Although she lists several uses for the "delightful art of netting" in her introduction to The Ladies’ Complete Guide to Crochet, Fancy Knitting and Needlework, published in 1854, Ann Sophia Stephens leaves the instructions and patterns for "sleeves, cuffs, rigolettes, and over-shoes" to others. Besides the introduction, which briefly discusses the uses of netting, the book contains only two patterns for netting. Both of those patterns involve square-mesh netting. She does note on page 94, "All the designs given for D'oyleys and AntiMacassars in square crochet may be equally well worked in square netting, the pattern being darned in afterwards."
- Introduction (page 12)
- Square Netting (page 94)
- Netted Scarf (page 114)
If you look closely at the base, you can see where the six decreases are.
The base does not look like a triangle because the bag was made using spiral rather than circular netting.
What would you suggest I call the base of this bag?