Popular for Sinks and Showers

I started making these super simple washcloths and they’ve become very popular! I’ve been commissioned to make them and had many family members request them as gifts. They are made from the polyester scrubby “yarn” and are single crocheted all the way with a 5 mm hook.

Variegated Purple Washcloth

The small size (4″ square) is for the sink. They are great little scrubbers that rinse clean and can be washed daily – no need to worry about sponge germs! I make them medium (6″ square) or large (8″ square) for use in the shower instead of a loofa. They’re machine washable, and you can soak them in a bleach/water solution without damaging the colors or fibers if they ever do get a funk.

I try to make them square, but sometimes they get a little character like my latest washcloth pictured above. I’ve also experimented with making them with large holes in each corner so you could hang it on a hook in the shower, but it turns out to be extra work for nothing. The weave moves about and you can hang it on a hook without making a hole specifically for hanging.

I love making this, so I guess it’s a good thing they’re becoming my most requested item.

First Oval

A while back, I switched my bathroom sink’s hand soap from liquid to bar. With the bar, came a soap dish. With that soap dish, came water circles on my counter. Call me crazy (and I might be), but I really don’t like those rings!

So, I decided to learn how to crochet an oval. I’ve never done it before. My first oval turned out kind of warpy, but I like it and I think it’ll do the job.

Here it is in it’s place:

I’m really quite pleased with this perfectly imperfect little creation. Now, I need to make another one and see if I can make it without that giant hole and maybe even a little bit less warped.