Cute, Fragrant CroMander Pattern

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What is a CroMander? A crocheted pomander. I give these as a thank you gifts to customers. They are very useful and easy to make.
Spritz y
our favorite fragrance under the petals of the flowers and place the little ball at the corners of your lingerie drawer and everything will smell of you, not of laundry detergent or fabric softener.
You can also place them in your linen closet or just sew a ribbon to the top of them and hang them on your side of the closet where your everyday clothes hang. It will be a welcome site and scent in the morning!
Do you know a bride-to-be? Make a couple of these and she can put them in her suitcase.

You can make them larger, and perhaps hang one over your cat's litter box. . .
The pattern is simple. Here it is:


Scraps of yarn i
n flower petal colors of your choice
Scraps of green yarn (you can make them in cotton if you like, I prefer to give them a green background as it it was the greenery under a real pomander)
2 2-inch Styrofoam balls
F hook

With petal color of your choice: Ch 5, slip sti to close. Ch 3, slip st and then make 2 dc in round, ch 3, slip st, 2 dc, ch3, slip st, rep around until you have 4 petals. Fasten off. Make as many as these little blossoms as you would like to cover the ball. I sometimes make them really tight, overlapping each other slightly, or I leave small spaces of green to be seen, you can do whatever you like. You can make them all of the same color or of different colors. You can place little pearls at the center, or sew little ribbon bows between the blossoms if you want to pretty-it.up, especially, if you are giving it away to a bride or a special friend.

Ball: With green, ch 2, 4 sc on 2nd ch from hk. Round 2: 2 sc on each sc of round.
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same space. 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc, around. Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc, around. Continue this way, measuring your shape with the little styrofoam ball and adapting
your crocheting to the contour of the ball. Once you are reaching the bottom of the ball, begin to decrease the amount of sts as follows:
ch 1, 1 sc i
n next 4 sts, insert hook into next sc and pull a loop, hold on hook, insert hook on next sc and pull a loop, finish sc by slipping yarn through both loops on hook (1 sc dec). Repeat this until you have only 2 sc left at the very bottom of the ball and then just pull the loop through them to colose them and fasten off. Sew all your flowers to the green covering in whatever design you like or randomly.
This pattern is mine, do not sell it or distribute it as if it were yours. The term CroMander is m
ine, do not use for commercial purposes or attribute it to yourself or to your site. Thank you!
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penney said...

Those are very pretty thanks for sharing

Debbi-a1 said...

That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Craftybegonia said...

You are very welcome! You can use them in your lingerie drawer, in your linen closet, in your closet, you can even drop them in your sneakers!