- purl in the preceding row, 5 chain. rettes and berceaunette covers; with 4th row : * 2 double divided by 7 chain fine cotton it can be used for children's in the two first treble of the preceding row clothes, small curtains, &c. Make a (insert the needle underneath the upper sufficiently long foundation chain, and parts of the stitch), 10 chain, 1 slip work the 1st row: * 2 treble divided stitch in the 5th of these 10 stitches so by 3 chain in the 1st foundation chain as to form a loop, 4 chain; repeat from stitch, miss 3; repeat from *. 2nd row : 5th row: *1 slip in the middle-stitch * In the 1st scallop of the preoeding of the scallop formed by 7 chain in the row, 1 double, 5 treble, 1 double, then preceding row, 4 treble, 3 chain, 5 treble, 1 chain, 1 purl (4 chain, 1 slip stitch 3 chain, 4 treble, all these 13 stitches in the 1st of the four), (1 chain, miss in the loop of the preceding row, 80

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