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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.

6th, 7th, and 8th rows.  As 5th row, but that the number of edge-stitches must decrease in each row.—­

9th row. 5 long, the first worked above the second long of last row, the remaining above the remaining long, and in the first stitch of chain; repeat.—­

10th, 11th, and 12th rows.  As 9th row, increasing the number of edge-stitches.—­

13th row.  With white, double crochet.—­

14th row. 1 long, 2 chain, miss 2; repeat.—­

15th row. 7 stitches of double, (a) make a chain of 15 loops, form a circle by working a plain stitch into the ninth loop; 7 chain, 1 plain, worked into the second loop; 7 chain, 1 plain, worked into the third loop; 7 chain, 1 plain, worked into the fifth loop; 7 chain, 1 plain, worked into the sixth loop; 7 chain, 1 plain, worked into the eighth loop; work a stitch of single crochet in each of the remaining chain stitches, then 15 stitches of double crochet in the fifteen following stitches of the 14th row; repeat from (a) to the end of row.

With pink work rows of single open crochet between the flowers already worked with white, attaching the thread to the second stitch of foundation in the 1st row, and finishing in the third chain in the opposite leaf.  In the 2d row, fasten the thread to the third chain of second leaf, and finish at the opposite leaf.—­3d row.  Fasten on at the fifth chain of second leaf, and finish at the opposite leaf.—­4th row.  Commence at third chain of third leaf, and finish at opposite leaf.  Work thus between each of the flowers to the end of row, then work a row of single open crochet.

With white work 1 row in double crochet, and a row, 1 long, 2 chain, miss 2; repeat.  Recommence again at 2d row, and repeat the stripes of drab five times, and of pink three times.  Procure two tassels of the colours used in the cover for chair, and attach to the sides.

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CROCHET.

23.  LADY’S RETICULE.

Materials—­Drab crochet-thread, two shades of narrow blue satin ribbon, cord and tassels to correspond with the ribbon; a piece of blue and a piece of white silk as a lining.

Make a chain of 130 stitches.—­

1st row.  Double crochet.—­

2d row. 3 chain, 3 long.—­

3d row. 3 long worked in the 3 chain, 3 chain; repeat.—­

4th and two following rows. 1 long, 3 chain.—­

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th rows.  Like the 2d and 3d; repeat from the 3d row twice, and finish with 3 rows, 3 long, 3 chain, miss 3.  Crochet the sides together, work a row of double-long stitches around the top, in which to insert the cord, and finish with a row of double crochet.  Pass the ribbon through the rows of 3 chain, 3 long, placing the lightest in the centre strip, as will be seen by referring to illustration.  Make a double lining with the silk; place the white next the reticule, and the blue inside, and finish with cord and tassels.

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