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Decorative Flowers and Leaves seven

have been formed, then join into off by cutting the wool and through. Thread a needle with the cut end, petals

little

the third chain pulling

and a

it

;

down

slip it

tiny

finish

which may

flower,

tones of the

with cross

the chain to fasten

off.

This forms

be duplicated in various

same colour and sewn on to the foundation stitch or French knots. The sizes of the

flowers will vary considerably according to the thick-

hook and thread used,

ness of the

method

of working, but

flowers firmly to keep

A more a

it is

them

as well as to the

always better to crochet

in shape.

elaborate Flower (Fig. 67).

—

Fig. 67 gives

more elaborate

slightly

flower.

Method seven

and

the

loop

first

the

;

or

join

by

through

work four chain

treble

ring

six

To make

stitch.

the petals, three

—Work

chain

pulling

the

:

;

stitches

into

chain

and

four

one single or double stitch the

into

ring

—

com-

this

a petal. Notice that the four chain at the beginning and end form the sides of the petal. Be careful not to split the wool while working, as this spoils the appearance of the flower. Make five, six, or seven

pletes

petals If

and

join at the ring as before.

a larger flower

is

wanted, make a small flower as

Fig. 66 for the centre, and work the petals into the openings instead of into the ring ; the petals may be

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