...The one pictured is folded to give the appearance of a bridal gown. The box it is in is also hand made.
...Advanced Beginners You can do this. Intermediate and Experienced crocheters will have no problem!
Step 1: Supplies Needed.
The hanky shown here is one I purchased on line. It is getting difficult to find plain white ladies handkerchieves. These measure 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches. You may prefer to use a linen/cotton material. I'm not handy with hemstitching so that won't be covered here.
...Crochet terms that will be used for this project are single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and chain (ch)
...WASH YOUR HANDS if you want to keep the pristine new feel to the cloth!
...Please note: I have chosen to make 3 chain rounds on my hanky. You may choose to do less or more. If you choose to make more than 4 chain rounds, I suggest that you increase to 5 chains.
Step 2: Single Crochet (sc) Edging
...Join the thread with a slip stitch, then chain one. Single crochet (sc) in the same place. Chain (ch) one, sc approximately 1/16 of an inch from the first sc. Repeat ch one, sc 1/16 of an inch across the hanky to the corner.
...Make 3 +ch one, sc + in the same hole rounding the corner (corner made). Repeat ch one, sc 1/16 to next corner.
...Follow this pattern around all four sides of the hanky. After completing the fourth corner, join with a slipstitch in the first sc.
Step 3: Chain 4 Rows
...Repeat around the hanky until you reach the first sc. Ch2, dc in first sc.
...On your last chain round, chain 4 (or 5) instead of the ch two, dc. Join with a slipstitch. Fasten off by pulling a loop up for about 3 inches. Cut thread. Pull our the end connected to you ball of thread.
...Sorry the pic is a bit blurry. I carry my crochet with me everywhere!
..Work the end down to your first sc row. It is best to work the end into that row to be certain that it will hold.
...The dress "bodice" is another crochet piece. Maybe another instructable? Soon?
...The boxes were made of cardstock.
Hope you enjoy!!