Thursday, January 3, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: GO GREEN! Tan, Green, and Walnut Ecofriendly Wash Cloths / Washcloths



Here's What I'm Working on Now:
(Last Updated 1/3/13)
 
One of my customers requested my crocheted organic washcloths in three colors:  light brown, hunter green, and walnut.  So, I got busy right away making them and here they are completed.

She likes these particular washcloths because they are sooooo soft.  And, she's right -- they are super, duper soft.  But, what she doesn't know is that I have an even softer washcloths that I'm making up for her and will send to her with this order -- bamboo!  Seriously!  Bamboo!  It's softer than cotton and I think she'll really like it.

What do you think?  Should I offer this combination of washcloths in my ETSY shop?  I kindof like the combo!

Here's the free pattern:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html

1/3/13:  Here's a new set of organic 100% cotton washcloths that I added to my ETSY shop today.  These sold immediately, so I made another complete set tonight.


Click Here for my ETSY listing of my organic washcloths.

 

56 comments:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Love the color combo. Earthy, fresh and very pretty!
http://barefootbysea.blogspot.com

sweetybird09 said...

Monica,Oh yes that would be good to offer in the shop, hey I am making baby blankets with that same Organic Cotton, been getting requests for the natural fibers, I love working with it...take care.

Joyce

Annabelle said...

Hi Joyce,

Oh that will be sooooo soft. I'll check your shop next week to see how it came out.

Annabelle

Julie said...

I like the combination, should do that. Does bamboo work well for washcloths?

Annabelle said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the suggestions. And Julie, bamboo makes great washcloths - it stays together well and gets softer with every wash. I wouldn't use them for dish cloths, however.

CIELO said...

Very pretty... love the colors. And thanks for participating in our SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY.... oh how I would love to see our link here in return ;)

Hugs and blessings

cielo

raggygirlvintage said...

These look wonderful, they even look soft in the photos, you're a clever girl!!
Tracey

anne maskell said...

My nan made me some dishcloths like that! I love them! They last so much longer than regular store bought. I've never tried them as facecloths, because the ones I have are a little rough. But made out of the bamboo, they would be heavenly! I'm visiting from keeping it simple.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Annabelle...

Oooh...so pretty! I love the color combination of the cream, olive and walnut! Yes, I think they would sell very well, my friend! Now, I must admit that I didn't know they made bamboo thread...how unique! I would love to feel just how soft it is...I'll have to look for it! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today...great post, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Laura said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors together.

I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

Laura @ along for the ride

Suzanne said...

Bamboo sounds great~I have a few bamboo towels and I love them.

I really admire anyone who can crochet, because I can't.

Chris said...

So pretty. Nice job! The bamboo sounds fabulous.

VeganCraftastic said...

That's a great color combo!

swanriverstone said...

wow what a great blog post!! I would love to share this on my blog! super eco cool;-)

I like the colors you used.Every clean and earthy.

Cheryl said...

So pretty & soft looking. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - would love if you added the party button/link to your blog:)

Its A Blog Party said...

They look great! Love the colors!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

The Harris Family said...

I love the colors! Beautiful and so useful.
-Crystal

Its So Very Cheri said...

Wow--crochet and knitting are two things I never learned how to do.

Hey I just wanted to let you know that I posted chapter 4 Empty Arms Broken Hearts

Cheri

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Thank you for linking up! I totally want to make these!!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

Rebecca @ Throw Open the Windows said...

Lovely colors. I've made wash cloths before, but never thought to use the natural fibers. Will give the bamboo a try. Thanks for the inspiration!! Rebecca

Tere said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

MessyMissy said...

I know people who swear to only use crochet/knit wash cloths on their faces because of the softness factor. Love the colors and the great folding job.... there's something so satisfying about a neatly folded towel. ;-)

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

I love these, and especially how great they look in a stack, wow! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you as always!

the 30 girl said...

Cool! I LOVE to crochet and don't do it enough. I'm currently crocheting bath mats from old bed sheets. We'll see how they turn out. Thanks for sharing!

Katie
the30girl.com

artisticblend said...

I LOVE THESE! That color combo is GREAT, especially with fall right around the corner. Yes, go for it. Add some of these babies to the shop! And bamboo?! Interesting. I'll have to give them a try.
Thanks for sharing. Coming over from Fab Friday's at Frugal and Fabulous Design.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

These are pretty! And they look so soft!

Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Mark and Ashlie said...

I have some of these and they are great! Thanks for linking this pattern to Sister Sister...come back this Sunday and link up again!

Mary said...

Pretty color combination! Yes, bamboo is the softest yarn I've found. Thank you for the free pattern :) Mary
visiting from Show and Tell Fridays

★All Thingz Related★ said...

My aunt made me one of these and I love it! Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Amy Walker said...

These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern! I crochet a little but have a major burn to learn to knit...these will be at the top of the list to try!!! :)
Amy
www.thecheapandchoosy.com

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Fantastic colors! I have heard how soft bamboo is, and know of a company that has bamboo PJ's! Great job!

Amber said...

These rock! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Dorian said...

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE! Great job! Found you at Lucky Start Lane...I think? Anyway...I'm your newest follower! Would love a follow back, maybe?

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

I love to crochet, but have never made wash cloths. Maybe I should give it a try. These are really great!

Sorry I wasn't able to admire your work last week. I was out of town. Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

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Kuzak's Closet said...

So pretty, I love the color combo. Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday!

AUDRA said...

can you really clean your face with yarn??? WOW, that's awesome!

Thanks for sharing!:)

Tina Peterson said...

Hi - I made up probably a dozen washcloths (I make 'em extra large) and gave them to my sister/mom for Christmas last year. I love them to wash my face with. Not too rough, but your face feels really clean.

Question: I usually weave in my ends, but they keep coming undone. How do you finish off your ends?

Tina "The Book Lady"
contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail.com

Jessica Hills said...

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Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

These are do pretty. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Kerry @ Made For Real said...

Love!!

Kelly Blackwell said...

They are beautiful! I love crochet wash cloths! Thank you for being so kind to share your pattern too. It is a dream of mine to learn to crochet. I will hopefully learn this year. I'm dropping by and newly following from the Our Everyday Harvest Harvest of Friends blog hop. I hope that you can stop by and say hello. Happy New Year! http://heresmytakeonit.blogspot.com/

Kyoti said...

Following from the Let's Get Social Sunday blog hop. Love your patterns. I saw you let bloggers link to your tutorials. I'll probably be doing that soon. Thanks
http://kyoticrafts.blogspot.com/

Kathy Moody said...

I love them! I'm going to check out your shop. Your newest follower from Let's Get Social. :)

Kathy @ lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Loretta - Thoughtful Gems said...

Lovely colors!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love the soft colors. I just started using the all cotton dish cloths and LOVE them. Going to check out your shop!

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Followed you from the castteam thread! Love your blog and your wonderful products! Please, drop by my blog and join! Many blessings!

sammysgrammy said...

They are very "spa like", making you feel so pampered.

Angie Generose said...

Wow, I love these. They look so cozy!

I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to share this.

Thanks for the great post!

-Angie
www.easylivingmom.com

bananaorangeapple said...

Lovely colours. Put them in the shop!

Ashley Phipps said...

Very cute!

I am featuring these on my blog tomorrow!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Ashley Phipps said...

Very cute!

I am featuring these on my blog tomorrow!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Mechelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Annabelle. I like the shawl.