This Victorian style thimble pouch makes a lovely addition to a hussif or a needle book.
- DMC #8 Perle Crochet Cotton
- Size # 14 (2mm) Crochet Hook
- Wooden Bead or Small Cotton Reel
- Card to make tassel.
- dc….Double Crochet
- trc….Treble Crochet
- sl st….Slip Stitch
With yarn on hook, ch 6, join in first chain with sl st to form a ring.
Ch4, work 17 dc in ring, join with sl st in fourth chain.
Ch4 (counts as first trc, now and throughout), trc3, * miss 2dc, trc4 repeat from * around, join with a sl st to first trc.
Diagram #1 the pouch will now start to cup.
Ch4, trc3, * trc1, trc4 in middle of next group of trc.
Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first trc:
sl. st to centre of next group of trc.
Finish off and weave in ends,
|Repeat round 3, 5 times until 8 rounds have been worked.
Cut of a length of thread 2 meters long, fold in half and with the doubled thread work a chain 10 inches long.
Cut a piece of card 1 ˝ inches square, take a piece of thread approx. 6 inches long and lay across the top of card, wrap thread around the card 40 times and cut off.
|With the 6” thread tie the top of the tassel wraps as tight as possible, then carefully cut the threads along the bottom to release from card.
| Take another piece of thread and tie around the tassel top,
Attach the tassel to the end of the chain thread.
Thread a bead or small cotton reel onto the chain, then thread chain through the top of the thimble pouch and then back through the bead or cotton reel.