Double Cross Trebles - Tricot and Treble - Trellis-work Tricot - Cluster and Slipstitch - Cosy

Stitch - Shell Stitch

Double Cross Trebles

Work a chain the length required.

1st row. - Do one row of double crochet and break off.

2nd row. - Begin with a slip loop on the hook and work 1 double treble on the 1st double crochet stitch of previous row, 4 chain 1 double crochet into the same place, * 9 chain, miss 4 stitches, and into the next stitch work 1 double crochet 4 chain, 1 double treble into the same place, miss 4 stitches, 1 double treble in the next stitch, 4 chain 1 double crochet into the same place, and continue from * to end of the row. Break off.

3rd row. - Begin again on the right-hand side. Make a slip loop on hook, work 1 double treble into 1st stitch (viz., at the top of 1st double treble of previous row). In working this double treble do not pull wool through the last two loops on hook, but put the wool twice round hook and make another double treble into the same place, and, at the last, draw the wool through the three loops on hook together (these two stitches form a compound treble stitch). * 1 double treble in the middle stitch of the 9 chain, 3 chain, 1 double treble into same place, 1 compound treble stitch on next double treble, 3 chain, 1 compound treble on the next double treble, and continue from * to the end of the row.

Stitch is used

Fig. 10. Double cross trebles. In this pattern a compound treble

Fig. 10. Double cross trebles. In this pattern a compound treble

Tricot and Treble

Work two complete rows of ordinary tricot (see directions for plain tricot, page 237, Part 2).

3rd row. - Draw up a loop through 1st perpendicular loop of last row, * 1 treble into 1st row (working through the 2nd perpendicular loop), leaving two loops on hook, draw up 4 loops through the next 4 loops of last row. Repeat from * to end of the row. Work the loops off in the usual way two at a time until one loop only remains on hook.

4th row. - Plain tricot.

5th row. - Draw up 3 loops through the perpendicular loops of the last row, * 1 treble into the 3rd row (working through the perpendicular loop), draw up 4 loops through next perpendicular loops of last row, continue from * to end of row. Work the loops off in the usual way.

Fig. II. Tricot and treble

Fig. II. Tricot and treble. The introduction of the treble stitch forms a pleasing variation

6th row. - Plain tricot, and continue from the 3rd row.

Trellis=work Tricot

Work a chain the length required.

1st row. - Turn, and draw up a loop through the 2nd foundation chain, 1 chain, * draw up a loop through the next foundation chain, 1 chain, and continue from * to end of row.

2nd row. - 3 chain, slip 1st loop off hook, draw the last loop of the 3 chain through the 2nd loop on hook, 3 chain, slip next loop off hook, draw the last loop of the 3 chain through the next loop on hook, and continue in this way to the end of row.

3rd row. - Put the slipped-off loop to the back of the 3 chain, draw up a loop through it, 1 chain, * put the hook into the next perpendicular loop (of previous row) and right under the chain and draw up a loop on the hook, put the next " slipped-off " loop to the back of the 3 chain, draw up a loop through it, I chain, and continue from * to end of row, being careful to draw up a loop at the end of row through the 1st chain stitch to make the edge perfectly even.

Off at the back

Fig. 12. Trellis work tricot

Fig. 12. Trellis-work tricot. This shows the loop that is slipped

4 th row. - The same as 2nd row.

5th row. - The same as 3rd row.

Cluster and Slipstitch

Work a chain the length required.

A pretty ridge

Fig. 13. Cluster and slipstitch

Fig. 13. Cluster and slipstitch. The row of slipstitching makes

1st row. - Wool over hook, draw up a loop through the 2nd foundation stitch, wool over hook, draw up another loop in the same place, wool over hook, and draw it through the 5 loops on hook all at the same time. Wool over hook, draw up a loop through the next foundation stitch, wool over hook, and draw up another loop in same place, wool over hook, and draw it through the 5 loops on hook at the same time. Repeat these cluster stitches to the end of the row.

2nd row. - 1 chain to turn, then slipstitch all along the top line of stitches - viz., the backstitch of the previous row.

To slipstitch, put the hook through the 1st back stitch nearest the hook, wool over hook, and draw it through the loop, and through the loop on the hook at the same time. Continue to the end of the row. Turn with 1 chain. Work these two rows alternately.

Cosy Stitch

Work a chain the length required.

Fig. 14. Cosy stitch. A very useful pattern for a rug or muffler

Fig. 14. Cosy stitch. A very useful pattern for a rug or muffler

1st row. - 1 double crochet into 2nd foundation chain stitch next to hook, 1 treble into next stitch, 1 double crochet into next, 1 treble into the next, and so on to the end of row.

2nd row. - 1 chain to turn, and according whether the last stitch of previous row is. a double or treble, so alternate the stitches - viz., the double crochets must be worked above the trebles of the previous row, and the trebles above the doubles, working through the back and front loops together each time

Shell Stitch

Work a chain of an odd number of stitches, and 5 over for turning.

1st row. - Draw up a loop through the 2nd chain stitch from hook, and draw up a loop through the next 4 chain stitches, making 6 loops on hook. Wool over hook, and draw it through the 6 loops at one time, * 1 chain, draw up a loop in the small round hole made by this chain stitch. Draw up another in the last stitch, at the back, draw up a third loop in the last chain the last group was worked into and 1 in each of the next 2 chain, wool over hook, and pull it through all the 6 loops at one time. Repeat from * to end of row.

2nd row. - Turn with 2 chain 1 double crochet into the centre of the first shell

(viz., into the small hole), * 1 chain 1 double crochet into the centre of the next shell, repeat from * to end of row. Work the last double crochet into the stitch at the edge of the work.

Fig 15. Shell stitch

Fig 15. Shell stitch. Worked in soft wool this forms delightful shawls or fascinators for evening wear

3rd row. - Turn with 3 chain, draw up a loop in the 2nd chain from hook (the chain just made), draw up a loop in the next chain-stitch and 1 in the stitch at the edge and 1 in each of the next 2 stitches, putting the hook through the back thread, wool over hook, and draw it through all the loops at once, * 1 chain, draw up a loop in the centre of the shell just made, 1 in the back of the last stitch, 1 in the last stitch the group was worked into, and 1 in each of the next 2 stitches, wool over hook, and draw it through all the loops. Repeat from * to the end of row.

4th row. - Turn with 2 chain 1 double crochet into centre of first shell, * 1 chain 1 double crochet into centre of next shell, repeat from * to end of row, finishing with 1 double crochet at edge. Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately.