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Date: 14th February 2014 | Category: 50th issue, Celebrate, Free, News, Pattern


Lavender Heart by Tracey Todhunter

This cute crochet lavender sachet would make a quirky gift. A smaller version knitted in DK yarn would be ideal to hang from a clothes hanger to scent your favourite outfit.

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Materials:
Patons Wool Blend Aran, 63% Wool, 37% Acrylic, 100g/185m/202ydColour: Cherry Red (131) – 1 ball
4.50mm hook
Tapestry needle
Hollow fibre toy filling
Lavendar filled sachet
Buttons and ribbon to decorate

Tension:
Tension is not critical to this project.About Tracey:Tracey spends her time crocheting at her home in Cheshire. Find more of her designs and details of her crochet workshops at at www.bakingandmaking.comPATTERN

Pattern notes:
After the foundation row, mark the centre stitch with a removable marker, after working 3dc into centre stitch, replace marker in entre stitch ready for next row.

Lavender Heart
Make 2.
With 4.5mm hk, ch 10, turn.
Row 1: Dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc to end, turn, place marker in centre dc – 9 dc.
Row 2: Ch1, 2dc in next st, dc to marker, rm, 3dc in centre st, replace marker, dc to last 3 sts, 2dc in next st, dc, turn – 13 dc.
Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2-21 dc.
Row 5: Ch1, dc to marker, rm, 3dc in centre st, replace marker in centre st, dc to end, turn – 23 dc.
Rep Row 5, 12 times – 45 dc.
Next Row: Ch1, dc, dc2tog, dc to marker, rm, 3dc in centre st, replace marker in centre st, dc to last 3, dc2tog, dc, turn.
Repeat last row twice more.
Next Row: Ch1, dc, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc to marker, remove marker, 3dc into centre st, replace marker, dc to last 5, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc, turn. Repeat row twice more.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Weave in all ends, then with RS tog, sew or crochet a seam around the outer edge. Turn right way out, fill with stuffing fibre and insert lavender sachet. Sew up gap in seam. Embellish as desired with buttons and ribbon.


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