The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 eBook

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[Illustration:  No. 19 CLARET-JUG MAT]

[Illustration:  Nos 20. 21 CORNERS FOR HANDKERCHIEF]

[Illustration:  NO. 22.  COVER FOR EASY-CHAIR]

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CROCHET.

28.  CARD-BASKET.

Materials—­Shaded green, shaded amber, shaded geranium-colour, Berlin wool; two skeins of blue, two of green, Berlin wool, and two yards of wire, will also be required.

With shaded green make a chain of nine stitches; unite and work ten rounds in close double crochet, increasing in every stitch in the first round, in every alternate in the second, and in the same stitch in each of the succeeding rounds.—­

11th round.  Work along stitch in each stitch, missing every ninth stitch.—­

12th round. 3 long, 3 chain, miss 2.—­

13th round (with amber). 3 long worked in the 3 chain of last round, 4 chain; repeat.—­

14th round.  Close double crochet.—­

15th round (with shaded green). 3 long worked in one stitch, 1 chain, miss 3; repeat.—­

16th round.  Close double crochet.—­

17th round (with amber). 3 long worked above the one chain of 15th round, 2 chain; repeat.—­

18th and 19th rounds.  Close double crochet.  The last of these rounds is worked over a wire, and a round in close double crochet, with amber, is also worked over a wire in the 10th round, to form the bottom of basket.  Wrap four pieces of wire, the height of the basket, with green wool, and attach to the inside at regular distances.  Prepare a piece of wire, in like manner, for the handle.  Work the handle as follows: 

With shaded green make a chain the length required.—­

2d row (with amber).  Close double crochet.—­

3d row (with green).  Close double crochet; sew this to the wire, which must be placed in the under side.

Prepare the flowers and leaves which ornament the edge of the basket in the following manner: 

Geranium.—­With geranium-coloured wool make a chain of five stitches, unite, and work a round in double crochet, increasing in every stitch; work a round without increasing, then work 1 single crochet, 2 chain, 3 long, 2 chain, 1 single crochet, in one stitch, miss 1, and repeat in every alternate stitch.

For the Cup of the Flower.—­With green make a chain of five stitches, unite, and work 1 single, 2 long, 1 single in every stitch.  Make the stamens with amber wool, and sew the stamens and flower to the cup.

For Geranium-bud.—­With geranium-colour make a chain of three stitches, unite, increase in the second round by working two in each alternate stitch; work 2 rounds without increasing; then work two rounds decreasing in every stitch.  With green make a chain of four stitches, unite, and work 1 single, 3 long, 1 single; repeat three times, and draw the bud through this, leaving a piece for the stem, which must be wrapped with green wool. Forget-me-not.—­With blue make a chain of five, unite, and into this ring work 1 single, 2 long, 1 single; repeat four times.

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