Whimsical Keepsake Apothecary by Cylinda D. Mathews

Whimsical Keepsake Apothecary

Crochet
June 2011
Thread ?
2 dc rnds = ½” T
1.5 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
8” T x 2 ¾” in dia (at base)
US
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Delightfully whimsical, our crochet apothecary is easier to work than you might think. Crocheted flowers cascade down the side of the lid and side creating a lovely decor item for any room of the house. Crochet a piece of art and encase your “keepsakes” within.

Materials:
• 150-yd ball 100% cotton thread, size 10 (white)
• Sm amts 100% cotton thread, size 10 (pink, lt pink, green, & maize)
• Steel crochet hook size 8 USA (1.50 mm)
• Sm amt fiberfill

Molding Materials:
• 1 empty cardboard tissue core (cut in half)
• 1 sm rnd balloon
• 2” Styrofoam ball half
• Plastic wrap
• Commercial fabric stiffener or homemade solution
• Rust proof pins
• Preferred work surface

Finishing Materials:
• 2/3-yd (1/8” W) ribbon
• Glue/glue gun

Finished Size: 8” T x 2 ¾” in dia (at base)
Gauge: 2 dc rnds = ½”

Skill Level: Intermediate