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

12th:  9 open, X 1 close, 2 open, X twice, 1 close, [10 open, 2 close, 2 open, 2 close, 1 open, 1 close, 1 open, 3 close, 9 open,] 1 close, * 2 open, 1 close, * twice, 9 open.

13th:  9 open, 1 close, 3 open, 1 close, [11 open, 2 close, 2 open, 3 close, 2 open, 2 close, 11 open,] 1 close, 3 open, 1 close, 9 open.

14th:  9 open, 3 close, [12 open, X 2 close, 2 open, X twice, 3 close, 12 open,] 3 close, 9 open.

15th:  8 open, 3 close, [12 open, 2 close, 1 open, 3 close, 2 open, 2 close, 1 open, 1 close, 11 open,] 3 close, 8 open.

16th:  6 open, 1 close, 3 open, 1 close, [11 open, X 2 close, 2 open, X twice, 2 close, 12 open,] 1 close, 3 open, 1 close, 6 open.

17th:  4 open, X 1 close, 2 open, X twice, 1 close, [10 open, 2 close, 2 open, 2 close, 3 open, 1 close, 11 open,] * 1 close, 2 open, * twice, 1 close, 4 open.

18th:  X 3 open, 1 close, X twice, 1 open, 1 close, [7 open, 1 close, X 2 open, 2 close, X twice, 1 open, 1 close, 2 open, 1 close, 10 open,] 1 close, 1 open, X 1 close, 1 open, X twice.

19th:  3 open, 3 close, 3 open, 1 close, [7 open, 4 close, 2 open, 2 close, 2 open, 1 close 2 open, 3 close, 6 open,] 1 close, 3 open, 3 close, 3 open.

20th:  8 open, 1 close, [8 open, 2 close, 2 open, 2 close, 4 open, 3 close, 2 open, 1 close, 5 open,] 1 close, 8 open.  This is the last row of the letter.

21st:  8 open, 1 close, 27 open, 1 close, 8 open.

22nd:  (b) 8 open, 1 close, 9 open, 1 close, 1 open (a) 3 close.

23rd:  (b) 7 open, 3 close, 6 open, 1 close, 1 open, 1 close, (a) 3 open.

24th:  (b) 9 open, 2 close, 3 open, 1 close, 2 open, 1 close, (a) 3 open.

25th:  (b) 10 open, 3 close, 4 open, (a) 3 close.

26th:  Open square crochet, except the ends.

27th:  All d.c.

It will be remembered that when the letters b a occur, the stitches between are to be repeated backwards, those following the a being the centre of the line, whether few or many.

The knitted edgings for trimming this sachet are given separately; the narrow one trims the point, which is then sewed to the top of one of the squares; the two squares are then sewed together at the bottom and sides, and the broad lace goes all round.  The whole is lined with silk or gingham.

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A LADY’S NIGHTCAP IN CROCHET.

MATERIALS.—­3 reels No. 20 Brooks’ Great Exhibition Prize Goat’s-head Crochet Cotton.  No. 4 Penelope Hook.

Make 386 chain, turn back, work 1 l., 2 ch., 1 l. into 3rd loop, make 138 squares. 2nd row:  Insertion.—­6 sq., * 9 l., 3 sq., repeat from *, end with 9 sq.

[Illustration:  A LADY’S NIGHTCAP. ]

3rd:  Decrease a sq. by d.c. on 1st l. stitch, 3 ch., 1 l. on 2nd l., then 6 sq., * 9 l., 3 sq., repeat from *, end with 7 sq., decrease a sq.

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