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How To Wash Your Crochet Accessories

When cared for correctly, your crochet and knit pieces can last for generations. The question is how exactly are you supposed to wash and take care of them? Well, I’m going to share with you just how to do that. All you need is a pluggable sink, cool running water and some mild liquid detergent.

Most of Anchor In Time’s crocheted pieces are made of acrylic and or cotton yarn. These yarns are some of the easiest to care for. While they can stand up to a gentle wash cycle, I recommend hand washing to keep them in the best shape possible.

For items with more than one color, like the Market Bag, be aware that colors may run into each other. Using cold water should prevent this, but you may want to test a small patch in the water to check, before you wash the whole thing.

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HAND WASH

Fill a sink with a tsp of mild liquid detergent and cool water.

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Add your crochet items (of one color) into the water.

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Items shown: Sleek Boot Warmers & Coastline Cowl

Let soak for a few minutes or until any stains are lifted.

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Take out the crochet items and drain the sink.

Rinse your items under cool running water.

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Item shown: Mason Jar Cover

Gently ring out the water.
TIP: If your accessory has stretched over time, you can squeeze it back to it’s original shape while it’s still wet.

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& LAY FLAT TO DRY

Lay a towel across the top of your dryer or a counter.
Place your crochet item on the towel and press it into the towel to remove excess water.
TIP: Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid color fading.
Let dry.

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Enjoy your freshly cleaned accessories!

If you have any more questions about caring for your crochet and knit items, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

FREE Gift With Purchase

Now through December 18th, you’ll get a FREE Nautical Jar Cover with every* domestic purchase over $20!

The mason jar cover will automatically be added to your order, no code needed. Just spend twenty dollars or more on your favorite cozy accessories, a warm blanket or a collection of nautical jar covers.

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These crochet mason jar covers can be used in a number of ways.

Drink Sleeve – Keep your hands dry & drink cold/hot.
Nautical Vase – For a nautical themed baby shower or wedding.
Rustic Lantern – Romantic home decor.
Seaside Decor – Dress up those storage jars.

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They’re also perfect for holiday decorating & make great stocking stuffers! What will you use your free jar cover for?

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*Applies to domestic orders within the USA only.

SHOP NOW to score your Nautical Jar Cover!

What’s Trending & What’s New

Have you seen the Classic Hand Warmers?  They’re the most favorited item in the shop this month.  Each pair is created with a soft yarn to keep your hands cozy and warm.  Now available in black or gray.  You can also request a custom color, to match your favorite coat this winter!

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The newest accessories at Anchor In Time are the Wharf Wrap and the Marina Slouch Beanie.

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WHARF WRAP
This white scarf is a traditional open ended long scarf.  Crocheted in a neutral white, you can wear it with anything.

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MARINA SLOUCH BEANIE
Every gal needs a dependable slouchy beanie.  Stay toasty warm in this crochet beanie, whether you decide to snowboard down the slopes, go shopping in town or stay home with a good book.

Check out all the handcrafted cozy goodness in shop right now!  Scarves, beanies, hand warmers, boot warmers and more!

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Nautical Jar Covers

With the hot days of summer, it’s a great time to collect all your favorite Nautical Jar Covers with a wider selection in the shop.

The popular Nautical Jar Cover has a variety of wonderful uses. Use as a drink sleeve with your pint size jar or a medium to go cup, while keeping your hands dry and your drink cold or hot.

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Create a romantic look at your wedding or festive event by turning mason jars into rustic lanterns or nautical vases.

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Simply cover storage jars with your favorite colored covers for some seaside home decor.

Find your favorite color and style in the shop!

SHOP Mason Jar Covers!

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February In The Shop

I’m looking forward to introducing the Spring/Summer Collection soon, but until then, there’s still a good amount of winter left to enjoy those ultra cozy accessories, warm drinks and evenings by the fire. I’m hoping for at least one more good snow storm in these California mountains.

The extra warm winter accessories will only be available in the shop for a little longer now. So, it’s time to get your favorites like the Bow Hand Warmers and Coastline Cowls, before they disappear.

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Seaside Scarves are back!

The Seaside Scarves are back in the shop! They’re just the right amount of coziness for those fickle winter and spring days when it’s freezing in the shade and warm in the sun.

“Spring is the time of year when
it is summer in the sun & winter in the shade.”
~Charles Dickens

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Available in Coral and Seafoam. Wear yours loose as an infinity scarf or wrap around your neck twice as a cowl. These scarves are made with the softest yarn and crocheted in a lightweight nautical stitch. The perfect accessory to ease any look into a new season.

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