Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cute Pattern, Cute Name

I'm a sucker for pretty washcloths, whether knit or crocheted. This one went off in the morning's mail to surprise a very kind person ...

Nubbie Scrubbie_1
Pattern: Nubbie Scrubbie, by Angelee Marie, from Simple Sweet Yarns
Yarns: KnitPicks CotLin (linen); Berroco Pure Pima (teal)
Hook: 3.25mm/D

Nubbie Scrubbie_2

I also enclosed a bar of Lime and Black Pepper Daisy Lamont Soap. Vickie, the proprietress of Daisy Lamont, was one of my cabinmates at Squam Art Workshops in June and brought her soaps to the Squam Art Fair: Guinness and Honey, Hawaiian Ginger, Basil Pear, Orange Spice ... such delicious scents! Some scented soaps are overpowering, but I thought Vickie's were "just right." My favorite so far? Pink Lady, a delicate blend of geranium and bergamot.

Nubbie Scrubbie_3

This washcloth's got great texture thanks to treble crochet. If you aren't familiar with treble crochet yet, you will be expert at it by the time you're done! The pattern calls for one color and ends with a round of single crochet. I decided to gussy mine up by working two rounds of single crochet in a contrasting color, then improvising a "fancy" final round. (The "fancy" round consisted of: *3 dc in 1 sc, ch 1, skip 3 dc, rep from *. Right before and after the 3 dc on each corner, I only skipped 2 dc, to create better ease and prevent the corner from curling up.)

6 comments:

KPiep said...

It is very sweet!

pdxknitterati.com said...

Nice! I love how you can make crochet taller and taller. Is there a quadruple crochet?

KnitNana said...

What a lovely washcloth! I like the idea of crochet, haven't mastered it yet, but crochet washcloths make good sense...Geranium and bergamot sounds like a perfect mixture...
(((hugs)))

Rebecca said...

Beautiful cloth, and I LOVE Vickie's soap. The Pink Lady is my favorite too- I went home from Squam with enough soaps to last all year- we've got it at every sink and bathtub in the house. The scent lasts all the way to the last scrub.

Tierney Barden said...

I can't wait to send Vickie to your blog...unless she's already seen it - she'll be so pleased! Your washcloth is gorgeous, not run of the mill at all, and is inspiring me to start a stash!

Tracy A. said...

Love the washcloth - and Daisy Lamont Soap is the best!