Little Box of Crochet May 2016 – Floating Blossom Washcloth

I was so happy when the mail man was at my door last week because he had my first Little Box of Crochet with him. I was on the waiting list for some time and when new subscriptions were opened up they contacted me if I wanted a subscription. Unfortunately my first box got lost in the mail, but the service was great and they send me a new one.

I first saw these boxes a few months ago on Instagram and I thought it was such a great idea. A small project every month and the opportunity to try new yarns. Looks like a winning combination to me! I must be honest, the box is not cheap for me. Postage to The Netherlands makes the boxes relatively expensive, but at the same time I love it so much that I decided to do it anyway.

little box of crochet may 2016

It was with great anticipation that I opened my first box. What would be inside? I had purposefully totally ignored Instagram for about two weeks so that I would not know what was in the box. And I was not disappointed. What an eye for detail! It struck me immediately with how much care the beautifully crisp box is packed; it is even lined with tissue paper. There are many goodies inside which give the box just that little bit of extra glamour.

So what is in the box you ask? Well, there is the pattern booklet which has the design for a tapestry crochet washcloth using Scaapi hand dyed yarn from South Africa; a country close to my heart. The Floating Blossom Washcloth design is by Julie Harrison from LittleWoollie in Australia; she is a bit of a tapestry crochet guru. The yarn in the box is 4 balls of Vinni’s Nikkim 100% cotton yarn by Scaapi. Then the additional goodies that make the box extra special is a stitch marker by Beth Chapman from Korutumi, a bar of hand made soap by Jane Maddern, a 3.5mm crochet hook, a needle for working away ends and a set of postcards.

little box of crochet content may 2016

Everything has just that little bit of extra attention; the needle is on a small piece of fabric that is cut with a crinkle scissor, the soap is packed in a small jute bag, the post cards have a ribbon around them…. That’s what I appreciate the most. It’s not just a bunch of things in a box. No, it is packed with love and care. And it shows!

But now I have to make a washcloth using tapestry crochet. I have never actually done tapestry crochet before. But hey, how hard can it be, right? 😀 The first few rows were the hardest but once you get the hang of it, it goes fast. I accidentally worked my wash cloth in a mirror image to the pattern. I always mix up left and right, but that does not matter, right? Or is that left? 😀

dish cloth

I am actually really happy with how it turned out. I spend about 3 evenings working on the cloth to complete it. I worked single crochet stitches when I had the right side of my fabric facing and reverse single crochet stitches when I had the wrong side facing. I don’t know if this is how you are supposed to work it, but it kept my carrying treads nicely hidden, and that was most important to me. I think I have the hang of this now. Maybe I’ll make a video for you all somewhere in the future to show you how to do tapestry crochet, or at least my version of it 🙂

I am so looking forward to my next box!

With love,

Esther

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11 thoughts on “Little Box of Crochet May 2016 – Floating Blossom Washcloth

  1. Oh yes please instructions to do tapestry crochet would be wonderful – I have wanted to try. Your washcloth is lovely. These Little Boxes look marvellous – expensive though but I can see why. Maybe I will leave hints for my family for my birthday 🙂

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  2. Wow, that box really IS beautiful. I’m so glad you took photos to share. That’s likely the only way I’ll ever get to see a LBC, but I can experience your happiness by viewing your photos. The washcloth is so pretty, too!

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  3. I just want to thank you for sharing with all of us. Every time I watch your videos, I sit in amazement over how I am able to follow along and do the stitches you demonstrate. I would be hopelessly stuck on part 10 of mandala madness if you had not been doing these videos, that round was hard but, I did it! Frogged a couple of times but it was because as I was working, I decided my stitches were looking better and went back and fixed the earlier ones. This project is very challenging and I’m glad and thankful for your help.

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  4. Hi Esther! Thank you so much for reviewing your Little Box of Crochet! I’m so glad you like it! I have really good news for you! Because of the number of parcels were posting now we’re able to have a Royal Mail account now, and the postage is going to be MUCH cheaper! I’m so excited about it but haven’t put it on the website yet as we just have to wait a few more days to set it all up!
    You’re right! The boxes are packed with love…..today was the Packing Party for the June box and the room was filled with laughter and friendship. I’m so happy that comes through at your end! Big hugs, Amanda xxxxx

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    • Hi Amanda,
      How nice of you to post a comment 😀
      Yes, I am really happy with my first box, I am so glad I managed to obtain a subscription. And that is such good news about the postage too!
      If ever I can help you with your boxes, if you want a video tutorial for example, just let me know ❤
      Esther

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  5. A very dear friend in the US sent me a Little Box of Crochet and it’s just beautiful. As you say, the attention to detail is just amazing. Mine is for a toadstool. Right now it’s a little too teeny tiny for me but I am going to give it a go a some point in the future.
    Have the best day !

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