Washing Your Crochet Accessories

“Can I just toss this into the washer?”

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I get this question A LOT. And it’s a GREAT question. Your handmade crochet and knit accessories are special to you, and caring for them properly is important so they look great for a long time.

First, it is not necessary to wash your crochet or knits every time you use/wear them. Frequent washing can actually cause fiber damage and fading. Unless they are soiled, simply air them out overnight.

While many yarns today are created to be machine washable/dryable, it is still my recommendation to hand wash your handmade crochet and knit accessories. Do this by gently moving them by hand (instead of rubbing) in a bucket or tub of, taking care to be especially gentle with pom poms. Roll them inside a towel, then squeeze the water out taking care not to wring, and lay items flat to dry on towels or drying screens taking the time to gently shape your items if needed. They should be completely dry (12-24 hours). Fluff as needed and they are ready to go!

When properly cared for, they’ll look great for a long time to come!

If you have any questions about cleaning and caring for your crochet accessories, just leave me a comment below!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband, son and daughter-in-law, dogs and chickens.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.
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A Sweet Fall Treat

Cozy warm and no calories!

Get yours here before they’re gone!

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❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband, son and daughter-in-law, dogs and chickens.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.
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COVID-19 NOTICE

blackgoldcreamgrannysquareThese are incredibly trying and uncertain times. Know that the safety of my AnnRe community is a priority. Following the CDC guidelines and the restrictions that have been put into place here in Indiana, I have already taken steps to keep my family safe here at home and to ensure appropriate safety measures are taken to extend this to you as I make and ship orders. Working within these restrictions and safety measures could mean some limitations on materials will occur and processing times may need to be extended.

Like you, I am eager to pull together and help my community do what we can to get through this virus crises as quickly as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, and be sure to periodically review this website for my latest updates.

For more information on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, please consult the Center for Disease Control’s website or the World Health Organization’s website.

Minty March Madness

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I love this time of year when the minty shakes and minty coffees come out.  I’d much rather have mint everything than pumpkin spice everything.  Bring it on!

To help create all this minty madness, here’s a sneak peek at the minty Bath and Body special coming up in March, only for my Insiders.

What? You’re not an Insider’s Gold member yet? Well, what are you waiting for, it’s so easy!  Just sign up for FREE (click here: http://eepurl.com/bW8sv9) and you’re in! In addition to Insider only specials like this you’ll get previews of new products, prelaunch sales, plus, as my thank you, get 15% off your future AnnRe Handmade orders.

See you on the inside!!  Until next time, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband, son and daughter-in-law, dogs and chickens.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.
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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Until next time, stay warm, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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You Are Lovely!

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.  Genesis 1:27

You are created in the image of God!

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Until next time, stay warm, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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Welcome February!

We celebrated the new year, I blinked and it’s February already! Are you ready for it? I’m trying to keep up!

February is the month of love, and that isn’t just for lovers. Let’s remember to love one another, not just in February but every day.

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Until next time, stay warm, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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It’s Here! The AnnRe Winter Collection!

It’s here! The Winter Collection is live on Etsy!

Sign up for my Insiders emails and get 15% off your
Winter Collection order.  Click HERE now to sign up!

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Until next time, stay warm, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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Freezing Weather and Hot Cocoa

Real January weather is finally here.  Even Florida is getting a taste of it.

Today I’m sharing my favorite hot cocoa recipe.  This is the classic Hershey’s recipe and a favorite of many.  I like to make mine with coconut milk since regular milk hates me.    Add your favorite finishes…marshmallows, whipped cream, a star mint or left over candy canes, caramel, cinnamon, cookies for dunking…bundle up and enjoy!

What is your favorite finish for your hot cocoa? Mine would be candy canes or star mints.
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Until next time, stay warm, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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