Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tidy Scrub Pattern

Tidy Scrub by Ellen Bloom

I worked up a new pattern for the Ravelry Winter ScrubbieLand Swap that I'm participating in. A scrubbie is a smaller washcloth, usually made from cotton or netting and very sturdy for lots of heavy cleaning. My pattern is called Tidy Scrub. I added a little strap across the back of the scrubbie so that it would be easier to place your hand through the strap and really scrub the dirt!!!

Materials: Small amount of kitchen cotton, worsted weight.

Hook: Size “G”

Finished Size of Scrubbie: Approximately 3-1/2 inches x 4".

Special Stitch: Quadruple Crochet OR Double Triple Treble: Make same way as double crochet, only at first wind thread four times over needle and pull thread through five times—two and two and two and two and two.

Scrubbie Portion

Chain 18 stitches.
Row 1: sc in second loop from hook, sc across. You should have 16 stitches.

Row 2: *sc 1, quadruple crochet 1* (see special stitches above), repeat from *to* until end, ending with quadruple crochet.

Row 3: sc across row in back loop of stitch.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until desired size. My Tidy Scrub is about 3-1/2 inches across.

Edging

Single crochet around entire piece TWICE, being sure to place 3 single crochet stitches in each corner. Join.

Strap

Attach cotton to edge/back about 2 stitches from the edge of your Tidy Scrub. Single crochet through the back loops along one edge of the scrubbie (see photo above) until you reach close to the other edge (about 2 stitches away from the edge). My strap was about 9 stitches wide. Turn, ch 1, sc across. Continue in single crochet for as many rows as the scrubbie is wide or until you have a sufficiently large strap for your hand to fit snug. Attach the strap to the opposite end of the scrubbie by either single crocheting or sewing. Weave in ends.

OK! Now you are ready to scour your house with the amazing Tidy Scrub!

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1 Comments:

At 4:53 PM PDT, Anonymous Jo Anne said...

Always so creative!!

BTW, I have been knitting a bit each night (and did one row this morning). Slow but sure....

 

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