Our guest today is Sandy of crazy’boutquilts. Sandie shares a bunch of fun quilts and bags on her blog. I’m also excited that she’s sharing some crochet for this post, as I love a little yarn! I still don’t know how to crochet yet, but I think this would be a great project to start on! And Sandie is just really fun to chat with and read! Enjoy.
Hi everyone! I am Sandie and I blog at crazy’boutquilts. My blog name describes me pretty well. I love quilts, quilting and everything in between! But in the summer, I seem to have less time to spend behind my sewing machine. This is the season when I turn to my hooks and needles. 😉 I learned to crochet from my paternal grandmother and she had quite the task teaching me! I am a lefty, and no one else in our family was left-handed. LOL It made for some interesting teaching sessions. I did end up crocheting right handed, but i do it my way. LOL
This summer I am working on dish cloths and scrubbies. Both are really easy to do, and very portable!
I found the pattern for my dish cloths on the back of the paper that circles the yarn. The yarn in the photo was made specifically for the pattern and it makes the strips in the dish cloth without any switching of yarn or anything~ I love that!! I use the Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn for dish cloths. It’s cotton and oh so soft! If you google ‘dish cloth patterns’ there are lots of free patterns on the web to choose from. but if you want stripes~ this yarn is the one! And it has both crochet and knitting directions on the label. 😉
I used an ‘I’ hook for both the dish clothes and the scrubbies.
The scrubbies are made from nylon net. Again, I just googled ‘nylon net scrubbies ‘ and found lots of patterns. There is even a U-tube video. 🙂 I cut my nylon net into 2 inch strips and I used my ‘I’ hook for these too. It is so much easier as a take-and-go project when you only need to take one hook along.
Besides using the scrubbies for dishes, I also keep one on my cutting table~ they make a great rotary mat cleaner. When I cut flannel, or batting or anything that has a nap on my mat, I always run the scrubby over it~ it gets all the fluff from between the mat cuts and helps keep the self-healing mats working.
Thanks so much to Jennie and Clara for inviting me to be a Season By Hand guest! I never used to like doing handwork~ I even went so far as to say I was allergic to it! But over the years, I have learned to love it!
I hope my ideas inspire you to make something fun this summer!