This sachet is a continuation of yesterday's article about how to dry lavender and ways you can use it.
If you don't have dried lavender, you can still make the sachet and stuff it with cotton balls with a small amount of perfume on the cotton balls. Be sure to put only a small amount of perfume in the center of the cotton balls so it does not stain the outside of the sachet.
These make a nice Mothers Day gift and are also very, very well received at retirement homes.
Any dried lavender you don't use in sachets can be sprinkled on your carpet and swept up to provide a pleasant scent in your vacuum sweeper.
Lavender-filled Crochet Sachet
2 pieces: 4" x 4 " cotton fabric
E crochet hook
2 strands of #10 crochet cotton OR double strand Royale thread.
A few yards of white and a few yards of pink and/or red for flower.
Pouch to hold dried lavender:
Holding right sides together, stitch 1/4" seams on 3 sides. Turn right side out, fill with dried lavender, fold under fourth side and stitch closed.
Crochet Back Square:
Note: This is a basic granny square. The rules are to always chain 3 in each corner which is necessary to neatly crochet squares together, and ch 1 between 3 dc shells on sides.:
Round 2: work corner in corner, ch 1, work corner in next corner, repeat around to start, ss in top of ch 2, ss to corner.
Round 1 (white): ch 4, join with ss to form ring, work 12 dc in ring, ss to top of first dc. break off.
Round 3: Now you'll turn your round flower into a square. Join with ss in any ch 3 sp. In same space work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (corner made). *Ch 1, 3 sc in next space twice. Ch 1, work corner in next space. Repeat around ending with ss to beginning of round. You'll have four corners of 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc and two sides of 3 sc in each of 2 ch 2 sp.
Round 5: This is the joining round. First square: Holding wrong sides together, work round five same as round 4 EXCEPT, instead of second ch in corner, ss into corresponding corner and instead of ch 1 between shells, work ss into corresponding ch 1 space of front. Work first 3 sides, slip sachet packet containing lavender between front and back, then complete the fourth side.
The hanger makes it possible to hang in a closet.
Fold 18" of narrow ribbon in half and knot as in image to make hanger.
The sachet can be placed in lingerie or stationery drawers anywhere you would like to have a lovely scent.