The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 eBook

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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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CROCHET.

51.  COLLAR.

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.—­

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