January 17th, 2012
Since I’m still a beginner knitter, I like to stick to basic stitches. While working with garter and stockinette stitch, I’ve made ear warmers, scarves, hats and wristers (all using a basic rectangle shape). Now, I want to venture into knitting items for my home. I just recently knit baby booties from this pattern, and decided to knit myself some “house booties” from the same pattern, just larger- I can’t wait to finish them! Below are some pattern inspirations to help get you thinking about your next possible project.
| Striped Dish Mats
Dish mat patterns are great because they’re multipurpose. A dish mat can become a wash cloth, pot holder or hot pad with the right fiber, which is usually cotton. These Striped Dish Mats were crocheted in vibrant colors from Lion Cotton.
|Felted Slip OnsHow cute is this set? Your feet are sure to be nice and toasty with these slip ons knit in Fishermen’s Wool and Wool Ease. I also suggest checking out our popular Felted Mary Jane Scuffs, they’re adorable, functional and stylish (just don’t wear them in the street!).|
|Chevron Felted PillowThe best thing about pillow making is that you’re working with a square shape. You can choose a very textured yarn and work with a basic stitch, or you can incorporate lace and cables for a more intricate look. This pillow was felted using Fishermen’s Wool and the sparkle Chevron pattern was created with Vanna’s Glamour.|
|Crochet Shapes Table RunnerOnce you crochet this, you just might have the urge to cook up a nice dinner and invite your friends over so they can awe at your work. Crocheted in 6 different motifs with Lion Cotton and Cotton-Ease, this is an art piece you’ll definitely be proud of.|
|Spa Scrubby and Soap PocketTreat yourself to a handmade home spa experience. Light some candles, relax and get sudsy with your favorite soap, and a scrub mitt knit in Lion Cotton. The scrubby and soap holder only require one skein, which makes for a great affordable spa day in your bathroom. Lion Cotton also comes in self striping colors; Denim Swirl would be my go-to color for this pattern (reminds me of the ocean).
Click here for our favorite crochet bath mitt pattern.
| Back Scrubber
The back can be a tricky area to clean, so make sure you don’t miss a spot with this soft and porous scrubber in Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton. Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton features a muted palette of pastels and earth tones, suitable for all (or most) bathrooms. Pair this back scrubber with scrub mitts and a soap holder, and you’ll have the perfect gift for the spa lover in your life.
For more home decor pattern inspiration, check out this previous post which includes links to projects with bright multi colored stripes. What yarncraft items have you made for your home so far? Have you given any as housewarming gifts before? Share your stories with us!