snappy tots: Crocheted Cream

Friday, June 29, 2012

Crocheted Cream

One of my favorite things to give to teachers and neighbors during the holidays is a "cup of cocoa". Throughout the year I collect Christmasy and winter-looking mugs from thrift stores for .25-.50 each. Then I put together this fun gift, complete with cocoa mix, a chocolate dipped spoon for stirring and whipped cream....which is actually a crocheted scrubbie. The free pattern, called "Red Carnation Pot Scrubber" is a wonderful creation by Priscilla Hewitt. Made from white cotton yarn, it is a fun addition to the gift. Its a quick project and one you can work on throughout the year while in the car, watching tv, waiting for kids, etc. It also makes a great bath pouf and baby scrubbie. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.
I received a similar one a few years ago with a cute note attached which read:
The legend of the snowflake
Long ago,
A gleaming star led the way to a
Child born in a manger.
Today it is believed that
Snowflakes are little pieces of that
special start that leads us to
The Light of the World - Jesus.

Doing boutiques? Make the scrubbies and attach the saying, typed on a cute tag or make up the mug sets and wrap in cellophane so its ready for giving.