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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 57 pages of information about The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850.

Large Yellow Petal.—­Take a bright, though rather deep, shade of yellow wool, split; cast on three stitches, knit and pearl in alternate rows, increasing one stitch before and one after the middle stitch in the plain row, till you have fifteen or seventeen stitches; take a higher shade of yellow, and work six more alternate plain and pearled rows, still increasing in the middle, but decreasing one stitch at the beginning of every row; change your wool for a deep violet, and continue to knit in alternate plain and pearled rows, decreasing one stitch at the beginning of each row, till seven stitches only remain; these cast off, taking the two last as one.

Two smaller Petals.—­Exactly like the large one, but increased only to thirteen stitches.  Sew a fine wire round each petal with split wool, tie the five petals together with a bit of green.

Buds.—­Take eight or ten lengths of split wool, yellow and violet, place across a piece of wire, fold the wire, twist the ends, turn down the ends of wool, tie them round the wire, leaving out the length required for the bud (about a quarter of an inch); cover the stem with green wool, split; also the stem of the heartsease.

Leaves.—­Begin with a shade of green wool, split as for one of the yellow petals, but you have thirteen stitches; cast off three at the beginning of the two following rows, go on increasing again to thirteen; cast off three at each end, and make thus as many scallops as will look well—­in general three or four on each side make a very good-sized leaf; after the last scallops, decrease one stitch at the beginning of every row, till the leaf comes to a point.

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CROCHET.

71.  SERVIETTE FOR LIQUEUR-STAND.

Materials—­Raworth’s thread No. 30, and three shades of Manlove’s pink crochet thread of corresponding size.

With the lightest shade make a chain of 9 stitches; join to form a round.

1st round.  Double crochet, increasing in every stitch.—­

2d round. 5 chain. 1 plain, miss 2; repeat.—­

3d round. 5 chain, 1 plain, taking the centre stitch of chain of previous round; repeat.—­

4th round.  Double crochet, increasing in every fifth stitch.—­

5th round. 7 chain, 1 plain, miss 3; repeat.—­

6th round.  Double crochet.—­

7th round. 1 chain, 1 plain above the centre stitch of chain in 5th round; repeat.—­

8th round (second shade of pink). 9 chain, 1 plain, worked in the plain of last round; repeat.—­

9th round.  Double crochet.—­

10th round. 5 chain, 1 plain, miss 3; repeat.—­

11th round. 4 chain, 1 plain, worked in the centre stitch of chain of last round; repeat.—­

12th round.  Double crochet, increasing in every ninth stitch.  Now divide the work into three parts, commence with the darkest shade, and work as follows:—­Fasten on the thread three stitches from the centre of one of these divisions; make a chain of 9 stitches, 1 plain, miss 6.—­

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