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Free Crochet Potpourri Bag
Wedding - Potpourri Bag

Materials: DMC Cebelia No 10 - 1 Ball White
  Steel Crochet Hook Size 7

Finished Size Approximately 6” x 9”
Gauge: 9 dc = 1”

Flower Motif: (make 2):
Ch 6 and join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: (right side): Work 16 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Sc in same st as joining, ch 2, skip next sc, (sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc) 7 times, join with sl st to first sc -- 8 ch-2 loops
Rnd 3: In each ch-2 work sc, 2 dc and sc. Join.
Rnd 4: Pushing petals to front of work, insert hook from front to back to front around next sc, draw up a loop and complete as sc
(post sc completed), * ch 3, post sc around first sc of next petal; repeat from * around, end ch 3, join.
Rnd 5: In each ch-3 work sc, 5 dc and sc. Join.
Rnd 6: Pushing petals to front of work, post sc around next sc, * ch 4, post sc around first sc of next petal; repeat from * around, end
ch 4, join.
Rnd 7: In each ch-4 work sc, 7 dc and sc. Join.
Rnd 8: Pushing petals to front of work, post sc around next sc, * ch 5, post sc around first sc of next petal; repeat from * around, end
ch 5, join.
Rnd 9: In each ch-5 work sc, 9 dc and sc. Join.
Rnd 10: Pushing petals to front of work, post sc around next sc, * ch 6, post sc around fist sc of next petal; repeat from * around,
end ch 6, join.
Rnd 11: IN each ch-6 work sc, 11 dc and sc--flower completed. Join.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, pushing petals to front of work, sl st around post of same sc as joining, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2
ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sl st around same sc as last sl st, ch 7, * sl st around post of first sc of next petal,
ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in 2 ch, dc in 3 ch, hdc in 2 ch, sc in next ch, sl st around same sc as last sl st, ch 7; repeat from *
around as established, join.
Rnd 13: * Working across ch, sc in first ch, hdc in 2 ch, dc in 3 ch, hdc in 2 ch, sc in last ch, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook for tip of
leaf, sl st in back loops only of next 10 sts, in next ch-7 work sc, 11 dc and sc, sl st in next sl st; repeat from * around--8 leaves.
Rnd 14: Working in back loops only, sl st in 10 sts and in next ch-1 at top of leaf, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 6, continuing in back
loop only, in center dc of next petal work (trtr, ch 6) 3 times, * sc in top of next leaf, ch 6, working in back loop only, in center dc of
next petal work (trtr, ch 6) 3 times; repeat from * around as established, join -- 32 ch-6 loops.
Rnd 15: Sl st in next 2 ch, sc in same loop, * ch 6, sc in next loop; repeat from * around, end ch 3, join with dc in first sc.
Rnd 16: Sc in loop formed by joining, * ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 4 for corner, sc in next loop (ch 7, sc in next loop) 7 times;
repeat from * around, join. Cut thread.

Joining Flower Motifs:
Holding motifs with wrong sides together, join thread in closest motif (back), ch 4, sc in corresponding ch-4 of other motif (front), * ch
3, sc in next loop of back, ch 3, sc in next loop of front) 7 times, ch 3, sc in back corner, ch 3, sc in front corner; repeat from * 2 times
more. Do not cut thread.

Top Border:
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in first loop, 3 sc in next loop, 5 sc in each of next 7 loops, 3 sc in next loop, 5 sc in next loop, 3 sc in next loop, 5
sc in each of next 7 loops, 3 sc in next loop. Join.
Rnd 2: (beading rnd):Ch 4, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * around as established, join to 3rd ch of starting ch-4.
Rnd 3: Sc in same st as joining, sc in next ch-1, * sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1; repeat from * around as established, join.
Rnd 4: Sc in same st as joining, ch 5, skip 3 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 5, skip 3 sc; repeat from * around as established, join.
Rnd 5: (In next loop work sc, 7 dc and sc) 2 times, (in next loop sc, dc, 5 tr, dc and sc) 2 times, (in next loop work sc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr,
dc and sc) 3 times, (in next loop work sc, dc, 5 tr, dc and sc) 2 times, (in next loop work sc, 7 dc and sc) 4 times, (in next loop work
sc, dc, 5 tr, dc and sc) 2 times, (in next loop work sc, dc, tr, 3 dtr, tr, dc and sc)4 times, (in next loop work sc, dc, 5 tr, dc and sc) 2
times, (in next loop work sc, 7 dc and sc) 2 times, join.
Rnd 6: Working in back loop only, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 7, * sl st in center st of next scallop, ch 7; repeat from * around as
established, join. Cut thread.

Bottom Edging:
Row 1: Right side facing, with piece turned to work across bottom edge, join thread with sc in corner, ch 3, (sc in next loop, ch 3) 15
times, sc in next corner. Turn.
Row 2: Sc in ch-3, ch 9, (dc in next ch-3, ch 9) 14 times, sc in last ch-3. Ch 5, turn.
Row 3: Work dtr in next loop, * ch 5, retaining last loop of each st on hook, work dtr in same loop as last st and in next loop, yo and
through all loops on hook (joint tr completed); repeat from * across. Ch 7, turn.
Row 4: (Sc in next joint tr, ch 7) 12 times, sl st in last joint tr. Turn.
Row 5: Sl st in joint tr, 7 dc in next loop; repeat from * across, end sl st in last joint tr. Fasten off.

Finishing:
Starch lightly. Pin to measurements and allow to dry completely.
Tie: Ch 12 and join with sl st to form a ring; make a 11” ch, sl st in 12th ch from hook. Cut thread. Weave tie through beading rnd.
Tassels: (make 2): Wrap thread around 3 ½” cardboard about 50 times. Draw 12” length through top of bundle; center and tie
securely. Cut opposite end. Wrap another 10” length tightly around bundle about ½” below top tie. Knot securely. Trim. Knot one
tassel at each end of tie.

Potpourri Filler: (optional):
Cut 2 pieces light weight fabric, each 4 ½” x 6 ½”. Allowing ¼” for seams, sew 3 edges. Turn and press. Fill with potpourri or
perfumed cotton. Work gathering stitch around opening of bag, about 1” down from top. Pull together and secure thread. Place
potpourri pouch in crochet bag.