Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Candy Swirl Crochet Scrubbie

Yes, yes. Another free crochet scrubbie pattern! (If you missed it, I shared my square scrubbie pattern last week!) I couldn't help it! Because seriously, homemade scrubbies are fantastic for getting leftovers off of pots. And if one must be slaving over dishes in the sink, one ought to have the luxury of both a cute and well functioning dish scrubbie. Am I right??



Materials:
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 coordinating nylon netting fabrics, cut into two inch strips

Notes:
  • As far as I'm aware, nylon netting is only available by the yard (if anyone knows differently, let me know! I'd love it in a skein!)  I use my rotary cutter and mat to cut it into two inch strips.
  • To join the nylon strips, I just tie the two ends together. As you crochet, the tied up ends just disappear into your stitching.
  • Finished size is approximately a two and a half inch circle
  • These and the little crochet square scrubbies can be tossed into the washer and dryer to be cleaned when they get grimy. They seem to have a pretty long life!
  • You are welcome to sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

A hopefully helpful picture tutorial:

With color A, make a magic circle. Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc in magic circle.


Now switch to color B. In magic circle, ch 1, sc, hdc, dc. Pull the magic circle tight. (This can be a bit tricky with the nylon netting sometimes. My advice is to pull slowly and not make the magic circle bigger than necessary to begin with!)


Keep hook in color B. Working the the first sc of color A, 2 dc. Then 2dc in each of the remaining color A stitches.



Switch hook to color A. Working into the color B stitches, work 2 dc in each stitch.


Switch back to color B. 2 dc in each of the next 6 stitches. 


Then, (still working with color B) hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch. Finish off. Then, going back to the unfinished color A,  hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch. Finish off.

You'll need to make 2 of these sides. To finish the scrubbie, hold the 2 sides wrong side together and join together with color B. Sc around, join, finish off. Sew in all loose ends and admire your pretty little candy swirl scrubbie :)



I'm thinking that these scrubbies would be so fun in red and white for a more Christmas-y theme too...

But that's a topic for another post coming next week:)

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1 comment:

  1. Have you tried the new (I think) scrubbie yarn by Red Heart? I knit a dish rag from it, and my fingers got very numb for awhile. But it has lasted for over a month, and still acts new. I guess surgical gloves would help. Love your patterns! Joanna

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