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Fig. 1. Crochet Headdress —This pretty little coiffure is suitable for morning wear, and is extremely easy to make. It is composed of purse silk, and trimmed with a coronet of bows and ends of black velvet. The back is made in the following manner:—

Make a chain of 60 stitches, and work a square of treble crochet, putting 2 chain between each treble. Then, for the top of the headdress, crochet on two sides of the square, 7 chain, and loop into every other treble. Repeat this for five rows, and mount this portion of the net on a pointed wire. Ornament it with bows and ends of velvet, tastefully arranged, and finish off the back by lengths of silk looped in to form a fringe. About eight lengths of silk are required for one loop of fringe.

This might be converted into an evening headdress by making the foundation in some bright-colored silk, or gold twist, and ornamenting the front with small white ostrich feathers.

Fig. 2.— The Valois Headdress.—This consists of thick black velvet plaits, which are fastened at the back of the head, and the coronet is formed of standing loops of cherry velvet and black lace.


(See engraving, page 535.) A Set of d'Oyleys are a very useful and ornamental production of the work-table, and the labor of working them is well repaid by this double recommendation. They form an inexpensive and appropriate present for a little mark

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Materials.—Knitting cotton, No. 6 or 8, with a auttable hook.

This counterpane is to be worked in squares, alternately close and open, arranged as in a chess-board, the open of one row joined to the close of another, and vice vend. They may be sewed together; but we prefer connecting them with a crochet-hook, one line piece by piece, and the next line to it when completed.

The Close Square.—8 ch close into it round.

1st round.—* 5 ch, 1 so under the chain of 8 four times, slip on two of the first set of 5 ch.

2d.—* 3 so under chain of 5, 5 ch * four times.

3d.—5 sc, 3 on 3, and 2 under the chain of 5 beyond, * 5 ch, 7 sc on 3 so and two chain at each end; * 3 times; end with 2 sc, to make the first five seven.

(N. B. All the sc stitches are taken either under the chain or under the two sides of the sc stitch; and in the following rounds, as in this, the extra stitches can only be worked at one end of the first side in beginning the round, which is finished by doing them at the other end of that side.]

4th.—11 sc worked as the 7, with 5 ch after them, four times.

5th.—15 sc.

6th.—19 sc, with 5 chain after them, four times.

1th.—In this round a sc stitch is worked, as before, in every one of the former round, and 7 sc under every chain of 5.

8M (and last round).—Sc on every sc at the corners, working two in one once; and along the sides, * 1 ch, miss 1, 1 dc; * as often as may be required.

The Open Square.—4 ch, close into a round, 5 ch, * 1 dc, 2 ch, * four times.

2d round.—1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc, 2 ch, all under the chain of 5; the same under the chain of 2 three times over.

3d.—* under the next chain of 2, 3 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc (which forms the first corner), 3 ch, 1 dc, under the next chain of 2, 3 ch, * repent all round.

4lh.—* 2 dc, 3 ch, 2 do, all under the 3 ch, between the two pairs of dc; 2 ch, 1 dc under


chain, 2 ch, 1 dc under chain, 2 ch, * four times.

5th.—* 2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc, all under 3 ch at point, 3 ch, 1 do under chain, 3 ch, 1 dc under chain, 3 ch, 1 dc under chain, 3 ch, * four times.

6(A.—* 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 do, all under 3 ch at point; between point and point work as before, but with one repetition more.

This design is extremely prettily done in double Berlin wool, of two colors, for a couvrepieds, or baby's blanket.


{Especially suitable for Woolwork.)

No. I.—Tunis Stitch.

This is begun exactly like Frinoess stitch, and with the same kind of hook. You make a chain of any given number of stitches, and work back on it, taking up each stitch and drawing the wool through, until finally you have all on the needle. Work back, by drawing the wool first through one loop only, and after that through two, till you have one only on the hook, which is the first of next row. So far the two stitches are precisely alike.

3d. Instead of putting the hook in the upright stitch, insert it under the top, or upper part, between every two upright threads; and draw


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