Knitted Heart Shaped Lavender Bag

Perfect to fragrance draws or to keep under your pillow for the perfect nights sleep.


1 pair 3.75 mm Needles
A small ball of double knitting yarn.  (This is a perfect project of using up oddments)


   K2tog   Knit the next two stitches on the needle together as a single stitch
   K   Knit the number after it designated how many stitches
   S1   Slip the next stitch onto the needle with out knitting it
   PSSO    Pass slip stitch over the stitch you have just knitted (Reduces number of stitches on needle by 1)
   M1    Knit into the front and bag of the next stitch (making 1 stitch)

  (make two alike):print

Using 3.75mm needles cast on 1 stitch.
Row 1:  Purl to end
Row 2:  M1 (2 sts).
Row 3:  Purl to end
Row 4:  M1, M1  (4 sts)
Row 5:  Purl to end
Row 6:  K1, M1, M1, K1 (6 sts).
Row 7:  Purl to end
Row 8:  K1, M1 knit to last 2 sts M1, K1 (8 sts)
Row 9:  Purl to end
Repeat rows 8 and 9 until there are 20sts on needle ending with a purl row.

Shape top:
Row 1:  K1, S1, K1, PSSO, K4, K2tog, K1, turn  (8 sts)
Row 2:  Purl to end
Row 3:  K1, S1, K1, PSSO, K2, K2tog, K1, turn  (6 sts)
Row 4:  Purl to end
Row 5:  K1, S1, K1, PSSO, K2tog, K1, turn  (4 sts)
Cast off in purl
Rejoin yarn and work across remaining stitches as for shape top above.

To make up:

Sew up side seams.  Add Lavender and sew top securely shut.  If your knitting is very loose or the lavender seeds particularly small it is worth considering sewing the seeds in a muslin pouch or tying then into an old clean pop sock to prevent seeds from escaping from the bag.  Sew a hanging thread onto the top of the bag if required.

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