17th row. 4 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 2 French ground, 5 long close, 1 French ground, 12 long close, 5 French ground.—
18th row. 4 French ground, 12 long close, 3 French ground, 12 long close, 1 French ground, 5 long close, 4 French ground.—
19th row. 12 French ground, 5 long close, 5 French ground.—
20th, 21st, and 22d rows. French ground.—
23d row. 1 plain, 5 long close, 1 plain into each loop.
For the Edging.—1 treble, 1 French ground.—
1st fancy row. 1 hole of French and 6 long close alternately all round.—
2d row. Wholes of French ground, 6 long close all round.—
3d row. 6 long close, 5 chain, 2 long close, 5 chain all round.—
4th row. Same as the 3d.—
5th row. 6 long close, 5 chain, 6 chain, 8 chain, 6 chain to be worked into the same loop, 5 chain; repeat all round. The engraving will greatly assist in working out this.
Explanation of Terms.—French ground: six chain stitches united to the centre stitch of former row. Long close: long stitches, without any chain-stitch between.
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Flowers for the Border.—The following is the mode of working this pattern:—Make 28 chain. Turn. Miss 17, 1 plain, 1 chain, 1 long, 2 chain. Continue to work 1 long and 2 chain all round the flower.—
2d round. 3 plain under every 2 chain; 4 plain in the stem. Fasten off for the leaf.
12 chain. Turn. Miss 2; 7 long stitches in 7 following chain, 1 plain; 1 chain to cross the stem; 3 long, 1 plain in the same chain as last long; 3 long, 1 plain, 5 long to turn the point; 1 plain, 3 long, 1 plain twice; 7 plain in stem. Fasten off. The second flower, worked as the first, is united to it by working the eighth plain stitch of the last round of the flowers into a stitch the same distance from the stem of the first flower. To turn the corners of the collar, work a flower without a leaf. Continue these flowers the length of the collar.
Leaves and Flowers for the Centre:—
First leaf. 31 chain. Turn. Insert the needle into the nineteenth chain; 1 plain, 1 chain to cross the stem; 3 long into three following chain; 2 long in 1 chain, 4 long, 2 long in 1 chain; 3 long to turn the points. Then down the other side of the leaf the same. 4 plain in the stem; 1 chain to cross the stem.—
Second leaf. 21 chain, and work as first leaf. When finished, work 4 plain down the stem.—
Third leaf. 13 chain. Turn. Miss 1, 1 plain, 7 long, 1 plain.—
The flower. 17 chain. Turn. Insert the needle in the tenth chain to form a loop; work 15 plain stitches in the loop.—