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Decorative Flowers and Leaves Double from

Stitch.

—Double stitch

is

not very different

Put the hook into the upper half of the third chain from the hook, as in single stitch pass the wool over the hook and draw it through. There are now two loops on the hook. Pass the wool over again and draw it through these two loops continue to the end of the chain and turn as in single stitch. Treble Stitch. This stitch uses up much more wool than the two preceding ones. Begin by passing the single stitch.

;

;

wool over the hook, then insert

made

it

in the

upper half of

draw the wool through and there will be three loops on the hook. Put the wool over the hook and draw it through two loops put it over a third time and draw through the two remaining stitches. That completes a treble stitch. It will now be noticed that for a single stitch the wool passes over the hook once, for a double stitch it passes over twice, and for a the chain already

;

;

treble stitch

it

passes over three times.

Long Treble

Stitch.

—Long

trebles

are

made by

passing the wool twice over the hook to begin with, then working it by drawing the needle through two by two, always remembering to pass the wool over the hook, just as in treble stitch. When working trebles to and fro, four or five chain stitches must always be made at the end of each row before turning. When the work is turned, these chain stitches form, or rather replace, the first treble,

which

is

skipped.

This keeps the edges more

regular.

Ladder Insertion (Fig little

Fig. 65 forms a useful 65). on which to place the crochet the groups and prevents the

insertion or ladder

flowers.

It

connects

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