Apr
30

Knit and Crochet Sachets

How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

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!

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How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

Supplies Used

US Size F/3.75mm Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Waves Crochet Hook 

Sock-weight Yarn

Tapestry Needle

US Size 4/3.5 mm Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Zing! Knitting Needles

Fabric

Sewing Thread & Needle

Sewing Machine (optional)

Knitter’s Pride/Knit Pro Lace Blocking Mat

Knitter’s Pride/Knit Pro Knit Blockers

Rice

Essential Oils or Dried Flowers and Herbs

 

How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

 

Knit Sachet

Front:

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.

Bind off.

Back:

CO 25 sts.

Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 4″/10 cm or same size as Front.

Both pieces:

Weave in ends. Block.

 

How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

 

Crochet Sachet

Sachet Instructions in U.S. Terms 

U.S. to U.K. Conversion

hdc = htr

Make Two:

Ch 21.

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.

Fasten off.

How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

Knit & Crochet Sachet Finishing

Sachet Filling:

Mix rice with a small amount of dried flowers/herbs or a few drops of essential oil. Set aside.

Fabric Pouch:

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.

Covers:

Using tapestry needle and yarn, hand sew three sides of cover Front & Back pieces together. Insert sachet pouch; sew closed.

 

How to Knit & Crochet Sachets by Vickie Howell #knitting #crochet #aromatherapy #mothersday #sewing #gifts

Reference:

Lace & Eyelets, Edited by Erika Knight

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One Response to “Knit and Crochet Sachets”

  1. Cathleen A.

    Hi Vicki! I love your projects!! Thank you!! Regarding the question on this episode about removable lampshade covers, I have used a pattern called Gentle Swirls Lampshade cover (that I purchased online, not available for free). It is a knit pattern, not a crochet pattern. The cover is easily removable and washable. And it knits up very quickly. It fits a cylindrical shade.

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