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Octagon Bread Cloth (or d'oyley) I.
BREAD CLOTH 1.
MATERIALS..—Three reels of Brooks' No. 24, and two of No. 16, Great
Exhibition Prize Goat's-head Crochet Cotton. A hook suitable for the fine
stitches and terms used in this pattern)
The octagon shape is one extremely well adapted for bread baskets, as well as
for papier-maché trays of the usual forms; but it requires a little nicety to
produce even edges at the sloping sides. The way it is done is this. The whole
pattern, it will be perceived, is done in square crochet, and in the increasing
sides a close square is added at each end. This is done by making one chain
extra at the beginning and end of the first row of d.c. 2nd row: 1 ch., 2 d.c.
on the chain, and 2 on the first d.c. at the commencement, thus increasing three
stitches, besides the one chain which is merely a foundation for the next
increase; then at the other extremity of the row, 2 d.c. on the last stitch, 2
d.c. on the chain, and make one chain. Do this for every row which is increased,
working in all the ends.
For the decreasing rows begin with 1 slip, 1 s.c., 1
short double crochet, 1 d.c.—this last coming on the first stitch in the second
square of last row, keeps the squares evenly over each other. At the other end
of the row reverse the process, by doing 1 d.c., 1 short d.c., 1 s.c., 1 slip,
which completes it.
The short double-crochet stitch, being new to our readers, may be briefly
described. It is, as its name implies, a medium stitch between a s.c. and a d.c.
stitch. Begin as for a d.c. stitch, with the thread round the hook, but after
the latter is inserted in the stitch, and the thread drawn through, so that
there are three loops on the needle, the thread must be drawn through all three
Short treble crochet (contracted to s.t.c.), is done in a similar manner. The
thread being passed twice round the needle, there are four loops on the latter,
after the one is drawn through the stitch of the preceding row. The thread is
now drawn through three loops together, and afterwards through two.
When the bread cloth is worked, do open square crochet all round it, taking
the d.c. stitches sufficiently close at the corners to lie smoothly. Knot a
fringe 2-1/2 inches deep in every square. It is to be made of the coarse cotton.
To increase the size of this d'oyley, for a tray, or other article, use
coarser cotton and hook.
BREAD CLOTH (or Doily) 2.
MATERIALS...—Brooks' Great Exhibition Prize Goat's-head Crochet Cotton,
Nos. 14, 16, 18, 20. Walker's Penelope Hook, No. 3.
stitches and terms used in this pattern)
a. With cotton No. 18 make 10 chain, 1 s.c., in 1st chain; then in round
loop 3 d.c., ** 9 chain, miss 3, 1 s.c. in 4th; then in round loop. * 1 s.c. 7
chain, * repeat twice more; 1 chain to cross and in 1st 7 chain,** [·1·] 1 d.c.,
9 long, 1 d.c., repeat in the other two 7 chains; 1 s.c. in the 1 chain that
crosses the stem: [·2·] 5 chain; 3 d.c. in the centre round loop.
** to ** 1 d.c., 5 long, join to 5th long in 3rd section, 4 long, 1 d.c. in same
7 chain; in the next two 7 chains: 1 d.c., 9 long, 1 d.c., 1 s.c. in the chain
that crosses the stem [·2·] Repeat from [·2·] to [·2·] 5 chain, 3 d.c. in the
centre round loop.
Repeat again from ** to ** 1 d.c., 5 long, join, 4 long, 1 d.c., in next 7
chain, 1 d.c., 9 long, 1 d.c., in next 7 chain, 1 d.c., 1 s.c. on the chain that
crosses, 5 chain, 1 s.c. on 1st d.c. in centre, fasten off.
Make 11 more a's like the 1st, only joining, as in the
engraving:—"thus, 1 d.c., 5 long, join, 4 long, 1 d.c."
b. With cotton No. 20. 15 chain, 1 s.c., in 1st stitch and in round
loop. * 4 d.c., 10 chain, join where the two a's join, turn, 10 s.c. down
the 10 chain; 4 d.c., 10 chain, join where the two 9 long of a are joined
together; 10 s.c. down the 10 chain; repeat from * 3 times more; * 1 s.c., 5
chain, miss 2, * repeat all round; fasten off. Make 5 more, placing them as in
c. With cotton No. 16. 10 chain, 1 s.c. in 1st, make it round. * 1 d.c.,
3 chain, 3 long, 3 chain, * repeat 3 times more in round loop. ** 1 d.c. on d.c.,
7 chain, 1 d.c. on 2 long, 7 chain repeat all round. ** 9 d.c. in each 7 chain;
1 s.c. in 5th d.c., 9 chain repeat all round. In 1st 9 chain 6 d.c., join to
5th long of a 5 d.c. in same 9 chain: * in next 9 chain 11 d.c., repeat
all round; fasten off.
Make another c, joining to a and first c. Make 12 more;
join as in the engraving.
BREAD CLOTH 2.
d. With cotton No. 18. 7 chain make it round; 11 d.c. in round loop,
join to 5th d.c. of 11 d.c. of e, * 7 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c., repeat *
twice more; join to the other c to the 5th d.c. of 11 d.c., fasten off. 1
s.c. in 4th chain of 1st 7 chain. ** 5 chain 1 s.c. in same as last s.c., then
in 5 chain, 1 d.c. 4 long, 2 chain, join to a, turn, 1 chain, 2 long on 2
chain, 4 long, 1 d.c. in same 5 chain. 1 s.c. in next 7 chain; 7 chain
join to next division of d 7 chain; 1 s.c. in 4th chain stitch of 7
chain, repeat from ** to ** 7 chain, join, 7 chain, repeat from ** to ** again,
fasten off. Make 9 more d's, joining in the same manner, and as placed in
e. With cotton No. 18. 10 chain, make it round and work in loop 17 d.c.;
1 d.c. on 1st d.c., 5 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c. in next 4 chain join to c's 3
chain, miss 2, 1 s.c. in 3rd, 5 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c. in next, 6 chain join to
a 5 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c. in next, 5 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c., 4 chain, join
to c 3 chain, miss 2, 1 s.c., 5 chain, miss 1, 1 s.c., 7 chain 1 s.c.
fasten off. Make 3 more, placing them as in the engraving.
f. With cotton No. 14. 1 long between two c's; 1 c
before the corner. Commence: 6 chain, · 1 d.c. in 6th d.c. of 11 d.c. of c
9 chain, repeat · 3 times more; 10 chain, 1 s.c. in 4th chain of 7 chain of e
10 chain, ·· 1 d.c. in the centre of 11 d.c., 9 chain, repeat ·· 3 times more.
Repeat all round the d'oyley, making the corners alike.
2nd: · 3 long, 2 chain, miss 2, · this is the · pattern all round, except at
the corners. You miss 2 and make no chain, this is to be done by e, and
by the 1 long between the two c's. You work as follows: make no chain,
and miss 4, 2 each side of one long.
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