Line the basket with rose-coloured satin before sewing in the crochet lining; wrap the handle with ribbon of shade to correspond with the satin, and place small rosettes at each side.
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32. GREEK CAP.
Materials required will be a quarter of a yard of common bed-ticken, but of a good broad stripe; some fine gold thread, also some silver thread, and various coloured silks.
Measure the size round the head, and cut a piece of ticken to the length, and of the depth of seven inches; work on the black stripes in herring-bone; stitch a row of gold and silver cord, alternate; and on the intermediate white stripes work, according to fancy, different coloured silks, also in herring-bone stitch, only rather larger, to fill up the stripe. Cut a piece of ticken round, and of about 2-1/2 inches in diameter; work it in the same manner, and mount it on a circular piece of card; full the headpiece round the small crown, line it with some bright-coloured Persian, and trim it with a gilt band, and gilt tassel to match.
This cap is so simple a work, that it hardly allows any one to suppose it will look as pretty as it certainly does.
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Materials—Scarlet and green shaded eight-thread Berlin wool; Penelope crochet needle No. 1.
With scarlet make a chain of 9 stitches, join and work a round in double crochet, increasing in every stitch.—
3d round. 1 long, 3 chain, miss 2 all round.—
4th round. 1 long in the centre stitch of chain, 4 chain; repeat all round.—
5th round. Double crochet.—
6th round. 3 long, the centre one above the 1 long in 3d round, 4 chain; repeat all round.—
7th round. 4 long worked in the 4 chain stitches, 4 chain; repeat all round.—
8th round. Double crochet.—
9th round. 4 long worked over the chain stitches, 6 chain; repeat.—
10th round. 1 stitch of solid long stitch in every loop.—
11th round (with the green wool). 1 long, 5 chain, miss 2; repeat.—
12th round. 1 long, 5 chain, miss 1; repeat.—
13th round. Chain of 7 stitches, worked in every third stitch with a plain stitch.—
14th and three following rounds. Chain of 9 stitches, worked in the centre stitch of chain of previous round.—
18th round. 3 chain, 1 plain, taking the centre chain-stitch of every 5th chain of 9; repeat all round, and this completes the mat.
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