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I’ve been making these scrubbies on and off for a while now.  The pattern is a no brainer, so it’s a great project for the hands when your mind is occupied.  I put all my Lily’ s Sugar and Cream scraps in a little basket with a hook, ready to crochet when I’m on the phone.

These scrubbies are also perfect cotton stash-busters.  There’s very little yarn needed, and the pattern is exceptionally easy to modify.  Subtracting a few rows or reducing the foundation chains does little to alter the finished product. 

I picked up too many stitches to gather together in my first few scrubbies.  It’s best to thread through less than half the stitches on the side, otherwise you’re left with an open hole that is difficult to pull closed.  This is what happened with the bottom right scrubbie.   

The photo mosaic shows my four favorites out of a batch of eight.  If you’re interested in the other four, I made a slide show of the complete set over at slide.com

Another free pattern with a similar design is the baby swirls hat, which is basically a giant scrubbie with only one side cinched together.  It’s a great hat for beginning crocheters and makes a cute hat for newborns.   

*That’s cool* a random fact

Cottoncan absorb up to 27 times it’s weight in water and the absorbent fibers get stronger when wet.

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I though I’d kick off the New Year with my very first blog slide-show.  Click on the picture mosaic above to see a neat little slide-show of the crochet squares I made.  There’s even a music number that goes along with the slide-show if you click the volume button on the left corner.   

I’m a little tongue-tied today and can’t seen to get the details of these crochet squares written right.  I’m just going to leave well enough alone and save it for another day.   

If you have still have some blog time to kill I would suggest going to Crafty Christina’s to check out her new free St Maurus Headwarmer crochet pattern featuring the Jacob’s ladder stitch.  This is on my ’08 crochet queue and looks like a serious must for stylish winter crochet wear. 

Oh, and speaking of free crochet patterns, today I noticed that The Daily Crocheter has featured my Through Any Window Baby Blanket as their free pattern of the day.  You can see the link listed through the 14th of January on their free pattern of the day archive

Here’s to future free crochet patterns everywhere in 2008!

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