Materials: If for couvrettes, Messrs.
Walter Evans and Co.'s tatting cotton No. 20, or crochet cotton No. 4;
tatting-pin No. 3. For doilies, tatting cotton No. 50; tatting-pin No.
2. For headdresses, tatting cotton No. 80; tatting-pin No. 2.
The square is composed first of nine
4-branched patterns, worked in 3 rows of 3 patterns each, and joined
on one to the other with purl. Each pattern consists of 4 branches
close to each other, and each branch consists of 7 double, 1 purl, 7
double; when the 4 branches of one pattern are completed, cut off the
cotton, and fasten both ends together so as to form a small circle in
the centre. Then work a second pattern, which is fastened on to the
first and second branches of the first pattern, instead of working the
purl stitch; work a third pattern, which is fastened in the same
manner on to the second pattern. Then work 2 more rows exactly the
same as can be seen in illustration.
*For the border of the square, fasten
the cotton on the first purl of the first pattern, work 4 double, 13
purl divided by 2 double, 4 double, draw up the stitches close, fasten
the cotton again on to the same purl of the first pattern *, and work
the following scallop at a short distance:--4 double fastened on the
last purl of the preceding circle, 10 purl divided by 2 double, 4
double, draw up the stitch, leaving an interval of two-fifths of an
inch between the first and the last; fasten the cotton on to the next
purl which joins two patterns, repeat twice more from *, and continue
to repeat from *.