Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Crocheted Lavender Cupcake Sachet

Just in case it seems that I've put crochet on the back burner, here's a small project to prove I haven't. I've been hard at work on a few big crochet projects that I'm not ready to post just yet, but on Sunday night I cranked out a few of these sachets for some instant gratification. Brief attempt at a semi pattern / tutorial to follow:

"Cake" part:
- w/ an H hook, chain 4, sl stitch in 1st chain to make a ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st in 3rd chain of turning chain to join
- ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each dc around ending w/ 1 dc in first space, sl stitch to join
- ch 2, 1 dc around the post in each dc around, sl st to join
- 2 rounds of 1 dc in each dc, sl st to join, fasten off leaving a 3 inch tail
"Frosting" part:
- w/ an H hook, chain 4, sl stitch in 1st chain to make a ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st in 3rd chain of turning chain to join
- ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each dc around ending w/ 1 dc in first space, sl stitch to join
- ch 3, *(2 dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc) around ending w/ sl stitch to join
- make 5 dc shell trim all the way around edge - this won't work out perfectly, so some shells you'll do sl st, skip 2 dc, 5 dc, skip 2, sl st and others you'll do sl st skip 1 dc, 5 dc etc.
- fasten off leaving about a 3 inch tail
Assembly:
- sew beads on to frosting using clear thread, tie off well underneath frosting
- loop a ribbon through the top of frosting and tie off underneath
- use loose tails and a tapestry needle to sew up any wide holes in your crocheted pieces
- stuff base w/ a bit of polyfil and a handful of lavender sewn up in a muslin pouch (you could i assume make these yourself using any type of potpourri in place of lavender, or you could use simple pre-made lavender stuffed clothes dryer bags like I do :))
- round off top of cupcake under frosting w/ a bit more polyfil and sew frosting to cake w/ a length of frosting colored yarn
- trim ends

These sachets smell absolutely heavenly and, despite all the fidgeting with needles and ribbons and whatnot, they really only take about 45 minutes to make. They're my new favorite thing . . . and of course they're 100% calorie free!

Listening:  Ravens and Chimes- "Saint Jude In The Village Voice"

3 comments:

jenny said...

I just found the pattern and love it.Thanks for sharing.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. I have 3 huge lavender plants. I'm searching for different ideas to use the lavender with....this one will be fun.

Bugboo1 said...

this didn't really work out for me, but the pattern is so adorable! :) I just couldn't get the top (frosting) :P but it's cute and I love the cupcake!! :)