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An

Embroidery Book

and two into the braid

number

rows are joined together a strong and useful shopping bag may be made, finished with handles of plaited raffia and a sufficient

if

of

braid.

A pretty crochet

edging suitable for finishing

wear or

and washes

may

well,

Work

material.

off

many

which wears be worked directly on to the

articles of personal

for domestic use,

a row of button-hole stitch into the

edges of the material

;

space the stitches rather widely so

an easy entrance for the crochet hook this makes a daintier edging than inserting the needle directly into the material. a linen It is worked in three rows as to allow of

thread gives the best

To work the first

effect.

row, begin

with one double stitch into a button-hole loop, then two chain, and one double crochet into every second buttonhole loop on approaching the corners, work into every ;

loop so as to allow the next row to

nothing spoils good work so

lie

much

easily

round them

as to see the stitching

tightened and strained round the edges and corners.

When

row is finished join the stitches with a and commence the second row. Make eight or ten chain according to the thread used and size of loop wanted, then work double crochet into every third or fourth loop of the previous row give ease to the corners by working three double crochet into each loop at the finish of the row join as in second row. For the third row work ten or twelve double crochet stitches over the the

first

single stitch

;

chain loops, as these stitches should cover the chain loops closely,

when they look

The appearance

similar to button-hole stitching.

of this edging will naturally

vary consi-

derably according to the size of the needle and thread 1

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