Monday, June 11, 2012

Crochet coffee cup cozy sleeves

I am now IN LOVE with making crocheted coffee cozy cup sleeves. They are great for frequent coffee drinkers, and eco friendly because of all the paper sleeves you are no longer using and throwing away. I used 100% cotton yarn. I really like to use the multicolored yarn for these. They are super fast and easy to make. All I did was chain however many you would need to fit around your cup, then join to make a circle. I wanted it to be textured and not boring and flat looking so I made it ribbed by crocheting fpdc (front post double crochet), and bpdc (back post double crochet.) So make your chain, and join to make a circle. Then double crochet in each stitch around, and join. Then chain 3, and alternate doing fpdc, and bpdc in every other stitch all the way around, joining at the end of each row. Keep going until it's your desired size!!! Sorry that I don't write how to do little things like this in normal pattern format, but you should get the idea by what I said at least. These are pretty simple for anyone with basic crochet skills. I suppose one day when I ever post about something that is harder to make, then I will write the pattern out correctly. I would love some comments or pictures on your own coffee sleeves! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baby Washcloths

     I am recently very interested in making baby washcloths to sell in sets. So I got some cotton yarn, and started crocheting, and I love them! I can't wait to make tons of sets in different colors to list for sale. They will make amazing baby shower gifts. I do need to make some for my own daughter to use them, and machine wash them and such to see how well they hold up to wear. I used "I love this cotton" yarn from Hobby Lobby, it's more soft when worked up than I had expected. I would love any comments, or pictures of your own washcloths, or dishcloths! I did list one set for sale online, and it's really very cute.