For the Cup of the Flower.—With green make a chain of four stitches, work 1 single, 1 long in every loop; make stamens with pieces of amber wool; place the flower within the cup, draw the stamens through, and sew at the end, leaving a piece of wool for the stem, which is wrapped with green.
For the Leaves.—With green make a chain of 18 stitches; work down one side of these for 11 stitches in single crochet; turn to the other side, work 1 single, 2 long, in the first two stitches; (a) 1 single, 1 long, in third stitch; 2 double long in the fourth; 1 long, 2 chain, in the fifth stitch; repeat from (a) once, and work 1 long, 2 double long, in the ninth and tenth stitches, and in the last stitch work two treble long. Work the other side of leaf to correspond. Work down the chain to the fifteenth stitch; from this work a chain of 11 stitches, and work a leaf from the directions already given. Work a third leaf on the reverse side of stem. Seven geraniums and three buds will be required, and fifteen forget-me-nots and seven sprays of leaves will also be needed.
Arrange the flowers and leaves on the basket as seen in illustration, and sew on the handle.
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[Illustration: No. 23. LADY’S RETICULE.]
[Illustration: No. 24. SPECTACLE CASE.]
[Illustration: No. 25. TOILET CUSHION.]
[Illustration: No. 26. BONNET PRESERVER.]
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29. RAISED CROCHET COLLAR.
Materials—Raworth’s crochet-thread No. 70, and a middle-sized tambour-needle.
Cut out in paper the shape of the collar you wish to make, but half an inch larger all round.
Edging for the Collar.—Make a chain about one-third longer than the outside of your paper pattern, turn and work the first row along the chain in long crochet, making a chain stitch after each long one, and missing the corresponding loop of the chain.—
2d row. Turn again, keeping the work on the right side; make 3 chain stitches, and along the opposite edge of the long stitches, (a), work 10 plain stitches, and in the tenth a chain of 9 stitches; turn, and along the vein just made work 8 stitches in double crochet, and 1 plain stitch in the loop from which the chain springs; repeat from (a) throughout the row. Break off your cotton, and begin the next row and all the following at the other end.—
3d row. (b) Work 9 plain stitches, then work round the vein in long stitches, making an additional stitch at the top; repeat from (b).—
4th row. (c) Work 8 plain stitches, then round the leaf in long stitches, making 2 additional stitches in the top loop; repeat from (c).—
5th row. (d) Work 7 plain stitches, then, in double crochet, making round the leaf an additional stitch in the top loop; repeat from (d).—