Craftybegonia's Textured Cotton Washcloth

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Materials:
Worsted weight cotton
Size "F" crochet hook

With worsted weight cotton yarn and F hook, ch 35.
Row 1- Make 1 sc and 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, skip 1 chain, 1 sc and 1 dc innext chain and rep. acrocc. End with 1 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Make 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3, rep row 1.
Row 4- Rep row 2.
Repeat these 2 rows alternately, until you have competed 33 rows total.
Sc all around your washcloth.
Leave as is or make the edging as follows:

Edging:
Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1 in the same space, skip 2 sc, 1 sc, skip 2 sc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1 in next sc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc, *skip 2 sc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1 in next sc, rep from * around. Fasten off.

Enjoy!


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he boy asking him if he wanted to annoy somebody. The child pointed to the window and told the officer that his brother was sick and couldn't come out and that every once in a while he came out and pointed the sunlight into his window so that he could see the sun, because they lived in the side of the building that didn't get the sunlight.
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Oatmeal and Cornstarch Scrubby

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Oatmeal Bath--- Oatmeal baths are not only for soothing away poison ivy and poison oak! Oatmeal contains plant hormones and some oils which soften and soothe the skin. 1 tablespoon or two of oatmeal is enough if you are going to use is as a scrubby, if you want to use the bag to float on your bathtub, fill it with at least 1/2 cup of oats.
Cornstarch is refreshing in the summer, especially if you have very sensitive skin which gets irritated by increased perspiration, or which suffers from rashes or sunborn easily. A couple of tablespoons of cornstarch with or without oartmeal added will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and comfortable. It can really help soothe dry, itchy skin.
Traditionally, oatmeal i used ina cheesecloth bag, but this crocthered scrubby is ideal because it serves a dual purpose, if you want to take a bathtub bath, just let it float in the warm water until it turns milky. Soak it in it to your hert's content.
Another way of using it is as an actually scrubby, putting the oatmeal and or the corstarch inside the bag, closing the bag and actually scrubbing your wet skin with it to exfoliate and ssoothe your skin at the same time. You can add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil if you want to, like lavender, lilac or rose.

Materials:
Worsted weight cotton and zise F hook.

With worsted weight cotton and size F hook, ch 33.

Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and on each ch across. (32 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in every sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- Insert hook not in the front loop but inthe little straight loop under the front loop and make 1 sc, rep across. (To make sure you are doing it right, check the back, you will see a flat chain forming across. All rows will look as if you were not turning, as if you were making your single crochets only facing front. )
Row 4- Rep row 2.
Row 5- Rep row 3.
Row 6- Rep row 2.
Row 7- Rep row 3.
Row 8- Rep row 2.
Row 9- Rep row 3.
Continue, alternating these 2 rows until you have completed 19 rows total.
Eyelet row- Ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * across. 1 sc to end row.
Next row- Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across.
Next row (Edging): Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc. *Skip 3 dc, make 5 dc in next st, 1 sc in next dc, skip 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc, rep from * across. To end row, skip 2 sts after last sc, and make a 4 dc shell in last st.

Turn your work inside out and sew all around to close into into a “bag”. Fasten off.
Closing and hanging cord- Make a chain of 72 sts. Insert 1 end of it from the middle back to the middle front of the bag. Fasten off the end of that side of the cord, and then fold the end over itself and make a knot to hang. Repeat with the other end of the cord.

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Craftybegonia's Natural Cotton Bath Pouf

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This pouf is ideal for exfoliating your skin. If you would like it softer,then use a sports weight cotton yarn.
Materials: worsted weight cotton and F size and C size hook.

To start, wrap the cotton yarn around your index finger 4 times. Slip out of your finger carefully, not to break the "rings". Hold "rings" with one hand and with the other slip hook
under them and pull out a loop, make 1 sc. Now continue all around and make 15 more sc. Slip st to close ring.
Round 1- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, rep around, ending with 2dc in last sc and a slip st to join round to beginning ch-3.
Round 2- Ch 5, sl st in next dc, rep all around. Round 3-Rep round 2, making a slip st instead of an sc to join the 5-ch loops, and using the loops you see at the back of each sc of previous row to make your slip st.
Round 4-Ch 3, make 11 dc in first loop of previous round, make 12 dc in every other loop around.
Round 5- Ch 3, 5 dc in same st, 6 dc innext dc and in each dc around.
If you would like your pouf to be larger, repeat Round 5 once or twice more. Join with sl st to beginning ch-3 of round. Fasten off.
Hanging Loop: Insert your fingers into the back of your pouf and find the back of the starting ring. Slip a C size hook into one of the sc there and join thread, pull up a loop, and continue until you have a chain of 43 ch.
Now sc all across the chain. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the hanging loop to your pouf.
Enjoy!




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http://www.stepstochrist.us/
Another site where you will find important answers to soul questions.
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Blossom Soap Saver

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Note: How to make a decrease sc stitch: Insert your hook into the stitch you are supposed to work, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stich and pull another loop, yarn over, pull thread through all the loops you are holding on hook. 1 dec sc made.
With worsted weight cotton (color of your choice) and Size "F" hook, Ch 4, slip st to make ring, make 14 dc in ring, slip st to
close. Ch 3, turn.
Round 1- 3 dc in same space as ch 3, ch 2, skip 1 dc, *4 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from * around. Sl st to join to ch 3, turn.
Round 3- Sl st to earest ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 4, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, vch4, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, rep from * around. Ch 4, sl st to join
to beginning ch3.
Round 4- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 4 dc in ch-4 space, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 4 dc in ch-4 space, repeat all around. Ch 1, turn.

Round 5- 1 sc in first 3 stitches, 1 dec sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 1 dec sc in next sc, rep from *around. Slip st to end round. Ch 1, turn.
Round 6- Rep round 4. Slip stitch to finish round.
Round 7- 1 sc in first st, skip two stitches and make 1 dc , ch 3 and 1 dc in next stitch, *skip two stitches, make 1 dc, ch 3, and 1 dc in next stitch, rep from * around. Slip st to beginning dc finish round.

Round 8- 1 dc, ch3, dc1 in the ch-3 space of 1st "V" stitch of previous round. *1 dc, ch 3, 1d in next ch-3 space of the next "V" stitch, rep from * around.
Round 9- Rep round 8.
Round 10- Rep round 8.
Round 11- Rep round 8.
Note: If you will be use
ing this holder for large bars of soap, use one to measure height and continue until the bar fits nicely inside and the last round covers nicely the
top of the bar, giving room for the eyelet round to close over it. I'm making it for a medium-sized bar of facial soap.
Eyelet round: Ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 space of first "V" stitch of previoud round, ch 2, 1 sc in next "V" St, rep around, slip stitch to finish round. Fasten off.
Cord: Ch 70, begin to insert one end all around in and out the holes of the eyelet, matching both ends at the center on the other side before you fasten off. Pull them both to close the little "bag". It will look like a miniature drawstring purse.

Now, cut the thread as if to fasten off, take one end of the cord, about 1 inch long and fold it to one side of itself, making a loop, make a knot around that, leaving a loop beyond the knot to hang the bag from. Repeat on the other side.
And your'e done. cut off the thread.

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generations! Read it for free online:
http://www.stepstochrist.us/
Another site where you will find important answers to soul questions.
http://www.bibleuniverse.com/home.aspx
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FREE Vintage Crochet Patterns

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You might enjoy downloading this FREE eBook full of Vintage crochet patterns!

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Times are challenging. Do you feel discouraged sometimes? "In nature itself are mesages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorn are covered with roses." Steps to Christ, page 10.Would you like to read this book for free? It is the second most translated book in the world andone of the most beloved books by Christians around the globe. Printed in more than seventy languages, and bringing encouragement and inspiration to men and women for generations! Read it for free online:
http://www.stepstochrist.us/
Another site where you will find important answers to soul questions.
http://www.bibleuniverse.com/home.aspx
http://www.bibleinfo.com/
http://www.amazingfacts.org/Default.aspx
Need encouragement, comfort or cheer? Look in here!
http://www.frontiernet.net/~rexfam/kingfam1_001.htm
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