Foundation Stitch with One Thread - Cross Treble - Simple Tricot - How to Increase and Decrease - Basket-work Tricot - Cross Tricot - Loop Tricot - Tuft Stitch - Chain Picot Loop Picot
Foundation Stitch with one thread
Method of Work. - Make a slip loop (as described in last article), put hook through it, I chain, pull up a loop through the slip loop, pull through both the loops on the hook, * pull a loop up through the left loop, pull through both loops at the same time. Repeat from *
Cross Ireble Stitch. - Work a foundation row of chain for length required, 3 chain to turn, 1 treble into 4th chain from hook, * 1 chain, miss 1 foundation stitch, 1 treble into next; repeat from * to end of row; 3 chain to turn.
For the Cross Treble. - * Put the cotton twice over hook, put the hook into treble of previous row, cotton over hook, and draw through the stitch, cotton over the hook, draw it through 2 loops together, cotton over hook, miss 2 stitches, and place the hook into the 3rd stitch, draw the cotton through; cotton over the hook, draw it through 2 loops, cotton over hook, draw it through 2 loops, cotton over the hook, and draw it through the 3 remaining loops together, 2 chain, 1 treble into the front middle stitch of cross treble. Repeat from *.
Simple Tricot. - Method of work: Crochet a foundation chain the length required. Allow 1 chain for turning for the forward row throughout the work. In tricot one works up and off the loops. Put the hook into 2nd chain from hook, draw up a loop on to the hook, and keep it there; draw up another loop through the next chain stitch and continue through all the remaining chain stitches. To work off, put the wool over the hook, and draw it through the first loop; * place wool again over the hook, and pull through 2 loops together on the hook. Repeat from * to the end of the row. In all the forward rows work up the loops through the front perpendicular loop of each stitch of the previous row, and begin with the 2nd loop. Often the last loop of a tricot row seems to draw a little to the back of the work, therefore great care must be taken to work it, or the edge will not be straight.
Rules for Increasing and Decreasing:
Increasing. - First method: Pull a loop through the top loop of stitch as well as through the front perpendicular loop.
Second method: Make one (or two, if necessary) extra stitches at the end of a row by pulling wool through a side loop.
Decreasing. - First method: Miss a stitch without working into it.
Second method: At the end of a row do not make the chain stitch, so that the hook is put into the 2nd stitch of the previous row instead of the first, or even into the 3rd stitch, in case of a sudden reduction of stitches being necessary.
Basket-Work Tricot. - Make a foundation chain the length required, allowing 1 chain over for the forward row.
Note. - In tricot a row consists of working up and off the loops.
Insert the hook into 2nd chain from hook, wool over hook, draw loop through stitch, keep it on the hook, and continue to draw up a loop through all the following chain until all are on the hook.
In Working Off. - Make 2 chain, wool over hook, and draw through 3 loops on hook, 2 chain, wool over hook, and draw through next 3 loops, continuing in this way till all loops are worked off. Make 1 chain.
2nd row: Work up loops as before, commencing with second perpendicular front loop.
Cross Tricot. - This is a pretty variety of tricot, with a twisted stitch.
Method of Work. - Do 2 rows of ordinary tricot. 3rd row: Miss the 2nd perpendicular stitch, and draw up a loop in the 3rd one; next return to the 2nd perpendicular stitch, and draw up a loop in the ordinary way, so that the stitches are crossed and slope sideways.
Miss the 4th stitch, draw up a loop in the 5th, and go back and draw up a loop in the 4th, thus again crossing the stitches. Complete the row.
Next row: Put the wool over hook, draw it through first loop, wool over hook, and draw it through the next 2 loops together; continue until all the stitches are worked off and one loop is left on the hook. Proceed for each row in the same way.
Note. - The 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th stitches in each row are crossed so as to keep the pattern even.
Loop Tricot. - Make 2 rows of ordinary tricot.
3rd row: Work into the holes between the stitches (instead of the perpendicular stitches as before). To do this, place the hook into the hole, put the wool over the hook, and draw it through, wool over hook, and pull it through the first loop on the hook. Place the hook into the next hole, and repeat as before, and continue all along the row. To finish: Pull the wool through the 1st loop, then through all the others, being careful to take 2 loops at one time.
Tuft Stitch. - Do a row of double crochet, then put the hook through a stitch (front thread), put the wool over the hook, and draw it through, put wool over the hook and into the same stitch, put the wool over the hook and pull it through again, put wool over the hook and into the same stitch, wool over the hook and pull it through again, thus making 6 loops on the hook, then put wool over and pull it through all the loops, viz., 6, next do several chain, 2 or 3, according to taste, and then make another tuft stitch into the 2nd or 3rd stitches, according to how close together the tuft stitches are required. Into every 2nd stitch looks well.
Chain Picot. - Do 6 or 7 chain, remove the hook and put it in the 1st chain stitch made and the last loop, drawing the cotton through both together, 6 chain, remove hook, put hook into 1st of the 6 chain and last loop, and draw wool through, and continue in this manner for length required.
Loop Picot. - This must be worked with a straight hook, without a knob at the end.
Make 2 chain, place hook into the 1st and draw wool through, slip 1 loop (a) off plain end of hook, 2 chain, hook into 1st chain, draw wool through, slip loop as before. Continue in this way for length required.