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crocheted potpourri box

Mini Accent Crocheted Potpourri Box
sport yarn, 1 skein
crochet hook size C/2 or hook size of choice
satin ribbons, roses, pearls, or other embellishments
tulle & potpourri
fabric stiffener
Other: oatmeal box, round 18 oz size, plastic wrap, rust proof pins, scissors, ruler

INSTRUCTIONS
Beginning at center bottom, ch 2.1 - work 6 sc in second ch from hook, 6 sc.2 - work 2 sc in each st around, 12 sc3 - sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 18 sc4 - sc in each of next two sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 24 st5 - sc in each of the next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 30 sc6 - sc in each of the next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 36 sc7 - sc in each of the next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 42 sc8 - sc in each of the next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 48 sc9 - sc in each of the next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 54 sc10 - sc in each of the next 8 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around, 60 sc11 - sc in each st around, join in first sc of round12 - ch 3, dc in each st around, join in top of beginning ch 3 (60 dc)13 - ch 3, dc in each of the next 4 st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, *dc in each of the next 5 st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts. Repeat from * around, join.14 - ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in next ch 3 space, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-3 space, *skip next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 1 (sc, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-3 space.

Repeat from * around, join.15 - ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch 3 sp, *skip next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, 7 dc in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around, join16 - ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3) in next dc, skip next four dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch3) in next st, skip next four dc. Repeat from * around, join.

17 - Repeat round 14.18 - ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 space, 3 dc in next ch 3 space, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, *skip next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 space, 3 dc in next ch 3 space, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, repeat from * around19 - ch 1, sc in each st around, join. End off, weave in ends.

Crochet the Lid
1 - 9 - Repeat rounds 1 - 9 for box bottom.10 - repeat round 7 of box.11 - Repeat round 10.12 - Working in back loops only, *sc in each of the next 12 sts, crochet 2sc together (one decrease made), repeat from * around.13 - 14 - sc in each st around.15 - ch 3, skip next sc, *(sc, ch 2) in next sc, skipnext sc. Repeat from * around, join. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing
Cut oatmeal box into two sections, use box as a stiffening form for top & bottom pieces. Cover bottom form with one layer of plastic wrap. Cover form for top piece with six layers of plastic wrap - this will ensure top piece is big enough to fit over the bottom piece.Put potpourri into tulle & put inside box.

Decorate outside of box as desired.Enjoy!

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