It’s Simply Pampered Spa Day #2 here at The Hooked Haberdasher! Today we’ll be making DIY Bath Salts and using the free crochet pattern for the Simply Pampered Lacy Round Washcloth. If you missed day #1 in the Simply Pampered Spa Day series, you can find that post for the DIY sugar scrub recipe and Simply Pampered Spa Scrubby free crochet pattern here. Tomorrow will end the series with everything you need to fill a basket full of DIY homemade spa goodies and free crochet patterns to make the necessary essentials! So be sure to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss out! The entire Simply Pampered Spa Day set makes a lovely gift to keep for yourself, gift to the new mother or bride, a lovely Easter Basket for your teenaged daughter, a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, and end of year teacher gifts – well… a gift for any special person in your life. The set is also awesome to make up and sell at your local Spring Arts & Craft Shows!
Today’s DIY recipe and tutorial is for luxurious, soothing bath salts for the perfect soak after a long day. I purchased the ingredients at my local grocery store, along with a children’s set of primary colored spoons 🙂 The yarns, jars and ‘Ocean Breeze” essential oil were purchased at my local craft store.
SIMPLY PAMPERED SPA DAY BATH SALTS RECIPE
- 2 cups Epson salts (plain is good if you are adding an essential oil for fragrance. For mine, I used mint/eucalyptus and did not add the essential oil)
- 1/4 cup Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil, melted for 20 seconds in the microwave)
- 2-4 drops food coloring – optional
- 10 drops Essential Oil (+/-) – optional
Using a clean dry bowl and a fork, combine 2 cups Epson Salts and 1/4 cup sea salt. Add 2 tablespoons melted/liquefied coconut oil and combine thoroughly. If you are using plain Epson salts and would like to add fragrance, add 10 drops of essential oil (+/-) to your mixture and combine thoroughly. Another option is to add a few drops of food coloring, not too much, as you don’t want to stain your skin or your pretty washcloth! Spoon your DIY Simply Pampered Bath Salts into a clean, dry, airtight container.
To use, add a couple of scoops to warm bath water, immerse yourself into the bath, sit back, relax and have a nice soak!
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SIMPLY PAMPERED LACY ROUND WASHCLOTH CROCHET PATTERN
- I hook (5.5mm)
- Suggested Yarn worsted weight 100% cotton: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Lily Sugar’n Cream, Peaches & Creme
- Yarn needle
Approximately 8″ diameter
- dc=double crochet
- hdc=half double crochet
- MR=magic ring
- sc=single crochet
- sl st=slip stitch
- YO=yarn over
HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN:
- Asterisks * * indicate repeating the instructions between the * the number of times indicated.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round indicate the number of sts in that round.
- When a number precedes a st, you will complete that number of sts in the next st. Ex: 3dc means you will place three dc into the next st.
- Star Stitch: First star of the round – ch3, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, insert hook in base of ch3, insert hook in next st, insert hook in next st. Now you have 6 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch1 to lock (eye of star). Second and remaining stars of the round – insert hook into the ch1 locking stitch (the eye of the star), insert hook into one loop of last leg of star, insert hook into the base of the star, insert hook into next st, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch1 to lock (the eye of the star). For a phototutorial and videotutorial on this stitch, please visit Moogly.com’s tutorial here.
SIMPLY PAMPERED LACY ROUND WASHCLOTH PATTERN: (Tip: If you are making a rainbow pattern, R1/2 use purple, and then change to the next color with the beginning st of the next R. Working over your tails as you crochet, results in less weaving in at end of your project.)
R1: Start with a MR, ch1, sc 10 into the ring. Tighten the ring, sl st to 1st sc. (10)
R2: ch1, 2sc into each st around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (20)
R3: ch3 and work the first star and consecutive stars as instructed under special stitches in each st around. Join with sl st to eye of star. (20)
R4: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 3dc into the eye of the star from R3, sk 1 st, *4dc into the eye of the next star, sk 1 st*, rep* around. Join with sl st to top of ch3. (40)
R5: Repeat R3. (40)
R6: Repeat R4. (60)
R7: Repeat R3. (60)
R8: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc into eye of star, sk next st. *2hdc into eye of star, sk next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st into top of ch2. (78)
R9: *ch3, sc 1 into next st, ch4, sc 1 into the next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to base of beginning ch3. Finish off, weave in tails.
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I hope you have enjoyed Day #2 of the Simply Pampered Spa Day series, as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing with you! See you tomorrow for Day #3! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a post! 🙂
♥ ~ Wendy
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