Back by popular demand..
Scrubbies now in stock in my Etsy shop
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I have bee asked so many times to make more scrubbies
Friends and family are hooked.. so much so they started to gift them as gifts...
I will admit I love them myself.. after years of using the same ones mine died.. ok the puppies getting into the laundry basket may have had something to do with that..
my bath pouf was a casualty in a separate incident.. time had finally come to set aside all other projects and make another batch of scrubbies..
a few changes have been made to make them even better than before...
Now each one has a worsted weight soft cotton side. The opposite side is still made from vintage acrylic.. but I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the most coarse yarn that I have come across... more than a dozen skeins.. not a pleasure to work with but as far as scrubbing goes well worth it.. I would not want to do a big item out of these however lol
I added the cotton to all of them.. in the past I only made a few here and there, as hubby kept stealing mine and taking them out to his shop to wash tires and such, I saw no since in it.. around here..
After my poor bath pouf was lost I kept forgetting to grab another one.. I had just made a larger scrubbie to use up the last bit of cotton in that color way.. I thought why not..
IT WAS PERFECT..
a bit of body soap on the cotton side.. only needed to put soap on it once.. the scrubbie side was just enough to exfoliate comfortably... hence the next change.. they are bigger now..
right now I have sets of three on my shop, will be adding other choices soon..
I was asked to make a shawl using the
same pattern as my friends grandmother made a wall hanging of 99
years ago.. this is what I came up with..
Our Lady Guadalupe Filet Shawl
This pattern can be used
with any yarn and corresponding hook size, if you choose to use thread
I would recommend doubling the thread to keep a wearable size.
I used a worsted weight
yarn and H / 5.00mm hook
1200 yards of Yarn Bee's
This pattern is
written using American terms.
1 ) dc in fifth ch from
hook, *ch1, skip 1, dc in next st, * repeat to end 145 mesh spaces
2 ) ch1, skip the first
stitch at base of ch 1 just made, slip stitch into ch, slip stitch
into dc ( counts as decrease at start of row ), ch 4, dc into next
dc, *ch 1, dc into next dc* repeat to last mesh sp, do not work last
mesh space ( counts as the decrease at the end of row )
Work four rows as row 2 before starting chart. Continue to decrease as established while working chart.
I have many buttons I have either been gifted, came from thrift stores or pulled off of clothes before turning into a rags.. tins of them.. hundreds of not thousands.. many too beat up to put on a new item unless dressed up... There are of course many ways of dressing buttons up.. painting covering with cloth... but this is something have been wanting to do for some time now..
the items I make need a closure of some sort.. bags are on of my
favorite things to make.. I have plans to make some one of a kind that
involve all of the skills I have been honing for a while now.. free form
crochet, sewing, weaving and beading....
I crocheted around the button tightly, the wrong side facing, using a smaller hook then the yarn called for. I then stitched the beads one by one in place on the top side until it was full..
I love the look, going to fit right into my plans... or become a pretty pin :)
I came across a post on Facebook tonight.. in a group for free hat patterns..
Printable hat templates.. in sizes from baby to adult... print them out, crochet you top circle to that size and stop increasing.. work to the bottom of the tube shaped piece and you got it... Check it out
264 yards worsted weight
shown in Red Heart's With Love Daffodil
8 by 64 inches
gauge not essential to
written in American terms
Notes Worked flat, turn after
each row until trim stitches.ch 3 at beginning
of each row counts
as 1 dc scarf can be made wider
by using a multiple of 4 + 4
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
yo = yarn over hook
1) ch 18
2) dc 1 in
third ch from hook, dc to end ( 16 dc's )
3, dc 1, *skip next st, dc 3, yo, with hook in front, insert hook
from front to back into skipped st, loosely draw through a loop and
bring it up to the height of the dc's, yo and draw through loops on
hook * repeat to last 2 sts, dc 2
3, dc to end
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until
desired length ending with row 3, do not fasten off.
ch 3 , working along the
side dc to last space ( see photo for placement of dc's ), 3 dc in
that space making first corner, work dc's along top to last stitch, 3
dc in that stitch for second corner, working along second side dc to
the end space, dc 3 to make third corner, work dc's along bottom
edge, slip stitch to ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends.