[Illustration: TOILET COVER.]
For the border of a toilet cover, we should recommend one of the patterns in bead work, found in other parts of this volume. For the edge of a counterpane, nothing can be handsomer than the border and fringe of the bassinet quilt.
It should be worked with the same cotton as the centre, and the fringe a degree coarser.
Crochet counterpanes should be laid over one of the American patent quilted coverlets, which have recently been sold in London, and for invalids, especially, are so extremely comfortable.
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MATERIALS.—Brooks’ Great Exhibition Prize Goat’s-head Crochet Cotton, No. 14: Walker’s Penelope Crochet-hook, No. 21/2.
[Illustration: TIDY IN SQUARE CROCHET. ]
Make a chain of 289 stitches, which will form ninety-nine squares; with this cotton and hook it will measure twenty-five inches; the pattern must be worked from the engraving, and may be increased in size by using a coarser cotton and thicker hook.
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[Illustration: ARABESQUE TOILET-COVER IN SQUARE CROCHET.]
This pattern should be worked in Brooks’ Great Exhibition Prize Goat’s-head Crochet Cotton, exactly to the size of the top of the table, in rather thick cotton, to make it look massive, and to retain its form; the edging must be worked in blue beads in crochet to the pattern, and a number of beads given exactly to go round the table and to hang down, and finished with a tassel at each corner.
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MATERIALS.—Half-a-dozen skeins of each of seven shades of green wool, and four of scarlet ditto. A fine netting-needle, four knitting-needles, No. 14, and the same of No. 16.
With the darkest green wool cast on 96 stitches on each of three of the coarsest knitting-needles (that is, 288 altogether), and close into a round.
1st round: Plain knitting.
[Illustration: COVER FOR A HADROT LAMP.]
2nd: * knit 1, make 1, knit 6, knit 3 together, knit 6, make 1, * 18 times.
3rd: Plain knitting.
4th: Change to the darkest scarlet, and repeat the second round.
5th: Knit 7, * knit 3 together, knit 13, * 17 times; knit 3 together, knit 6.
6th: * knit 1, make 1, knit 5, knit 3 together, knit 5, make 1, * 18 times.
7th: Plain knitting.
8th: Change to the next shade of green, and repeat the 6th round.
9th: Knit 6, * knit 3 together, knit 11, * 17 times; knit 3 together, knit 5.
10th: * knit 1, make 1, knit 4, knit 3 together, knit 4, make 1, * 18 times.