Oh my gosh everyone…I am so excited to show you this pattern for these Faux Burlap and Lace Silverware Pockets!!!
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I was browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across a set of burlap and lace silverware holders—real burlap, real lace. I thought they were super cute and then I started thinking. I had crocheted the Burlap-like Ruffle Garland, why not these holders too!
Personally, I’m already married, so I can use them for my own dining table, but what about rustic country weddings! If I would’ve had a large wedding, I would’ve had a barn wedding with the country theme and I absolutely would’ve wanted these silverware pockets for every table.
If you are having a large wedding, making 500 of these or more, would be slightly crazy, but if you want to do that then more power to ya! If the thought of making hundreds of these seems overwhelming, you could always just make a pair for the bride and groom or the bridal party. What a wonderful keepsake too!
Then there’s the issue of working with real burlap. It sheds and frays. The last thing you want all over the silverware you are going to put in your mouth is shedded burlap fibers…
Soft squishy yarn, on the other hand, is a great alternative and Red Heart’s Warm Brown is a spot on match.
And did I mention that they are made with only chains, single crochets, and double crochets! Yep. Even the lacy part. Super easy and they work up quickly. Even when I was working out the pattern, which usually takes longer anyway, it took less than an hour!
Who knows, maybe you could whip out 500 pockets. Please let me know in the comments if anyone ever tries this. I would love to hear how that goes!
I used the Grit Stitch to give the faux burlap some texture and I love how it looks with the lace made from Size 10 Crochet Thread, but the pièce de résistance is the packaging twine that I wrapped around the lace part of the pocket. It just finishes the whole piece off. It’s cute before you add the bow, but adorable after it’s added.
This pattern also uses very little yarn—about one ounce per pocket. So if one skein of yarn has seven ounces, you would think that you could get at least six, if not seven out of one skein. That’s amazing. I used leftover yarn to make these two, but I think I will be buying another skein very soon for a place setting of six.
And the best part, there’s no need to block the lace. You have to stretch it slightly before stitching it down, so it lays flat on it’s own. One less step. If the thought of crocheting lace with tiny crochet thread doesn’t appeal to you, you always have the option to purchase some lace from a store and stitch it on.
Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry queue!
If you can think of other ways to use these sweet little silverware pockets, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Faux Burlap and Lace Silverware Pocket
- 1 oz. of Red Heart Super Saver – Warm Brown – 7 oz / 198 g – 364 yds / 333 m
- Small amount of Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 – Natural – 1,000 yds
- H/8 (5.00 mm) hook
- 6/1.80 mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- 18” length of packaging twine
- Baby pin
Finished Size Approximately:
4” x 9.25”
14 stitches plus the single crochet border and 16 rows in a 4” (10cm) square using Grit Stitch.
*2 sc in next stitch, skip next stitch* Repeat from * to * across.
Modified Shell Stitch
(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space.
FC – foundation chain
sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
- The silverware “pocket” is made by crocheting a long band and then folding the lower portion of the band up almost halfway. There are photos included in the pattern to help with placement. You will then stitch through both thicknesses when adding the edging instead of stitching the two pieces together with a tapestry needle.
- The lace is made as a separate piece and then stitched on later using a long tail left when crocheting the lace.
- If you choose to buy premade lace, you will need a sewing needle and thread to stitch it to the faux burlap pocket.
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
With Warm Brown and using the H hook
FC: Ch 16
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook, 2 sc in same ch; *sk next ch, 2 sc in next ch* Repeat from * to * across. Ch 2, turn. (14 sc)
Row 2: Sk the st that the ch-2 comes out of, 2 sc in next st; *sk next st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * across. Ch 2, turn. (14 sc)
Row 3 – Row 55: Repeat Row 2.
Row 56: Repeat Row 2, except in last st, 3 sc.
Don’t finish off. Leaving hook in place, lay piece flat on a table.
Fold the bottom portion of the band up over top itself where there are 18 rows left uncovered. Secure with a baby pin.
Going back to your work on Row 56, sc evenly along the left edge for 18 rows. Now, working through both thicknesses, continue to sc evenly to the bottom of the pocket. Finish off. Weave in end.
On opposite edge with pocket still facing you, attach your yarn at the bottom of the pocket and begin to sc evenly through both thicknesses and the single layer all the way to the top of the piece. In the very last stitch at the top of the holder (the beginning of Row 56), sl st instead of sc.
Finish off. Weave in end.
Using 6/1.80 mm hook
FC: Ch 39
Row 1: In 6th ch from hook, working in bottom loops only, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch. *Sk 2 ch; dc; sk 2 ch; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch.* Repeat from * to * across until there are 3 ch left. Sk 2 ch, dc in last ch; ch 3, turn. (6 modified shells)
Row 2: *In ch-1 sp of modified shell, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp; dc in top of dc of previous row.* Repeat from * to * across, ch 3, turn. (6 modified shells)
Row 3 – Row 6: Repeat Row 2. Finish off. Leave 12” tail for sewing.
Turning lace piece so that flat edge is flush with pocket opening and shells face toward bottom of the holder.
With tapestry needle and lace tail, stitch edges of lace to the sc edging of piece around 3 sides. No need to stitch the bottom of the lace to the pocket unless you really want to.
Tie off. Weave in end.
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