How to Make a Beginner's Lace Sachet Bag: Perfect for Moms and Bridescomments (8) April 30th, 2009
Try your hand at knitting lace with my fun and practical project. This adorable Beginner’s Lace Sachet Bag is a great way to launch your journey into the fascinating world of lace. You will be amazed at how quick you will get into the groove of the pattern and complete your very first lace masterpiece. Working with a fingering-weight yarn versus a lace-weight yarn is like lace knitting with training wheels! You will find these bags are so much fun to make you will want to craft more than one! They are perfect bridesmaid's gifts or for an extra-special Mother's Day present!
- Needles: size 4
- Row counter
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Crochet hook: a small-gauge hook like a 00 or E for joining the edges
- Yarn: four-ply fingering weight, 100% cotton (I used Wendy Supreme)
- Organza drawstring bag, 4 inches x 5 inches
k1: knit 1 stitch
k2tog: knit 2 together
psso: pass slipped stitch over
RS: right side
sl 1: slip 1 stitch as if to knit
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over
The pattern is built on a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1.
Row 1 (Wrong side row and all other WS rows): Purl
Rows 2, 4, and 6: k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2 tog, yo, k1; rep from *
Row 8: k2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k2
Row 10: k1,* k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1; rep from *
Row 12: k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso
Cast on 25 stitches (6 x 4 = 24 + 1 = 25).
If you wish to have a wider piece or a narrower piece, add or subtract in multiples of 6.
Repeat row 12 of the pattern six times. Bind off purl wise. This will give you a rectangle 4-3/4 inches wide by 10-1/4 inches long.
Fold lengthwise with right sides together.
Seam the sides together to form a bag using slip stitch crochet. Feel free to use an alternative seaming technique. I like the crochet seam for this project because it is easy to pick up the stitches without adding extra bulk.
Work one stitch at a time. Starting at the top edge, insert the hook through both sides. Catch the yarn and draw the loop through both sides. Draw another loop through the first, then insert the hook into the next stitch through both sides and through the loop on the crochet hook.
Repeat until you reach the bottom. Repeat on the other side.
Fill the organza bag with potpourri, and pull tight to secure the contents.
Untie the ends of the ribbons so you have four ribbon ends.
Slip the organza bag into the lace bag and weave the ribbons in and out of the openings in the lace pattern at the top of the bag.
Tie the ends of the ribbon securely.
You now have a refillable heirloom potpourri bag that can be enjoyed for many years to come. Most importantly, you have gained the confidence to try more lace projects in the future. Who knows, you may have a Shetland Lace shawl in your future!
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