This is a super great zero waste swap. You can ditch the plastic lined Swiffer pads and switch to a more sustainable alternative. Best part is you just throw them in the laundry and they are good for the next use.😊
Ordinary kitchen sponge wear out fast and just have to be throw away and re-bought multiple times a year. So why dont make your own at home, homemade one. This project is pretty quick and simple also makes a good gift.
This pet bed is great and quick to make. It works for cats and small dogs. I know my cat always wants to lay on my knitting anyway so this gives him a good place to sit. Also great if you have a puppy who tears up there bed, much more cost effective to make it yourself and you help save the plant while doing so.
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You will need: US Size 9, 5.5 mm 16” circular knitting needles and 2 skein of 2 different colors of yarn
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together (decrease)
yo – yarn over
CO-92 sts and join in the round
Seed Stitch Bottom
Rd 1 *K1, p1; repeat from * around
Rd2 * P1, k1; repeat from * around
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 for approximately 2″, working the seed stitch
Next, change on to a large garage set of circular needles then switch to your secondary color mine was brown.
Main Body of Bag
Rnd 1 *K2tog, yo; repeat from * around
Rnd2 Knit each st around
Rnd 3 *yo, k2tog; repeat from * around
Rnd 4 Knit each st around
Repeat rows 1-4 until brown color section of the bag is approximately 6” tall. then knit 2 rows of seed stitch before binding off.
R1-*k1,p1* to end of row
R2-*p1,k1* to end of row
BO– bind off all stiches
for this section on the bag you will cast on 12 sts to US 7 straight or circular needles and and knit until 2” longer than the bags width. You can make the handle as long as you would like, I made mine short so i could almost have a top and apples wont fall out.
Thank you to Mama in a Stitch for this pattern inspiration
hello i’m Maggie I live in the beautiful mountains of Asheville NC and enjoy knitting as a side hobby. I’ve planned to make this page to post weekly free patterns and show case some knitting projects. Feel free to join me in a in a new sustainable journey.