Crochet Rice Stitch Cotton Spa Cloth

Hi friends,

I have a fun, easy pattern for a Crochet Rice Stitch Cotton Spa Cloth for you! This is a simple pattern using Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet stitches in a one row repeat.

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This pattern creates such a great texture – perfect for light exfoliation! I used I Love This Cotton yarn in Sunset Seafoam with an H/5mm crochet hook to stitch up my spa cloths. And they only take about 1 ounce of yarn so you can get 3 spa cloths out of one 3 ounce skein – very cost effective. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you need a refresher on crocheting front and back post stitches, there is a video tutorial here. And for the foundation half double crochet, this tutorial is great.

You can find the pattern below and I’ve also included a link to a free PDF if you’d like to easily print it.

Crochet Rice Stitch Cotton Spa Cloth

I Love This Cotton Sunset Seafoam 

H/5mm crochet hook

Stitches used in US terms:

Foundation half double crochet – fhdc

Chain – ch

Double crochet – dc

Front post double crochet – fpdc

Back post double crochet – bpdc

Single crochet – sc

Row 1: work 21 fhdc. Turn. (21 stitches)

Row 2: ch 2. (counts as 1st stitch) Skip 1st stitch.  *FPDC in next stitch, BPDC in next stitch. Repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches.  FPDC in next stitch, DC in last stitch. Turn. (21 stitches)

Rows 3-13: Repeat Row 2 for each row. (21 stitches) 

Do not turn after last row. 

Border – begin working in rounds. 

Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc. 

Round 2: ch 1. sc in each stitch around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished dishcloth measures approximately 6.5 by 6.5 inches.

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

Cotton Spa Cloths make such a great gift! Mother’s Day is just around the corner – stitch up a few of these, tie them with some pretty ribbon, and add her favorite body wash and some pretty flowers for a sweet gift for Mom. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

Anita

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Big Birthday Wishes

Hi friends,

Sometimes pretty patterned paper is just the inspiration you need to make a great card! This paper is from the Kindness is Magic paper pack from Unity Stamp Company. Itโ€™s a 6×6 inch size with 8 different designs that have all the Spring feels.

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I pulled out some coordinating card stock and the Say It Big die set from Unity Stamp Company to make my card.

First, I tied some yellow ribbon into a knot and attached it to my patterned paper. Then I attached the piece to a yellow card.

I die cut the word โ€œbirthdayโ€ from red card stock and glued it to the matching background die cut from blue card stock. I love this Quickie Glue Pen for adhering thinner die cut pieces.

I stamped the word โ€œhappyโ€ with red ink on yellow card stock, punched it with an oval punch (similar to this), and layered it to a larger oval punched from red card stock (similar to this). My โ€œhappyโ€ stamp is from the Oh Hello Spring stamp set from Unity Stamp Company.

Both the big birthday and happy pieces are attached to the card with foam tape.

The colors in this patterned paper are just so happy! What a fun way to wish someone special Big Birthday Wishes! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Anita

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Crochet Chunky Cotton Facial Square

Hi friends,

I found this fun Yarn Bee Cotton XXL yarn on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It’s bulky weight (5), has a great texture, and is so soft! I thought it would work nicely for some type of facial/spa cloth and came up with this super easy to make Crochet Chunky Cotton Facial Square.

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I used an N/9mm crochet hook to stitch up my facial squares. It’s an easy beginner pattern that only takes a few minutes to make. The finished square measure about 4.25 by 4.25 inches so it’s a nice size – not too big, not too small. The pattern is below along with a link to a free PDF if you’d like to easily print it.

Crochet Chunky Cotton Facial Square

Yarn Bee Cotton XXL yarn

N/9mm crochet hook

Stitches used in US terms:

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc 

Slip Stitch – ss

Ch 10.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1. *skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 1* Repeat from * to * across to last 2 chains. Skip next ch, sc in last ch. ch 1 and Turn. (5 sc and 4 ch 1 spaces)

Row 2: sc in the 1st sc, sc in the next ch 1 space. *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * last sc, sc in the last sc. ch 1 and turn. (6 sc and 3 ch 1 spaces)

Row 3: sc in the 1st sc. *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space* Repeat from * to * to the last 2 sc . ch 1, skip 1 sc, and sc in the last sc. ch 1 and turn. (5 sc and 4 ch 1 spaces)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twice. 

Repeat Row 2 once more. 

Do not turn after last Row. 

Border

Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends

Crochet Chunky Cotton Facial Square measures approximately 4.25 by 4.25 inches. 

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

I think the colors I used are discontinued since they were on clearance, but the website shows the yarn is available in 8 other colors. Any bulky weight cotton yarn will work to make the Crochet Chunky Cotton Facial Squares.

These facial squares would make a great gift! Tie a few together with a pretty ribbon and add them to a basket with her favorite face wash. I created a simple label that you can print and cut into strips to wrap around your facial squares for gifting.

Here’s the link to the label PDF…

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Anita

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Merry Little Christmas – April 2023 Christmas Card

Hi friends,

You may (or may not) have noticed that I havenโ€™t posted for a couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ˜Š My husband and I were off on an amazing bucket list trip to Scotland!! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ We just got back and Iโ€™m still trying to get back in the swing of things. Iโ€™ll do a post or two (three?) with some of the highlights of our trip in the coming weeks. Until then, I hope youโ€™ll enjoy this monthโ€™s Christmas card.

April’s Christmas card features this cute little Santa that was a part of Unity Stamp Company’s 2022 Advent Calendar. (It looks like they may have a few left as of writing this post.) They have this cute box that has a little flap to open for each day from December 1st through December 24th. Inside each flap is a cute stamp that is only available in the Advent Calendar. They are perfect for all of your holiday cards and tags. I think they started it in 2020 – I missed that year, but I have 2021 and 2022. Such fun! I hope they do it again this year!

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You can find the other Christmas cards I’ve created so far this year in these posts – January, February, and March.

I stamped Santa with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. I die cut around the image and layered it to patterned paper die cut with the same set. This particular die set is no longer available, but I think this die set would be so cute, too.

I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Dotted Lattice embossing folder from Taylored Expressions and attached it to a white card. I attached a piece of patterned paper over the embossed piece. The Santa image is attached to the card with foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment with green ink on a strip of white card stock and attached it to the card. This is an old stamp from A Muse Studios and is no longer available, but you can use any of your favorite Christmas sentiment stamps on your card.

In case you wondered ๐Ÿ™‚ , this is my favorite adhesive for card making and here are the refills.

This card would be really cute with any small Christmas image you may have in your stamp collection. I would love to see what you create!

Anita

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Be Back soonโ€ฆ

Hi friends,

Weโ€™ve been traveling in the amazingly beautiful country of Scotland! Iโ€™ll be back soon with more crafty posts and Iโ€™ll be sure to share a post or two about our trip. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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See you soonโ€ฆ

Anita

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Itโ€™s a Girl – New Baby Card

Hi friends,

You might remember this cute little bunny that was on my Happy Easter Card in this post. I thought she would also make the sweetest New Baby Card. ๐Ÿ’•

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The stamp set is called Oh Hello Spring from Unity Stamp Company. My sentiment stamp is no longer available, but this a nice set for creating the sentiment you want.

I stamped the bunny and sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on white card stock. I added color to the ear and hearts with a pink Copic marker. Using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics from My Favorite Things, I die cut around the stamped images. I added color under the bunny to ground it with a pale blue Copic marker. Using the same die set, I die cut a piece from patterned paper and attached my stamped piece to it. I attached the entire piece to a white card with foam tape.

This is a clean and simple card that is super easy to make – and it only takes a few minutes to put together. By simply changing the color scheme and sentiment you can easily make a card for a new baby boy. This little bunny would also make a great “thinking of you” card – the little hearts are just perfect!

Anita

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Crochet Chunky Throw Blanket

Hi friends,

I’ve been working on this Crochet Chunky Throw Blanket off and on for a while and I finally finished it!! I am so happy with the way it turned out and it was super simple to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used Bernat Blanket yarn in Whipped Cream and an N/9mm crochet hook to stitch up my blanket. It’s beginner friendly and a great project to work on while you’re watching your favorite movie or Netflix show. ๐Ÿ™‚

To make my blanket, I started with 150 foundation double crochet stitches. Then I chained 2 – which counts as the first stitch of the next row – and turned my work. I skipped the first stitch and worked a double crochet in the back loop of each stitch across. Each row is just a repeat of that – chain 2 (counts as first stitch), turn, skip first double crochet, double crochet in the back loop of each stitch across. Continue the pattern until desired size.

My throw measures about 72 inches wide and 62 inches long. I used seven (10.5 ounce) skeins of Bernat Blanket yarn to make my throw. The best thing about this simple pattern is that you can make your throw any size you want! Just make your foundation double crochet row the width you want and continue adding rows until it’s the length you want.

If you’re interested in the Chunky Crochet Farmhouse Pillow Cover in the 2nd pic above, you can find my free pattern here.

What color will you make your Crochet Chunky Throw Blanket?

Anita

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Merry Merry – March 2023 Christmas Card

Hi friends,

It’s time to share my inspiration for a monthly Christmas card. ๐ŸŽ„ I’m creating a new design each month and making a few cards in that design so I’m ready to send them all out in December. You can find other cards for this year in these posts – January and February.

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I used the penguin from the Bring on the Fun stamp set from Unity Stamp Company to make this month’s card. This little guy is so cute – he just makes me smile! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I used sketch #31 from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers as my inspiration for the layout for my card.

I stamped the penguin with Memento Tuxedo Blank ink on white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. Using the Scallops & Circles Nesting Dies from Unity Stamp Company, I die cut around the image.

I embossed a piece of white card stock and attached it to a white card. This particular embossing folder is no longer available, but you can find some great ones at Taylored Expressions – or use your favorite one from your collection. I attached 2 different patterned papers to the card and then attached the penguin image with foam tape. I stamped “Merry Merry” with green ink on white card stock and punched it with a label punch. I attached it to the card, overlapping the circle, with foam tape. I’m not sure where the stamp is from (I’ve had it forever and there’s no label on it ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ) and the punch is an old one from Stampin’ Up. You can use your favorite sentiment and punch or die to make the sentiment for your card. Or you can use the “Oh What Fun!” stamp that is part of the penguin stamp set.

Are you joining me in creating a stash of Christmas cards throughout the year? I would love to see your creations! ๐ŸŽ„

Anita

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Happy 1st Birthday Card

Hi friends,

So this adorable little guy turned one last month and you can see he was very excited about it! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Of course I had to make him a special 1st birthday card – and what could be better than a card with Pooh and his friends? ๐ŸŽˆ

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The stamp set I used is called Winnie the Pooh: Special Like You from Unity Stamp Company. The sentiment stamp I used is discontinued, but you can use any of your favorite birthday or celebration sentiment stamps from your collection – or you could even leave the sentiment strip off.

I stamped the image of Pooh and his friends with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers. Then I stamped the number “1” on the balloon with the same black ink. Using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics from My Favorite Things Stamps, I die cut around the image. Using the same die set, I also die cut a piece of red card stock. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on a strip of red card stock.

To make the card, I attached the red die cut piece to a white card. I attached the stamped image to the card with foam tape and then attached the sentiment strip at an angle over the stamped piece.

If you love Winnie the Pooh as much as I do, you should check out all the Pooh stamp sets at Unity Stamp Company. You are sure to find one or two (or ten!) sets that you’ll like! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anita

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Happy Easter Treat Bags

Hi friends,

Do you have any little bunnies that you want to treat this Easter? I have a quick and easy Happy Easter tag you can attach to a small bag of goodies. They take just a few minutes to make! ๐Ÿฐ

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You’ll need some card stock, your favorite Easter stamps, and some baker’s twine. My little bunny is an old stamp from Inkadinkado that I’ve had forever, but I found there are still a few available here on Amazon! You can also use your favorite bunny stamp from your collection. My “Happy Easter” stamp is discontinued, but here is a similar one.

I stamped my bunny and sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on white card stock. I added tiny pink cheeks and a little darker pink to his nose using Copic markers. Then I layered the piece to orange card stock. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the corner and attached the tag to a small cellophane bag using orange and white baker’s twine.

These are such simple little tags, but I think they make giving treats just a bit more fun! Pull out your favorite Easter or Spring stamps and make some cute tags for all your little bunnies. ๐Ÿฐ

Anita

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