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23. LADY'S RETICULE. (CROCHET.)
Materials—Drab crochet-thread, two shades of narrow blue satin ribbon,
cord and tassels to correspond with the ribbon; a piece of blue and a
piece of white silk as a lining
Make a chain of 130 stitches.—
1st row. Double crochet.—
2d row. 3 chain, 3 long.—
3d row. 3 long worked in the 3 chain, 3 chain; repeat.—
4th and two following rows. 1 long, 3 chain.—
7th, 8th, 9th,
10th, and 11th rows. Like the 2d and 3d; repeat from the 3d row
twice, and finish with 3 rows, 3 long, 3 chain, miss 3. Crochet the
sides together, work a row of double-long stitches around the top, in
which to insert the cord, and finish with a row of double crochet. Pass
the ribbon through the rows of 3 chain, 3 long, placing the lightest in
the centre strip, as will be seen by referring to illustration. Make a
double lining with the silk; place the white next the reticule, and the
blue inside, and finish with cord and tassels.
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