This week on Ask Me Monday, we rounded out our month of episodes focusing on openwork with a tutorial on knitting and crocheting lacy sachets. Fill them with aromatic ingredients and place them in your lingerie drawer or yarn stash for fragrant fibers, or gift them to your mom-friends for Mother’s Day. Either way, take a moment to breathe in; stitch out. Enjoy!
Tip: Not into fragrances? Fill these instead with dried lentils or beans and use as pattern weights or bean bags!
Knit & Crochet Sachets: Watch the Rebroadcast Below
US Size F/3.75mm Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Waves Crochet Hook
US Size 4/3.5 mm Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Zing! Knitting Needles
Sewing Thread & Needle
Sewing Machine (optional)
Essential Oils or Dried Flowers and Herbs
CO 23 sts.
Row 1: k1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1-2, three times more.
Row 9: K4, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-10, once more.
CO 25 sts.
Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 4″/10 cm or same size as Front.
Weave in ends. Block.
Sachet Instructions in U.S. Terms
U.S. to U.K. Conversion
hdc = htr
Row 1: [Hdc, ch 1, hdc] in 3rd ch from hook, sk 2, *[hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next st, sk 2; rep from * to last st, hdc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, *[hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch-1 space, sk 2; rep from * to last st. Turn.
Repeat Row 2, twelve times more, or until the piece is square.
Knit & Crochet Sachet Finishing
Mix rice with a small amount of dried flowers/herbs or a few drops of essential oil. Set aside.
Cut fabric to twice the length plus 1/2″/1 cm. Fold in half with WS together; using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew sides. Trim edges; turn RS out.
Fill the pouch with rice mixture (does not need to be very full.) Fold top edges in and hand sew closed.
Using tapestry needle and yarn, hand sew three sides of cover Front & Back pieces together. Insert sachet pouch; sew closed.
Lace & Eyelets, Edited by Erika Knight