Spreading the love

Crochet washclothDo you remember the lovely bookmark I received from Jane?  Well I wanted to send her something small in return for her kind gesture (and because I love sending mail almost as much as receiving it).Crochet washclothSo one evening I crocheted up a very simple cotton washcloth wash with her in mind. Crochet washclothBecause I wanted to wrap it up around a soap, I added a button and loop, and it became a simple, thoughtful, package all on its own.

GD1I used this free pattern to make the washcloth, using two strands of 3ply cotton held together and a 4mm hook.

Crochet washcloth free patternAnd because it was so easy, when it was done I made another one which I paired with another variety of my favourite eco soap.Crochet washcloth free patternBut this time I’m not sure who it’s going to…. maybe it’s you?

Crochet washcloth 6It’s only a small gesture, but it is in giving that we receive, so if you would like to win this crochet washcloth and soap set please leave a comment below. Ill draw the winner next Friday (May 10). Love ♥ Janette xx

65 thoughts on “Spreading the love

  1. Emily says:

    I love following fellow crocheters blogs!! This is an amazing gesture! I didn’t know that people like you still existed in the world!! 🙂


  2. *Wisher* says:

    Hi Janette.. oooohh.. love the washcloth and soap set… thank you for sharing a tutorial.. What a great give idea.. I would love to enter the draw.. heehee.. thanks


  3. Elaine says:

    The washcloth and soap set is a very clever idea. I have just sent a little gift to someone to say thank you for a beautiful painting she did for me. She was thrilled (it was a crochet jellyfish – she loves jellyfish) and I felt happy to have made it for her.


  4. Tammy says:

    That is a lovely, thoughtful gift. I did the same thing in the past but would use ribbon to tie it up with and inside would place homemade mini muffins or cookies. They were a big hit! Have a great day. Tammy


  5. Tanja Koolmoes says:

    i like the idea and i hope that i will win, so you have to send it to the Netherlands.
    Greetz from Tanja


  6. Claire Mullins says:

    I love the colours of that second one – really lovely. What a great idea – I’ve been making some wash cloths and dishcloths recently and this is such a great idea for a gift! Lovely 🙂 Claire xx


  7. Joanna says:

    What a lovely gift and what a lovely gesture. I am a blog less commentator, but the kindness of blog land makes me feel so much better about the world!


  8. onoodlesstitchcraft says:

    In the true spirit of crafting. Giving is such a rewarding gesture. Receiving is pretty awesome too!


  9. Angie C says:

    I really like the unique shape over the traditional square. With such a large variety of shapes that nice soaps come in, this would would be a gift I could send all my friends and none of them would be the same! thanks for the great post.


  10. Rachael says:

    What a lovely idea! I may have to make one myself anyway. I’m on the lookout all year for Christmas presents and this may just fit the bill, thank you.


  11. bartynbozbartynboz says:

    Janette, How lovely to see your gift now, I was quite excited to see what you were going to make and I think it is a great idea that I will try to follow. Thanks for sharing and brightening up my day. You are an inspiration to everyone.


  12. Alexa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous idea, I will be making some of these to package up some prezzies for sure! Thank you for the link to the pattern!


  13. annbibbi says:

    I love your idea, what a sweet gift! Your remark about receiving mail reminds me that I have to do a better job at mailing my daughters more surprises via the mail.


  14. Shannon Stone says:

    I love all the crafts you share the bunny you posted was the very first stuffed animal i ever made and my daughter loves it ty for sharing your patterns


  15. kate0795 says:

    These are so pretty and would make wonderful little one off gifts. I should definitely give them a go. We’re still great flannel users in my house (particularly the children) and its given me an idea to make some for our home…I’m imagining a pile of gorgeous colours right now…they’d be great in pastel shades of pinks, blues, lavender for example, tied in some gorgeous ribbon, for baby washcloths…..hmmm..off I go! xx


  16. kate0795 says:

    Oh, I meant to add that I am very new to blogging and have just set mine up….
    http://www.thepolkadotroom.wordpress.com and I’m brimming with far too many ideas and projects to mention….please can I have time off work to do them??! It’s my guilty pleasure waiting til bedtime to sit in bed reading all the posts on the blogs I’ve started following…inspiration and sharing ideas…it’s what perfect dreams are made with!! x


  17. Noemi says:

    Hermoso regalo! Soy admiradora de tus trabajos. Estoy muy lejos para entrar en el sorteo ya que vivo en Buenos Aires, Argentina, pero es mi oportunidad de comentarte que sigo tu blog.
    Un abrazo lejano.


  18. D'Ann Gayler says:

    I love your blog. I love that you are in New Zealand and share your weather, because it is so different from ours, here in Utah, USA. You make the most beautiful things. Thank for sharing with the rest of us.


  19. Joy F says:

    a very beautiful personal gift from one lovely lady to another, crossing and bridging so many miles between you x


  20. Nadia K. says:

    I love your blog, you seem like such a mellow person. Reading your blog is like a breath of fresh air in my busy days. I loved the bookmark you received and have been planning on making a few myself and I also really like this wash cloth/soap idea. I just may steal it and use it as a “Just Because” gift to have on hand; pair with a nice homemade card and tada, a gorgeous gift ready to go! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win!


  21. Jenny says:

    What a lovely idea. I have just made my mum a tea cosy from your pattern she and all of her friends love it. Thank you for sharing with us. Kind regards Jenny x 🌸


  22. Jayne says:

    My little one has to use special soap for her eczema. I will make her one of these so that it feels like a *nice* sort of special soap. thank you for the inspiration 🙂


  23. Irene says:

    Once again you have inspired me 🙂 Thank you for a wonderful gift idea, whether to say ‘Thank you’ or simply ‘I’m thinking of you’. I very much enjoy your blog and am quite excited each time I see a new message in my inbox from Green Dragonfly. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, your lovely home and beautiful family with all of us.


  24. ellen woollastoncooper says:

    What a kind thing to do. I love post. It’s such a delight to receive a letter, you’ve got the initial wonder of seeing your name, then trying to remember if you ordered anything, checking the package over, do you rip it open or savour the moment, get a cuppa and then carefully open it, oooo the fun of the surprise inside. We really must send more letters. They bring such joy!


  25. Linne says:

    Those are beautiful! I’m glad to see writing letters and sending small gifts coming back into vogue; I hope you inspire many to follow suit. Your first post on receiving mail has inspired me . . . ~ Linne


  26. Nancy Hiraoka says:

    What a thoughtful gift; useful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pattern; I have been knitting two cotton dishclothes when I really want to be crocheting! So, I am frogging them and will use this pattern instead; perfect!

    By the way, just today I received a lovely trio of crocheted treasures from a dear friend in Toronto!


  27. Deb Wingert says:

    So funny! I just finished crocheting a washcloth for my niece and set two bars of Dr. Bonner’s soap inside! 😀

    I love these little surprises in life. Have a happy day.


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