These lavender bags are a perfect project for those who love easy and fast crochet makes. It hardly takes one hour to hook one up.

And if you’re like me, a tv-watching-crocheter, this makes it even better!  There’s only one stitch you’ll need to make -> single crochet.  Just keep on crocheting in the round and before you know, you have a lavendel bag.

I think a lavender bag is a lovely gift for any occasion.
So be creative and make one with a christmas tree, or with the new year on it, or with a flower for easter, or …
Make one with a little ribbon and hang it in your closet.

This little project has lots and lots of opportunities to get creative.

This is how I made them:

Materials needed

  • a leftover sport weight cotton, f.e. catania
  • 2,5 mm crochet hook
  • a leftover felt
  • glue for textile
  • scissor
  • a needle
  • dried lavender flowers
How to crochet it
  1. chain 20
  2. start in the 2nd chain from the hook.  Make 18 sc, increase 3 sc in the last chain.  Continue working on the other side of the chain.  Make 17 sc, increase 2 sc in the last chain.
    You’ve now finished your first round of sc.
  3. Continue to crochet sc in the round, until you have 17 rounds.  Flatten the bag and sc until you’re in one of the corner of your bag.
Finish off with a long thread.  Stuff your bag with lavender and sew closed the top of the bag.
Cut a heart out of a piece of felt and glue it onto the bag with the textile glue.

A little word about the lavender…

If you want to enjoy your lavender bags for a long time, I recommend buying a high quality of dried lavender flowers.  I know some of you have lavender bushes in their garden and yes, they do smell good… but they keep their scent by far as long as the kind that professionals companies use for their lavender bags.  And we only want the best, right ?

However, the dried lavender that you can buy in drug stores (or specialized stores) is the one you’re looking for.  And if you think that (after some years) the scent has gone, don’t throw it away!  Just a drop of lavender oil in the bag and you can enjoy your lavender scent again for months, if not years.

Don’t know where to buy loose lavender flowers ?  Here’s some shops where they sell the good stuff:

  • Dille & Kamille -> drug store chain, with online shop
  • bastin.nl -> grower, with online shop
  • Lavendula.be -> grower, no online shop
  • Musée de la Lavande -> grower, no online shop.  This is where I bought mine.  If you’re ever visiting the Provence, make sure to visit this site.  You won’t regret it!

To release the lavender scent, just squeeze your bag.  I usually repeat this process once a week, but feel free to squeeze your lavender bags as much as you like.

Have a lot of fun making Valentine-lavender-bags!

crafty greetings,

Wendy

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