Mother's Day Crochet features "Crochet Day At the Spa." With Mother's Day quickly approaching, you have just enough time to dash off a couple of special projects to help Mom relax and focus on herself on her special day. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about creating cleansing scrubbies that could be part of Mom's beauty routine. To put together a spa package for Mom, I would be adding some additional pieces.
Arrange the collection with the scrubbies in a lovely basket, and you will have a luxurious, thoughtful gift. If you know the type of lotions or creams Mom prefers, that would be a lovely addition.
For links to the reusable Scrubby face pads, refer back the posting entitled "Scrubby Art."
A small basket for cotton balls or your scrubby pads is made from cotton yarn. Begin with a magic circle and made 12 double crochets into the ring. Proceed as you would for the crown of a child's hat until you have 48 stitches. In the next row for a ridge by single crocheting into the back loop around the circle. For the sides, use regular single crochet until you get the desired height.
One version of the pampering, massage, back scrubber can be found on mooglyblog.com. The pattern uses a 5.50 "I" hook with 120 yards of cotton yarn. I usually use Sugar n' Cream by Lily.
In a future post. I will be featuring crocheted over, decorated flip flops, but to get you started go to the "Posy Ruffle Flip Flop Pattern" by Lion Brand at Lionbrand.com
Although we usually reserve headbands for cooler weather, you can adapt some designs for Mom's Spa Day Package by using cotton yarn. The band will keep her hair from getting in the way when she is applying ointments or creams or putting on cosmetics. A buttoned band by Red Heart works well for this purpose. See: www.redheart.co.uk. This will take you to Crochet Flowered Headband for pattern number LW2254EN. Please note the directions are in British terms. Therefore, you will be crocheting with with an American Half Double Crochet instead of the British Double Crochet called for in the pattern.
Treat the Moms in your life to a Crochet Spa Day. Create these special crocheted items and package them along with a few of Mom's favorite beautify supplies. Make her breakfast in bed, and wait for the smile.