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The Highland Neamh Tee – a summer must have!

The Highland Neamh Tee – a summer must have!

The Highland Neamh Tee is a summer must-have for your wardrobe! It is the latest edition to our Highland Neamh collection which currently has the gorgeous cocoon cardigan and the fun to make wrap with the mobius twist. You can check these patterns out further 

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Today we release our Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy (or CBC as we refer to them). It uses the same gorgeous and timeless stitch combo that is in all of our Kate designs. It is a great collection for girls of all ages from children to 

The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

 

Can I say ‘Introducing the Bee Pillow’? Who doesn’t love bees? They have such an important role in our lives but sometimes I think it is way too easy to forget just how much they do for us!

This pattern is actually reminding me that Spring is just around the corner! It’s been such a cold January here that it feels like it will last forever!

This pattern was actually designed for a guest post over at E’Claire Makery in July 2020 and the pattern is available in our shops, but we haven’t been able to tell you about it here …. until now! So it has been ‘out there somewhere’ but we are going to treat this one as a new release!

Bee Pillow Inspiration

When I was approved to be a guest designer on E’Claire Makery’s blog I was thrilled! She asked for something home dec and I was inspired by her love of bees and that recent pattern she had designed with the bees around the yoke. It was gorgeous! So I knew I was safe with bees as my theme.

I wanted a pattern that was quite simple, not too time consuming and a great pattern for all experience levels. I sat down to draft some designs and the bee pillow just came to me!

This bee pillow is a great accessory for your home or garden. It also makes a great gift for any occasion – birthdays, Christmas, a housewarming or simply just because!

 

 

Intarsia technique

This pillow is actually made using the intarsia technique – Claire told me, I just thought it was tapestry crochet lol. Sometime soon I will check into exactly what the difference is and let you guys know!

So basically, this pillow is made using single crochets and carrying the yarn appropriately making sure you work over it and picking up the colours when you need them.

 

 

Bee Pillow Pattern links:

If you would like to purchase the inexpensive ad free PDF Pattern for this one you can do so in the following places:

Ravelry  here 

Etsy  here 

Our Shop  here 

Lovecrafts here

 

Shall we get on with the pattern?

To make this pillow you will need:

  • Any #4 weight yarn 7 colors – I used Caron Simply Soft in
    • White (1 skein)
    • Black
    • Super duper yellow
    • Strawberry
    • Vert (scrap amounts for the stalks)
    • Green
    • Gray (for this one I used Paintbox simply aran)
  • 5mm hook
  • 16’’ x 16’’ pillow form
  • Stitch markers to mark first and last stitches (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

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Abbreviations: 

  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • CS – crab stitch
  • >> or << – indicates which way the row is worked – left to right or right to left

Gauge: Using sc as your gauge stitch, 2’’x 2’’ is 8 stitches x 10 rows

Sizing: Finished size for each panel is – 15’’. 15’’

Notes:

  • This is a side to side graph and is worked left to right on the right side (odd numbered rows) and right to left on the wrong side (even numbered rows) and from the bottom to the top.
  • To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.                                     


Front Panel of the Bee pillow

Starting chain:Ch 61 and sc in second ch from hook start row 1.

Row 1 (<<):(green) sc 3, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 5, (white) sc 5, (green) sc 3, white, green, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 3

Row 2 (>>):(green) sc 3, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 7, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 7, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 7, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 4

Row 3 (<<):(green) sc 4, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 4

Row 4 (>>):(green) sc 4, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, dark green, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 5, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 5

Row 5 (<<):(green) sc 11, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 12, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 13, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 11

Row 6 (>>):(green) sc 10, (white) sc 3, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 11, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 10, (white) sc 3, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 10

 

 

Row 7 (<<):(white) sc 11, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 12, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 11, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 11

Row 8 (>>):(white) sc 10, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 10, (peach) sc 6, (white) sc 10, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 10

Row 9 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 10 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 11(<<):peach, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 12 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 13 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9,(white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 14 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 15 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 16 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 17 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 18 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 3, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 3, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 19 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 20 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 21(<<): (white) sc 60

Row 22 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 23 (<<):(white) sc 60

Row 24 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 25 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 40

Row 26 (>>):(white) sc 40, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 19

Row 27 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 40

Row 28 (>>):(white) sc 34, (black) sc 7, (white) sc 19

Row 29 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 32

Row 30 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 19

Row 31 (<<):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 30

Row 32 (>>):(white) sc 24, (black) sc 4, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 6, (yellow) sc 6, (white) sc 18

Row 33(<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 3, black, (white) sc 23

Row 34 (>>):(white) sc 23, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 11, (yellow) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 17

Row 35 (<<):(white) sc 17, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 10, (yellow) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 23

Row 36 (>>):(white) sc 24, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 3, (black) sc 10, (white) sc 17

Row 37 (<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 7, (yellow) sc 6, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 24

Row 38 (>>):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 6, (black) sc 6, (white) sc 17

Row 39 (<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 4, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 15

Row 40 (>>):(white) sc 14, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (yellow) sc 9, (black)sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 41(<<):(white) sc 15, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 4, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 13

Row 42 (>>):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 15, (black) sc 8, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 43 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 17, (black) sc 1,(white) sc 12

Row 44 (>>):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 16, (black) sc 9, (grey) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 12

Row 45 (<<):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 15, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 46 (>>):(white) sc 15, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 12, (yellow) sc 5, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1,(white) sc 12

Row 47 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 8, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 48 (>>):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 10, (yellow) sc 8, (grey) sc 3, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 13

Row 49 (<<):(white) sc 14, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 5, (yellow) sc 7, (black) sc 5, (white) sc 26

 

 

Row 50 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 7, (yellow) sc 5, (grey) sc 7, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 51 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 9, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 26

Row 52 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 11, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 12

Row 53 (<<):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 11, (white) sc 26

Row 54 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 12, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 11

Row 55 (<<):(white) sc 11, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 18

Row 56(>>):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 8, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 57 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 9, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 17

Row 58 (>>):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 7, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 59 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 9, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 60 (>>):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 11, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 61 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 7, (white) sc 19

Row 62 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 10

Row 63 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 31

Row 64 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 21

Row 65 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 31

Row 66 (>>):(white) sc 32, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 21

Row 67 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 32

Row 68 (>>):(white) sc 33, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 22

Row 69 (<<):(white) sc 23, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 35

Row 70-75 (>>):(white) sc 60

Fasten off and weave in ends

 

 

Back Panel of the Bee Pillow :

There are two options here.

  • You can make a second front panel so that your cushion has the picture on the front and the back.
  • If you would like a plain back panel, follow the instructions below. I did mine in white. You could make your stripy by changing color every 5 rows or randomly!

Row 1: Ch 61, sc in second ch from hook and each st across (60)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across (60)

Row 3-75: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends

I love what our testers did with the backs of their bee pillows! Most of them had never worked a sc graph before but you can see how they had fun adding their own touches to the back panel. You can check out their photos below and see how different they all are! I would love to see what you do with yours!

Assembly:

Step 1: Take your front and back panels and place wrong sides together (this means that the right sides will be facing outwards).

Step 2: SC around three sides of your bee pillow ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels (see photo below).  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3: Insert pillow form into pillow cover and then continue to sc along the last side. This might be a little trickier as you have the pillow form to work around too.  Slip stitch to the first stitch you made. Do not fasten off yet!

Step 4: Crab stitch in each sc and ch1 space around.

SS to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

The Bee Pillow PDF pattern has a photo tutorial to take you through how to assemble your pillow. See above for the shop links.

We hope that you have enjoyed this bee pillow pattern as much as we enjoyed creating and testing it! In fact, we loved it so much we currently have the matching corner to corner afghan waiting in the wings that should be released very soon! Well, we couldn’t not! It’s such a cute design.

Dont forget to tag us in your posts and pictures your version of this bee pillow!

 

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Sunshine-y Hanging Towel

 

N Stitch mug cozy

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Pattern Round-up 2020

Mother’s Day Pattern Round-up 2020

It’s almost Mother’s Day! We had so much fun with the stash busting pattern round-ups that we have teamed up with some more fantastic designers to bring you this fabulous Mother’s Day round-up! In some parts of the world (like here in the UK) we 

The N Stitch Mug Cozy

The N Stitch Mug Cozy

N Stitch Crochet Mug Cozy Pattern The N Stitch crochet mug cozy is exactly what it says – its a mug cozy made using the N stitch. You need this N Stitch Mug Cozy!  Also called mug rugs, these are great scrap busters. They made 

Mother’s Day Crochet Gift Idea–Spa Set

Mother’s Day Crochet Gift Idea–Spa Set

Farmhouse Spa Set

Create the perfect Mother’s Day gift with this spa set

I have the perfect pattern and gift idea for Mother’s Day! It’s the Farmhouse Spa Set pattern designed by yours truly. This pattern even comes with the instructions to make the basket to hold it all.

Oh, just so you’re aware, this post may contain affiliate links.  Should you buy something from one of our links, we get a small percentage of the sale, at no extra cost to you.  This helps us keep the blog going!

I scoured my brain for an idea for what to give my mother and my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. I’ve given plants and pre-set up baskets of just…stuff, but this year, I wanted something more personal.

A Handmade Spa Set is perfect!

The washcloth is a lightly textured cloth using the N Stitch. Never heard of it? I found it on chance and saw that no one was using it! I just knew it would be great for a washcloth!

Three face scrubbies are the magic number here, one in each of the three colors you will pick to work up this pattern. They are well textured but still ultra soft, thanks to the quality cotton yarn I used–Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.

More than one pattern included

Included in the instructions is a soap saver. What’s that?! It’s this neat little baggy with a mesh body that you can place your favorite bar of soap into. This gives great exfoliation and keeps your bar of soap in it’s best form. Simply hang in the shower or tub to drip dry.

Did I mention this pattern has a collection of FIVE patterns? Here’s the 4th in this spa set: a pouf! They look like they might be difficult to make but when you read how to do it, you will laugh at yourself, I did. You will get rich lather (depending on soap) and soft yet exfoliating results using this pouf. Hang in the shower or tub to drip dry.

Finally, you need a basket to put this all in, especially if you’re making it as a gift for someone! I include a pattern to make a small-medium sized basket to display everything in. You will just need some jumbo yarn and a big fat hook like a size P/Q hook. It works up super fast and easy!

All this awesomeness and guess what? It’s all machine wash and dryable!

Yep, even the basket. I chose Bernat Maker Big to make the basket out of, which is 50% cotton and 50% nylon. Easy care makes this project even better!

Great Idea….but what’s the price?

Free on my blog however, you may purchase an ad-free version on my Ravelry store. 

To continue on with the pattern, scroll down!

 

Pattern links 

You can find the pdf versions of this pattern in all of the usual places:

Ravelry here

Our shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

The Pattern

Materials:

4 worsted/aran weight 100% cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar’n’Cream or Paintbox cotton (my favorite!) in three colors—a medium, a light, and a white are preferred, but ultimately up to you, but you will need one ball of each color plus a little extra of the medium color, and a Jumbo sized (#7 jumbo) yarn such as Bernat Maker Big, for the basket, one skein will be needed

• Size J-6mm hook and size Q15mm hook for basket

Scissors

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

 

Gauge

Not important for this pattern

 

Sizing

Also not important for this pattern as this is personal preference. Each pattern is written so that you can make it bigger or smaller, easily.

 

Pattern Notes

Chain 3 at the beginning does count as a dc unless otherwise stated.
Once you have created your starting chain, turn the chain over so that the back “hump” is showing and work your stitches into that. This creates a much neater edge to work with when doing a border.

Abbreviations

Ch—Chain
St(s)—Stitch(es)
Dc—Double crochet
IXS— Interlinked Cross Stitch
NS—N stitch
Sp(s)—Space(s)
Rep—Repeat
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
Tc—Turning chain
HDC—Half-double crochet
YO—yarn over
SC—Single Crochet
MR—Magic Ring
BLO—Back Loop Only
CS—Crab stitch (reverse sc)

 

Special Stitches

Interlocking Cross Stitch—In next stitch, work a DC, work another DC in the previous stitch going behind the DC just made. Two dc’s will share a spot, thus making it interlocking. Video here.


N Stitch—Skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch, insert hook from top to bottom of front loop only of skipped stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru ONE loop, yo, insert hook back into the stitch you did the hdc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.  Video here.


Puff stitch—Yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop rep to until you have 7 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru all 7 loops, ch1 to secure (the ch1 DOES count as a stitch so be sure to account for this when working with puff stitches).  Video here.


Magic Ring—Wrap the yarn around two fingers (forefinger and middle finger) crossing the first loop so that the second loop is behind the first loop; using your hook, place it under the front loop and grab that back loop, pull it up and twist the loop on the hook, yo and ch 1, turn the work so it is no longer twisted. You will work over all strands of yarn—this is so that you can pull the tail end to make the ring center tight. Watch the video here.


Crab Stitch—also known as the reverse SC stitch—insert hook in the stitch to the right instead of left, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Continue in this fashion all the way around.  Video here

 

 

Washcloth Pattern

N stitch washcloth

With darkest color, ch 31
Row 1—Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (30)
Row 2—ch1 and turn, hdc in first st, NS in ea st across until you reach the last st, hdc in last st

For Row 3—ch 1 and turn, sc in first st and in ea across
Rows 4-27—Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach 27 rows (or until you have made your cloth as big as you want, ending on a sc row). FO and weave in ends.

Border:
Row 1—attach white (or lightest color) to any corner and sc in that st and around, placing [sc, ch1, sc] in each corner, when you get to your first sc, ch1 and join. FO.
Row 2—attach medium colored yarn to any corner and sc in that st and in each across, putting [sc, ch1, sc] in the ch1 sp in each corner. When you get to the first sc you made, ch1 and join. FO and weave in all ends.

 

 

Face Scrubby Pattern

Dark Purple Face Scrubby
Light Purple Face Scrubby

Make one in each color (3 total)
MR: work 6 puff stitches in MR and ss to join to top of first puff st, pull tight to close.
Rnd 2—ch1, make IXS around using each st of the previous round (this includes the ch1 that is made when making the puff st see special sts on puff st. Join to first IXS st

 


Rnd 3—ch1, puff st in same st and in each around, join to top of first puff st
For Rnd 4—ch1, sc in same st and in each around. Join to first sc. FO. Weave in ends.

Soap Saver

Soap Saver Bag

This will use all 3 colors
MR— using dark color, ch3, 11 dc in ring (for a total of 12 counting the ch3), join to top of ch3 with a ss.

Rnd 1—ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in ea st around, join to top of ch3. FO, weave in ends.

Rnd 2—change to light color: ch3, sk 2 sts, ss in next, ch3, ss in next ch3 sp rep around—at this point you are working in continuous rounds and will stop creating mesh when your mesh section measures about 3” unstretched. FO. Weave in ends.

For Rnd 3—join dark color to any ch3 sp and ch3, dc in same sp, sk to next ch3 sp and *work 2dc in that sp, sk to next
ch3 sp*, rep *to* around, join to top of ch3.

 


Rnd 4—ch1, work IXS around, join to first IXS. FO, weave in ends.

Rnd 5—using white (or lightest color), leaving a little bit longer tail, ch 51 and FO leaving a little bit longer tail on this end, also. Attach yarn needle to one of the ends and weave the chain in and out of the 2dc row just before the IXS row of your bag—this is your draw string. Trim the ends to your desired length and tie together however you wish (I tied mine at the end of the actual chain stitches).

Pouf Pattern

Pouf

This pattern uses white and your medium color.
Rnd 1—with white, make a MR and make 20 sc in the MR. You won’t be able to pull the ring closed as there are just too many stitches, but you can pull it as closed as the stitches will allow. Join to first sc and chain 40. Join this ch with a ss to same st. FO, weave in ends. (this is the base and handle for the pouf)

Rnd 2—attach medium color to first sc to the left of the string handle, ch3 (counts as a dc), 3dc in same st, 4dc in next st, rep to around, ss to top of ch3.
Your work will be very curly here, which is exactly what we want.

 

 

For Rnd 3—ch3, 3dc in same st, 4dc in next st rep to around, join to top of ch3.
At this point, your pouf looks just like ….a POUF! You can twist the center section once or twice to make it a look the way you want it to.
FO and weave in ends.

 

Basket Pattern

Spa Set Basket

Using the Bernat Maker Big (jumbo) yarn and size Q-15mm hook, make a MR.

Rnd 1—make 6 hdc in the ring, pull tight and ss to first hdc.
Rnd 2—ch1, 2hdc in same st and in ea around, join to first hdc.

For Rnd 3—ch1, hdc in same st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next rep to around, join to first hdc

Rnd 4—ch1, hdc in same st and in next st 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2, rep to around, join to first hdc

 


Rnd 5—ch1, sc in BLO of ea st around, join to first sc
Rnds 6-9—ch1, sc in both loops in ea st around.

Finally, Rnd 10—ch1, CS around. I slip stitched to the inside of the first st I made of this round (inside the basket) which closed it up nice and evenly. FO. Weave in ends.

 

 

 

Pattern links reminder

You can find the pdf versions of this pattern in all of the usual places:

Ravelry here

Our shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

There you have it…

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