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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 227 pages of information about The Ladies' Work-Book.

4th:  X 6 over seven, miss the long stitch, X repeat.

5th:  X 5 over six, missing as before, X repeat.

6th:  X 4 over five, as before, X repeat.

7th:  X 3 over four, as before, X repeat.

8th:  X 2 over three, as before, X repeat.

Before darning netting, wash it perfectly clean, stiffen it by dipping it into a little gum-water, and pin it out on a pillow, in the proper form, to dry.  Then darn it with embroidery cotton, every square of the pattern being closely filled up.

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ROUND COUVERETTE FOR AN EASY CHAIR OR SOFA.

1st round:  9 ch., unite; 3 ch., this forms 1 l. stitch; under this circle work 24 l., that is, including the 3 ch., which reckon as “1 l.;” in fastening off this round, simply insert the hook through the 3rd loop of 3 ch., draw the cotton through, cut it off, draw it down at the back, and tie it in a neat and secure knot.

2nd:  Be careful not to begin in any row in the same place where the previous row was terminated. 2 l. into every loop of last row; there should be 48 l.

3rd:  1 l. into every loop, with 1 ch. between each.

4th and 5th:  1 l. upon every l., with 2 ch. between each.

6th:  Commence upon a l. stitch, * 2 l. into 1 loop, 5 ch., miss 2 loops, repeat from * 3 times more, then 3 ch., miss 2 loops, 10 l., 3 ch., miss 2 loops, repeat.

7th:  * 2 l. into the 3rd loop of the 5 ch.; 5 ch., repeat from * twice more, then 10 l. on l., repeat.

8th:  3 d.c. stitches, the 1st into the 2nd loop of the 5 ch., after the l. stitches, 5 ch., repeat from * 3 times more, 12 l. the 1st into next loop, repeat.

9th:  * 3 d.c. the 1st into the 2nd loop of the 1st 5 ch., 5 ch., repeat from * twice more, miss 1 loop, 18 l. the 1st in 2nd loop.

10th:  D.c. into the centre loop of the 5 ch., 5 ch., d.c. into centre loop of next 5, 3 ch., 24 l. the 1st on next d.c. stitch, 3 ch., repeat.

11th:  3 d.c. the 1st into 2nd loop of 5 ch., 3 ch., 1 l. on every l., with 1 ch. between each, 3 ch., repeat.

12th:  1 l. on l., 1 ch., repeat over the l. stitches, then 3 ch., 3 d.c. on the 3 d.c., 3 ch., repeat.

13th:  1 l. on l., 1 ch., repeat this over the l. stitches, 7 ch., repeat.

14th:  The same.

15th:  1 l., 2 ch. over the l. stitches, then 3 ch., 1 l. into 3rd loop of the 7 ch., 5 ch., miss 1 loop, 1 l. into next loop, 3 ch., repeat.

16th:  7 sq., 6 l., 14 sq., 3 ch., d.c. into centre loop of 5 ch., 3 ch., repeat.

17th:  6 sq., 12 l., 13 sq., 3 ch., 1 l. on d.c. stitch, 3 ch., repeat.

[Illustration:  ROUND COUVERETTE FOR AN EASY CHAIR OR SOFA.]

18th:  6 sq., 12 l., 4 sq., 9 l., 2 sq., 3 l., 3 sq., 3 ch., d.c. on d.c., 3 ch., repeat.

19th:  6 sq., 12 l., 3 sq., 12 l., 2 sq., 3 l., 3 sq., 3 ch., d.c. on d.c., 3 ch., repeat.

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