Each rosette is worked as follows: Work 8 loops or branches close to each other, consisting of 7 double, 1 purl, 7 double; fasten both ends of the cotton together, and cut them off.Each of the small circles which joins the rosettes together consists of 2 double, 8 purl divided by 2 double.It is easy to see from the illustration how the patterns are joined together by means of the purl stitches.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

The diamond pattern placed in the corner of the collar is commenced in the centre.For each of the four centre leaves work 6 double stitches, 6 purl divided one from the other by 3 double stitches, then 6 more double stitches.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

The circles of the 1st row consist of 3 double, 3 purl divided by 3 double, 3 double.In the following 3 rows each circle is fastened on to the cotton, which joins 2 circles in the 1st row, instead of working the middle purl, the cotton between 2 circles in the last row must only be two-fifths of an inch long.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

This lace is rendered stronger by the crochet rows of scallops and treble stitch round the edge.Begin with the tatting as follows: Make a circle of 8 double, 7 purl divided by 2 double, 8 double.This circle is repeated at a distance of about three-fourths of an inch, only instead of the 1st purl each following circle must be fastened on to the last purl of the preceding circle.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

This collar is ornamented with a triangle and a border of a very effective pattern.The triangle is begun in the centre, by working for each of the three leaves 5 double stitches, 5 purl divided one from the other by 2 double stitches, and 5 more double stitches.When the third leaf is completed, fasten off and cut the cotton.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

When three of these patterns have been worked, work the centre pattern of the square.It consists of 4 leaves touching each other at the lower points; each leaf is formed of 3 double, 5 purl divided by 3 double, 3 double; each following leaf is fastened on to the preceding one at the place of the 1st purl.Then work first 1 round of the oval circles of the square, with which the corner patterns are joined.…Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton