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that they lose in appearance after washings and so are not suitable for rough wear unless substantially made. is

Plain Crochet Picots. Crochet picots are quickly and easily worked. For a plain triangular point, make six chain, then work one treble stitch into the first chain made, that is the stitch furthest from the hook. Repeat six chain and one treble into the first chain for the length required the six chain form the little triangular points or picots, the treble stitch forms the

heading.

Dropping Picots. little

more

Make

five chain

insert

it

solid in

—These

dropping

picots

a

are

appearance than the plain picots.

withdraw the hook from the loop and

;

in the second of the five chain stitches just

made

;

take up the loop dropped pass the thread over the needle ;

through the two loops repeat with five chain drop the last loop insert in second chain take up the dropped loop put the thread over the hook and draw through both loops. Continue in this way for the length

and draw

it

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required.

Crochet Lace Picots (Fig. 73). Lace picots, as the name suggests, are generally worked in fine threads ;

nevertheless, they can

make very

effective

trimmings

if

worked in wool or stout thread over a mesh, and will wear wonderfully well. Two -chain Picots. Commence with two chain put the hook into the first chain pass the wool over and draw it through the stitch there are now two loops on the hook work two chain, then slip the loop nearest the end of the hook off on to a thin wire or mesh and repeat. Put the hook into the first of the two chain

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