Used a 3.25mm (D) Hook
150 yards of J&P Coats Royale Fashion Crochet Size 3 Cotton
The sachet is based on a vintage pattern my grandma-in-law used for centuries. Mine are ever-so-slightly modified.
I also stuff/sew the pillow closed before I began the edging…much easier to finish.
Make your heart in a solid color or make the heart in one color and edge with a second color. Fill it with potpourri, scented beads, or fiberfill. Personalize it as your heart desires. You may find a similar pattern here.
It’s strange to think that crocheting an old school skill. I love knitting and crocheting for different reasons. Crochet seems to be easier for people I have taught. Only one hook to control. If you learn the double crochet, you may get a sizable amount done in small amount of time. It takes me half an hour to make a simple double crochet fingerless mitt or a full-size throw blanket in a day.
The 1300-yard plus, humongous Tickled Pink Ripple Shell Afghan
in Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) was created in 2007/finished in 2008
However, there are more stitches to learn and I just plain prefer the look of knit on most things.
My adaptation details of Tree of Life here
Knit looks harder because you’re dealing with two needles. Once you get used to the needles, I find knitting to be much easier to do. I personally don’t have to concentrate on my stitch count with knitting unless I am on a decrease or increase row. There are really only two basic stitches (knit and purl.) Once you have these simple stitches down, you pretty much can take on ANY knitting project with a little instruction. Find a project that inspires you, then try it!
Michael Gesme, in his fifteenth season as Conductor of the Central Oregon Symphony
and Associate Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College
leading a hundred of high-schoolers in this year’s Central Oregon District Honor Band Concert
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!