Music Stool Couverette, in Crochet

music stool covered in crochet

MUSIC STOOL COUVRETTE.
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The following Music Stool Couverette pattern was published in The Ladies’ Work-Book, dated 1870. As some of the original materials stated in the pattern cannot be found today, modern substitutions must be made. The finished project is a lovely item that any needleworker would be proud to display.

THE PINE COUVERETTE,
FOR A MUSIC STOOL,
IN CROCHET.

MATERIALS. — Eight reels of Brooks’ Goat’s-head Crochet Cotton, No. 8; crochet hook, No. 18.

This couverette is begun in the centre, and worked round and round, the thread never being broken off but when it is so mentioned in the receipt.

Make a chain of 6; close it into a round, on which do 8 s.c. stitches.

2nd round: X 1 d.c. under a stitch (taking up both sides of the chain), 2 ch., miss none, X 8 times. Close the round with a slip stitch on the first d.c.

3rd: 1 s.c. on every chain stitch, and 2 s.c. on every d.c. in the round.

4th: 3 ch., twist them, and continue as a d.c. stitch; X 3 ch., miss 3, 3 d.c., all on the second of the 2 s.c. worked on one in last row, X 7 times; 3 ch., miss 3, 2 d.c. on last stitch of last row; slip on the top of the three-twisted chain, which completes the round.

5th: Begin this and all succeeding rounds with a d.c. stitch, made of 3 ch., X ch., miss 3 ch., 2 d.c. on first d.c., 1 on next, 2 on next, X 7 times; 3 ch., miss 3, 2 d.c. on 1 d.c., 1 d.c. on next; slip on top of the 3 chain that began the round.

6th: Worked exactly like 5th, with 2 d.c. on the first and last of every 5, and 1 on each of the intermediate, so that the round consists of 8 sides, of 7 d.c. each, divided by a chain of three.

7th: The same, with 10 d.c. over the 7.

8th: The same, with 12 d.c. over the 10.

9th: 3 ch., twist it into a d.c. stitch, X 3 more chain, 2 d.c. in the first of 12, 4 d.c. in next 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. in 4, 2 d.c. in last of 12, X 7 times; 3 ch., 2 d.c. in first, 4 d.c. in 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. in 4, 1 d.c. in the same as the twisted chain; finish with a slip stitch.

10th: Begin, as usual, with 6 ch; then on each section of the octagon, X 4 d.c. on first 4, 3 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c. on 4, X 3 ch. between. At the last of the 8 finish with 3 d.c., as the last is made at the beginning of the round; slip on the top of it.

11th: Begin and end as usual [see note]. On each section do X 2 d.c. on 2, 3 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 3 d.c., 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c. on last 2, 3 ch., X.

12th: Begin and end as usual. On each section work X 2 d.c. on 1, 4 d.c. on 4, 3 ch., miss 3, 3 d.c. on 3 ch., 3 ch., miss 3, 4 d.c. on 4, 2 d.c. on the last, 3 ch., X.

13th: Begin and end as usual. On each division do X 2 d.c. on 1, 8 d.c. on 8, 4 ch., miss 3, 8 d.c. on 8, 2 d.c. on 1, 3 ch., X.

14th: All d.c., increasing so as to have 26 on each side of the octagon, with the usual 3 ch. between the divisions.

15th: Begin and end as usual. Work on each part X 7 d.c. on 7, X 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., X twice; 2 ch. miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 8 d.c. on 8, 3 ch., X.

16th: Begin and end as usual. Work on each part X 2 d.c. on 1, 4 d.c. on 4, 2 ch., miss 2, 14 d.c. on 14, 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c. on 5, 2 d.c. on 1, 3 ch., X.

17th: Begin and end as usual. X 2 d.c. on 1, 3 d.c. on 3, 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c. on 6, 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c. on 5, 2 ch., miss 2, 4 ch. on 4, 2 d.c. on 1, 3 ch. X.

18th: Begin and end as usual, X 2 d.c. on 1, 4 d.c. on 4, 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c. on 6, 2 ch., miss 2, 13 d.c. on 13, 2 ch., miss 1, 4 d.c. on 4, 2 d.c. on 1, 3 ch. X.

19th: Begin and end as usual. X 6 d.c. on 6, 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c. on 6, 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c. on 3, 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c., 3 ch., X.

20th: Begin and end as usual. X 2 d.c. on 1, 5 d.c. on 5, 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c. on 6, 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 12 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 5 d.c., 3 ch., X.

21st: Begin and end as usual, X 9 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, 9 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 d.c. in 1, 3 ch., X.

22nd: Begin and end as usual. X 10 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 9 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c., 2 d.c. in 1, 3 ch., X.

23rd: Begin and end as usual. X 2 d.c. in 1, 11 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 12 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 2 ch, miss 2, 6 d.c., 2 d.c. in 1, 3 ch., *.

24th: Break off the thread in this and the following round, and begin at the beginning of a division of the octagon, instead of at the last stitch as hitherto. X 14 d.c., beginning on the second in the division, 2 ch., miss 2, 8 d c., 2 ch., miss 2, 9 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 3 ch., d.c. on the centre of the 3 chain of last round, 3 ch., X. [Work in the ends of cotton as you go on, and slip on the first stitch at the end of every round.]

25th: X miss the first d.c. of the last row, 1 diminished stitch on the two next, 12 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 12 d.c., X 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., * twice; 1 diminished stitch on the next 2, ** 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., ** 4 times, 2 ch., X.

26th: X 1 diminished d.c. stitch on the two first of 12, 11 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 9 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 1 diminished d.c., 1 ch, miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 1 ch., X.

27th: X 1 diminished d.c. on two first of 11, 10 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 8 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c., 1 diminished d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 10 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, X.

28th: X 1 diminished d.c. (beginning on the same of last round), 6 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c., 1 diminished d.c., 2 ch., d.c. on centre of 3 ch. in last round, 2 ch., miss 1, 7 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, d.c. on centre of 3 ch., 2 ch., X.

29th: X 5 d.c. beginning on the diminished stitch of last round, 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 10 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 3 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., ** 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., ** twice, 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, X.

30th: X (begin on the second of 5 d.c.), 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 8 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, ** 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, ** twice, 7 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., *** 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., *** twice; 2 ch., miss 1, X.

31st: X (begin on the second of 4 d.c.), 5 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c., 1 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, ** 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, ** three times, 10 d.c., *** 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., *** 3 times, 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 1 ch., miss 1, *.

32nd: X (begin on the second of 5), 6 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 4 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 6 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, 5 open squares, 1 close, 5 open, 1 d.c., 3 ch., miss 2, X.

33rd: X (begin on second of 6), 7 d.c., ** 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., ** twice; 2 ch., miss 2, 7 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 13 open squares, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, X.

34th: X (begin on the second of 7), 1 diminished stitch, 16 d.c., 1 diminished, 2 ch., miss 1, ** 3 open squares, 1 close, ** 3 times, 3 open squares, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, X.

35th: X (begin on the first of 16), 1 diminished, 5 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 5 d.c., 1 diminished, 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 2 open squares, ** 1 close, 1 open, ** 6 times, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, *** 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, *** twice, X.

36th: *(Begin on the first of 5), 1 diminished, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 2 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 1 diminished, ** 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., **twice, 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, *** 1 close square, 3 open, *** 3 times, 1 close, 2 open, **** 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, **** twice, X.

37th: X (begin on the 1 d.c.), 1 diminished, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., 1 diminished, ** 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., ** twice, *** 2 ch., miss 2, 1 d.c., *** 3 times, 2 ch., miss 2, **** 1 close, 1 open square, **** 6 times, 3 more open, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1 X.

38th: X (begin on 1 d.c.), 1 d.c., 1 diminished over the 2 ch, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, 6 open squares, ** 1 close, 3 open, * twice, 1 close, 6 open, *** 1 d.c., 2 ch., miss 1, *** twice X.

Finish this round, like all the preceding, since the direction, with a slip stitch on the first stitch of the round. Then a round of open square crochet, the d.c. stitches coming on those of the last round, and allowing 2 ch. over the one diminished stitch at every point. The 40th round is entirely in d.c.

FOR THE BAND. — Make a chain of 624 stitches, and close in a round, on which work a round of d.c.

2nd round: Open square crochet.

3rd: X 4 open squares, 2 close, 2 open, X 26 times.

4th: X 3 open, 2 close, 1 open, 1 close, 1 open, X 26 times.

5th: X 2 open, 1 close, 1 open, 1 close, 1 open, 1 close, 1 open, X 26 times.

6th: X 1 open, 2 close, 1 open 1 close, 3 open, X 26 times.

7th, 8th, and 9th: X 1 open, 2 close, 2 open, 1 close, 2 open, X 26 times.

10th: X 2 open, 3 close, 3 open, * 26 times.

11th: Open square crochet.

12th: d.c.

EDGING. — One pattern takes up the space of a pattern of the band, consequently there are 26 in the round. Each is finished before proceeding to the next. The band and edging may be done entirely without breaking off the thread, therefore continue for the latter, after closing the former. 12 s.c., 12 ch., close it into a round, under which work 23 s.c.; 9 s.c. on the edge of the band; turn the work on the wrong side,—7 ch., miss 5 of the 23 on the round, s.c. under the 6th, * 5 ch, miss 3, s.c. under 4th, * 3 times; 7 ch., s.c. under 4th of the 12 s.c. (leaving a space of 8 to the loop). Turn on the right side and work under each loop of 7, 1 s.c., 2 d.c., 4 t.c., 2 d.c., 2 s.c., and under the other loops, 2 s.c., 4 d.c., 2 s.c.: 2 s.c. more on the band complete one pattern. Fasten to the round with a row of s.c., taking a stitch of each.

NOTE.

— It is to be remembered that each round begins with a d.c. of 3 ch., and 3 ch., after which the pattern between the * * is done 7 times throughout, and the eighth time the last d.c. and 3 ch. are omitted, being worked at the commencement of the round. To write this at the end of every round would make the directions tediously long, and the worker can find no difficulty if observing this note.



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