Hanging Potpourri Ball for the Christmas Tree
by Twila Lenoir
Here’s a lovely free Christmas crochet pattern – a fragrant potpourri ball, with a pretty crocheted hanger.
- Cotton crochet(I used white with gold running through it)
- plastic Christmas potpourri ball (the ventilated kind that comes apart in two halves)
Rnd 1 ch 4, sl st in first chain to form ring, ch 3, 21 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3.(22 dc)
Rnd 2 ch 6, (tr in next st ch 2)around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch 6(22 tr, 22 ch 2 sps)
Rnd 3 sl st in first ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch 2 sp) around to join, ch 2, hdc in first sc (22 ch sp)
insert your round ball with potpourri already in ball. Drill three holes in top of ball (I used my hot glue gun to melt the holes on the top.
Rnd 4-11 ch 1 sc around joining hdc(ch 4, sc in next ch 4 sp) around, join as before.
Rnd 12 ch 1 sc around joining hdc, sc in each ch 4 sp around, joining with slip stich in first sc, fasten off (22 sc)
Make a chain stich chain long enough to hang and thread it throught the plastic loop that should already be on the top of the ball. Knot off.
Tie two separate 6 loop bows and glue to the top and the bottom of the ball, then glue some silk flowers in the center of the bows on top and bottom.