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CHRISTMAS GIFTS

An individually made gift never fails to con vey a very warnt greeting. Here are sugges- tions and full instructionS~for making nine

varied and attractive Christmas gifts.

SANTA CLAUS

CARRYING a gift-laden

sack, this knitted novelty will please young

and old.

Materials: 2oz. Patons "Bee- hive" fingering 4-ply "Paton ised" fawn (shade 5); 2oz. red (shade 36); loz. white (shade 51); loz. black (shade 52); small quantity green (shade 1080); 1 pair No. 10 knitting needles; 1 pair eyes; red felt for mouth; cotton-wool for beard, hair, and eyebrows. Fill- ing.

Measurements: Length, 15in.; tension, 5i sts. to lin.

N.B.: Use wool double throughout.

LEGS

Using fawn wool, cast on 16 sts. and work 10 rows in. st-st. Cont, in st-st., inc. once each end of 7th and every following

6th row until there are 26 sts. Purl 1 row. Cast off.

Make another piece in same

manner.

BODY

Using fawn wool, cast on 22 sts. and work 36 rows in st-st. Cast off 3 sts. at beg, of next

4 rows: cast off rem. sts.

Work another piece in same

manner.

HEAD

Using fawn wool, cast on ll

sts. and k 1 row. Cont, in st-st. inc. once each end of next and following alt. rows four times. Work 11 rows without shaping, then dec. each end of every alt. row until 13 sts. rem. Work 2 rows without shaping.

Cast off.

Work another piece in same

manner.

ARMS

Using fawn wool, cast on 7

sts. and k 1 row.

Cont, in st-st., inc. once each end of every alt. row until there are 19 sts. Work 6 rows with- out shaping, *hen dec. once each

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POMPON BLUE-BIRD

THIS chirpy - looking

b'.ue-bird can swing on a baby's pram or play-

pen.

Materials: 3oz. Patons Fire- side fingering 4-ply "Paton ised" wool, colored felt for trimming.

Directions: The bird is m»de

from two pompons-one for thc body 3"d one for the head.

Colored felt is used for the eyes, beak, wings, and "ail.

To make pompons, cut two 3^in. diameter circles of strong cardboard with a lin. circle in the centre of each. Place the two discs together and wind wool through the centre hole and round the outer edge of the cardboard until the centre is firmly filled. Cut wool at out- side edge, slip a 9in. length of double wool between the two

pieces of cardboard and tie securely. Slip cardboard out and trim pompons evenly. Make an- other pompon in the same way.

One skein of wool is used for the head of bird and li skeins for the body.

Sew two small circles of felt for eyes and an oblong piece of felt doubled in two for beak on to the head pompon, and

two pieces of felt for wings and two for tail on to body pom- pon. Join head to body, and crochet a small loop and sew to top of head.

PETER RABBIT

TODDLERS will like

this cuddly toy.

Materials: 2oz. Patons "Bee- hive" Fingering 4-ply "Paton ised" white; small quantity pink for ears and tie (this is the only wool which should be used); filling; "1 pair eyes; 1 pair No. 11 knitting needles.

Measurement: Length, 13in.

Tension: 7 sts. to lin. in width.

Work in m-st. throughout.

THE SIDE

Cast on 41 sts. and m-st. for 12 rows.

13th Row: Cast off 12 sts. (29), m-st. to end.

M-st. 11 rows on 29 sts.

25th Row: K 2 "tog. (28), m-st. to end.

26th Row: M-st. 28. Rep. 25th and 26th rows five times more (23 sts.), and m-st. 16 rows on 23 sts.

53rd Row: Inc. once at beg. (24 sts.).

54th Row: M st. 24. Rep. 53rd and 54th rows once (25 sts. )

57th Row: Cast on 10 sts., m-st. to end (35 sts.), and in-

st. 11 rows on 35 sts.

69th Row: Cast off 13 sts. and m-st. to end A row (22 sts.).

70th Row: M st. 22.

71st Row: K 2 tog. at beg. (21 sts.).

72nd Row: M-st. 21 sts. Rep.

71st and 72nd rows twice more (19 sts.).

77th Row: Inc. once at be*g. and end (21 sts.).

78th Row: M-st. 21.

79th Row: Inc. once at beg. (22 sts.).

80th Row: M st. 22. Rep. 79th and 80th rows eight times (30 sts.). M-st. 4 rows on 30

sts.

101st Row: K 2 tog. at beg. (29 sts.).

102nd Row: M st. 29. Rep. 101st and 102nd rows once (28 sts.).

105th Row: K 2 tog. at beg. and end (26 sts.).

106th Row: M-st. 26. Rep. 105th and 106th rows twice (22 sts.).

111th Row: K 2 tog., m st. 7, p 3 tog., m-st. 8, k 2 tog. (18 sts.).

112th Row: M st. 18.

113th Row: K 2 tog., m-st. 4, p 3 tog., m-st. 7, k 2 tog. (14 tts.).

114th Row: M-st. 14.

115th Row: K 2 tog., m-st.

3, p 3 tog., m-st. 4, k 2 tog., m-st. 10 Cast off. Work other side in sam? manner.

FRONT

Cast on 47 its. in white and m-st. 12

rows.

13th Row: Cast off 12 sts., m-st. to end (35 sts.).

14th Row: Cast off 12 sts. (23), m-st. to end. M-st. 12 rows on 23 sts.

27th Row: K 2 tog. each end (21 sts.).

28th Row: M-st. 21. Rep. 27th and 28th

rows five times ' (lists.). M-st. 16 rows on 11 sts.

55th Row: Inc. once at

beg. and end (13 sts.).

56th Row: M-st. 13. Rep.

55th and 56th rows once (15 sts.).

59th Row: Cast on 9 sts., in- st, to end (24 sts.).

60th Row: Cast on 9 sts., in- st, to end (33 sts.). M-st. 10 rows on 33 sts.

70th Row: Cast off 12, m-st. to end (21 sts.).

71st Row: Cast off 12, m-st. to end (9 sts.).

72nd Row: K 2 tog. at each end (7 sts.).

73rd Row: M-st. 7. Rep. 71st and 72nd rows twice more. Cast off.

EARS

Cast on 17 sts. and m-st. 26

rows.

27th Row: K 2 tog. at beg. and end ( 15 sts.).

28th Row: M-st. 15. Rep. 27th and 28th rows twice (ll sts.) and m-st. 2 rows on ll

sts.

S5th Row: K 2 tog., m-st. 2,

p 3 tog., m-st. 2, k 2 tog. (7 sts.).

36th Row: M st. 7.

37th Row: K 2 tog. each em (5 sts.).

38th Row: M-st. 5. Cast off

Make another piece in sain

manner.

LINING FOR EARS

(Work in st-st.) Cast on 14 sts. with pink wool. K 16 rows

17th Row: K 2 tog. at beg. and end ( 12 sts.).

18th Row: P 12.

19th Row: K 2 tog., k 3, k 2 tog., k 3, k 2 tog.

20th Row: P 9.

21st Row: K 2 tog. at beg. and end ( 7 sts. ).

22nd Row: P 7. Cast off

To Make Up: Stitch 2 side pieces together (with seam down centre back) from cast-on edge to front neck. Stitch front piece into position. Stuff well Sew base into position. S«-w lining to ears and attach to head. Attach eyes and em- broider mouth. Make a twisted cord with pink wool and tie around neck. Make pompon

and attach for tail.

CARD TABLE SET

THE card enthusiast will

appreciate this gaily

trimmed cloth with matching serviettes. A criss- cross design of bias binding is used for the trim.

Materials: ljyds. 36in. green linen, 12yds. each of white and dark green bias binding.

To make: Cut a 36in. square of linen for thc cloth and cut remaining linen into four squares for the serviettes.

Sew a band of white binding around edges of cloth and a band of green inside the white, leaving the width of »he bind- ing between the two colors.

Make a triangle of card- board with 3iin. sides and a 4jin. base for marking the criss- cross pattern that trims the cloth. Mark off a 2lin. square 7in. in from edges of cloth. Mark the centre point of each side of thc square. Place the cardboard pattern with a base

point on this centre mark and draw the outline of the triangle twice along each side from the centre point of each side of the square. Join the triangles with a straight line at the corners to connect and complete the pattern and you have the sew- ing line which is to be followed with white bias binding.

The pattern for the green binding is marked by placing

the triangle with thc apex above the centre point of each side of the square, and only one triangle is made each side of this centre one. This gives threi

triangles for thc green binding that criss-cross the white. The corners for the green bindins are joined in thc same way as

the white.

Sew an edging of white bind- ing round each serviette.

TABLE SET

THE hostess who enjoys

pretty table settings will appreciate this novel applique work on a set of luncheon mats and serviettes.

Colored bias binding and simple embroidery stitches are used for the design.

Materials: Bias binding in pastel shades of green, blue, mauve, pink, and yellow;

colored stranded cotton.

Both the flowers and leaves

are made from bias binding. The flowers are in colored binding and the leaves in green. After assembling they are applioued on to the mat

and serviette.

To make the flowers, cut binding, using the different shades, into 5in. strips. Join ends together and gather up centre edges.

For the leaves, cut the green binding in 3in. and 15in. lengths (this gives a large and a small leaf J. Fold outside

WASTE BASKET

AN empty gallon paint

tin, covered with, an easy-to-launder cotton cover, makes a charming gift suitable for a girl's

bedroom.

Materials: A paint-tin with diameter 7£in. and depth 8^in.; 5-8th yard check ging- ham; pining cord.

To Make: Open out mater- ial and cut a length 36in. x 12in. for body cover. Cut an

8in. diameter circle for base.

Pipe edge of circle with string. Join side seam of body cover. Measure 2in. down from top edge of Jbody cover, mark and fo'd edfje over to wrong side and hem. Sew another row of sitiching ^in. above hem to make a casing for a drawstring. Gather body cover to fit base and join. Thread a tape through the casing and pull cover up tautly over the tin. Tie draw- string around rim of tin.

edges of the binding wrong sides together, then fold lengthwise in halves, mitring the tips of the leaves.

Arrange flowers and shape leaves in a pattern, tack in position, and sew to mat and

serviette.

When placing leaves in position, see that the folded edges are on the outside. The

centre of each leaf is em-

broidered with faggot stitch

and flower centres are filled with French knots.

NURSERY CHAIR

CHILDREN will have

great fun with this nur- sery chair that can be turned down on its back

for use as a mobile trolley.

To make: Prepare timbers and dowels to details given

in list of materials and draw

ings on page 43 and assemble chair, back section first.

Sandpaper chair wei., and putty. Apply two coats of flat paint, allow to dry after each coat, then sandpaper lightly and finish with enamel.

Screw wheels to axles.

The chair can be decorated with a nursery transfer motif.

Six rubber seat-tops may be fixed top and bottom to pro- tect other furniture when the chair is on wheels.

GUEST TOWEL

ADAINTY crinoline

lady in colorful cro- chet is an unusual way to decorate a gift guest towel.

Materials: 1 ball each blue No. 459, yellow No. 582, Coats' Ylcrcer Crochet No. 40, or 1 »all each Clark's Anchor Pearl Cotton No. 8, blue No. 508, yellow No. 962; 1 skein white stranded cotton; 1 skein salmon No. 542 stranded cotton; 1 ball each Clark's Anchor Fil a Den- telles white and pink 503; Mil ward's Archer hook No. 5 for Coats' Mercer Crochet; Mil ward's Archer steel hook No. 3 x 18 for Clark's Anchor Pearl Cotton; Milward's Archer steel hook No. 6 for Clark's Anchor Fil a Dentelles.

BODY

Starting at waist with blue,

ch. 12.

1st Row: Tr. in 6th ch. from hook, * ch. 1, skip 1 ch., tr. in next ch., rep. from * across, ch. 1, turn.

2nd Row: D.c. in first tr., * d.c. in next sp., d.c. in next tr. Rep. from * across, ending with d.c. in last ap., d.c. in next ch., ch. 1, turn.

3rd to 6th Rows incl.: D.c. in each d.c. across, ch. 1, turn Break off at end of 6th row.

SKIRT

1st Row: Attach blue to op- posite side of starting ch., ch. 3, tr. in same place, 2 tr. in each ch. across, ch. 3, turn.

2nd Row: Tr. in first tr., 2 tr. in each tr. across, ending with tr. in top of turning ch., ch. 3, turn (35 trebles).

3rd and 4th Rows: Skip first tr., tr. in each tr. across, ch. 3, turn. At end of 4th row, ch. 1

to turn.

5th Row: Picking up back loop only, d.c. in first tr., * ch. 3, d.c. in back loop of next tr. Rep. from * across ch. 4, turn.

6th Row: * d.c. In next loop, ch. 4, rep. from * across, ending with d.c. in last loop. Break off.

7th Row: Attach yellow to front loop of first tr. on 4th row, ch. 3, tr. in each tr. across, ch. 3, turn.

8th Row: Skip first tr., tr. in next tr., * ch. 3, skip 1 tr., tr. in next 2 tr., rep. from * across, ch. 3, turn.

9th to 14th Rows incl.: Skip first tr., tr. in next tr., * ch. 3, tr. in next 2 tr., rep. from * across, ch. 3, turn.

At end of 14th row, ch. 1 to

turn.

15th Row: * d.c. in next tr., 4 tr. in next sp., skip next tr., rep. from * across, ending with d.c. in top of turning chain, ch. 3, turn.

16th Row. 3 tr. in first d.c., * skip 2 tr., d.c. in next tr., 4 tr in next d.c., rep. from * across, ending with d.c. Break

off.

RUFFLE

1st Row: Attach blue to first tr. on 13th row, d.c. closely across, making d.c. in each st. and 3 d.c. in each sp. across, ch. 1, turn.

2nd Row: D.c. in first d.c., * ch. 4, skip 1 d.c., d.c. in next d.c., rep. from * across, turn.

3rd and 4th Rows: D.c. in first loop, * ch. 4, d.c. in next loop, rep. from * across, turn. Break off at the end of 4th row.

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Christmag gifts

Father Christmas

Continued from page 38

end of next and every following 3rd row until 13 sis. rem. Inc. once each end of every 3rd row until there are 17 sts. Work 6 rows without shaping, then dec. each end of every row until 11 sts. rem. Cast off tightly.

Work another piece in same

manner.

To Make Up: Fold each leg in halves lengthwise and stitch long sides together; sew across lower edge. Stuff firmly.

Join halves of body together, leaving neck edge open; stuff firmly. Sew inside edges of legs together at top and sew to body.

Sew halves of face together, leaving top edge open (i.e., cast-off edge). Stuff and sew up opening. Sew head to body.

Fold arms in halves and stitch, leaving curved edge at top open. Stuff well, with thickness at top. Gather to- gether open end and stitch to shoulders.

COAT (Back)

Using white wool, cast on 46 sts. and work 6 rows in g-st. Join in red wool and work in st-st., dec. once each end of next and every following 6th

row until 34 sts. rem. Work 6

rows without shaping. Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows, then dec. once each end of every row until 24 sts. rem. Work 15 rows without shaping. Cast off 4 sts. at beg of next 4 rows. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT

Using while wool, cast on 26 sts. and work 6 rows in g-st.

Next Row: K 5 in white wool, leave these sts. on spare needle. Join in red wool, k to last 2 sts., k 2 tog.

Work on these 20 sts. in st-st., dec. once at side seam every 6th row until 15 sts. rem. Work 6 rows without shaping.

Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next row, then dec. once at armhole edge every row three times. Work 9 rows on rem. 10 sts.

Next Row: Cast off 2 sts., k to end.

Work 6 rows on rem. 8 sts.

Cast off 4 sts. at beg. of alt.

rows twice.

FRONT BORDER

Pick up the 5 sts. from spare needle and, using white wool, k 54 rows. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT

Work as given for right front, working shapings at opposite ends.

SLEEVES

Using white wool, cast on 28 sts. and work 6 rows in g-st. Join in red wool ?nd work in st-st., inc. once each end of 5th and following 6th row ( 32 sts. ). Work '6 rows without shaping,

then dec. once each end of every row until 12 sts. rem. Cast off.

Work another sleeve in same

manner.

SHOWN in color on page 38 Santa is only I titi, tall, but is dressed faithfully accord-

ing lo his legend.

To Make Up: With a damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly. Sew up side, shoulder, and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves and sew bands to fronts.

NECKBAND

With right side of work fac- ing, using white wool, k up 36 s.s. evenly round neck. K 4 rows. Cast off. Press all seams.

CAP

Using white wool, cast on 54 sts. and work 6 rows in g-st. Join in red wool and work 2

rows in st-st. Dec. once each end of next and every following alt. row five times ( 44 sts. ).

Next Row: P 22, turn, leav- ing rem. 22 sts. on spare needle. Dec. once each end of next and following 8 alt. rows (4 sts.).

Cast off.

Join in wool to wrong side of rem. 22 sts., p 1 row, then dec. once each end of next and fol- lowing 8 alt. rows (4 sts.). Cast

off.

To Make Up: Fold cap in halves and sew up side seams. Make a pompon and sew to top of cap.

BOOTS

Using black wool, cast on 12 sts. and k 1 row. Cont, in g-st., inc. once each end of next 3 rows (18 sts. )

Knit 4 rows.

Dec. once at beg. of next and end of following row.

Cast off 4 sts. at beg. and inc. once at end of next row.

Knit 3 rows.

Increase once at end of next and following 4th row (15 sts.).

Work 4 rows without shaping.

Cast off.

Make 3 pieces more in same

manner.

To Make Up: Sew 2 pieces of boots together, leaving top 'open and fill end to form toe. Pull on to leg and stitch top of boot to leg.

Make another boot in same

manner.

THE BELT

i Using black wool, cast on 5 1 sts. and work 76 rows in g-st. ] Cast off.

SACK

! Using green wool, cast on 20 i sts. and work 22 rows in st-st.

; Slot Row: K 1, * m 1, k 2 ¡ tog,, rep. from * to last st., k 1. i Work 3 rows in g-st. Cast off. j Work another piece in same

! manner.

I To Make Up: Sew 2 pieces of ! sack together, leaving top open, j Using crochet hook and 2 I strands of green wool, make a

chain about 14in. long. Thread through slots at top of sark.

TO COMPLETE TOY

Put on coat, catching 2 front edges together at neck and waist. Attach brit. Put cap in'o position. Make beard, moustache, hair, and eyebrow! from cotton-wool. Attach eye! «nd mouth and embroider nose Attach sack to right arm and

arm to chest.

Christmas gifts

Motif guest towel

Continued from page ?'>'

HEAD

1st Round: Starting at centre with 2 strands of pink, ch. 4, 4 tr. in 4lh ch. from hook, in lanie ch. make 3 half tr., 5 tr., and 3 half tr. Join to top of starting

° NECK AND SHOULDER

1st Row: D.c. in next 3 tr., ch. 1, turn.

2nd Row: D.c. in next 3 d.c., ch. 3, turn.

3rd Row: 2 tr. in first d.c., 3 tr. in each d.c. across, ch. 3,

turn.

4th Row: Tr. in each tr. acrosi. Break off.

COLLAR

1st Row: Attach blue to first tr. of shoulder, ch. 3, tr. in first tr., 2 tr. in each tr. across, ch. 3, turn.

2nd Row: * d.c. in next tr., ch. 3, rep. from * across. Break off. Sew to waist.

ARM (Make Two)

Starting at top with pink, ch.

5.

1st Row: Tr. in 4th ch. from hook, tr. in next ch., ch. 3, turn.

2nd Row: Skip first tr., tr. in next tr., tr. in top of turning chain, chain 3, turn. Rep. 2nd row until piece measures lin., rh. 3, turn.

Next Row: Skip first tr., holding back on hook the last loop of each tr., make tr. in next tr. and in top of turning ch., thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), ch. 3, turn.

Following Row: Cluster in tip of last cluster made. Break off. Sew arms in place.

CROCHETED crinoline lady motif, which is shown in color on page I makes a guest towel a very pretty gift.

HAIR

Attach 2 strands of white to first free half tr. on head, d.c. in each half tr. and each tr across head. Break off.

HAT

Starting at centre with blue,

ch. 4.

1st Round: 16 tr. in 4th ch. from hook. Join to top of starting chain.

2nd Round: D.c. in same place as sl-st., d.c. in each tr. around. Join and break off. Sew hat to head.

Using yellow double, make a chain 2in. long. Lace through ch. 1 spaces at waist. Tie and break off. Using yellow single, make a chain 2£in. long. Tic in a bow and sew to top of hat. Starch lightly and press. Sew crinoline lady to towel.

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