Basket Stitch - Blackberry Stitch - Persian Stitch - Treble and Purl Crochet - French Treble-chain Tuft Design

Basket Stitch.

Work the required length of chain.

1st row. - i double crochet into 2nd chain stitch from hook. * 1 chain, miss 1 stitch, 1 double crochet into next stitch, and continue from * to the end of row.

Fig 16. Basket stitch. An exceedingly simple but effective pattern

Fig 16. Basket stitch. An exceedingly simple but effective pattern

2nd row. - 2 chain to turn, 1 double crochet into 1st space of previous row (viz., under the chain), 1 chain, * 1 double crochet into next space, 1 chain, repeat from * to the end of row. Repeat these two rows alternately.

Blackberry Stitch

Work a row of chain the length required.

1st row. - 1 double crochet into 2nd chain stitch from hook, continue working a double crochet into every chain stitch to end of row.

Fig 17. Blackberry stitch. This shows the  berries when finished. While making, the work is held with the berries away from the worker

Fig 17. Blackberry stitch. This shows the "berries" when finished. While making, the work is held with the "berries" away from the worker

2nd row. - Turn with 1 chain, 1 double crochet into 1st stitch (back loop), * draw up a loop through the next stitch, and, with the finger and thumb of the left hand, draw the part of the loop torn towards the left hand, thus crossing the back part loop over the front. Into the- small loop held in the left hand (a) place the hook. draw up a loop, wool over hook, and draw up another loop in the same place, making five loops on the hook, wool over the needle, and draw it through the five loops, then draw up a loop through the back loop of the double crochet first worked into, wool over hook, and draw it through the two loops, keeping the berry to the back of work, 1 double crochet into next stitch (back loop), and continue from * to end of the row.

Fig 17a. An enlarged section showing the small loop ( A ) 10 be drawn forward, towards the left

Fig 17a. An enlarged section showing the small loop ( A ) 10 be drawn forward, towards the left

3rd row. - Turn with 1 chain 1 double crochet into every stitch working into the back loop.

4th row. - Turn with 1 chain, 1 double crochet into the next 2 stitches, * a berry in the next stitch, 1 double crochet into the next 2 stitches, and repeat from * to the end of row.

Fig 18. Persian stitch. This design is reversible, and appears the same on both sides of the work.

Fig 18. Persian stitch. This design is reversible, and appears the same on both sides of the work.

5th row. - Turn with 1 chain. 1 double crochet into every stitch working into the back loop

6th row. - The same as 2nd and 4th. Persian Stitch Work an odd number of chain to length required.

\st row. - Draw up a loop in the 2nd chain from hook, draw up a loop in the 3rd chain, wool over hook, and draw it through the three loops on hook, * I chain, draw up a loop in the next stitch, draw up a loop in the next stitch, wool over hook, and draw it through the three loops, I chain. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row. - 2 chain to turn, draw up a loop in the space on the left side of the 1st stitch, putting the hook in the space on the right of the single upright thread which comes between the 1st and 2nd stitches; draw up a loop on the left side of this single upright thread, wool over hook, and draw it through three loops, * I chain, draw up one loop on each side of the single upright thread in the next spaces, wool over hook, and draw it through three loops. Repeat from * to end of the row.

Repeat this second row as often as required.

Fig 19. Treble and purl crochet. The row of purling  forms a rib and takes away from the monotony of plain treble

Fig 19. Treble and purl crochet. The row of " purling " forms a rib and takes away from the monotony of plain treble

Treble and Purl Crochet

Commence with length of chain required.

1st row. - Double crochet.

2nd row. - I chain, turn, I treble into every double crochet of previous row, working into the back loop only, I chain, turn.

3rd row. - * Purl double crochet into every back loop of each stitch of previous row. To purl double crochet, put the wool to the front of the hook (as in knitting), insert the hook into the next stitch, and draw the wool through from back to front, keeping the working thread forward, wool over hook, and draw it through the two loops, in the ordinary way for double Crochet'. Repeat from * to end of row.

4th row. - The same as second row.

5th row. - The same as 3rd row. These two rows form the pattern.

French Treble Work a chain the length required. 1st row. - 4 treble into the 4th chain from hook, * miss 3 chain 4 treble in the next stitch, repeat from * to the end of the row, but end with 2 treble in the last stitch. 2nd row. - Turm , 4 chain 2 treble on the

2 treble, * then in the centre stitch of the three chain missed on the foundation, work 4 treble, working over the connecting.stitch of the previous row. Repeat from * to end of row, finishing with 2 treble.

3rd row. - 2 treble into 1st row (to begin row) and 4 treble in the middle of each group of 4 treble in the 1st row, 4 treble in middle of next group, and so on to end or row, ending with 2 treble.

Fig 20. French treble. A very simple but effective method of using wools of two colours

Fig 20. French treble. A very simple but effective method of using wools of two colours

4th row. - 4 treble in the middle of the group of 4 treble in the 2nd row.

5th and 6th rows are worked into the 3rd and 4th rows, and so on to the end. Chain Tuft Stitch

Work length of chain required.

1st row. - I double crochet into 2nd stitch from hook, * draw up a loop through next stitch, 3 chain, wool over hook, and draw it through both loops on the hook together, I double crochet into next foundation stitch, and repeat from * to end of row. I chain, turn. In this row the tufts are kept to the front.

Fig 21. Chain tuft stitch. In this the tuft is of chain

Fig 21. Chain tuft stitch. In this the "tuft" is of chain

2nd row. - Draw up a loop through the 1st stitch (back loop), 3 chain, wool over hook, and draw it through both loops together, * I double crochet into next stitch, draw up a loop through the next stitch, 3 chain, wool over hook, and draw through both loops together, and repeat from * to end of the row. In this row the tufts are kept to the back of the work.

Repeat each row in the same way, making the tufts come alternately in every row. To be continued.