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CROCHET TASSEL

FOR ORNAMENTING COUVRETTES, CURTAIN-HOLDERS, ETC.

MATERIALS.–Usual Cotton, of Messrs. Walter Evans & Co., Derby.

This tassel is worked in crochet with middle- / after every 2 treble stitches. Then work 3 sized knitting cotton.

rounds of double stitches worked backwards Work with a whole skein of cotton as fol- and forwards in ribbed crochot stitch, and then lows: * Make a foundation chain of 50 stitches, the miss the last 9, and work 6 times alternately in 7th. Alternately 2 double, 2 chain, missing 2 the next stitch, 1 double, 4 chain, inissing the stitches of the preceding round under the latter. same number of stitches under the latter, lastly On the other side of the tube-like part 2 inches 1 double, 8 chain, 1 double in the last founda- high, work a similar part as the one just detion chain. Repeat 75 times more from *. On scribed ; then push the middle tube-like part the upper end of this fringe work 1 row of on a lead pencil, and wind cotton round it; double stitches, always inserting the needle into | draw also cotton through the open-work crothe chain of 2 frioge skeins, thus drawing the chet parts on both sides, and lace them togeskeins tight together. Roll up the skeins and ther with fine cord crosswise, always drawing sew them together at the upper edge. Then the cord through 2 chain stitches of both parts. make a foundation chain of 16 stitches, join At the top of the tassel fasten 3 rows of loops them into a circle, and work in rounds till the of cotton, which are to be worked over a mesh work is 2 inches high, working in such a man- two-fifths of an inch wide, like fringe. Take a ner that the right side of the work is turned in-piece of white cord tea inches long, fold it toside. Then work the outer covering of the gether in the middle, join the ends together with heading of the tassel in the following manner:- a knot, and draw it through the tassel, so that

1st round. I treble in every stitch, divided the knot is covered by the skeins of the tassel, 1 chain

and then through the tube of the heading. At 2nd. i treble in every chain stitch of the pre- the top of the latter, and at the same time on the ceding round, 1 chain stitch between.

cord, the rows of loops must be fastened, so that 3rd. Like the second, only working 2 chain the cord cannot slide out.

THE YEW AND ITS BERRIES.

Cast on nine stitches on three needles (No. procured stiffened with wire, it will be sufficient 20); three stitches on each needle, with drab to fold the chenille in two for each leaf, and tie Berlin wool split in two; knit one plain round, one leaf alternately on each side of the branch; fasten on a bright pinkish scarlet shade of Ber-after ten or twelve leaves place one berry, and lin wool split, work one more plain round; in begin another similar bough. The boughs are the next increase one stitch at the beginning of afterwards added together in the same manner overy needle ; knit four or five plain rounds and as the leaves have been, that is to say, one at cast off all the stitches. Cover a piece of leto, the top, and the others alternately on each side or very fine wire, with the thread of the same of the branch. scarlet wool; sew this round the scarlet edge of If Berlin is used for the leaves, cover with the little cup just made; when the two ends of green wool, split a few inches of the finestleto you the wire meet, continue to sew one of them can find; take a piece of Berlin wool, not split, round the edge so as to bring it exactly opposite of bright though rather deep shade of green, to the other; turn down both ends inside the place it across your leto near one end of it; cup, make a little ball of drab Berlin wool, or twist the leto tight two or three times, cut the cotton wool covered with drab silk, about the shortest end close to the twist, turn down both size of a young green pea ; place it in the scar- ends of the Berlin wool along the remaining let cup, gather the drab stitches; twist the leto, fasten both Berlin wool and leto together wires together to make a stem, and cover it to a piece of wire, with a thread of brown halfwith green wool.

| twist silk split in two, and continue as directed LEAVES, -If chenille is used, as it can be for the branch of chenille leaves.

THE T'OIL E T.

(Specially from Paris.) EVENING TOILETS.

no loops, but four ends of unequal length:

Saxony gloves. Black gros grain boots. First FIGURE.—Round skirt of blue silk, I predict for the benefit of those of your trimmed at the bottom with two gathered fair clients, who desire to look in advance flounces, having a ruche at the head, and into the glass of fashion, that costumes of cloth the edge in rounded points, which are bor will take an important place in the modes for dered by a small ruche. Between the flounces autumn; and we not unfrequently see them there is also a ruche. All these ruches are of substituted already at the sea-side for lighter blue silk and fastened down along the iniddle. woollen fabrics when excursions or yachting is Corsage plain, with tight sleeves, trimmed near | in question. The favourite form of costume is the top with a blue ruche fastened down the a jupon, finished round the bottom with a bias or middle. Jacket of the same, with large paniers flounce with along redingote cut absolutely square behind, something in the coquille or shell shape, before; the corsage high, and fafstened by bows and trimmed like che tunic. Close-fitting cor- of gros grain or velvet, or if half open in front, sage without sleeves. Blue silk waistband. with a flap in the middle, on which is a knot of Lace cuffs. Pearl-grey kid gloves. Ivory fan the same colour as those on the corsage. The covered with pink-tinted silk.

| sleeves are demi tight with revers of gros grain. Second FIGURE. — Pink costume, with a If the redingote is of black silk the revers must round skirt. Louis XV. corsage, close-fitting be of a different colour, iris, or blue, or véseuve and without sleeves; a pink bow on the shoul- but of a very bright tint; but if the redingote ders. Over this corsage comes another of very, is of cloth, the revers should be black, as a fine black-spotted white tulle, higb, close-fitting, fantaisie, some few double the redingote and trimmed with black lace disposed in rows with silk, and relieve the corners of the flaps slightly drawn, and descending from the shoul- behind and before, which recalls very much the ders towards the waist. The plain sleeve is ter- habit of the gardes francaise, but for all that it minated at the wrist by a black lace triinming, is very elegant and very young, though the and also a frill of the same material as the body, eccentricity of such a fashion is neither with a black lace head. Pale pink kid gloves. convenient nor becoming to all women. That

THIRD FIGURE.-Sea-green costume, with which is a symptom of the best taste and is a close-fitting corsage, having half-tight sleeves, highly elegant, is an absolutely assorted toilet, profusely trimmed with black gimp. A deep in which case there should be but two colours, black silk fringe goes round the !op of the back, neither more nor less. A toilet altogether uniform falls over the sleeve, descends in front nearly to as much resembles a woman as a stick of sealing. the waist, and then slants to meet the middle of wax; a dress of a variety of colours is reprethe band. This costume forms a puff behind diated by good taste. The toilet which is always with a panier Flat collar, fastened by a small comme il faut is composed of two colours, black bow of pink velvet. Cuffs to match.

and white , it is very difficult to create it of other FOURTH FIGURE.—Dress of very thin India shades. However, some persons have the tact muslin. Round skirt trimmed with five quilled to make mauve and straw colour, maroon and flounces, haviug very small heads. Louis XV. blue, grey and green, and green and blue appear corsage, cut low and square in front; it is togetherin perfect harmonie ; véseuve and black trimmed on the edge inside with a ruche, which are all the vogue at this moment. We have descends to the waistband. Round waistband rather too much autumn with us already, but of white silk with flat loops in the front. Habit. | fortunately, though mixed fabrics are worn skirt of very fine nansook, having a collar em- they are often white, white alpaca for instance broidered in satin stitch. Under-sleeves to is ornamented with bands of black velvet. match. Black lace cravat tied in a knot, having

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