Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Spa Gift Set

In November of 2017 I began thinking about making a little something for the people who have touched my life, not just for a birthday, mothers day, or Christmas, but just because. So I started with
the 6 ladies who work in the office at job. They have done a lot to help me get my job done and make it a nice place to work! To show my appreciation I have decided to make each woman a Spa Gift. The gift includes a nice bar of French soap, a crocheted wash cloth, a crocheted body puff, and a nice tube of had lotion or a few chocolates (what is a spa day without chocolate?). I gave them the gifts in mid December, before leaving for vacation, and they really loved them! After New Years, I thought why not give Spa Gifts out all year long! So I am planning on starting this month to give out a Spa Gift to a special person each month. Everyone can use a little pampering!

Spa Day Gift Set Patterns
I started with a wash cloth made in a bright cotton yarn (This is one of the times I could use bright color yarns and not have to worry about it being too bright!). This is easy to make, great for beginners, and it crochets up quickly. You can find the pattern Here


Once the washcloth was complete, it was time to make a matching bath puff, it was fun to make and has a lot of double crochets in it (For this bath puff I made the hanger the same color as the puff, but you can use a different color of yarn if you would like). You will see what I mean about the double crochets when you check out the pattern Here


Below is a photo of the completed wash cloths and matching bath puffs.




Here are the completed Spa Day Gifts I gave out to the Office Ladies in December, the set included the wash cloth, bath puff, an nice bar of soap, a small tube of lotion, and a few peppermint candies, the great thing about this gift is you can make it and add a few small things for a nice gift!

 

I am off to start my gift for the month of January,
Have a great week!
Da

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year New project!

Wow, its already the New year 2018! It is the time that we all make new years resolutions and work hard all year to keep those resolutions. The new year resolution that I made this year was not to lose weight, exercise more or to eat less sweets, my resolution is to make more time to crochet and bring you some new patterns and information about projects that I am working on in 2018. 

So lets get started with the first project that I began to work on this year. 

The Persian Tile Blanket

I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it on the internet, and I knew I would have to make this blanket! The colors are so bright and cheerful, and the pattern reminds me of the colorful tile work and art from the Morocco.


I looked around the Internet to find the pattern and yarn and I was surprised to find the the Persian Tile Blanket pattern by Janie Crow at Deramores, when I was ordering yarn for my Crochet Fusion Quilt. Not only does Deramores have the pattern but they were selling a complete kit with the pattern and all the yarn to make a blanket. Below are pictures of everything that is included in the kit.
                                                                                 

I started my first flower tile today and will keep you posted on the progress of the blanket. I can't wait to complete this blanket and drape it over my sofa!

Stay tuned for a new free pattern next week to make a quick and easy gift to make for birthdays, valentines day, mothers day, or bridal party gifts.

Happy New Year!
Keep crocheting,
Da