Walter Evans and Co.'s crochet cotton No. 80, or with No. 8 or 10 for
A number of these
stars joined together will make very pretty strips of insertion. For
this purpose they should be worked with fine cotton. They may also be
used for trimming collars, cuffs, and cravats, the material being cut
away underneath. If worked with crochet cotton No. 8 or 10, they will
make nice couvrettes, bed-quilts, &c.
The star is begun by the outer circle.
Make a chain of 70 stitches, and join it into a circle. * Make 10
chain, miss 3, work 1 extra long treble, 1 treble, and 1 double,
inserting the needle under the chain, then 1 double worked as usual, 1
long double, 2 extra long double, miss
4, and work 1 double, inserting the needle under the 5th.
Repeat 13 times from * Fasten off, and for the centre of the star work
* 10 chain, turn, miss 1 and work 1 double in the next 7 chain, 1
double in the 1st of the 10 chain, thus forming 1 loop. Repeat from *
5 times more.
12 double on the first loop of chain of the first branch, 1 double in
the centre of the branch, 2 chain; slip the stitch which is upon the
needle in one of the stitches of the foundation chain of the outer
circle, work 1 double in the first of the 2 chain last made, then 12
double in the remaining loop of chain of the branch, and 1 double at
the bottom of the branch. Repeat 5 times more from *. The centre star
must be joined on to the outer circle at regular distances.