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Christmas – crochet baubles.

 

Christmas crochet ideas.

If you are looking for a quick make for Christmas, then these little crochet baubles are great fun. This is a very simple pattern and would be suitable for a beginner. They would be a cute little gift and are quick to make up. You could make some for your Secret Santa recipient.

Please note that I use US terminology in my patterns.

 

You can make these from any yarn depending on what you would like to use them for. I have made today’s in DK and they are sweet little coasters to use at Christmas.

What you will need:

  • yarn (I used double knit) one colour and grey
  • 5mm hook
  • scissors
  • needle for weaving in ends

Christmas bauble instructions:

Please note: I use US terminology in my patterns.

What can you use the Christmas baubles for?

I have used the baubles as little coasters. I have made some out of DK yarn and some out of chunky yarn – I still used my number 5 hook – it is my favourite. You could make a set in lots of different colours as coasters, or you could make them and string them along a ribbon or make a long chain stitch and use them as Christmas bunting.

Do you want some baubles, but don’t crochet?

I have made some sets of coasters and have them for sale in my Babyhatbaby Shop. If you would like to look at them, please click on the link below:

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For my shop I have made them in chunky wool, but I am happy to take custom orders. If you would like them in double knit or would like more of them, please let me know.

What if I want larger baubles?

You could make larger baubles by carrying on in the same way. The third round worked in multiples of 3. The fourth round would be multiples of 4 so you would do 2 double crochet and then double crochet 2 in the next stitch. The fifth round would be multiples of 5, so dc 3 and the 2dc in the next. And so on… you could make matching coasters and place mats for your Christmas dinner table. If the coasters were for glasses, I would use DK rather than chunky yarn.

I really hope that you find this pattern useful and give it a go. Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment or messaging me on my social media channels.

Happy crocheting

The Made It Mum xx

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Crochet adult hat

Are you looking for an easy crochet hat       pattern?

When I first started crocheting, about a year ago now, the first thing I wanted to do was make some hats for my lovely family. The first one was really rough but they got better as I went. In the end, we all had a nice, cosy hat with a cute pom pom on top. I was really proud, as it is hard when you first start a new craft.

This is the pattern that I ended up with. As usual, I have tried to keep things as simple as possible and only use one stitch throughout. Remember that I use US terminology for crocheting.

Crochet a great Christmas gift.

The hat that I have crocheted this week is part of a set for Christmas for Grandma, Phil’s mum. I have used the same wool as I used last week for the infinity scarf and a black pom pom to finish it off.

The next project I have got is to make my mum, Nana, a scarf out of some gorgeous but tricky Chinchilla wool ( no chinchillas were harmed during the production of the scarf). I will put a pic on my social media when I finish that one. It is a bit like trying to crochet with snakes! As soon as I saw it in the shop I had to buy it and I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make with it. Soooooooo sooooooooft!

chinchilla

For the adult crochet hat you will need:

  • About 100g chunky wool.
  • No 6 hook
  • Needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

US terminology

  • slipknot
  • chain
  • half double crochet
  • back loops only

Instructions

What is nice about this hat is that we are not working in the round, we are just working rows.

This is a bit of a suck it and see pattern. You need to make a chain that will be long enough to cover from the centre of the head to just below the eyes of the person that you are making it for. I made this hat for Grandma and she has a lot of hair and quite a big head (all that brain) so I made a chain of 31.

Chain 31

Chain 31

Next, half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and all the way along to the end of the chain. Chain 2 and turn.

HDC all along

HDC all way along

This row is a little more tricky for a beginner. We are going to crochet into the back loops only from now on. This gives our hat a cool, ridged effect. Normally when we crochet we go under both loops in the stitch. This time we will go between the loops and out the back of the stitch before we yarn over and bring our yarn through. I hope that the pictures make it easier to understand. Half double crochet all the way along, back loops only and then chain 2 and turn.

HDC back loops only

HDC back loops only

Now that you have done that row the rest is just the same. You half double crochet all the way along in the back loops only and at the end of the row you chain 2 and turn.

HDC all along back loops only until it fits head.

HDC back loops only until it fits head

How do I know when the hat is big enough?

Keep going in the same way until the hat is wide enough to fit round your head or the head of the person that you are making it for. I wrapped this hat round Phil’s head to see if I thought it would fit his Mum. In the end I did 35 rows and it was a little bit big for me. I think for my head 30 or 32 would have been better.

Finishing off the crochet hat

Now you will have a long strip of crochet that we need to make into a hat. Finish off the stitch and leave a long tail for sewing up. Fold the hat in half, matching up the two ends. Using a whip stitch or over stitch, whatever you like really, sew the two ends together. This is the side seam of the hat.

Match up the ends.

Match up the ends of the hat.

Finished side seam

Finished side seam.

Now you will have what looks like a tube. Take more wool and choose the end that you would like to be the top of your hat. I chose the end that was a little bit wonky! Using your needle, weave in and out close to the top edge. Draw the hat together as you stitch, so that by the time you get back to the start you will have closed most of the hole.

The final touches.

If there is still as small hole, sew across the hole and draw together. Continue to do this until there is no hole. Weave in all the ends and cut off as close you can to the hat.

Turn the hat the right way round. All the work that have done will be on the inside of the hat. It is all finished. You can add a pompom if you like to finish off. I bought these pom poms online. Another option would be to make a pompom out of the wool that you have left so that it matches.

Infinity scarf pattern.

If you liked this pattern, take a look at my infinity scarf pattern. They would make a great gift for Christmas or a winter birthday. To see the pattern, click the picture below.

I hope that you enjoyed this pattern. Let me know what you think. Did you make a hat or scarf? What colours did you use and who did you make it for. Leave a comment or contact me through my social media channels.

 

Happy crocheting

The Made It Mum xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crochet infinity scarf

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Quick and easy infinity scarf crochet pattern.

The weather is definitely turning cooler as we move through October. I must admit that this is my favourite time of year. I love the Autumn, Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas and so do my family. When I first started crocheting last November I spent some weeks making us all hats with pom poms.

My current project is an easy infinity scarf and matching hat as a gift for Grandma. I have made the scarf this week and will make the matching hat next week. I used yarn in her favourite colours – purple, green and blue. Hopefully, it will match well with lots of her outfits. I chose to make an infinity scarf as they are a little bit different and, of course, they are very snuggly and cosy as we move into Winter.

What you will need?

marble chunky

I ordered two 200g balls of this multi-coloured yarn by James C Brett from Loveknitting.com. I ordered colour MC3 which is the purple, blue, green yarn. If you would like to take a look at the range, click the picture above. There are 45 shades, so I am sure that you will find something to your taste.

For the scarf I used almost a whole ball of wool. I will start with the new ball of wool for the hat next week. As this is quite a chunky wool, I  have used a 6mm hook. You will also need a needle for weaving in the ends and a small pair of scissors.

How to make the infinity scarf.

This pattern uses US terminology.

I have, as always, tried to keep this pattern really simple. When I first started crocheting I found it quite hard to find super easy patterns to practise. This pattern only has 2 rows. Super easy.

  1. Chain 30.
  2. Make a double crochet in the second chain from the hook, chain 1 and then skip the next chain. Repeat this to the end of the row (dc, chain 1 and skip next chain.) End with a double crochet in the last chain. Chain 3 and turn.
  3. Double crochet in the space made between the two double crochet in the previous row, chain 1. Continue this until the end of the row (dc in space, chain 1). At the end of the row, chain 3 and turn.
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have the desired length. I crocheted 100 rows to make a lovely long scarf.

See the pictures below to help:

How to finish off the scarf.

If you want to make a regular scarf, then you just need to weave in the ends of yarn that you have and trim as close to the scarf as possible. If you want to make the infinity scarf, you sew the two ends together. See the pictures below:

If you do not crochet and would like a scarf, please message me on social media or on my Babyhatbaby shop and I would be glad to take custom orders.

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Let me know if you make the scarf. What colour yarn did you use? Who did you make it for? Yourself or is it a gift? Leave a comment or message me on my social media channels. Keep your eyes peeled for the matching yarn hat pattern.

Happy crocheting

The Made It Mum xx

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Easy Baby Blanket

What? You need an easy baby blanket pattern?

What a cute baby. It seems like such a long time since my kids were this size and at the same time it seems about 2 minutes ago. Even so, I still love to make snuggly baby blankets. This is my latest design. I tried to make it as simple as possible, so that a beginner could give it a good go. It would make a great gift for a baby shower, for a birthday or Christmas.

I decided to make it wide so that there was plenty of blanket to wrap round little legs this winter, but not too long so that it would not drag on the floor. We all know the misery of pushing a buggy and then driving over the blanket that has got caught under the wheels.

What you need:

I was going to make this with three colours of yarn,  but instead I found some great blue multi-coloured wool at Hobbycraft. I used 3 full balls and a couple of part balls that I already had. Altogether it was probably 4-5  100g balls of chunky wool. I made a lovely hat for a friend’s baby last year out of this yarn. You could make the blanket and then make one of my easy baby hats to match. New Mums would be delighted with them. I made this blanket using my favourite G (5mm) hook.

blue multi yarn

Instructions:

NOTE – This blanket is made using US terminology.

  • Chain 80
  • Row 1 – Make 2 half double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Skip a chain, then 2 half double crochet in the next chain. Repeat this to the end, finishing a half double crochet. Chain 2 and turn.
  • Row 2 – Make 2 half double crochet in the space between the half double crochet from the previous round. Continue all the way along. Chain 2 and turn.
  • Row 3-50 – Repeat row 2.

Ta da! A lovely cosy blanket for your baby’s pram or buggy.

How could you adapt this pattern?

You don’t get much easier than a two row pattern! You can make this blanket in any colour or mix of colours that you like.  If you wanted it to be bigger you could do 70 or 80 rows. As an extra, you may want to edge the blanket in white yarn.

This pattern is very straight forward. I have made the blanket in the evenings this week by doing a couple of hours each night. Then I finished it off yesterday morning.

If you would like a blanket and do not crochet, this blue multi blanket is available to buy at my Etsy shop for £40 plus P+P. Click the link below to  visit my shop.

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Let me know if you enjoyed the pattern and if you gave it a go. I would love to see your blankets on my social media channels or email me a pic. Happy crocheting.

The Made It Mum xx

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Crochet baby hat

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Are you looking for a quick and easy crochet baby hat pattern to keep your little one snug as we head into October? This is a super quick  baby hat to make, I can do one from start to finish in less than an hour for 0-6 months size.

I think that the weather has really changed over the last week. When I get up in the morning for school now, it is dark. I have started wearing my coat and even my gloves as my hands are always cold. Over the coming weeks I will share some simple patterns for hats, scarves and blankets to keep everyone toasty!

What you will need:

You will need some lovely bright wool in whatever colour you choose. I really like the Chunky Paintbox yarn on Loveknitting.com. The range of colours is amazing, it is cheap and it is easy to work with. I used this range for making my Zookeeper’s blanket, as I needed lots of different shades of colours.

You can check out the range by clicking on the links around the post – or click this link:

https://www.loveknitting.com/paintbox-yarns-simply-chunky?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=379b60cf

Please note:

This pattern is written using US terminology.

Instructions:

  • This hat is to fit a 0-6 month baby.
  • Use a 5mm hook and chunky yarn.
  • Chain 5 and slipstitch into the first chain to form a loop.
  • Round 1 – Make 12 double crochet into the loop and slipstitch into the first double crochet to finish the round. – (12 stitches)
  • Round 2 – Chain 2, double crochet into the same stitch, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around and slipstitch to the first double crochet to finish – (24 stitches)
  • Round 3 – Chain 2 ** 2 double crochet in the next stitch and then 1 in the next stitch ** repeat this around until the end of the round and then slipstitch to finish the round. -( 36 stitches)
  • Round 4 – Chain 2 and then double crochet all the way around with a slipstitch to finish the round. – (36 stitches)
  • Repeat round 4 until the hat measures 6 inches length and 6 inches width. For me this was 10 rounds, but I think that I have quite a loose style.
  • Finish off and weave in the ends.
  • Turn the hat inside out and use the small tail to sew up any hole in the top left from the beginning.

This bright little hat will cheer up your day and keep your baby cosy. You could even sew a small bobble or pom pom that you have made on the top. These hats make great gifts for baby showers or for new born babies.

How can you personalise the hat?

I chose orange as I had some left from making a blanket. I did think that it would make a great pumpkin hat, you could add a stalk and a tendril or you could cut out felt pieces and attach them to the hat to make it looked like a carved pumpkin.

Don’t crochet?

If you don’t crochet but would like one of these hats, I sell various hats on my Babyhatbaby shop. I make baby hats in a range of colours. I also have some great baby outfits and accessories for Halloween. Click the picture below to visit my site.

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I hope that you found this pattern useful and would love to hear from you. Let  me know if you make a hat. What colour did you use? This was one of the first patterns that I wrote when I first started to crochet. Happy crocheting.

The Made It Mum xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Crochet spider’s web

Crochet Spider’s Web

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This crochet spider’s web is a quick and easy make and is suitable for the beginner. If you can make chains and double crochet (US terms) then you can make this web.

Halloween wreath

crochet halloween wreath

I first made a spider’s web a few months ago. I was in a craft shop and found a polystyrene wreath and decided I wanted to crochet something.

After my Zookeeper’s blanket project, I had a lot of chunky wool left over. I often order wool from Loveknitting.com. It always comes beautifully packaged in gold tulle bags, which I re-use for other projects, I get so excited when I see the packages have arrived!

How did it go?

This is what I ended up with – as you can see, there is a small spider’s web behind the ghost and pumpkin.

My thought was that you could actually make this web as big as you wanted – you could make a huge one and drape it over a door or down the stairs.

How to make the Spider’s web.

Use the chains to stick or sew the cobweb where you would like to display it.

How big could it be?

You can keep going with the spider’s web until you get bored or run out of wool – whichever happens first! Each row that you add on, you need to add three to the first chain number. For example,  if you did another row, you would chain 27 to start and then 24 in each section. You would finish the round by slipstitching to the 3rd chain of the 27. The next row would be 30, then 27 in each section and slipstitch in the 3rd chain of the 30 to finish. I am sure that you get the idea.

Happy Halloween.

If you make a spider’s web, I would love to see it. You could also use thinner wool in a grey or cream and that would look quite creepy too.

If you make this, please leave a comment, email me or contact me through my social media channels.

Happy Halloween

The Made It Mum. xx

 

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Crochet pumpkin pattern

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Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

It must be the change in the weather, but I am feeling all Autumnal this week. My thoughts have started to turn to the end of the year – my favourite time of year. I love Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas and all that goes with them. These times are all about staying warm and being with family. Feeling Autumnal, I decided to make this week’s free pattern a crochet pumpkin pattern.

What you will need to make the crochet pumpkin.

what you need for the pumpkin   toy stuffing

You will need:

  • A number 5 (G) hook
  • Chunky Yarn in orange (about 50g) I found this gorgeous orange yarn on Amazon.
  • Chunky Green Yarn (about 30g)
  • Toy stuffing
  • Scissors
  • A needle for weaving in the ends

Please note – I use US terminology

I decided to make the crochet pumpkin as a whole ball and then attach the stem and tendrils afterwards. This avoids having to join in a different colour for those who are not confident in joining. I have also only used one stitch – half double crochet to keep things easy (yarn over and insert your crochet hook into the stitch, yarn over again and pull the yarn through the stitch, yarn over again and pull through all three loops on the hook).

The Crochet Pumpkin

  • Chain 25 in orange
  • Row 1 – Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and all the way along, chain two and turn. (24)
  • Row 2 – Each stitch is made up of front and back loop. Half double crochet all the way along in the back loops only. This will give us the ridged effect that we want for our pumpkin. Chain 2 and turn. (24)

  • Repeat row 2 until you have 20 rows. Leave a long tail for sewing up.20 rows pumpkin
  • Weave in the short end from the start and cut off.
  • Sew two edges together, making sure that the ridges run vertically down the pumpkin.
  • You will then have a tube of orange crochet.

How do I make it look like a pumpkin?

When you get to the end and have sewn the crochet pumpkin into a tube, your yarn should be at one of the short ends.

crochet pumpkin tube

Keeping the same thread (this is why I said to leave quite a long tail for sewing up) weave in and out along the top edge of the tube. As you weave, draw the top in like a drawstring bag. Continue all the way along until you can draw up the hole at this end.

You make still have a small hole at the end. Sew across the hole and again draw the yarn in so that the end is sewn up.  To finish off at this end, weave through 5 or 6 stitches. Go back and then forwards so that the yarn is woven in and then cut off.

crochet pumpkin end

Keep the yarn that is left for when we sew the other end up.

At this point, turn the pumpkin the right way out, so that any visible stitching is hidden inside. 🙂

Stuff the pumpkin with soft toy filling. You will see you crochet pumpkin taking shape.

Using your orange yarn, make a knot, start from the inside and drawstring along the top that is still open. We do the same as we did for the other end. As you draw it in, you may wish to add more toy filling to make your crochet pumpkin plumper.

Again, when you have drawn in the top, sew across the small hole that may remain.

Push your needle through the crochet pumpkin and out through another part of it. Then, push your needle back in where you came out and then out from another part of the pumpkin. This means that the yarn will catch on the stuffing inside the pumpkin.

Finally, pull on the yarn and cut it as close to the pumpkin as you can. When you let go of the yarn it will disappear inside the pumpkin.

crochet pumpkin ball

The Crochet Pumpkin Stem.

  • In green, chain 4 and slipstitch to the first chain to make a loop.

crochet pumpkin stem loop

  • Make 6 half double  crochet in the space you have formed, slipstitch to the first stitch to join (6)
  • Chain 2 and half double crochet in the same stitch. 2 half double crochets in the next 11 stitches and join in the first stitch with a slipstitch. (12)
  • Chain 2, ** 2 half double crochet in the next stitch and then half double crochet in the next **repeat to end and then slipstitch to join (18)
  • Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing onto the pumpkin.
  • Use the small tail from the start to sew up any small hole on the underside.
  • Weave in this end and cut off.

attach crochet pumpkin stem

  • Using whip-stitch or any stitch that you are confident with, sew the green circular part of the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
  • To finish off, again push the needle through the pumpkin, go back in where you came out, pull tight and cut off.

 

Crochet Pumpkin Stalk

crochet pumpkin stem

  • In green, chain 9.
  • Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and all the way back to the beginning.
  • Finish off and weave in the short end.
  • Sew to the centre of the circular part of the stem.

Crochet Pumpkin Tendrils (make 2)

  • In green, chain 16
  • Make 2 half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and all the way down.
  • Sew onto the sides of the circular stem either side of the stalk and weave in the ends.

crochet pumpkin tendrils

(This makes wonderful curls. Once you learn how to do this you will want to make curls for everything. I made long curls for a jellyfish that I had up in my class all year last year and have just bought it home.)

crochet pumpkin Enjoy your finished crochet  pumpkin.

You could make all of the bits and then sew it all together, but I prefer to sew up as I go along. It mixes up the jobs a bit and you see your piece coming together in stages.

 

My next project is to make these in different sizes. You could make them with different shades of orange and green. You might want to try different thicknesses of yarn. If you used DK they might be smaller and cuter – hmmm, I think I’ll have a go at that too. 😉

Please do not reproduce or share any part of this pattern as your own. If you wish to use this pattern or any of the photos on your social media, please credit back to The Made It Mum. I am happy for you to sell items that you make from this pattern.

If you would like a digital download (pdf format) of this pattern it is available to buy on my Babyhatbaby shop. Please click the picture below to visit it.

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Please leave a comment and let me know how your pumpkin looks or email me a picture – I would to hear from you. The Made It Mum xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cotton dishcloth – free pattern.

Free cotton dishcloth pattern.

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD OF THE PATTERN AND THE CARDBOARD LABEL AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. 🙂

This cotton dishcloth pattern follows on from my free pattern for Scrubbies. If you have not seen the Scrubbies pattern and would like a look, please click the picture below:

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Why make a new pattern for a cotton dishcloth?

I have looked at lots of different patterns for cotton dishcloths online. I wanted  to make a product which is environmentally friendly and re-usable.

While some of the dishcloth patterns I saw looked great, they were quite involved. I wanted to make a pattern that was relatively easy, the sort of pattern that you could do without having to give it too much thought.

I could not remember where I was supposed to be in patterns where the double crochet and single crochet had to line up. So, I decided to just alternate three different stitches for my cotton dishcloth. I think that my pattern is suitable for beginners as it has only three basic stitches.

I like this cotton dishcloth because it gives you chance to practise each stitch and is quite a quick pattern. The whole dishcloth takes only an hour or two from start to finish.

Please note: I use US terminology.

For the cotton dishcloth you will need:

– Cotton yarn  – about 50g (I used cotton soft DK in a lovely violet colour, you could use any colour that you like. You could also use a thicker yarn.)

– No 4 hook (E)

-Scissors

-Needle for weaving in ends.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch,  yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)

sc = single crochet (insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.)

dc = double crochet (yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch, yarn over and draw through top 2 loops on hook, yarn over again and draw through the 2 remaining loops on the hook.)

Cotton dishcloth Pattern

Watch my first crochet tutorial on The Madeitmum Youtube channel and let me know what you think, or you can follow the written pattern below:

Pattern

Make a slipknot on your hook and chain 35.

Row 1: Hdc in the second chain from the hook and all the way along, ch 2 and turn (34)

Row 2:  Sc all the way along, Ch 2 and turn (34)

Row 3: Dc all the way along, Ch 2 and turn (34)

Row 4:  Hdc all the way along, Ch 2 and turn  (34)

You will now repeat rows 2-4 until you have 31 rows. See list below to remind you which stitch to use. I tried without and got lost whilst talking!! 😉

5: sc   6: dc   7: hdc   8: sc   9: dc   10: hdc   11: sc  12: dc

13: hdc  14: sc   15: dc   16: hdc   17: sc   18: dc   19: hdc

20: sc   21: dc   22: hdc   23: sc   24: dc   25: hdc   26: sc

27: dc   28: hdc   29: sc  30: dc

Row 31: hdc to the end. When you get to the end of the row finish off.

Weave in the ends and finish off.

Uses of this cotton dishcloth pattern.

This super easy cotton dishcloth would be  a great gift for a birthday or Christmas. It is hand-made with love and is kind to the environment. You could make these in different colours to match the kitchens of friends and families, or they are great to sell at craft fairs.

Please do not copy this pattern or reproduce any of the photos or parts of the pattern as your own. I am happy for you to sell items that you have made from this pattern.

If you like the cotton dishcloth, but do not crochet, please message me on my Etsy shop. I am happy to make custom orders. Each handmade dishcloth is £5 plus post and packaging. Please click the picture below.

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I hope that you have enjoyed this pattern and will come back and see more patterns as my blog grows. This cotton dishcloth is a great reusable kitchen item. If you would like to download a FREE PDF version of this pattern – click the picture below:

cotton dishcloth pattern

See you again soon.

The Made It Mum xx

If you would like to make these wash cloth or dishcloths as gifts, I have attached a FREE PDF FILE DOWNLOAD of the label that I use for them. 

Enjoy xx

 

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Made it – Crochet – Scrubbies

 

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Are you looking for a quick crochet pattern?

I love crochet –  and it doesn’t get any easier than these simple crochet Scrubbies.  As I said in my first blog post, crochet is my new obsession. I think about it all the time. Recently, I have worked on some really big patterns, which took up to 60 hours, such as my Zookeeper’s blanket pictured below. I think that the fox is my favourite square!

zookeepers blanket

I adore it, and it was TOTALLY worth the effort, but sometimes it’s great to work on a project that will be finished within the hour.

If that’s what you’re after, then Crochet Scrubbies is the pattern for you.

If you’re new to crochet and need help with any of the stitches, please leave me a message in the comments.

What are Scrubbies?

Scrubbies are crocheted pads made from cotton yarn. They are washable and re-useable and replace the need for cotton wool pads. So, they are eco-friendly and economical all at the same time. These little crochet pads are good for the environment and your pocket. We all like to save money.

Why should we make Scrubbies?

In the UK, we have been having fantastically hot weather recently and I found that I was cleansing my face more often and getting through lots of cotton wool pads. Now we do try to make sure that we are considerate to the environment – I didn’t like to think about all the waste. I decided to look for an alternative. I looked on the internet and saw these Scrubbies and thought they looked just the ticket.

Who would use Scrubbies?

Having two teenage daughters in the house – yikes – means that they also use a lot of cleansing pads. It all adds up. They can choose which colour Scrubbies they would like and then there is no confusion about who owns which ones! I would love to add up how much it would have cost me in cotton wool pads for the three of us versus how much we have saved by using Scrubbies.

How long do Scrubbies take to make? Have you got a spare hour?

You could make a set of Scrubbies in less than an hour, or half an hour if you are really quick at crochet. I tend to be doing something else at the same time. We are always multi-tasking, aren’t we, so I tend to do a round and then go and do another job and come back to it later. I spent a couple of weekends making Scrubbies, as they are just three rounds of crochet, so they are super easy.

I’m really excited to share this pattern with you today. I know that you will love it. If you don’t crochet, but would still like some Scrubbies, they are available to buy at my Etsy Shop – Babyhatbaby – £5 for 5. Click the picture to visit my shop. If you don’t see the colour that you want, then I am happy to take custom orders:

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How do you make Scrubbies?

I use American terms for my crochet patterns.

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain

SS = Slipstitch

DC = Double crochet

 

You will need the following:

A 5mm (G) hook – I use this hook for almost everything as it is my favourite 🙂

Cotton Yarn (I used cotton DK)

Scissors

A needle for weaving in the ends

 

Instructions:

  1. Make a slipknot on your hook and Ch 3.
  2. Make 12 DC in the third ch from the hook. To finish the round,  SS into the top of the first DC. (12)
  3. Ch 3, DC into the same stitch, then 2 DC in each stitch all the way round. SS into the top of the Ch 3. (24)
  4. Ch 3 (this counts as your first DC) then 2 DC into the next stitch. *DC into the next stitch  and then  2DC into the next * repeat until the end. SS into the top of the Ch 3 to finish. (36)
  5. Weave in the ends.

scrubbies ch 3  scrubbies round 1       scrubbies round 2

finished scrubbie   

Tada! There you have your own Scrubbies and they couldn’t be easier. What is great is that they can be in any colour that you want. They would make the perfect gift for friends and family. It’s great to think that you are helping the environment and saving money. You could make them bigger or smaller if you liked. I quite like smaller ones – just two rounds. Finally, they are a great way to use up small scraps of yarn too. As you can see, I only had a very small amount of orange yarn when I started making the Scrubbie.

I used the same idea when I started thinking about some Christmas coasters – baubles that I made from either chunky yarn or DK. I will share the pattern in the run up to the Festive season.

If you try out this pattern, please let me know how you get on. Happy crocheting.

 

Post update – lots of people have been asking about the little card sleeve that I use for my Scrubbies. I have attached a PDF document with three sheets – pink, blue and orange. I matched them to the yarn that I used. 

Print the labels on card and then fold and secure round your set of scrubbies.

The Made It Mum – Louise xx