Ugly to lovely. Face cloths

Ugly to lovely. Face cloths

These muslin face cloths have needed replacing for a while.

Ugly old muslin face cloths

Ugly old muslin face cloths

They’ve gone a lovely shade of grey through many days of makeup and grime removal.
I know they’re clean but they do not look pretty hanging on my washing line.
But these are a vast improvement, don’t you think?

New crochet face cloths

New crochet face cloths in 4ply cotton and dishcloth cotton

I’ve tried out various crochet stitches using both dishcloth cotton and a softer organic 4 ply cotton.

Star crochet face cloth

Star crochet face cloth in 4ply cotton

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Love the star stitch

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These ones in the cotton 4 ply are lovely to use, with just the right amount of ‘abrasiveness’.

The dishcloth cotton ones in double crochet were more suited to the dishes than my face! It is hiding in this next shot at the back.
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I shall be making up a whole lot more in the soft 4 ply; they are so luxurious to use, they feel like a real treat.

I’ve also taken delivery of a Tunisian crochet hook as I’ve seen some lovely facecloths in Tunisian crochet on Pinterest.

Watch this space.

 Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Ooh these look very luxurious! I wish I knew how to crochet!

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  2. Much better for the environment than all those face wipes too – although I’m guilty of using them when I’m feeling lazy.

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    Very nice! I too love Tunisian crochet, vastly underrated and it just occurs to me that it is an excellent half way house to those who think that knitting is harder than crochet [which it is] or vice versa [which it isn’t] if you see what I mean. You get the best of both and there are some lovely stitches too.

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    • The tunisian crochet is progressing VERY slowly. If I don’t speed up soon, there’ll be only one face cloth using this technique. Do you have any tips for speeding up or will it just come over time?

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  4. Truly lovely, I made some little round ones in soft 4 ply cotton for my daughters to use instead of cotton pads, they love them and the fact that they are kinder to the environment than filling up the bedroom bin with used cotton pads.
    Oh by the way, we are going to The Old Deanery tomorrow, I have been wanting to treat my lovely hubby and after seeing your post the other day I thought it looked just the ticket. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  5. These are gorgeous!! Thinking of surprising my mom and making some. Any tips for a pattern? Yarn? I was leaning towards the sugar ‘n cream yarns

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  6. Lovely! I prefer crocheted and knitted cloths too. Thanks for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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