My darling daughter Haley is home on college break. And as she’s been relaxing and gearing up for another semester, she picked up a crochet hook and experimented. And clever her! She surprised me by making her own scrubby to take back to college, by using the pattern I wrote for the Christmas wreath ornament! Here’s a picture of the wreath I’m talking about:
She said she wanted to make something useful as practice instead of just practice and she didn’t have time to commit to making a full blanket. After making the scrubby, she had enough leftover so she made a washcloth of just a swatch of half double crochet stitches with a round of single crochet as the border.
We picked up this yarn at our local Hobby Lobby and it’s called Yarn Bee Scrub-Ology.
This yarn was really easy for her to work with and also didn’t hurt to work with it even though it has a rough texture. It’s stretchy and scrubby all at the same time.
She tweaked the pattern just slightly to get one extra layer of curly-q’s but other than that, it’s really easy and kind of fun to see the yarn curl up.
1 Ball Yarn Bee Srub-Ology in Aqua (click the hightlighed words to take you to all the specifics of the yarn.)
Size L-8.0mm hook
Join with a slip stitch to the first chain to make a loop.
Work SC around the loop, however many you think you need to make it fairly stiff and circular (she worked 8.) Join with a slip stitch to the first SC.
*Chain 8. Work 2 SC in each chain space. Slip Stitch to the next SC. repeat from * until all the single crochet stitches around the loop are worked then repeat again from * for one more round. Tie off and secure the end by tying it into a knot and weaving it in.
For the washcloth:
Chain 15 (Or to the width you’d like)
In the third chain from the hook, work one half double crochet (HDC). Work HDC into each chain space across the row. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2 until you feel like your washcloth is tall enough: Work HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. The chain 2 is a turning chain and ads height up to the next row and does not count as a stitch.
Border: Work one single crochet into each stitch and work 3 SC into each corner space. Slip stitch to the beginning SC and then tie off and tie it with a knot to the starting tail and tie it into a bow.
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(Printable pattern below)