Honeysuckle Bridal Set Pattern
Inspired by summer honeysuckle, this pattern includes drawstring bag, fingerless gloves and garter. Virginia travel tips and Chocolate Toffee Pecan Pie recipe included.
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When mid-summer rolls around down South, most flowering plants take a vacation. Where lesser flowers fail, honeysuckle thrives, gracing trellises through the dog days of summer.
This bridal set was inspired by golden John Clayton honeysuckle twining in latticework. This lovely flower is a true Virginia native, first identified in the churchyard of Gloucester’s historic 17th century Abingdon Episcopal Church.
The sparkling rystals that adorn the bag and gloves evoke the perfect droplets of nectar that give honeysuckle its name. The blooms can be knit to match the bouquet. In any color, the set adds a feminine floral touch to a lucky bride’s wedding day.
About this Project:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Sizes: Bag: 20” (50cm) in circumference by 10” (25cm) high
Gloves: Approximately 61/2” (16.5cm) circumference unstretched
Garter: S/M and L/XL; 13/4” (4.5cm) high and 25 (30)” [63 (76)cm] in circumference before adding elastic
Dark Horse Yarns Desert Flower (100% mercerized cotton, 125 yards/114m); 2 skeins White #DF801, 1 skein each Yellow #DF820 and Green #DF850
Size 8 cotton DMC Perle mercerized crochet cotton; 1 small ball White
Size US 6 (4mm) needles
Size US 6 (4mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
Size US 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles
Small crochet hook
206 4mm bicone aurora borealis crystal beads for gloves and bag
1/2 yard (.5m) crepe-back satin in soft yellow, or other double-sided, silky lining fabric and matching sewing thread
12-18” (30-46cm) of 1/2” (1.25cm) wide knit elastic
Small amount 3/8” (1cm) wide pale green ribbon
1/2” (1.25cm) crystal button (shown with JHB #766)
Fray Check (optional)