Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Robin's Egg Slanted Shell Facial Scrubbies - Free Crochet Pattern

Last week, I shared a free crochet pattern for my Robin's Egg Slanted Shell Washcloth with two versions included. Today, I am sharing a free crochet pattern for matching Facial Scrubbies.
I have had this idea on my list of things to do since last Christmas when I worked up the Slanted Shell Coasters for the Mug Cozy Gifts I gave my co-workers. Feels so great to cross things off of your ever-growing list of things to do.

I LOVE using facial scrubbies! I have made quite a few for myself, and don't know why I never used them before. I used to use a paper towel/toilet paper plus rubbing alcohol to clean my face. These scrubbies are definitely MUCH better! They are washable, reusable, eco-friendly, and the texture of the cotton yarn feels great! Especially when you add in fun textures like this Slanted Shell pattern.

The combination of the two stitches together creates a nice cushion, making these ever better than my Sand Dune Square Facial Scrubbies.

Just a note, using certain products on the scrubbies may fade them. Using rubbing alcohol, my cloths are faded, but still work just as great.

The beautiful feminine shell stitch here makes this the perfect gift for her or just for yourself! These would also make a wonderful gift for mom this Mother's Day!

Materials:
     - 80 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Robin's Egg, Turquoise and Hot Apple (JoAnns)
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 or #20 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Bernat Handicrafter Yarn will also work great! Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton will work up a tad bit bigger.
     Depending on the skein you purchase as some as 2 ounces, and some are 4 ounces, you will be able to make at least 6 but much more I am sure!
     Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.

Time Spent:
     Each scrubby takes about 10 minutes to work up, so a set of 4 can easily be worked up in less than an hour, including weaving. 

Measurements:
     With border, each scrubby measures 3.5" Wide by 3.75" in Length.

Gauge:
Using an H8/5mm Hook and Lily Sugar n Cream - 4" x 4"
     Chain 17, HDC in the 2nd chain, and each chain across. (16 HDC)
     R2 - 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet

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Pattern Notes:
     Typically, the slanted shell pattern is worked into the 2nd chain of an even numbered chain. I, however, feel that working into this stitch causes the project to come out uneven and bunched up. 
You will find my pattern is worked into the 3rd chain of an odd numbered chain.

     Border will add 0.25" to each side, 0.5" to total width/height.

     When working the border, make sure after working down the first side that your corner is worked into the first chain that was created when we skipped it in the beginning of the pattern by working into the 3rd chain from the hook. This will keep your coaster from pulling up on the ends, and from the border coming out uneven.

     If your foundation row side starts to bunch after border is work, just tug at sides a little and it will even out. This happens from crocheting over your original tail piece.

*You may choose to work your final join as an invisible join. 
Not sure how? Check out my Slanted Shell Coasters post for a photo tutorial.

Pattern:
Chain 11. SC & DC in the 3rd chain from the hook, [skip next stitch, (SC, DC) in the next stitch] across. (5 clusters)

R2 - R8: Chain 1, turn. (SC, DC) in the 2nd stitch, [skip next stitch, (SC, DC) in the next stitch] across.

Border: Chain 1, turn. 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next 8 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch - corner, evenly work 8 SC down the first side, 3 SC in the next stitch - corner, SC in the next 8 stitches along the opposite side of the foundation chain, 3 SC in the next stitch - corner - evenly work 8 SC up the second side, add one SC in the last/first stitch to form the final corner. *Join to first SC.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends (or *work an invisible join).

Please feel free to make and sell these facial scrubbies, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

If you have made these facial scrubbies - I would love to see photos! Feel free to post them to the EyeLoveKnots Facebook page, or email me.

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Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing Set of Slanted Shell Facial Scrubbies?
   I will be adding similar sets to my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color requests! Check out options here - Lily Sugar n Cream

You May Also Like:
Robins Egg Slanted Shell Washcloth - Free Crochet Pattern
Sand Dune Square Facial Scrubbies - Free Crochet Pattern

2 comments:

  1. This is so interesting! Do you use any particular type of rubbing alcohol? I haven't learned to crochet properly yet, but it's on it's way...

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    1. I just use a general rubbing alcohol from wherever I happen to be shopping at. Since I only use it for cleaning my face, it lasts quite a while. Doesn't work for everyone, but I am so glad at wonders it does for me.
      Cotton yarn is a tougher yarn to use in the beginning - just takes a little getting use to. It's wonderful for so many things though!
      I have a beginner friendly series in the works. If there is anything in particular you would like some help with - feel free to drop me a line!
      Thanks for your comment :)

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