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.



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


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

Items shown: Sleek Boot Warmers & Coastline Cowl

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


Take out the crochet items and drain the sink.

Rinse your items under cool running water.

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.



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.


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.


Instagram and a Warm Drink

Do you follow @anchorintime on Instagram? If not you should. 🙂 Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

I stayed warm through January crocheting away, drinking peppermint mocha tea steamers and wearing my favorite Boot Warmers and Beanies. Some lovely winter items went out last weekend, like the Sailor’s Net Scarf, a few Bow Hand Warmers, Beanies and some fun custom orders. I stocked up on yarn to start creating the Spring Collection! Keep your eye out for some fun new items and let me know in the comments what accessories you can’t wait to wear when the weather warms up.


I can’t drink caffeine lately, so my barista sister helped me come up with a tasty warm drink. I call it a peppermint mocha steamer.

Peppermint Mocha Steamer DIY

  • To make it you seep half a cup of peppermint tea. Nice and strong.
  • Separately heat up half a cup of milk.  (If you’re fancy, a milk frother like THIS ONE works wonderfully!)
  • Once the milk is hot add a tablespoon of honey (or sugar) & stir.
  • Once the peppermint tea is steeped, pour the milk over it.
  • Top it off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

How My Shop Got Started

One of my dreams has always been to have my own business. As a child I was always coming up with a new venture – from holding neighborhood car washes to writing newsletters and even selling painted rocks. These ventures usually included a friend or younger sibling I had convinced into running a short business on a summer day when they’d probably rather be inside watching cartoons.

Along with being a professional photographer, I loved the idea of running my own boutique. After discovering the Etsy shop platform, that dream of having my own shop became a reality. I carefully created a collection of items to sell. Soon, I realized I was Read More »


Who Is The Anchor In Time Shopper?

Growing up in beautiful California, I have a love for the outdoors and know that requires cozy and classic accessories for everything from a cool morning on the beach to windy mountain hikes in the summertime. Ever since I began crocheting, I was more interested in making my own patterns, rather than something that already existed, I wanted to create new things. I originally learned to crochet from my mother and have now been crocheting for longer than I can remember. Accessories I dreamed up and Read More »

Ramblings & Red

It’s after midnight and I should be sleeping, but I’d rather write and listen to music. So, here’s a sleepy look into my nerdiness, if you have some free time and want to know.

…autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place…
~ Taylor Swift

I’m a sucker for Taylor Swift’s music and get excited every time a new album comes out! So, this week, I’ve had the album Red on repeat . . . especially the songs Treacherous & I Almost Do! And The Last Time (with the lead singer from Snow Patrol)!

Speaking of red . . . I’m also working on creating some more of the popular Claire beanies for the shop!

Just a little behind the scenes pic from my phone.
Claire's Red Hat

I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!