Crocheted reticule

Мешочек-думочка связаный крючкомHow 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 

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The first row starts with 3 chains and 23 treble stitches into the ring. Finish the row with a slipstitch
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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. 
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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. 

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Now we can shift to a next pattern, do 5 chains and a wrapping double crochet around the base of petals
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Just like wit first set of petals, do 1 dc, 1 half-treble, 4 trebles, 1 ht, 1 dc
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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
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Follow the pattern, I preferred to do it without a picot
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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
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make 1 row of trebles on one side of the details, second row a fillet mesh with 1 chain, and repeat row 1
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To make a fancy ruffle on the edge, make 5 chains and a picot into the third stitch
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2 chains and 2 dc into the fourth stitch 
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make the second part of a bag identically, and once finished, join them together with a dc on three sides of details
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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.
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The retticule is ready
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Now we have to make scrolls. We will need paper and yarn of a matching color
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Print out your pastorals, cut them into separate pieces. Using a pencil, shape scrolls and tie them with a yarn.
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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
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