Next in the “Come On, Spring!” series is a really quick and easy little crochet sachet. I know these aren’t used as much as when I was young-er, but retro seems to be “in” these days. So here’s my take on something old is new again. These are just two ideas. Use your imagination to come up with your own creation.
I have two patterns here. My pattern writing skills are a work in progress. Please contact me with any questions.
For both patterns, you will need to know:
- Magic ring (video tutorial here)
- Chain stitch (ch)
- Double crochet (dc)
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Triple crochet (tc)
- Half double crochet (hdc)
The first pattern is just a simple circle.
I used some scrap Lilly’s Sugar & Cream yarn I had and a size H hook. You can use pretty much whatever yarn you want to create the look you’re going for. You will also need a yarn needle and scissors.
Make 2 circles
Make a magic ring. Ch 2. In magic ring, work 8 dc. Pull ring almost all the way closed. Sl st to first dc. Pull ring snug & tight. Ch 2
Dc, 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st in second ch of beginning ch 2
Ch 2. Dc, dc, * 2 dc, dc*, repeat ** 7 times. Dc. Sl st in second ch of beginning ch 2
Dc, *2 dc in next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat ** 4 times. 2 Dc in the next 2 stitches, dc. Sl st in second ch of beginning ch 2
Dc, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc*, repeat ** 10 times, dc in next 2 stitches. Sl st in second ch of beginning. Cut yarn leaving about 5-6″. Pull tail all the way through loop on hook. Tighten.
Make 2 hearts
Make a magic ring. Ch 2
In magic ring work 3 tc, 4 dc, 1 tc, 4 dc, 3 tc. Pull ring almost closed. Chain 2. Sl st. Pull ring tight.
3 sc in first stitch, 1 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc next 4 stitches, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc), 1 hdc next 4 stitches, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, sl st
Sc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches, (hdc, dc), 1 hdc next 5 stitches, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2, hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, 1 hdc, sc, sl st
Sc, 2 hdc next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc next 3 stitches, 1 hdc next 8 stitches, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc), 1 hdc next 8 stitches, 2 hdc next 3 stitches, 1 hdc next 3 stitches, 2 hdc next 2 stitches, sc, sl st
Sc, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc next 3 stitches, hdc next 2 stitches, 2 hdc next 2 stitches, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc next 9 stitches, (hdc, tc, dc), hdc next 8 stitches, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc next 2 stitches, hdc next 2 stitches, 2 hdc next 3 stitches, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, sc, sl st. Cut working yarn leaving 5-6″ tail. Pull tail all the way through loop on the hook. Tighten. Weave in ends, cut off excess.
You can use just about anything to fill the sachet. In my two samples I used a fiberfill in the circle and a small ball of yarn I had.
Mix about 1/4 cup water with 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil fragrance. I like using essential oils because the aroma seems to last a long time. Soak your filling material in the mixture. Wring it out and let it dry. I used gloves just because I wanted to protect myself from getting the oil on my skin. While I love the scent of lavender in the sachet, I don’t necessarily want my hands to wreak of it.
If you choose to use dried herbs and flowers or a potpourri, you might want to put it in a little muslin or cheesecloth bag. The little dried crumbly bits can make a real mess in your drawer.
Pair your pieces, wrong sides together. Now you must decide how you want to attach them. My personal preference is to use a single crochet in each stitch around the edge. I just like the looks of it. However, you could use a simple slip stitch around the edge to sew it closed.
Whatever method you choose, go around the edge until you have about a 2″ opening. Push your stuffing material inside, then finish closing it.
Here’s how mine turned out.
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