Archives for kitchen crafts

Triangular Scrubbies

Categories: Crochet.

Do you use dishcloth scrubbies for your kitchen clean up?   I adapted my pattern to include the nylon scrubbie and some crochet and came up with a triangular dishcloth scrubbie.You can buy packs of nylon scrubbies for $1, and they come in various colours.  They are quick and easy to make and make great little gifts or craft sale items. You can make your own scrubbies but I find buying them at dollar stores is a lot quicker and at 6 in a packet you can’t go wrong.  The first thing to do was stitch with a tapestry needle and some yarn
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Scrubbie Dishcloths

Categories: Crochet.

Dishcloth scrubbies are great for cleaning those hard to clean dishes and pots  My finished version reminds me of a little flower.  You can make the scrubbie yourself but I buy mine at dollar stores – usually in packets of 6 for $1.  I find working with the nylon required to make the scrubbies is very hard on my hands. A  print version of the pattern has been added.  Just click here and then click print button and you can print with or without the image. You will need: -nylon scrubbie from dollar stores -4 mm crochet hook -cotton yarn Here is
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Lid Gripper Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

  With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not. This pattern is ©Crafty Gardener and my not be sold or posted on any other site. Please share the link so others may visit. These lid grippers are made with non slip fabric, rather like soft plastic canvas. This type of material is also sold in rolls to use as non slip shelf liners from dollar stores. This is my own pattern and may not be
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Bag Holder

Categories: Organization and Sewing.

In an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags most stores now offer the option of buying one of their reusable bags. This certainly helps cut down on waste but there are still times that we accumulate plastic bags in various sizes.  This is a holder I made a long time ago for all those plastic grocery bags. It certainly doesn’t get as full now as it used to as I have a lot of reusable bags. You need a piece of fabric about 16 inches wide by 22 inches long, and 2 pieces of thin elastic. Match the
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Dishcloth Scrubbie Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

Round Dishcloth Scrubbie   With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not but due to formatting on the post they may show up all over the place. You will need ; -nylon scrubbie from dollar stores -4 mm crochet hook -cotton yarn The pattern from http://www.craftygardener.ca/scrubbie-dishcloths/ Crochet 30 stitches around the center of the scrubbie. Rnd 1 – Single crochet into each stitch for the second row. Join the first to last with a slip stitch
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Lid Gripper

Categories: Crochet.

Do you have a hard time opening jars?  This little gripper just might help you.I started with a set of placemats from the dollar store.  And low and behold these actually did cost a dollar.  So many items in these stores are priced $1.25 or $1.50 or $2.00 and more.   These are made with non slip fabric, rather like soft plastic canvas. This type of material is also sold in rolls to use as non slip shelf liners.  I like the placemats as they come in all different colours.  You can faintly see where I traced three circles on one
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Triangular Scrubbie Pattern

Categories: Patterns.

  With the print friendly option you can choose how much or how little you want to print, just mouse over the text for the option to delete. Images can be included or not but due to formatting on the post they may show up all over the place. A useful scrubbie that includes a dish cloth attached to it.  This pattern is ©Crafty Gardener and my not be sold or posted on any other site. Please share the link so others may visit. You need: -nylon scrubbie purchased from dollar stores -dish cloth yarn -tapestry needle -5 mm crochet
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Dishcloths

Categories: Crochet and Knitting.

It is always good to keep a stock of dishcloths on hand, either knitted or crocheted.   They make great little gifts or stocking stuffers added to hand soap, hand cream, or kitchen gadgets. The pattern for these is what I call a ‘no brainer’ pattern.  These were made using up all the odds and ends of cotton yarn I had on hand. Cast on 4 stitches. K2, yo, k to end of row. Repeat this row till you have 40 stitches on the needle. Then start the decrease, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end. Continue till there are
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