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2 Pampering Gifts to Crochet

Crochet Shower Puff

Crochet Shower Puff

I love to give my friends and family pampering gifts that I have crocheted.  Crochet the cotton bath puff and cotton face scrubbies found below, put them in a decorative basket with some great smelling soaps and gels and you have the perfect gift!

FLOWER FACE SCRUBBIES

Materials:

* H crochet hook
* Worsted weight cotton yarn (such as Sugar n Cream)
* Yarn needle
* Scissors

Pattern:

Round 1:  Ch 2, work 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook.  Sl st to first dc to join.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st as ch-3.  Work 2 dc in next dc and each dc  around.  Sl st to the top of ch-3 to join.  (24 dc)

Round 3:  Ch 3, work 2 dc in same st as ch-3.  *Sc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc (shell made)*, repeat from * to * around.  Sl st to the bottom of ch-3 to join.  (12 shells)

To Finish:  Cut yarn and pull through loop on hook.  Weave in all tails.

Final Notes and Care Instructions:

* Finished size is approx. 4 inches across scrubbie.

* Wash scrubbies with like items (cotton shirts) in washing machine on gentle cycle in cold water.

* Tumble dry low with like items (cotton shirts).

* I do not recommend washing the scrubbies with towels because the lint from the towels will cling to the scrubbies!

COTTON BATH PUFF

Materials:

* I crochet hook
* Worsted weight cotton yarn (such as Sugar n Cream)
* Yarn needle
* Scissors

Pattern:

Round 1:  Ch 6, join with a sl st to first ch to form ring.

Round 2:  *Ch 5, sc in ring*, repeat 27 times from * to *.  (You will find that the stitches get very tight in this round.  Gently push the stitches to the right to move them out of your way.)

Round 3:  (beginning of hanging loop) Ch 35, sc in ring.  Sl st in the first ch-5 loop to the left of the hanging loop.

Round 4:  *(ch 6, sc) 10 times in same ch-5 loop, sl st to next ch-5 loop*, repeat from * to * for each ch-5 loop.

Round 5:  (completes hanging loop)  You have now worked your way around the bath puff and are positioned to the right of the hanging loop.  Sl st in the first ch at the bottom of the hanging loop that is closest to your hook.  Sl st in each ch of the hanging loop.

Round 6:  Sc in the first ch-6 loop to the left of the hanging loop.  Sc in each ch-6 loop around the entire bath puff.

To Finish Bath Puff:

1.  After you complete Round 6, you are now back to the right side of the hanging loop.  Sl st in the bottom ch (on the right side) of the hanging loop.

2.  Leaving a length of tail for sewing, fasten off.

3.  Thread the tail through your yarn needle.  Run a few sts in the center of bath puff and pull tight.  This will help the bath puff to keep the shape.

4.  After satisfied with the look of your bath puff, knot tail several times and weave in to hide.

Final Notes and Care Instructions:

1.  Wash bath puff with like items (cotton shirts) in washing machine on gentle cycle in cold water.

2.  Tumble dry low with like items (cotton shirts).

3.  I do not recommend washing the bath puff with towels because the lint from towels clings to the bath puff!

4.  The bath puff takes a little extra time to dry while hanging in the shower.  Be sure to squeeze all of the water out before hanging it up.

These projects are very quick to work up and they use very little supplies.  Girls of all ages love to receive these pampering crocheted gifts!  Cotton yarn comes in many beautiful colors, so pick their favorite color or match their bathroom decor.  All the girls in my family cannot wait to get their new bath puff and set of face scrubbies at Christmas time!

 

Lesley Dietschy is a crochet pattern designer and the founder of http://www.HomeDecorExchange.com Visit the Home Decor Exchange website for all of your home decorating needs.

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