Size 5 DMC Pearl Cotton, 10 gms white
5 gms light color (LC) and 5 gms dark color (DC)
1/4" wide Satin Ribbon in Dark Color, about 1 1/2 yards
9 silver or gold 5mm beads
9 pearl 5 or 6 mm beads
Potpourri (a couple of tablespoons for each pouch)
Crochet Hook Aluminum D
To ChangeThread Colors: Pull through new color thread through last loop of ending color. Complete stitch with new color, making certain that both colors have at least a 1" tail on the underside, tie together, and then snip closely to the pouch. Weave in loose ends as you crochet.
DIRECTIONS FOR FRONT:
With LC, Ch 10 and slip stitch to first stich to form a chain.
Rd 1. Ch 1 (for first sc) and make 23 more sc in loop. Slip stitch to first stitch, changing to DC.
Rd 2: Ch 2 for first hdc. Then hdc in each remaining stitch around. Slip stitch to first stitch, changing to White Thread.
Rd 3: Continuing with White thread, Ch 1 and sc in next stitch. *Ch 5, skip 2 hdc and sc in next stich** Continue from * to ** around until last stitch. End with Ch 2 (instead of 5) and dc in first stitch. [8 loops]
Rd 4: Ch 2. In first loop make 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch1 (half petal formed). *In next loop make sc, 1 hdc, dc, 1 hdc, sc, ch 1 (full petal)** Continue pattern from * to ** until last loop. Complete the first petal by making a ch 1, sc, 1 hdc. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain.
Rd 5 Ch 1, slip stitch in first 2 stitches. Ch 5. * In next petal, sc in hdc, ch 5, sc in next hdc, and ch 5. ** Continue in pattern from * to ** around until last petal. Ch 2 and dc in beginning slip stitch & change to LC. [16 loops]
Rd 6 With LC, sc in same stitch as joining. Ch 10. *Skip loop. In next loop, sc, ch 5, sc. Ch 10.** Repeat form * to ** around to last loop. Finish by sc, ch 2, and dc in base of first loop.
Border: Ch 2. *In next ch 10 loop, 3 dc, 3 trc, 3 dc. Ch 2. Sc in ch 5 loop. Ch 2.** Repeat form * to ** around. Slip stitch to top of first ch 2 and fasten off.
Using only White thread repeat rnds 1-6. Switch to light color thread in last stitch. Tie off White.
Using LC thread Make border as for front. Fasten off.
Thread a sewing needle with LC. Stitch front and back together leaving about 1-1/2" to 2" opening at top.
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