By Leslie Hunt
Written through a kite maker for the U.S. climate Bureau, this consultant positive aspects specified directions for growing ordinary two-stick kites, six-point stars, figural kites, balloon kites, tetrahedral kites, field kites, and lots of different forms. entire descriptions of tools and fabrics include directions for making tails, reeling and stringing, and masses extra. 70 illustrations.
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26 # Skill Level Materials Yarn: 1 color Pattern Notes Refer to Stitch Diagram as needed. Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Special Stitches Beginning cluster (beg cl): Holding back last lp of each dc on hook, dc in each of 2 chs indicated, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook. Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each dc on hook, dc in each of 5 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook. Ending cluster (ending cl): Holding back last lp of each dc on hook, dc in each of 3 chs indicated, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook.
Sk st behind twist on working row. Instructions Foundation ch: Multiple of 4 sts + 2. 42 # Row 1 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs count as a dc), dc in each rem ch across, turn. Row 2: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), dc in each st across to beg 2 sk chs, dc in 2nd ch of beg 2 sk chs, turn. Skill Level Row 3: Ch 2, *dc in each of next 3 dc, twist (see Special Stitch) around post of next dc on 2nd row below, rep from * across to last 4 sts, dc in each of last 4 sts, turn. Materials Yarn: 1 color Pattern Notes Refer to Stitch Diagram as needed.
58 101 S t i t c h e s f o r A f g h a n s Double crochet (dc) Row 6: Ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next sc, *ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. Rows 7 & 8: Rep rows 3 and 4. Row 10: Ch 5, sk next 3 dc, *dc in next sc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in last st, turn. Rep rows 3–10 to desired length, ending with row 9. At end of last row, do not turn.