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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.

4th round (with the second shade). 5 single, 11 chain, miss 7; repeat all round.—­

5th round.  Work a stitch of double crochet in each of the chain-stitches, and in the first two of the single of last round, 5 chain, unite to the single in the ring which this forms; work 1 single, 3 chain, 2 long, 3 chain, 2 long, 1 double long, 2 long, 3 chain, 2 long, 3 chain, 1 single, work 2 double in the 2 single; repeat all round.—­

6th round (with the darkest shade). 1 single in the centre of the 11 chain-stitches, 9 chain, 1 single in double long, 9 chain; repeat.—­

7th round.  Double crochet in every stitch of last round.

For the Forget-me-nots.—­With drab make a chain of 6 stitches, unite, and into this ring work 3 long stitches, 3 chain-stitches; repeat four times more.  Make a chain of 5 stitches for the stem, and fasten off.

For the Leaves.—­Make a chain of 15 stitches, work 11 double crochet down this chain, pass the thread under the stalk, and draw it through the 12 stitch on the opposite side.  Work 1 long stitch into each of the next 3 loops; 4 chain-stitches, (a) 1 single crochet into the next loop; 1 long stitch into the following loop; 2 double long into the next; 1 treble long into the next; 2 double long, 1 single long, 4 chain; repeat from (a) to the 1 treble long, which brings you to the point of leaf.  Work on the reverse side 2 double long, 1 long, 1 single, (a) 4 chain, 1 single, 2 double long, 1 long, 1 single; repeat from (a), and finish by working down the stem. 27 forget-me-nots and 12 leaves will be required.  Cut a paper pattern the size and shape required; tack the centre of serviette to this, the right side to the paper, arrange the leaves and flowers as indicated in illustration; work stems for the flowers in chain-stitch, and to this attach each flower; work between the flowers and the leaves in button-hole stitch, and sew the leaves and flowers to the centre.

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[Illustration:  No. 5.  MUSIC STOOL COVER]

[Illustration:  No. 9.  COVER FOR ALBUM.]

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11.  SCREEN.

Materials—­Black satin, three shades of green chenille, three shades of brown chenille gold twist, and gold beads.

Work the shamrocks with the green chenille, veining the leaves with gold twist; the foliage in the background is also worked with green chenille.  The framework of the harp is executed with beads, and the strings with twist.  The wolf-hound is worked with brown chenille in embroidery-stitch, as also are the stems of the shamrocks and foliage.

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