3 ch., and make 4 tr. into it. As before, cross over, making 6 ch. between the 2 d.c. into each loop until the end one is reached, into which work 4 tr.
2nd row : Make 6 ch., and crochet across, joining the last 6 ch. between the 3 ch. and
4 tr., on under row.
3rd row : This is the same as the 1st row, making 4 tr. into the last space.
4th row : Work according to the 2nd row.
5th row: 3 ch., 4 tr., 6 ch.; 2 d.c. in next space of under row; 6 ch., then 4 tr. in 3rd space. Proceed with spaces to the 3rd one on under row from end; in it work 4 tr., and complete row.
6th row : 6 ch,, then cross over as in the
2nd and 4th rows. 7th row : Work according to the 5th row.
8th row : Cross over, but in order to round the wing omit making a space into the space next to the tr. on under row. With the 6 ch. slip-stitch along the top of the 4 tr. on under row. 9th row : 2 tr. (somewhat loose) into 1st space, 2 ch., again do 4 tr. into the same space; 6ch., then 4 tr. into next space. Continue as before.
10th row: 6ch., then work 4 tr. in each space, and also on the top of the blocks on under row. After working on the last block, make a space of 6 ch., and join into space beneath. Again do 6 ch., and catch it into the two chain on under row. Turn, and work 4 d.c into each of the two spaces only. Break cotton and finish off neatly.
The right wing is worked into the circle of 20 ch. in exactly the same manner, but when commencing to make the 9 loops care should be taken to hold the circle so that the top of these loops correspond with the top of the opposite wing, otherwise the edges of the second wing would have to be worked in the contrary way.
The bottom wings of the butterfly are made smaller than the top ones, and are worked practically in the same way.
Instead of making a circle of 20 ch., make 16 ch., and join; into it crochet 7 loops.
1st row: After having made 8 ch. up the side, and linked them to the 1st loop, work
3 ch., then work 4 tr. into it. Crochet spaces to end of row, as before, making 4 tr. into end loop.
2nd row : 6 ch., then crochet to end, joining the last 6 ch. between the 3 ch. and
3rd row : Increase by making a space of 6 chain. Crochet 4 tr. into the 1st space, and cross as heretofore.
4th row : Work spaces, and into the increased space on under row do 5 tr.
5th row : 3 ch. and 4 tr. on top of 4 tr. of under row, then 4 tr. into first space. Cross to other side with spaces.
6th row : 6 ch., then 4 tr. into each space, and on the top of the two blocks. Break off cotton. Join again at the top of 1st loop, and work a d.c. stitch on the edge up to the increased space; into this work 4 tr., and continue the treble stitch round the wing until there are 3 blocks only on under row. From here finish the working row with the d.c. stitch, then finish off. Work the other wing in exactly the same way.
The body of the butterfly is composed of a piece of muslin sufficiently large to fill up the space of circles. The muslin is rolled up and covered with a piece of crocheted network.
To make the network, crochet a strip of about 20 ch., or according to the length required. Turn with 4 ch., and into the 5th loop make 1 tr., 3 ch., then 1 tr. Proceed in this way to end of chain. Turn with 4 ch., and into each space make 1 tr. Continue working backwards and forwards until the necessary width is obtained.
Sew the network round the muslin, then make the antennae (or feelers) of 20 or 30 chain. Draw the chain through a portion of the network, towards the top, on the under side of the body, and at each end tie a small knot. Now attach the body to the butterfly, after which fix the butterfly to the collar by sewing the under wings to the edge of the upper part of collar, and to the ends of edging. Allow the top wings to remain loose.
A traveller's manicure board is a dainty novelty for a bazaar. To make it, the first thing required is a board measuring 5 1/2 inches by 6 inches as a foundation. This any carpenter will cut for a few pence. It should then be covered with wool-backed satin in some pretty medium shade, such as reseda, green, rose colour, or turquoise blue. The material can be fixed to the board by means of small tacks along the under edge.
A cover should be made of the satin lined with thin Japanese silk to match or harmonise. This is fastened with tacks to the under edge at the top of the board. This cover may be edged with a fringe, and decorated with embroidery or an applique lace medallion in one corner.
To attach the implements to the board, buy one yard of narrow moire ribbon. Nail a small piece of this to three corners of the board, about two inches from the corner, by means of four small brass-headed nails, to hold the accessories. Put each of these in place, and tie the ribbon over them. For the scissors secure the ribbon in the remaining corner to form a strap under which to slip them, before tying the ribbon.
A manicure board made on the lines of the one illustrated is very portable, and is a useful possession when travelling from place to place
To fix the pot of paste in the centre of the board, cut a piece of card the same size as the pot; cover it with silk and gather a strip of silk around the edge. Make a slot in the top edge of this and run an elastic through it. Then fasten the card to the board with a few gold-headed nails. The little bag thus formed is pulled up over the pot for travelling and keeps the lid in place.
Any pieces of satin, or other material, such as linen, may be used for covering the board. A small polisher can be bought for 6 1/2 d., the polish in a little box for 10 1/2 d.; half a dozen sticks and emery papers will cost about is., and a pair of scissors another is. A small pocket attached to such a board would be a useful addition, and is easily made from a scrap of the covering material. This should be neatly sewn on three sides, a hem into which an elastic is run forming the top, and serving to keep the contents in place.
Allowing for material for covering being found in pieces already in the possession of the worker, this, with the board, will make a total cost of about 4s., and the board will sell for 6s. or 6s. 6d.