The Best Crochet Washcloth

This reminds me of the slip stitched dishcloth.
Both designs look a lot like knit.
Thought it would be fun to make this to compare.

Morale Fiber

Crochet Washcloth 1

I’ve really been on a cotton kick because of the warm weather (and because cotton is great, as illustrated before), and I was all pumped up ready to do a blog post on crocheting a tunisian simple stitch washcloth out of some pretty blue cotton I’ve had lying around. And then this post from Purl Soho doing exactly what I wanted to do pops up on my Pinterest feed.

Well, hell. There’s really no reason to reinvent the wheel here. Or is there?

Reasons why Tunisian Simple Stitch is the ideal stitch for washcloths:

1. Two-sided: Tunisian simple stitch creates a smooth surface on one side of the work and a nubby, ridged surface (similar to garter stitch) on the other side. (The smooth side is pictured above, the nubby side is pictured below)

crochet washcloth 3 Nubby scrubby goodness.

2. Tunisian simple stitch rows are compact and set close together- no…

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Getting Hooked (or, How to Make a Clasp)

I make a lot of crochet jewelry and would like to incorporate these as closures for necklaces or bracelets.

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Being able to make your own jewelry findings means that you can always create what you need, in the size you need. I love finishing off a handmade piece with a well made clasp, and one of my favorites is the basic wire hook.

I start with a 2.5 inch length of wire, in a pretty heavy weight. I’m using 16g here, but you can change up the gauge and the length to customize your clasp. Sand or file the ends clean, and hammer one end to create a “paddle” shape.

Next, you need to create a small loop (as small as possible) at the flattened end, using the very tip of my round nose pliers.  Make sure you don’t use good precision round nose pliers – the heavier gauge wires could twist the tips out of alignment and ruin your pliers!

On the other end of the wire, make…

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Princesa Jasmine – Princess Jasmine

I have a great niece who is a belly dancer, so when I came across this little design I decided to post it to my blog. I have rekindled my interest in amigurumi from the time I first learned to crochet. Such fun!

Philae Artes


Princess Jasmine – By Philae Artes

Please, do not sell this pattern. It was made by me and I want it free…always!


Light brown yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, inc* x6 (18)

Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, inc* x6 (24)

Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, inc* x6 (30)

Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc (30)

Rnd 10: *sc in next 3 sc, dec* x6  (24)

Put the safety eyes (I didn’t have one, then I made with yarn)

Rnd 11: *sc in next 2 sc, dec* x6 (18)

Rnd 12: *sc in next sc, dec* x6 (12)


Rnd 13: dec x6 (6)


Light brown yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: sc in each sc (6)

Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, inc* x3…

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Leah Bracelet

divine debris

Leah Bracelet pattern- a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris Leah Bracelet pattern- a free crochet pattern by Divine Debris

Hello! How are you doin’ on this lovely Thursday? I’m alright, multitasking. I’ve got my Chloe Cowl scarftesting, which seems to be going well and hopefully it’ll be out sometime next week. I’m finishin’ up my giveaway offerings for Mad Mad Mes rainbow themed giveaway- I’m giving a rainbow Leah bracelet, a bib rainbow necklace, which I’ve thought about writing the pattern up for but I’m not sure if I should, and a rainbowHeather headband. Also I’ve got a shawl/wrappattern I’m working on that will be ready to test soon. I have all the fun, right?  Unfortunately, I’ve had a hard time shaking that post vacation thing, where I’m not ready to get moving and be productive. It’s been quite annoying, really. But I’ll be ok. It was a good vacation.

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