This textured scrubber is great for washing dishes, without scratching delicate finishes. Made with machine washable cotton, these should last a lot longer than store bought sponges. The optional top flap makes a little pocket that you can slip your fingers into. This pattern works up quickly, so you can make a whole set in no time. Be sure to make some extras for gifts too!
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Little Nubby Scrubbie
- 25-35 yds, Worsted weight, cotton yarn (not mercerized cotton)
- Size J / 10 (6 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Easy – Basic stitches and simple construction.
Approximately 3.5 inches x 4.5 inches
First 7 rows of pattern should measure about 3.25 inches x 4.25 inches. Gauge is not critical for this project.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- sp(s) = space(s)
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
With 2 strands of yarn held together, Ch 12. If you will be making a top flap/pocket for your fingers, leave a long tail for sewing.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (11 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (tr in next st, sc in next st) across. (6 sc, 5 tr)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, (tr in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, sc in last st (7 sc, 4 tr)
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Rows 6-7: Repeat rows 2-3.
Your work should now measure approximately 3.25 inches x 4.25 inches. If you do not want to make the top flap/pocket, you can fasten off now and sew in the ends. Otherwise, do not fasten off.
Top flap (optional):
Rotate work so that you are working into the sides of the stitches along the short edge.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each row across (7 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop only of each st across
Rows 3-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing
Fold top flap over at row 2 (where you see the line of free loops from the front loop only stitches), so that right sides are together.
Use the long starting and ending tails to sew the flap into place, weaving in ends when done. Turn piece right-side-out.
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