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THE PINE COUVRETTE, FOR A MUSIC STOOL, IN CROCHET.

MATERIALS.—­Eight reels of Brooks’ Goat’s-head Crochet Cotton, No. 8; crochet hook, No. 18.

This couvrette is begun in the centre, and worked round and round, the thread never being broken off but when it is so mentioned in the receipt.

Make a chain of 6; close it into a round, on which do 8 s.c. stitches.

2nd round:  X 1 d.c. under a stitch (taking up both sides of the chain), 2 ch., miss none, X 8 times.  Close the round with a slip stitch on the first d.c.

3rd:  1 s.c. on every chain stitch, and 2 s.c. on every d.c. in the round.

4th:  3 ch., twist them, and continue as a d.c. stitch; X 3 ch., miss 3, 3 d.c., all on the second of the 2 s.c. worked on one in last row, X 7 times; 3 ch., miss 3, 2 d.c. on last stitch of last row; slip on the top of the three-twisted chain, which completes the round.

5th:  Begin this and all succeeding rounds with a d.c. stitch, made of 3 ch., X ch., miss 3 ch., 2 d.c. on first d.c., 1 on next, 2 on next, X 7 times; 3 ch., miss 3, 2 d.c. on 1 d.c., 1 d.c. on next; slip on top of the 3 chain that began the round.

6th:  Worked exactly like 5th, with 2 d.c. on the first and last of every 5, and 1 on each of the intermediate, so that the round consists of 8 sides, of 7 d.c. each, divided by a chain of three.

7th:  The same, with 10 d.c. over the 7.

8th:  The same, with 12 d.c. over the 10.

9th:  3 ch., twist it into a d.c. stitch, X 3 more chain, 2 d.c. in the first of 12, 4 d.c. in next 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. in 4, 2 d.c. in last of 12, X 7 times; 3 ch., 2 d.c. in first, 4 d.c. in 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. in 4, 1 d.c. in the same as the twisted chain; finish with a slip stitch.

10th:  Begin, as usual, with 6 ch; then on each section of the octagon, X 4 d.c. on first 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. on 4, X 3 ch. between.  At the last of the 8 finish with 3 d.c., as the last is made at the beginning of the round; slip on the top of it.

11th:  Begin and end as usual [see note].  On each section do X 2 d.c. on 2, 3 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 3 d.c., 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c. on last 2, 3 ch., X.

12th:  Begin and end as usual.  On each section work X 2 d.c. on 1, 4 d.c. on 4, 3 ch., miss 3, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 3, 4 d.c. on 4, 2 d.c. on the last, 3 ch., X.

13th:  Begin and end as usual.  On each division do X 2 d.c. on 1, 8 d.c. on 8, 4 ch., miss 3, 8 d.c. on 8, 2 d.c. on 1, 3 ch., X.

14th:  All d.c., increasing so as to have 26 on each side of the octagon, with the usual 3 ch. between the divisions.

15th:  Begin and end as usual.  Work on each part X 7 d.c. on 7, X 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., X twice; 2 ch. miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 8 d.c. on 8, 3 ch., X.

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