Last Minute Swap
Welllll, this really wasn't a LAST minute swap. I've known about it for awhile. The "Winterland Scrubbie Swap" is an off-shoot of the "Annual Dishcloth Swap" on Ravelry. The scrubbies are due on December 19th. What is a scrubbie? It's a small (3x3 or 5x5 inches across) 100% cotton dishcloth, used as a facial scrubbie or for tackling dirty pots and pans. I prefer to use my scrubbies as mini SPA cloths. These little pads are fabulous for removing make-up and leaving your face feeling really clean. Paired with some fancy facial soap, this makes a lovely gift.
I whipped out a few last night. Luckily, these are really quick to crochet. I used a beverage coaster pattern that I've used in the past. We are encouraged to use Chanukah or Christmas colors. I happened to have some lime green, red and white cotton handy.
I like this short winter swap. It's quick and fun. I've participated in all of the past swaps. Here are a few of my entries for past years:
|The Tidy Scrub. My own invention!|
|The "Scour Flower," using cotton netting for the centers. These are definitely for pots and pans, not for cleaning your face!|
Another one of my inventions is the Spa Soap Coat. Add a bar of soap for sudsy, cotton delightfulness!
|Spa Soap Coat|
Need a quickie holiday gift? All of the links to patterns are above. Happy crocheting and happy holidays!