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Monday, July 25, 2011

Lamar's Scrubbie- crochet pattern

My family loves the soft cotton crocheted scrubbies and they are one of my favorite television watching projects. But I make them in different ways. You can find other patterns here and here for this style scrubbie using different stitch patterns. This one is big, dense and fairly hefty. It would probably also make a good soft ball.
I made this one for my Uncle Lamar. He says he likes it a lot.

The basic idea behind any of them is regular increases in each round to make a single plane ruffle up into something big and fluffy. This one, I decide to make the hanging string separately.
You'll need:
Cotton worsted weight yarn (still working off my stash of garage sale balls and cones!)
Size F hook (3.75 mm)
Yarn needle

American terminology
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st or sts= stitch or stitches
Repeat ** means repeat the instructions between the * 

Start by making the hanging string.
Ch 6, sl st to join
Round 1: ch 3, work 8 dc in ring, sl st to join
Ch 80, sl st to join on next dc on the ring. Break off and weave in ends.

 Chain 8, sl st to join
Round 1: Ch 4(counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in ring, ch 1, *dc in ring, ch 1*, repeat ** 5 times. Sl st to join in 3rd st of ch 4. (8 spaces)
Round 2: Ch 4 c(counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in space, ch 1, *dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next space, ch 1*, repeat **, sl st to join in 3rd st of chain 4 (16 spaces)
Round 3-5: repeat round 2. Number of spaces doubles each time.  You may be happy with the fullness and size at 4 rounds, if you are, break off and weave in ends. If you want that extra round of fullness, add the 5 round and break off and weave in ends.

Pull away the ruffles to see the ch 8 hole in the middle, thread the long loop from the hanging string through that and pull until it stops on the crocheted disk at the bottom. Tie the loop in an overhand knot, sliding the knot down until it's on top of the hole.

Makes a great gift. I included an Essential Shampoo bar from Gladheart Acres. The shampoo bars work on hair and body, and these are what I use at the gym.
Uncle Lamar- summer 2010
He says he loves the scrubbie and the shampoo bar. We have totally different hair types, so I was curious what he would think. He loves math and science so the fact it was a single plane was interesting to him.

1 comment:

  1. This would make a great gift! I'll have to try this pattern soon. I'd love for you to link it up to my link party for the fiber arts!


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