Thursday, March 06, 2014

Heart "Sachet" & Ottoman

Pattern:  Heart Sachet, Woman's Day Magazine, FREE HERE.
Thread:  #3 Red Heart in Warm Teal
Hook:  Size 2.5 mm

Notes:  I modified the last round of the pattern. This is a horribly-written pattern! I put at least 8-9 hours of work into this thing because of it. Hardly worth it, although it is pretty, which is why I started making it in the first place. I thought it would be a quick-make, which it would have been if the pattern had been written correctly with brackets. The only reason I finished it is because I became enraged and I saw it as a challenge. My recommendation: DON'T EVEN!


We were on the hunt for an ottoman yesterday. We found this one at Tuesday Morning and loved it so it came home with us. I never use the word "ottoman." I've always called these "hassocks." Anybody else? Is it a Southern thing or what? That's what my momma always called them too, which is why I say it. The Captain didn't even know what I was talking about when I called it a hassock. I had to Google it and read him the definition before he believed that a hassock was the same thing as an ottoman. He'd never heard it called that before. We had a bit of a disconnect when we first started discussing it.

CAPTAIN:  Where could we get a good ottoman?

ME:  Turkey?

Ha-ha-ha! Stupid. Of course, I knew what he meant. I was just being funny. Thus started the whole "hassock" discussion.

(If you don't get the Turkey joke, Google "Ottoman Turkey" and you'll understand...although it might not be as funny when you have to do all that to get the joke.)

See ya.


  1. Born and raised in Indiana and we called them hassocks . . . an Ottoman was something from the Ottoman EMpire.

  2. Enraged crocheting doesn't sound like fun at all. It's very pretty, but it sounds like it was awful to make. I grew up calling them "hassocks" too, because that's what my grandmother (Jewish, Latvian, Brooklyn native) called them, so I'm not sure where that word is most common. I do know that I used to have it mixed up in my head with "Cossacks" but they are definitely not the same thing. :)

  3. it's beautiful Pammy Sue, so pretty and worth all the hassle of a badly written pattern, but if you found it hard I wouldn't stand a chance. Love your ottoman/hassock, we call a hassock a kneeling cushion, for church and usually an ottoman is a chest shape storage thingy so I reckon anything goes. :)

  4. That is one pretty Heart. I also love the color you chose. Sadly I know what you mean about pattern, some really are written terribly and you can't decipher them.
    Greetings from cold Arkansas,

  5. That heart is GORGEOUS, so sorry it was a badly written pattern. That's what scares me when I try to write a pattern. I call them a footstool. LOL! But have also used the word hassock and ottoman. They are making crocheted and knitted "pouffs", too. I'm seeing a crocheted cover for that one! :-)
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. They are called ottomans here. I wouldn't know like the captain what a hassock was....sounds like a fish too me....

  7. That is a beautiful heart Pammy Sue. I was thinking about making it until I read how horrible the pattern is. That is NOT fun crocheting at all so I think I'll skip it and just admire yours. We called them hassocks. Born and raised in Iowa. Mom from Missouri. Dad from Kanas. They both called them hassocks. Isn't the English language funny. All kinds of strange words.

  8. I love the Turkey joke...and if any one has to look that up...for shame! :) Just kidding.

    Oh I love your heart ornament. It's very pretty. I love it when you make doilies and thread items....they are always so perfect inspire me girl!

    Wishing you a most lovely day.

  9. Hi Pammy Sue - I go along with Linda. Here in the UK, hassocks are the little cushions you kneel on in church (often beautiful tapestry/cross stitch, etc) and an ottoman is a blanket box. A case of you say tomato, I say tomato, I think! LOL! Keep up the good work xx

  10. Hi pammy sue, love the little heart but not sure about the time it took!

    In the UK we would call that a pouffe!

  11. We call them pouffe ( pronounced poof here in Oz) here ! Or should I say we did once but then there was too much confusion with the other sort of poof(ter)- you might have to look that one up!- so now we call them footstools !!!

  12. Helsie said exactly what I was gonna say, and we were actually talking about pouffe's last night.

  13. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

  14. Hate lousy patterns but the time you spent on that gorgeous heart was totally worth it! Give yourself a pat on the back. I've never heard of a hassock - ottoman yes. Sometimes over here they're referred to as poofs :) Actually I think that should read pouf. Have a good weekend. xox

  15. I am catching up and got a good laugh visiting you Pammy Sue. Thank you for brightening my day.

  16. Hahaha! My mom called them hassocks, too!

  17. They are mostly called ottomans here, but I am also familiar with the term hassock. I love your new hassock/ottoman! Love the tufted sides! We have probably 4 or 5 here in the house. I love them!!
    I just read your previous post too. Oh la it!
    Now..what did you order? I need to know!!!
    Heading out to google Turkey ottoman now. Or is it Ottoman Turkey?
    xo Kris

  18. Love that heart! We say Ottoman but we are from NJ...We have lived in Florida 30 years and I do hear it referred to as hassock.

  19. Around here it would be called a "foot stool"....we are just plain old folks, no fancy hassock or ottoman stuff, lol
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  20. Love your blog and your sachet love your hassock too. We always called them hassock's too never heard called ottomans except on pier one ads they call them. Lot going on this way tell you more in e-mail. Take care I will be in touch.

  21. Love that ottoman...I dig orange.


Thanks for visiting and commenting! ♥♥♥