Handbeaded from coloured stones and crystals sourced from all over the world.
Measurements: W 7.5in (19cm); L 9.5in (24cm)
Yarn recommendations: ribbon yarn, soy silk, rayon (yes, rayon - it's a bag)
Ribbon: silk chiffon, silk, satin, grosgrain
Beads: Crystals, fire glazed glass, diamontes, bugle and seed beads
Lace: pre-beaded guipure
Misc: Snap closure, D-rings
* knit in one piece and seam at the sides OR K in the round
(K flat over an ODD number of sts):
Row 1 (RS) P1, *K1 tbl, P1; rep from * to end
Row 2 K
Rep these 2 rows until desired length
Pattern (in the round)
CO an EVEN no of sts and join
Rnd 1 *K1 tbk, P1*
Rnd 2 P
Rep these 2 rnds until desired length
The lace (purchased at a bridal store) was pre-beaded with tiny black seed beads.
I added more by following the outline of the flowers and then 'filling in' said flowers with whatever beades I had at home.
I then attached it around the top and down one side of the bag using tiny hand sewn stitches.
Crochet top patt:
Insert hook into knitting, YO hook, pull loop of yarn through the knitting to the front, YO hook and pull it through the 1st loop.
*Insert hook into next st of knitting, YO hook, pull loop of yarn through the st, YO hook and pull through both loops on hook.
Rep from * to end of row.
Skip or add sts if necessary to keep the edge flat.
I thought about a beaded handle but decided against it. Another option would be a chain or a string of large black pearls (think Chanel).
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