Thursday, 7 February 2013

String, twine and yarn

As always time slips by all to quickly and the Vintage in the Vale fair I'm so looking forward to is approaching at a rate of knots.  Lately I've been experimenting with crochet string and twine to create pampering gift sets for my stall.  I saw Alexandra's crochet bathroom bowl and decided to have a go at my own version.  I used rather thinner string with some lovely bakers twine to crochet a cylinder shape and added a scalloped rim.  Then I wanted something to put in the bowl and crocheted a simple facecloth and some spiral scrubbies.  I'm hoping to add small locally made soaps to finish off the sets.

I first saw these spiral scrubbies on pinterest and following the link came to Natalie's excellent instructions.  It seems these have been around for a long time but it was the first time I'd seen them.  I really like look of the spiral and they are quick and easy to make.  They make sweet small gifts on their own and when I was trying to work out some packaging found two scrubbies and a small soap fitted neatly into Papertrey Ink's Favor It Box 2.

I think I'll be making more of these.  I used 4ply natural cotton yarn that is lovely and soft but will stand up to bathtime well.  I also tried some Rowan Handknit Cotton dk which also crocheted up nicely but made a rather more substantial scrubbie good for exfoliating.  Here's the set using the chocolate Rowan yarn.

Lots of bloggers very generously put patterns and tutorials on their blogs so that we can all have a go at making lovely things.  Now, I've never written a crochet pattern before but if there is any interest in these bowls (can't think of a better word for them at the moment) I like to write instructions for the pink one.  Please leave a comment on this post if you'd like me to have a go.


  1. Yes Ann, I am in, I love the pink one.

  2. WOW ..... I just love looking at your blog ann, you are a very clever lady. I love those little boxes.x

  3. My heavens girl! Those are lovely creations. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I'd be stopping by your stall for one of those creations. They are beautiful! I like the green and neutral colored bowls. And the little soap and scrubby sets are so cute too. Good luck at your event!

  4. Oh my Ann! You always amaze me! Your creations are all beautiful. I love the way you have your scrubby and soap sets packaged also. You're so talented!

  5. Wow, you crocheted that yourself?! This is so pretty, it looks like a thing to buy from Anthropologie for an outrageous sum of money!


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