A Simple Set

Yesterday I released these washcloth and soap saver sets on my Etsy shop, as well as the free patterns for each in my Ribblr Shop.

Today I have also listed the PDF patterns for free download on my Ko-Fi shop: Washcloth pattern and Soap saver pattern.

The washcloth is knit and measures 8 inches by 8 inches. The soap saver is crocheted and measures 6 inches total length, 4.5 inches inner length where the soap goes, and 6.5 inches around. It’s even large enough to fit my 8 ounce brand new bar of soap with a small bit of work.

The best part about these is that you can make them in any 100% cotton yarn you choose. These samples in particular are made in Premiere Yarns Just Cotton which is available exclusively through Dollar Tree. I have also made the washcloths in Lily and Cream and Peaches and Cream yarns.

Tiny Turtle in a Time Lapse

Since it is AmiguruMay, I took a day off from doing the things I should have been doing and made a little sea turtle.

The pattern is called Green Sea Turtle and is found in the eBook Amigurumi Wildlife Adventure by Iralia Gray and Irene Strange.

This is not the color palette called for in the pattern, but I was working from my stash and I think it still came out super cute.

A straight time lapse of the full making of this turtle would’ve been way too long and boring, so I just filmed bits and pieces. Here’s the Instagram Reels version:

And here’s the “full” version on YouTube:

As for the details, I used La Mia Cottony Minis, 22g of the light green and 12g of the teal, some 10 mm safety eyes, and it’s stuffed with yarn ends, old swatches, and some spinning remnants. Head to tail measures 7in, widest point fin to fin is 9in, and tallest point is 2.5in. I was able to start and finish it all on Wednesday.


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Crocheted Cross Stitches

May I present to you the Cross Stitched Beanie! The lovely Ila Quinn of Ila Quinn Designs created this pattern to combine her love of crochet and cross stitch, and it does so beautifully.

I had the pleasure of testing this design before its release, and I created two versions of it. The first is this one in a two-tone pattern in Lion Brand Oh Baby Organic:

And the second is is this one made of the original Cozy Cotton Cloud DK from Fuzzy Whatknots, specifically the Rainbow on a Cloudy Day color:

Pattern specifics: This pattern calls for 200-300 yards of DK weight yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook. You can also add an optional pom-pom, either yarn or faux fur, if you are so inclined. Obviously I added one to each hat. It is written in four sizes by band measurement, small at 18 inches, medium at 20 inches, large at 22 inches, and extra large at 24 inches. Mine are both the medium size, which gives me negative 2 inches ease.

More specifics on these projects: The pink and blue hat used 65 grams/ 234 yards of Lion Brand Oh Baby Organic in pink and turquoise (not including the pom-pom). The gary and rainbow hat used the full 100 grams/ 218 yards of Cozy Cotton Cloud DK plus 5 grams/ 21.8 yards of Knit Picks Comfy Fingering because I ran out a round and a half before the end. It is easily covered by the pom-pom.

The instructions in the pattern, especially the instructions for the crossed stitches, are very easy to follow and very clear. I would probably suggest an intermediate knowledge of crochet to be able to work the pattern easily. It’s a very quick make, as well. Each hat only took me about 4 hours to finish, and the finished product is very comfy, especially made in the Cotton Cloud.

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