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Decorative Flowers and Leaves

A

very serviceable edging, not too minute, is a No. 4 steel crochet hook and linen " L.C." crochet thread, No. 14. Another Edging (Plate VII.). A very effective used.

made with

—

edging

Like

stitch.

well.

worked into a row

is

First

the

row

:

needle

button-hole

one above, it wears and washes work one double crochet into one

the button-hole

of

of

headings

;

make

ten

chain

;

pass

and work one double crochet into sixth loop continue making ten chain and one double crochet until the row is complete. Break off the thread. Start the second row with one double crochet in the centre of the chain loop make ten chain and work one double crochet into the centre of the next loop, and so on to the end of the row then join and break off the thread. The third row is worked in a coloured thread. Take a blue linen or cotton thread and start this row by working into six button-hole loops ;

;

;

Two

double crochet, four chain, four double crochet, four chain and two double crochet. Work the same number of stitches in each loop. The chain stitches form little picots this makes a dainty little finish to a table centre. Compare Plate VII. Plate XVb. gives an example of a work bag made from rug canvas. It is worked in cross stitch in two shades of blue, light green and a reddish-purple raffia. the

loop.

first

;

The edges soft blue

are turned in

brush braid

silk

finished off with a border of

the handles are of

;

in the different colours

and

;

the basket

is

raffia, plaited,

lined with a printed

which matches the various colours.

Plate

XV.

gives a Japanese basket

trimmed with cherry-coloured 169

braid

woven and

in grass,

crocheted

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