Crocheted Flower Tawashi

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Last night/early this morning, Cedar & Linn underwent major site updates, including a new theme!

I had originally envisioned C&L as more of a recipe site, but that didn’t really materialize. I chose a theme that better reflected the direction the site is heading, toward being a primarily crochet and knitting blog. There are still some kinks that need to be worked out with the new site, so don’t be surprised if a late night web surfing results in a maintenance warning.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi

This versatile little scrubber is super quick to whip up at a moment’s notice for Secret Santa gift exchanges, or for simply cleaning around the house.

This festive holiday ball ornament scrubbers can be used to wash dishes, clean your face, act as coasters, or be strung into a garland. Each tawashi can be worked up in less than half an hour, using only small amounts of cotton yarn, making them ideal as last minute gifts!

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Bernat Scrubby Yarn

Bernat Scrubby Yarn Closeout at Mary Maxim

The Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby yarn is now on closeout for $2.99 USD/skein (regularly $4.99 USD) at Mary Maxim. You can buy Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby yarn here.

Bernat Handicrafter Scrubby is a rough, 100% cotton yarn designed for kitchen projects such as tawashi and dischloths. Ravelry lists it as aran weight (4) and has 58 yards per skein. The texture is kind of like the selvage edge of a towel (not the terry cloth part).
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Vegan Presence: March Box

Vegan Presence: March Box

Vegan Presence March boxI have wanted to try a box subscription since first discovering them a few months ago. Though I would prefer a makeup based service, I’ve been out of luck [hold the phone; just found out about the all-vegan True Beauty Box]. Last month I discovered Vegan Presence from Vegan Beauty Review (review here) while on the hunt for a vegan BB cream (Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream by Jane Irarendale and Evenly Radiant BB Crème by eDerma, in case you are interested).
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Tawashi Scrubber Crochet Pattern by Cedar & Linn

Free Crochet Pattern: Tawashi Scrubber

Free Crochet Pattern: Tawashi Scrubber

The inspiration for this project struck after reading in Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook that the FDA has banned the use of sponges from commercial kitchens. I designed the tawashi to mimic the feel of a sponge but without all of the ickiness that comes from traditional sponges. Wash them regularly in the washer to keep clean.

The pattern is easy, works up super quick, and is ideal for last minute gifts or simply brightening up the home. The pattern has a versatile design that lends well to either solid colors or a flower motif. The tawashi features a nubby texture with a hanging loop and optional hand strap. It is crocheted in two separate pieces, then joined together with a single crochet border. The front is worked in joined rounds while the back is worked in spiral rounds.
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