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I used to have a laptop desktop that was so full of folders and random documents, I felt like the TV show Hoarders was going to come and yell at me for it’s condition. Really, it should have been condemned. I would be embarrassed when others would see my laptop.

Then I saw on Pinterest some desktop organizer images. What are these amazing things??!! I saw many that had different categories, calendars, photos and more. I thought to myself, “Self, You have photoshop and love to tinker around… You should make your own!” And that I did.

I’m pretty proud of this bad boy. But I didn’t want to keep it just for myself. 🙂

You can download one for your own computer. The dimensions are 1280 x 1000. You can clip, stretch, crop to fit your desktop. To download the full size image – click the image below. You can paste in your own photo to personalize it even further, the dimensions for that are roughly 280 x 400.

Click through to see the images and download your own desktop organizer!

how to crochet a washcloth
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Ever wanted to learn a new craft? I’m starting to post more and more crafty things like knit and crocheted items and soon will be posting patterns I’ve written. While a lot of my readers may already know how to knit and crochet, I’m sure a fair amount of you haven’t tried it yet, so I’m here to help.

I use crochet  to relax. In the beginning, when you are first picking up a hook and some yarn, it might not seem so serene and calming, but after a bit of practice, it can be quite the soothing craft. I crochet while watching a movie with my family or waiting in the car pool line at the school. I love to bundle up under a warm blanket and crochet when it’s snowing outside as well, which, living in Colorado, I get plenty of chances for during the winter and spring.

Instead of just telling you how to crochet and pointing you to some books, I’ve made a series of videos that will have you going from just learning what a crochet hook is, to completing a washcloth (or dishcloth as I love to use these in the kitchen). In the future, I’ll have a video on how to make a scarf, cowl, headband and possibly a baby blanket. If there is something you’d love to learn how to make, comment below and I can either find a pattern for you or show you how to make it.

I do hope you enjoy this as much as I do and forgive the terrible state my hands are in, in the videos. I am a mom to three VERY possessed rambunctious boys, so no time for a manicure!

Materials needed:
basic cotton yarn (found at most hobby/craft stores)
size H8 or I9 crochet hook
yarn needle

How to Crochet: Step 1 – Basic Chain

How to Crochet: Step 2 – Single Crochet

How to Crochet: Step 3 – Double and Half Double Crochet

How to Crochet: Step 4 – Make a Washcloth (or dishcloth)

how to crochet a washcloth

Pattern for washcloth:

chain 22
row 1 – half double crochet (HDC) in 3rd chain from hook. HDC in remaining chains across to end. turn.
row 2 – chain 2 and HDC in each stitch across. turn.
repeat row 2 until your cloth measures 6 inches or the size you would like.

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crochet washcloths
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Crochet is the new Knitting. No?! Well, it should be anyway. I love knit items and love to design things with knitting, but crochet is something I can do in my sleep.

I found this super cute washcloth pattern on ravelry years ago. I made a couple but they just sat in my “things I made and are pretty so I just like to look at them” pile. Lately Brady has been breaking out more from the bath and I thought it might be due to the scratchy washcloths. I whipped up these three during the premier of The Bachelor (don’t judge, I know it never works out but it’s soooooo addictive!).

Click “Read” to get the pattern!