|Material: Messrs. Walter
Evans and Co.'s crochet cotton No. 40.
The patterns of this insertion are
worked in a row, and always two opposite circles at a time. Make a
foundation chain of 16 stitches, join them into a circle, then work a
2nd circle consisting again of 16 chain stitches. Work round this
circle 24 double stitches, and 24 double round the 1st circle; after
the last stitch begin again at the 2nd circle, and work 10 chain
scallops as follows:--3 double in the next 3 stitches, * 5 chain, 2
double in the next 2 stitches, repeat 8 times more, 3 double in the
last 3 stitches; work in the same manner round the other circle. To
get to the next pattern, work 4 slip stitches between the 2 circles in
the middle of the just-completed pattern, leaving the cotton under the
work and drawing it through the stitch upwards through the loop on the
needle; 7 chain stitches, and then 2 circles like those just
described, and so on.