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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.

2d row.  Commence one stitch from the first stitch in last row, 1 chain, 1 long in every stitch; repeat, finishing by working a stitch in advance.—­

3d row.  Commence as in last row, 2 chain, 1 long, miss 1, and finish as before.—­

4th row.  Commence and finish as before, 1 long, 2 chain, miss 1; repeat.—­

5th row. 3 chain, 1 long, miss 2; repeat, beginning and finishing as before.—­

6th row. 1 long, 3 chain, miss 1; repeat, commencing and finishing as before.  Now work the other two divisions in the same manner; after which work 1 long, 2 chain, miss 1, all round; then work a round in double crochet.  This completes the centre.

For the Edge.—­With white work 1 long, 2 chain, miss 1, all round.—­

2d round. 7 chain, 1 plain, miss 3; repeat.—­

3d round. 7 chain, 1 plain worked in the centre stitch of chain; repeat.—­

4th round. 1 plain worked in the centre stitch of chain, 5 long worked in the following stitches:  1 plain, 7 chain, 1 plain in the centre stitch of chain, 7 chain; repeat.

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[Illustration:  No. 71.  SERVIETTE FOR LIQUEUR STAND]

[Illustration:  No. 72.  RIBBON-WORK.]

[Illustration:  No. 73.  LADY’S SILK MITTENS.]

[Illustration:  No. 74.  COUVRETTE FOR DEVOTIONAL CHAIR.]

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RIBBON WORK

72.  A NEW AND ELEGANT WORK FOR SOFA PILLOWS, ANTI-MACASSARS, CARD-BASKETS, &c.

We will describe how to make an anti-macassar:—­

Take Penelope canvass, three quarters of a yard long, half a yard wide; a piece of crimson china ribbon; one piece of gold-colour, one of shaded lilac, and a rug-needle.

Prepare the canvass by cutting away every 2 alternate threads, and draw them out the whole length of the canvass; next cut away and draw them out with tweezers, every 2 alternate threads, the whole of the width of the canvass.  Next thread the rug-needle with crimson ribbon, and sew over the first 2 threads of canvass the lengthway of the canvass; when at the end, pass the needle to the next 2 threads and sew them over, taking care to keep the ribbon flat as possible; when at the top, return and cover the next two threads with the same coloured ribbon.  This will make 3 stripes.  Proceed the same with the gold-colour, 3 stripes; then the lilac, 3 stripes; then recommence with the crimson, and continue the same until you have the whole length finished.  Next commence to sew over the same from side to side, which will form a chequered pattern, and has a rich effect.  Finish round with a ruche of satin ribbon or fringe, crimson colour.  If desired, can be worked with slight silk.

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CROCHET.

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