One of my Homemaker’s Mentor lessons this month is on making crocheted scrubbies and sponges for your kitchen. I can’t wait to try to make the sponges! I wanted to share with you what I have been using for my kitchen scrubbie to scrub my dishes.
I found this pattern a few years ago and made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts. Each scrubbie takes 2 little packages of plastic canvas yarn – 1 package for each side (unless you buy larger skeins of the plastic canvas yarn). The little packages of this yarn are $.25 at Walmart, so a scrubbie costs $.50 to make! They are so quick to make and I LOVE these for scrubbing my dishes! It is kind of a combination dishcloth and scrubber. It is all I use to hand wash my dishes! I need to crochet up some more – mine is getting kind of worn out! These would also make great stocking stuffers!
(I’m sorry I don’t have a better picture to show you. This is a picture of my current scrubbie…I need to crochet some more as this one is getting kind of worn out!) Ok..here is the pattern…
plastic canvas yarn
I/9 – 5.50mm crochet hook
Rnd 1: ch 4, 7 dc in 4th ch from hk, join to top of beg ch 3 (8 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, join (16 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, rep from *around, join (24 dc)
Make 2 of the above circles. Do not finish off the 2nd circle.
Place the two circles together with wrong sides facing together and join with a row of sc.