|Materials: Grey thread
of medium size; fine red wool; fine round white elastic cord; a pearl
This garter is worked in
close double crochet, over fine elastic cord; the border and pattern
in red wool, the centre in grey thread.
Begin in the middle by a chain of 98
stitches, with red wool; take the elastic cord, which must always be
stretched out a little, and work over it. Work on both sides of the
foundation chain; the pattern is completed in the course of the two
first rounds; the button-hole is made at the beginning of the first
round; make a loop of 21 stitches, and, when you come to it, work over
this loop instead of over the foundation chain. Increase the number of
stitches at either end of the garter, to round it off. When the second
round is completed work two plain grey rounds, then a plain red one.
The last round (grey thread) is composed of alternately 1 double, 1
purl formed of 3 chain, 1 slip stitch in the first, missing 1 stitch
under the 1 purl. Sew on a pearl button to correspond with the
button-hole. The garter would be both more elegant and more elastic if
worked entirely in silk.