Spooky Spider Cowl

Throwback: Spooky Spider Cowl Featured on Ravelry

Throwback to that time last year when my Spooky Spider Cowl was featured on the front page of Ravelry! Being featured was a sorta pie in the sky goal of mine, but I definitely didn't expect it, especially not so early into my knitting/crochet career. I was also surprised that this particular project of mine was selected.
Spooky Spider Cowl on the Ravelry front page

Spooky Spider Cowl on the Ravelry front page.

The cowl is knitted in worsted-weight cotton yarn. Original pattern is Spider Cowl by Kitterly. Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi This versatile little scrubber is super quick to whip up at a moment's notice for Secret Santa gift exchanges, or for simply cleaning around the house. This festive holiday ball ornament scrubbers can be used to wash dishes, clean your face, act as coasters, or be strung into a garland. Each tawashi can be worked up in less than half an hour, using only small amounts of cotton yarn, making them ideal as last minute gifts! Continue reading
Bernat Scrubby Yarn

Bernat Scrubby Yarn Closeout at Mary Maxim

The Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby yarn is now on closeout for $2.99 USD/skein (regularly $4.99 USD) at Mary Maxim. You can buy Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby yarn here. Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby is a rough, 100% cotton yarn designed for kitchen projects such as tawashi and dischloths. Ravelry lists it as aran weight (4) and has 58 yards per skein. The texture is kind of like the selvage edge of a towel (not the terry cloth part). Continue reading
Tawashi Scrubber Crochet Pattern by Cedar & Linn

Free Crochet Pattern: Tawashi Scrubber

Free Crochet Pattern: Tawashi Scrubber The inspiration for this project struck after reading in Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook that the FDA has banned the use of sponges from commercial kitchens. I designed the tawashi to mimic the feel of a sponge but without all of the ickiness that comes from traditional sponges. Wash them regularly in the washer to keep clean. The pattern is easy, works up super quick, and is ideal for last minute gifts or simply brightening up the home. The pattern has a versatile design that lends well to either solid colors or a flower motif. The tawashi features a nubby texture with a hanging loop and optional hand strap. It is crocheted in two separate pieces, then joined together with a single crochet border. The front is worked in joined rounds while the back is worked in spiral rounds. Continue reading