Thursday, July 11, 2013


- ‘1 jeté , - diminution. - Recommencez quatre fois depuis " ; - une a l'endroit, -1 jeté, - diminution , - 5 à l'endroit, - 1 jeté, - diminution, - une à l'endroit, 1 jeté, - diminution , -une à l'endroit.
27° tour. -Une levée, - 2 à l'endroit; - * 1 jeté, - diminution. -- Recommencez quatre fois depuis ‘; - une a l'endroit, -- 1 jeté, - une a l'endroit, - 1 jeté , - diminution,- 2 a l'endroit, -diminution , -_ 1 jeté, - diminution , - une a‘l'endroit , - 1 jeté, -- 3 à l'endroit.
On répète ces tours depuis le 5° tour. jusqu'à ce que l'on ait la longueur voulue, puis on encadre les pleins, en passant autour, en reprises, du fil plat, ainsi que l'indique le dessin.
I have no idea what the above says. It's all that I could come up with from La Mode Illustree. Thankfully a dear friend from was able to translate the pattern from the German version found in Der Bazar, January 1863. Here is what she came up with:
Crocheted Agrafe
see figure 51.
Materials: very strong (or heavy) black Cordonnet(?) silk, coated (or annealed?) thin florists wire, some open(?) silk, twisted silk cord, a Bikeschen(?) or olive(?) button.
The full-size figure of the agrafe shows clearly that both of the main portions are formed by a twig with a 5 petaled flower and the accompanying leaves. The size and shape of each individual crochet piece, as well as the assembly of the pieces, can also be gleaned from the figure.
All flower and leaf pieces are made with very strong (see above) black Cordonnet(see above) Silk and are made from the middle out, spiraled like a snail, in the round, using firm(or tight) chain stitches (Don't know if this means a particular stitch). For the oval pieces, a center vein is made by hooking 5-7 stitches, and, depending on the required size of the piece being made, 2, 4, or 6 rows are crocheted around this beginning.
On every row, add a few stitches on both ends of the vein, so that an oval surface forms.
For the round pieces, cast on (hook) 3-4 stitches, close them into rings, and crochet around them in a snail-like spiral while continually adding stitches, until a round flat surface of the required size is formed.
To create a toothed leaf, make a starting chain like for the oval leaves, and then crochet around it. Work until about the middle of one of the long sides, thereupon 3 L.(?), turn the piece and crochet back over the first two of the 3 L.(?) and the most recently worked stitches, until the beginning of the row; from here make a back and forth row on the other side in the same way.
All of the individual crocheted pieces form the top, right side, using the wrong sides of the individual pieces. Organize and assemble the pieces as the figure shows. The stem is made of black cord, which gets tightly wrapped with open(?) black silk, and a thin piece of florist's wire is wrapped with it. The wire allows the stems to be bent.
The crocheted pieces are sewn firmly to the stems. The end of the stem is hidden under one of the small oval crocheted pieces, which also hides the end of the loop made of twisted silk cord. One of the two completed agrafe pieces has a "olive" or "Bikeschen" button on the outside tip of the loop.