This sachet is very quick to stitch up, and because it's only lightly stuffed, stuffing with fabric scraps works out well to make it all cotton and completely machine washable if you decide to scent the cotton with essential or fragrance oils instead of putting plant matter into the stuffing.
If you use plant matter, it's better not to wash it, or to wash it by hand and make sure it's completely dry before stashing it anywhere. I like using lavender buds to scent these, and as the scent fades, adding lavender e.o for more scent. But in humid areas, plant material can start to decompose which makes essential oils a much better choice.
Finished size using size 10 crochet thread- just under 2.5 inches in diameter.
You will need:
- Size 6 steel crochet hook (1.6 mm)
- Size 10 crochet cotton thread
- cotton fabric- 5x5 inch piece (makes the fabric middle including stuffing)
- sewing thread
- sewing needle
- tapestry needle to weave in size 10 thread
- scissors- regular thread snips and pinking shears
- sc= single crochet
- ch= chain stitch
- sl st= slip stitch
- dc= double crochet
- repeat ** means repeat the instructions between the asterisks
Pattern written in USA terminology- there is also an international crochet chart this time!
Ch 6, sl st to make ring.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), 8 sc in ring, sl st to first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 5, *dc in next stitch, ch 2*, repeat ** around, then sl st to 3rd st in starting chain to join (8 spaces formed)
Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), sc in each stitch around, sl st to first sc to join (24 stitches)
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), *dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat ** around, sl st to 3rd ch in starting ch to join. (24 spaces)
Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), sc in each stitch around, sl st to first sc to join (48 stitches)
Round 6: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), skip stitch, dc in next st, ch 2, *skip stitch, dc in next st, ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next st, ch 2*, repeat ** around, sl st in 3rd ch in starting ch to join. (24 spaces)
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), sc in each stitch around, sl st to first sc to join (60 stitches)
Break off thread.
Cut 2 circles 2 inches in diameter with the pinking shears. Hand sew 3/4s of the way around the fabric with wrong sides facing each other. Cut small strips of the remaining fabric and lightly stuff. You can also put in any aromatics at this point. Finish sewing around.
Final round of crochet- with the 2 medallions together working over the tail ends to conceal them, join in thread, and single crochet them together. When they are halfway joined, slip in the little fabric pillow and finish single crochet around. Slip stitch to join. Chain 15, and slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch back up the chain 15, and slip stitch to join. Break off and weave in tail.