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

59th:  16 sq., 3 l., 1 sq. 3 l., 1 sq., 3 l., 4 sq., now work the same as last row.

60th:  13 sq., 6 l., 2 sq., 9 l., 5 sq., now the same as last row.

61st:  8 sq., 9 l., 1 sq., 3 l., 1 sq., 3 l., 3 sq., 3 l., 6 sq., now the same as last row.

62nd:  7 sq., 3 l., 3 sq., 9 l., 3 sq. 3, l., 7 sq., now the same as last row.

63rd:  14 sq., 9 l., 8 sq., now the same as last row.

64th:  25 sq., 3 ch., 7 d.c. over the l., * 3 d.c. under the 3 ch., 5 d.c. under next 3, 3 d.c. under next 3, 7 d.c. over the l., repeat from * twice more, 4 d.c. under the 4 ch., 7 d.c. on the l., 4 d.c. under the 4 ch., 7 d.c. over the l., repeat from the 1st * 3 times, 3 ch., repeat from beginning.

65th:  25 sq., making in these squares 3 ch. instead of 2, then d.c. over the d.c. stitches, 3 ch., repeat.

66th:  A row of long stitches all round.

Fringe.—­D.c. into a loop, make * 70 ch., rather loosely, miss loop of last round, d.c. into next loop, repeat from *.

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FLORAL ANTI-MACASSAR.

IN SQUARE NETTING AND DARNED.

[Illustration:  FLORAL ANTI-MACASSAR.]

MATERIALS.—­Brooks’ Goat’s-head Netting and Knitting Cotton, No. 36.  Brooks’ Embroidering Goat’s-head Cotton, No. 40.  Rather a fine Embroidering Needle.  Steel Mesh, No. 12 Steel Netting Needle.

Work the same number of squares, as in the engraving, by commencing on one stitch, and increasing one at the end of every row till you get sufficient length of one side; and then decrease one at the end of every row by taking two loops into one.  Then darn according to the engraving.

Make sufficient number of tassels to go round.  Wind the cotton over a card three inches wide, cut one end, and draw through the loop of netting, and make four more tassels larger; over a card six inches wide for the corners.  Six squares measure one inch.

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OTTOMAN COVER.

IN SQUARE NETTING; THE PATTERN DIAMOND.

[Illustration:  OTTOMAN COVER.]

MATERIALS:—­Brooks’ Goat’s-head Netting Cotton, Nos. 30 and 36; Embroidering, No. 40; Steel Mesh, No. 12, and Steel Netting Needle.  For the upper side of the cushion use No. 36 Cotton, and commence with one stitch, and make one at the end of every row until you have 83 loops on your mesh; then decrease one at the end of every row until you have only one left; then fasten off; then darn it with Embroidering Cotton, No. 40, according to the engraving, always taking care that there are the same number of threads in every square, and that the threads all run the same way, making as few breaks in the cotton as possible; in fastening off, or beginning again, always let it be on the under-side, that the ends may not be seen.  Then for the under-side of the cushion, make another piece exactly similar to the other one in size, but with a thicker cotton, No. 30.  The two pieces must then be joined together, and placed upon a cushion stuffed with wool and covered with a dark purple, crimson, or green velvet; the whole afterwards finished with a thick twisted cord in two colours, with massive tassels at the corners to match.

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