Saturday, 6 May 2017

Scented Flowers


Day 17 living without

This is a no spend day.


Round scented crochet sachet

The instructions are American crochet stitches. A chart for British/Australia conversion can be found here

Base (Front):

With colour A ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.

RND1: Ch 3 ( first dc), work 15 dc in long, join with sl st in top of be. ch 3 ( 16 dc).

RND 2: (Ch 3, dc) in joining st, work 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st in top of beg ch3 ( 32 dc).

RND 3: (Ch 3, dc) join st, dc in next dc ( dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, (48 dc).

RND 4:
(Ch 3, dc) in joining st, dc in next 2 dc, ( dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc) around, join sl st to top of beg ch 3, fasten off ( 64 dc).

Flower:

With colour B, ch 4 sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: (Popcorn st in ring, ch3) sp, ch1 ( Sc, Hdc, 3dc, Hdc, sc) in each ch 3 sp around, join on back of work with sl st around top of popcorn st 1 rnd below (rnd1) at base of last sc made.

RND 3:
Working on back of wrk behind petals * Ch 6, sl st, around top of popcorn st 2nd rnd below rnd 1 , * repeat from * to * around ending ch 6, sl st in first chain of beg. ch 6. fasten off.


Leaves:

RND 4: With right side of flower facing join in colour C in any ch 6 sp, ch 1 ( sc, hdc, dc tr, picot, tr dc, hdc, sc) in each ch 6 around join with sl st to beg. sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing thread.

Sew the flower to the base by using the long thread of colour c. Simply stick around (slip stitch) to fasten the flower to the base.

Picot: 3 ch insert hook at bottom of last st, sl st.

Popcorn stitch: Ch 3, 2 dc, put hook in bottom of dc draw up with sl st.


To make the sachet:
You can crochet two bases and join them together. For mine I used two pieces of fabric. flower facing right side up, place fabric down on top, add another piece. Make sure the correct side is showing so when turned out the fabric is right side. I used muslin so didn’t need to worry which side was up. Sew around leaving a gap. Turn out right sides. Pull apart the two fabric layers and fill with potpourri, close the gap by slip stitching the gap closed with neat invisible stitching.

A pretty rope cord can be stitch around the sachet if wanted.

If you add a couple more rounds to the base and leave out the potpourri you could make this up into a pretty powder puff. 



I hope everyone si having a good day or evening where ever you are.

2 comments:

  1. That looks just lovely, Shiralee. It is always confusing with the US and UK way of doing crochet.

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      I'm a visual learner so youtube has helped me learn, which means a lot of US terms. I'm getting to understand the UK terms now too. Still a lot of it is confusing!
      -Shiralee.

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