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Cotton Cleaning Cloths

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So unless you are Donald Trump or you have been living under a rock for the past decade you are aware that plastic is a problem. Well in fact the way we use plastic is the issue, certain plastics are a necessity, for example if you are trying to dissolve that dead body, (I just started re watching Breaking Bad I am not actually a murderer, I don’t have the time). The world is literally drowning in pointless plastics, from wrapping bananas to hidden in our clothes causing micro plastics every time we wash our clothes. 
Now the grumpy defeatists will say that as individuals we make little to zero impact and heavy industry needs to step up. Of course they are right but just because our impact is small it does not mean we should absolve ourselves of personal accountability. Hopefully we will educate a new generation if we can all change the mind of one person and they change the mind of one, you see where I am going with this. My word I feel so bloody woke writing this.
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There are lots of ways plastic still enters our home but I am eliminating it wherever I can, cleaning cloths was one of  those ways. I use these the same way I use any cloth but they are 100% cotton. For scrubbing I use a loofah and a brush click on the links to buy. Because they are cotton they wash really well just pop them in the machine with your other bits, they may stain but they hold their shape.
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All of the cloths were made using chain and treble crochet (U.K. & Aus), double crochet in the U.S.
Here’s how;
Chain Stitch
Begin by making a slip knot.
Be sure to hold the tail of the slip knot between the thumb and middle finger of your yarn hand. With your hook hand, rotate the hook toward you so that the throat faces the slip knot. 

One chain is now complete, and one loop remains on your hook. Each chain stitch should be the same size as the one before it, which means you must maintain even tension on the yarn for all your stitches. If your stitches are very tight, don’t pull so hard. If your stitches are too loose, shorten up the distance between your yarn hand and hook hand.
Treble Crochet

With a loop on the hook wrap the yarn around your hook first.Insert the hook into the stitch (or chain space). Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain space).  You now have 3 loops on the hook.Wrap the yarn over the hook again and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops already on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook once more and pull the yarn through the 2 loop already on your hook.
Confused? You might be but these crafts were supposed to be taught in person so feel free to check out You Tube there are lots of videos on there, I have not made any, (maybe one day), but they are there.

Remember say no to plastics!

September 13, 2018

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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Helen J

    September 26, 2018

    What a great idea – the perfect way to stop unnecessary plastics in your home and something to make in front of the tv in the evening – win, win 🙂

  2. Reply

    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    September 26, 2018

    These are such a great idea – I would love to be able to knit or crochet. Kaz

  3. Reply

    Rhian Westbury

    September 26, 2018

    I like using things which are reusable as opposed to just throwing them away but I'm no good at kniting/ crotchet x

  4. Reply

    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 26, 2018

    Ha see I like when I see this because I have lots of knitting and crochet friends who love to point out all my dropped stitches and errors. It is only my Yorkshire friends who comment on how good my French is none of my my French friends. I say give it a bash x

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    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 26, 2018

    I am honestly hopeless the worst in my village give it a go it is easier than knitting

  6. Reply

    Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

    September 26, 2018

    winter and craft go hand in hand for me hibernating and unplugging (she says whilst clearly plugged in and typing lol)

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    Jess Howliston

    September 27, 2018

    This is such a great idea! So simple yet really effective. I love to crochet so going to make a few of these up for myself and a few for my mum too, thanks for sharing. xx

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    Olivia

    September 27, 2018

    I'm not familiar with sewing or crochet but this is really fascinating! 🙂 x

  9. Reply

    Lianne

    September 28, 2018

    What a great idea. Knitting seems really 'in' at the mo… I imagine it to be really theraputic.

  10. Reply

    Helen

    September 28, 2018

    I'm making a conscious effort to reduce my plastic usage and buy reusable things where I can. Every little bit we all do will really help. I'm definitely no good at crochet unfortunately.

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