How to crochet a reticule.
There is always a problem to choose a present for a person you love, especially if you are togerther for quite a lot of time. All the bits and pieces for your couple's hobby and little cute things have already been gifted, but there is a big deisre to make something special on anniversary? Here is where our crochet skills are for!!! We can make a small handbag full of confessions and nice words. You can write a love poetry or something about your special moments and thoughts, and pull them out one a day. And also, you can use this bag as a nice reticule, just add a lining to it. We will need the folowing:
- dark and light blue yarn, preferrably Perle 5
- crochet hook size 1.6 mm or the one to match your yarn
- fire poished or round beads – pieces.
We'll be using this crochet pattern for our bag
Start with a flower in the center. Generally it is a classical irish rose, so if you know how to do it, skip the next 5 steps.
Make 7 chains and 1 slipstitch in a first chain to make a ring
The first row starts with 3 chains and 23 treble stitches into the ring. Finish the row with a slipstitch
The second row: 4 chains and dc nto the thirs stitch of a previous row. Again 3 chains and dc into the next third stitch, and so on 7 times.
We have a circle with 8 loops around it. Do into each loop the following: 1 dc, 1 half-treble, 2 trebles, 1 half-treble, 1 dc.
Now we can shift to a next pattern, do 5 chains and a wrapping double crochet around the base of petals
Just like wit first set of petals, do 1 dc, 1 half-treble, 4 trebles, 1 ht, 1 dc
And the thrist set of petals using the following rythm - 6 chains, wrappng DC, and 5 trebles instead of 4
Now take the dark-blue yarn and start crocheting looks of 5 chains, and attacing them to the beginning and the end of a petals with a dc, as show on the drawing, the last arch is made of 2 chains and 1 treble. This will help us to move the next row
Follow the pattern, I preferred to do it without a picot
The mesh around the flower is finished, and we again return to the light-blue yarn and starting from one of the corners, do 5 trebles into each loop, and 3 trebles-2 chain-3 trebles into corners
make 1 row of trebles on one side of the details, second row a fillet mesh with 1 chain, and repeat row 1
To make a fancy ruffle on the edge, make 5 chains and a picot into the third stitch
2 chains and 2 dc into the fourth stitch
make the second part of a bag identically, and once finished, join them together with a dc on three sides of details
Also, we will need a tie for this bag. make a string of chains that is long enough to ft into a bag and make ties. Attach beads to ends and pull the "rope" though the fillet mesh.
The retticule is ready
Now we have to make scrolls. We will need paper and yarn of a matching color
Print out your pastorals, cut them into separate pieces. Using a pencil, shape scrolls and tie them with a yarn.
Place scrolls into a reticule. Now our present is ready. You can make a covenant to get one a day, and keep adding them, so you never run out of kind words to you beloved one