|Material: Berlin wool in
The seat and back of this arm-chair
are covered with two round couvrettes, worked in crochet with Berlin
wool of two colours. They are fastened on the chair with woollen
braid, finishing off with tassels of the same colour. Begin each
couvrette in the centre with a foundation chain of 6 stitches, with
the lightest wool; join them into a circle, and work the 1st round in
the following manner:--12 double.
* 3 chain, 1 double, in the next stitch of the 1st round,
inserting the needle in the upper part of the stitch; repeat from * 11
times more; at the end of this round work 1 slip stitch in the 1st
chain of this round. We shall not repeat any more the repetitions from
* to the end of the round.
* 4 chain, 1 double, in the next scallop of the preceding round; at
the end of the round 4 chain.
4 double in each scallop of the preceding round.
Begin to work with the darker wool and crochet slip stitch, inserting
the needle in the front chain of the stitches of the 4th round.
The 6th round is worked once more with
light wool, and consists entirely of double stitch, worked by
inserting the needle at the back of the stitches of the 4th round, so
that the slip stitches appear raised on the right side of the work,
and form a round of chain stitches. The middle part of the couvrette
is then finished.
Illustration 257 shows it in full
* 2 chain, missing 1 stitch of the preceding round under them, 1
* 3 chain, 1 double, in the next scallop of the preceding round.
double in each scallop.
like the 5th;
like the 6th;
12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th
rounds, like the 7th--11th;
17th--19th rounds like the 7th--9th.
Alternately 1 treble with the light wool, 1 treble with the dark; but
every treble stitch must be cast off with the wool of the colour of
the next stitch; that is, a light treble stitch with the dark wool,
and a dark treble stitch with the light wool. Now and then crochet 2
treble stitches in one stitch of the preceding round, so that the
couvrette remains perfectly flat.
1 double in every stitch.
The 22nd--31st rounds consist of a
double repetition of the 7th--11th rounds.
The 32nd and 33rd rounds are made in
open work like the 7th and 8th rounds.
The 34th round is worked in treble
stitches like the 20th round. Then work the outer border. It consists
of chain stitch scallops which are worked alternately with dark and
light wool. Illustration No. 256 shows a part of the border with the
treble round in full size. Work from it with the light wool 1 double
on 1 light treble stitch of the preceding round, 5 chain, 1 double, on
the next light treble, throw the wool off the needle and let it hang
over the right side of the work; crochet with the dark wool 1 double
on the treble stitch between the 2 double of this round, leave the
wool on the right side of the work; 5 chain, 1 double, on the next
dark treble. Take the needle again out of the loop, draw the wool on
to the right side, and work the next chain stitch scallop again with
the light wool.
Instead of this border, pattern No.
255 may be worked. It consists of 3 rounds to be worked after the 34th
round of the couvrette.
1st round of the border:
With dark wool, * 1 double in 1 stitch, of the 34th round; 1 double, 3
treble, 1 double, in the next stitch; repeat from *.
With the light wool, * 1 treble, inserting the needle in the next
treble stitch of the 34th round, thus working over the double stitch
between the spots of the preceding round; 1 chain.
* 3 double in each chain stitch of the preceding round. To work the
2nd of these 3 double, insert the needle at the same time in the upper
part of the middle treble of the 1st round.
Dark wool, * 1 double in each double of the preceding round, miss 1,
and work 3 treble in the next stitch but one; the last of these
3 treble is cast off with light wool, miss 1, and continue to work
with the light wool 1 double in the next stitch but one, miss 1, 3
treble in the next stitch, cast off the last with the dark wool, miss
1; repeat from *.