Creative Knitting with Bobbie Matela

Potpourri Pillows

Delicate

Designs by Nazanin S. Fard

After you knit this lovely set of dainty, lace-covered satin sachets for yourself, you'll want to knit several to give as gifts

Lace Knits

Experience Level
Advanced****

Materials

  • Knitting/crochet cotton* (218 yds per skein): 1/2 skein white
  • Set of 5 size 1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 5 steel crochet hook
  • Sewing needle and thread to match fabric color
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Potpourri oil in desired scent

*Sample projects were completed with Brilliant Knitting/Crochet Cotton from DMC.

Gauge
28 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10cm

Pattern Notes
The materials above are needed for each pillow; additional materials needed are given with each.
Charts show only even-numbered rnds; k all odd-numbered rnds.

Tulip Pillow

Finished Measurement
Approximately 9" square

Materials

  • Approximately 10" x 20" piece of pink satin or moiré fabric
  • 5 light pink ribbon roses

Lace
CO 12 sts and divide them among 4 ndls.
Rnd 1 and rem odd-numbered rnds: Knit.
Rnds 2-50: Work in patt from Chart A, do not BO.

Finishing
With crochet hook, *ch 5, insert hook through 4 sts at once, sc, rep from * around. Fasten off.
Fold fabric in half with right sides tog. Sew 2 sides to make a bag; turn RS out. Stuff with fiberfill, sprinkling potpourri oil on fill if desired; hand-stitch last side closed. Sew ribbon roses on lace as shown in photo; sew lace on fabric.

Potpourri Pillow 1

Finished Measurement
Approximately 5" square

Materials

  • 6" x 11" piece royal powder blue satin fabric
  • Light blue ribbon rose

Lace
CO 12 sts and divide them among 4 ndls.
Rnd 1 and rem odd-numbered rnds: Knit.
Rnds 2-28: Work in patt from Chart B, do not BO.

Finishing
With crochet hook, *ch 5, insert hook through 4 sts at once, sc, rep from * around. Fasten off.
Fold fabric in half with right sides tog. Sew 2 sides to make a bag; turn RS out. Stuff with fiberfill, sprinkling potpourri oil on fill if desired; hand-stitch last side closed. Sew ribbon rose in center of lace as shown in photo; sew lace on fabric.

Potpourri Pillow 2

Finished Measurement
Approximately 5" square

Materials

  • 6" x 11" piece, royal powder blue satin fabric
  • Light blue ribbon rose

Pattern Stitch
Lace Leaf (multiple of 12 sts + 5)
Row 1 (RS): P2, k2tog, *k2, p2, yo, k1, yo, p2, k2, k3tog, rep from *, end last rep ssk, p2.
Row 2 and rem even-numbered rows: K the knit sts, p the purl sts and yos.
Row 3: P2, k2tog, *k1, p2, yo, k3, yo, p2, k1, k3tog, rep from *, end last rep ssk, p2.
Row 5: P2, k2tog, *p2, yo, k5, yo, p2, k3tog, rep from *, end last rep ssk, p2.
Row 7: P2, *k1, yo, p2, k2, k3tog, k2, p2, yo, rep from *, end k1, p2.
Row 9: P2, *k2, yo, p2, k1, k3tog, k1, p2, yo, k1, rep from *, end k1, p2.
Row 11: P2, *k3, yo, p2, k3tog, p2, yo, k2, rep from *, end k1, p2.
Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Lace
CO 41 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3-50: Rep Rows 1-12 of Lace Leaf.
Rows 51 & 52: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
BO all sts.

Finishing
Fold fabric in half with right sides tog. Sew 2 sides to make a bag turn RS out. Stuff with fiberfill, sprinkling potpourri oil on fill if desired; hand-stitch last side closed. Sew ribbon rose in center of lace as shown in photo; sew lace on fabric. Optional: Sew string of 3mm pearls around edges of pillow.


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