I haven't crocheted in a long, long time. One of my favorite things about being me is that I am so creative. (Vain much?) But really, I'm too creative for my own good and I end up changing my interests quite often. I love getting really into a new hobby/craft and often I ignore other things I once was passionate about. Crochet was definitely one of those things. I can't remember the last time I crocheted for more than one second.
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Because this weekend was a long weekend I found myself with extra time....who would have known?? I just wanted to make something small so I pulled out some cotton yarn from my stash that I found on sale a little bit ago and got to work. I totally pulled out my project about 1000 times, but I finally settled on a little face scrubbie.
I based my little scrubbies on a pattern like this one (which is actually for a potholder!) and used super bright, fun colored yarn. This is the first I've seen of bright cotton yarn, usually when looking for cotton yarn all I find is white, pale yellow, baby pink, multi colored pastel....so blah. Fun, bright colors - that's where it's at. I can't believe I found these Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Yarn on clearance at our Meijer. It seems like my Meijer's craft section rotates through craft supplies pretty frequently, I never know what I'll find in their clearance. (Sidenote - my Joanne's rotates through stuff quickly also - ours is small and it moves stuff to clearance that I still see on the shelves at the bigger one about 30 min away!)
Each scrubbie worked up very fast, about 2 in 45 minutes and I could get 2 (maybe three) out of a single skein of yarn. Can we talk about an early start on Holiday gifts? I used an H hook, chained 20 + 3 for a turn, and got to work in double crochet. If you'd like a more rigid cloth single crochet would be better as you'll get a tighter weave. I've just been needing a light bit of exfoliation and these are easy to reach for when I need a quick face wash. I've been relying on makeup removing wipes and my skin is paying for it!
Anyway, this super bright cotton yarn was just sitting in my yarn basket for ages but you can still totally grab some fun colored cotton yarn from Lion Brand during the Back to School Sale going on on Craftsy through 9/9 - each skein is $1.65 (45% off!) and there are 14 colors to choose from. Of course you can browse all their cotton yarn selections, I'm just partial to these!
During their back to school sale you can also score some discounted lessons in crochet. This project is very simple, with some basic stitches down you'll be able to whip these up in no time - but if you're looking for more techniques and patterns check out their online classes and even the kits (they have one for knitting and crochet!) No time like a long weekend to get started with a new hobby, or pick up an old one! Seriously, if you're going back to campus, these kits send you everything you need to make a project and the crochet ones look so fun to work up!
Hope your Monday is productive - but if you just lay in your jammies watching Netflix and crocheting, I won't judge. I might end up just looking at all the crocheted items on my inspiration board and not work through any of them.