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The Ladies' Home Journal

June 1895

"Designs in Crochet"

Author: Margaret Sims

Section V: Crochet Chemise Yoke

The crocheted yoke is very handsome and does not take long to work. The pattern may also be applied to any purpose for which wheels are suitable. A ribbon should be run through the open insertion which encircles the neck and sleeves; it may be white or colored, to suit the taste of the wearer, and should be finished off with butterfly bows.

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The wheels are connected in working the picots forming the last row of the wheels. In the yoke before me there are thirty-eight wheels around the neck, one inch in diameter, and twelve for each sleeve; six of these, however, on each side form also a part of the thirty-eight wheels of the neck. For the wheels begin with a ring of eight chain; Into this ring work 24 treble. Please observe that to work a treble you throw the thread once only over the needle before taking up the stitch. For a double crochet, sometimes called a half stitch, the thread is not thrown over the needle at all before taking up the stitch; a single and a slip stitch are the same, the thread being drawn through the stitch taken up and the loop on the needle at the same time. For the second row on the wheel work 1 tre into every tre in previous row with 1 ch between each tre. For the last row work a double crochet under a space of 1 ch, make a picot with 5 ch, 1 dc into the dc just made, then work another dc into the same space, 2 dc into the next space, then repeat all around from the beginning of the row; there should then be 16 picots. The drawing shows clearly where the wheels are to be caught together in working. To fill in the spaces between the wheels in front make a ring of 5 ch, work 1 dc into the ring 4 ch, catch into the picot of wheel 4 ch, 1 dc into ring; connect all the picots to the ring in the same way; there should be 8 picots in each space.

Click on this article's sections to view:

 Article Introduction

 Crochet Chemise Yoke

 A Useful Insertion

 For the Dainty Border

 A Pretty Trimming

 Knitted Egg Cozy

 Dainty Tatted Square

 A Novel Wheel


Bibliographical Information:

Sims, Margaret. "Designs in Crochet and Tatting", The Ladies' Home Journal, Vol. XII, No. 5, June 1895, p. 21.

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