This suggestion could be used with or without the crochet. If the latter is used it is worked as the braid is twisted in. In this case, begin a few loops from the end of the braid: 1 dc into each of 3 loops, 2 ch between each 5 ch, 1 tr into the next 15 loops, 2 ch between each, 4 ch, 1 d c in same loop as last treble, 1 d c in next 8 loops, 2 ch between each, miss 12 loops and bend round for middle leaf, next 8 loops 1 d c 2 ch between each 4 ch, 1 tr in same loop as last d c, then 1 tr in each of the next 22 loops, with 2 ch between each, 8 d c, miss 12 loops and work 3rd leaf same as first. Sew these in position without wrapping more than possible, then curl round the braid and catch
A LEAF SPRAY FOR APPLIQUE.
For the outer edge work d c 2 d c into each 2 ch space, 5 ch 1 tr into each tr of previous row, with 3 ch between each For veins work a chain from one of the top loops to one of the bottom loops of the leaf, d c along 3 loops, work 5 ch and join into the 5 ch of bar, work over the remaining ch with d c's.
For the stem, from leaf work about 65 d c into loops, where stem twists catch with needle and cotton, and proceed with second set of leaves in same way as the first. Attractive Corners.
In the two coiners worked with a fi n e Feather-stitched Braid, on pages 77 and 78, the work is the same, but the braid is arranged somewhat differently.
For this use Feather-stitched Braid of the finest quality, and No. 50 crochet cotton. For the motif cut off a length of 3 1/2 inches of the braid, turn in the ends neatly and s e c u r e with a few stitches, then cut a length of 2 1/2 inches and form the cross, the triangle is 3| inches of the braid formed into the angle in the centre. Sew all securely together, commencing at the edge of the left arm of the cross, work a row of dc into the openwork on the braid and continue around the top down to the opposite point, 15 ch to cross the end of the arm, 1 d c into the corner of the underside, make five 5 ch loops fastened with d c into the spaces on this side, finish the side with d c into each space, work a corresponding number of d c into the next side of the triangle, then the 5 ch loops down to the end of this strip, cross over the end with 15 ch and work all the edges in the same way, after fastening the 15 ch over the end of the left arm, turn and put * 4 tr, 4 long tr, 4 triple tr, 4 long tr, 4 tr, then into each 5 ch loop put 2 d c 4 ch 2 d c, omitting the picot in the 2 loops at the end of each angle, * repeat all round.
3rd Row. - * 3 ch, 1 tr 1 ch into the space between the trs around the end, make a length of chs sufficient to reach the corner of the triangle and repeat from *.
4th Row. - 2 tr over every 1 ch between the trs, work d c closely over the ch bars with a 5 ch picot after every 5th d c.
Cut off the length of braid required and form the angles for the corners. These are sewn into shape.
For the inner side, 2 d c into 2 spaces on the edge of the braid, * 4 ch, miss 2 spaces, 2 d c into next 2, * repeat all round.
2nd Row. - Into every 2nd loop put 2 tr, 5 ch between, omit the chs in the corners.
For the lower side of the top strip of braid, work the 1st row as at the other side.
A NOVEL CORNER ARRANGEMENT.
A CORNER WITH CASH'S BRAID.
2nd Row. - Commencing at a corner loop in the preceding row, with 2 d c into it, 5 ch 1 d c into each of the next 2 loops, 3 ch 2 tr into next, 3 ch 2 long tr into next, 3 ch, 2 long tr into next, 3 ch 2 tr into next, 3 ch 2 d c into next repeat.
Work the lower strip of braid with the 1st row at each side as in the upper.
2nd Row on the Inner Side. - Fasten the thread in the first corner loop with a d c, 5 ch 1 d c into next loop,
* pass over 3 loops, 15 ch 1 d c into next, 5 ch 1 d c into each of next 3 loops, * repeat.
3rd Row. - I'd c into the top of the corner loop, * 10 ch 1 d c over the centre of the 15 ch, 6 ch 1 d c beside the last d c, 10 ch 1 d c into next loop, 5 ch 1 d c into each of next 2 loops, * repeat.
4th Row. - 1 d c into the picot, 10 ch, fasten this with a d c to the corner of the first strip into the second of the 2 d c, turn back on the chs and put 12 d c over them, * 10 ch 1 d c into next loop, 5 ch 1 d c into next, 10 ch 1 d c into next picot, 6ch 1 d c into same picot,* repeat, catching in with every picot the 3 ch between the long trs on the first strip of braid, so con-nect ing thestrips.
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows at the outer edge are worked like those at the opposite side, but at each side of a corner put 4 loops in the group.
5th Row. - Into each 5 ch loop put 3 long trs into each picot 1 long tr, 5 ch, 1 long tr, 5 ch, 1 triple tr, 5 ch, 1 triple tr, 5 ch, 1 long tr, 5 ch, 1 long tr. At each side of a corner there are 2 loops together, into each of these put the 3 long trs, turn and put 3 loops of 5 ch each, fastened between the trs with a d c, turn, 1 ch 1 d c into 1st loop, 5 ch 1 d c into each of the others, 1 ch 1 d c into the top of the tr, then put the long trs and chs into both corner picots.
The motif and lace are appliqued on the net by sewing the net to the braid along both edges on the wrong side.