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Crocheted Star Facecloth Pattern

July 23, 2012 2 comments
Crocheted Star Facecloth Pattern

I have been crocheting many washcloths and facecloths lately. I want to share this quick little crochet pattern for a star shaped facecloth. It’s a variation of my star dishcloth pattern but smaller. I love these smaller cloths as they make wonderful facecloths. Not too big and they work up so quickly. Also they are great for using those scrap pieces of cotton that you have leftover in your stash.

Each cloth measures about 7 inches from the top corner to the lower corner. I believe you only need a little over an ounce of cotton to do each facecloth. Have fun and mix and match the colors to create your own facecloths. As always, happy crocheting and I hope you enjoy the free pattern below.

Star Facecloth Pattern

Cloth measures: 7 inches
Hook: H (5 mm) US sized hook (you can use a G hook too)

Sugar & Cream Cotton scraps (about 1+ ozs)

With center color, Ch 5, Sl St to form ring.

Plarn Tape Measure Covers

July 15, 2012 1 comment
TMC Covers

Tape measure covers or TMC are a new and fun project that Delights has been working on over at Ravelry. She has crocheted some adorable covers that with her permission I will share a few photos of her work below. You can follow the TMC Happening here over at Ravelry.

Delights and I teamed up and crocheted a few plarn TMC projects together. I made a few shells from recycled plastic bags and sent them to her to add her beautiful flowers and other decorations that she is so skilled at doing.

Here is Delight’s TMC picture tutorial. For the plarn TMC shell, I used a H hook and did only 10 HDC stitches for round 1.

Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals

July 6, 2012 30 comments
Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals

Here is the long awaited recycled plastic bag sandals. Many people have been asking for just such a pattern and with the help of another recycled crafter Tera, I was able to finish up this sandal pattern. Tera’s original design has a back strap and I’m still working on that version. I will be adding that option later on another pair of sandals that I will crochet in a smaller size so that I will a few different sizes in this sandal project.

This version of the recycled sandals could also be used as an indoor/outdoor type slipper. I like it because I can just slip it on and go. Kinda like flip flops but I can still wear my socks too.

As always I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern and happy crocheting to all!

Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals

Materials needed:
One ball of plastic bag yarn aka plarn cut 1 inch wide – Approx. 40 plastic grocery bags
Here is my picture tutorial on how to make plarn from plastic bags
Hook: J (6 mm) metal crochet hook

Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals – Women’s Size 9-10 M
Make 2 soles for each sandal.

Rnd 1
With plastic bag yarn (plarn) Ch 23.

About Me

Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

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