Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Craft #4- Homemade Lavender Comfort Wrap --Completed!

I saw in the store one day that they were selling "Comfort Wraps" for $10.  It appeared to be just a long sock-like tube of lavender scented rice.  As tempting as it was to take the easy way out, I figured I could make one. 

Today I started by crocheting the cover.  I really wanted it to have the feel of yarn, but obviously you can't just stick rice in a crochet project unless it's been felted or lined.  I'm using Lion Brand Jiffy in Wine with a size K hook. 

Homemade Lavender Comfort Wrap
This pattern has been posted by Krafty-Lyn.  Please only use it for gifts, donation, or personal use. Thank-you.

Lion Brand Jiffy yarn
Crochet hook, size K
Fleece or flannel fabric
Needle & Thread (or sewing machine)
2lb bag of rice
Lavender Essential oil
6-12" of ribbon
Comfort Pack- Crochet cover on Twitpic


Ch 15, SS to beginning to form a ring, Ch 2
Round 1: HDC around. SS to beg. and Ch 2
Round 2 & on: Repeat Round 1 until desired length.  Turn your project inside out.  Using a yarn needle and left-over yarn, close one end with the wrong side out.  Turn your project right side out.

Comfort pack- flannel lining on TwitpicLining

Measure the width of your Crochet section.  Cut your fabric 2x as wide minus 1" and the length of the crochet project minus 1".
Fold fabric lengthwise with the wrong side facing out. 
Sew along the long edge with a 5/8" seam allowance.  Leave the top open to put the rice in.  Turn your fabric right side out.

Comfort Pack- scented rice on TwitpicPour rice into a large bowl.
Sprinkle lavender scent and mix well.

Option 1:
Put your fabric pouch into the crochet pouch.  Using a funnel, fill the tube with rice to the desired stiffness.  I like mine completely filled but still floppy.

Option 2:
Using a funnel, fill the tube with rice to the desired stiffness.  I like mine completely filled but still floppy.  Pull the crochet pouch over the fabric.

Massage the rice around so it's nice and even.  Sew the top of the fabric closed.  Weave your yarn around the top of the crochet like a drawstring.  Pull it tight and tie a bow.
Comfort Pack- finished! :) on Twitpic

I recommend heating it up in no longer than 30 second segments, and for no longer than a total of 1.5mins.  

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