Foldable Basket Reticule by Pan Perkins

Foldable Basket Reticule

by Pan Perkins
December 2014
Lily Sugar'n Cream Solids & Verigated
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge is not crucial. Rnds 1 – 4 in pattern measure ~2.5” (~6.4 cm)
4.5 mm
31 - 32 yards (28 - 29 m)
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Foldable Basket Reticule
This little basket is perfect for little things:
A small present or a special treat.
It’s also really good for keeping things organized on the desk:
Keys, Coins, Paperclips, Etc.

It easily unfolds and collapses for washing and flat storing.
And it pops back into shape, when needed.

A super easy pattern and really quick to make.
It can also be made in a variety of sizes:
Baskets, Bowls and Trays.

Weave a string or ribbon through the lace edging,
And it can be used as a reticule (small pouch).

The basket really holds its shape.
And is made using only one strand of yarn.
It can be finished in less than an hour.

A Great Last-Minute Gift!

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• Instructions are given for the Party-Cup Size Basket.
• Guidelines for larger sizes are also listed.
• Rounds are worked in a spiral.
• You can use solid or variegated color yarn.
• Edging in a contrasting color creates a pretty accent.
• Reverse single crochet could be used as an edging.
• Or a pretty shell stitch might look nice.
• It also looks fine without any edging at all.
• The outer-sides can be decorated with appliques.
o Sew or glue Hearts, Dots, Snowflakes, Flowers, etc.
• You could also surface crochet or embroider a design:
o Like Zigzags, Lines, or Dashes.
o Or back-stitch a short word, name or initial.