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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.

Materials—­Three skeins of coarse purse silk, either a rich green, dark blue, or cerise, according to fancy; mesh No. 12.

For the length, you will require a foundation of 72 stitches.

1st row.  Net plain.—­

2d row.  Net the 2d stitch, then the 1st, now net the 4th, and afterwards the 3d; continue in this way to the end of the row.—­

3d row.  The first and every alternate stitch of last row will appear to be twisted, into which net 1 stitch; but into 2d and every other net 2; repeat to the end of the row.—­

4th row.  Net plain, leaving the extra stitches of last row unnetted; these 4 rows form the pattern, which must be repeated fourteen times more; join one-third of the rows together at each side, net 2 rows round the opening with a No. 21 mesh, draw up the ends, and finish with steel tassels and slides.

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CROCHET.

13.  GERMAN KNITTING-BAG.

Materials—­Green and puce Berlin wool (four shades of green and three of puce), three skeins of each shade, and four skeins of black wool.  One pair of tassels of corresponding colours, and a quarter of a yard of morocco leather for lining, will also be required.

Work in double-stitch crochet, passing the hook through both the upper and under loop of the stitch of the preceding row.  With black make a chain nine inches in length.  Work 1 row; work 2 rows with each shade of green, commencing with the darkest; work 2 rows with black, then work 1 row with each shade of puce, commencing at the darkest.  Work five stripes with each colour, and in working the last row but one of black work 3 chain, miss 3, fourteen stitches from each end.  These form button-holes.

For the Ends.—­With darkest green make a chain of 9 stitches; unite, and work two rounds, increasing in every stitch in the first and every alternate in the second round.  Work two rounds with each of the other shades, increasing always in the same stitch.  Work one round with black, one with the lightest puce, then one with black.  Work a second end in the same manner.

For the Handle.—­With black make a chain fourteen inches in length.  Work one row with the second shade of green, one with the mid shade of puce, then one with the third shade of green, and one again with black.  Crochet in the ends to the body of the bag.  Line with leather.  Sew on the handle, the tassels, and also two buttons on the side opposite to the button-holes.  Sew gimp round the joining at the ends, or work 3 plain stitches, 9 chain, miss 4, with black wool.—­

2d row. 1 stitch of double crochet in every stitch.

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EMBROIDERY

14.  CIGAR-CASE.

Materials—­Dark crimson velvet, or cachmere and gold twist or embroidery silk; if the latter, three shades of green, three of rose, three of blue, three of yellow, three of violet, and two of brown will be requisite.

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