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05 February 2006 @ 03:41 pm
Scrubbie Pattern  


I found this scrubbie pattern recently. I just now noticed she posted it on my birthday. I liked it, I made it. I thought about what I would change about it. As cool as it looks in the picture, you have to flatten it for it look like that, and I wanted one that made to be a bit flatter.


This is a necklace I made for singingwolf and never sent her. I keep thinking I'm going to, then wearing it. Eventually I'll get it sent. The picture isn't the greatest, but it's this easier then it looks technique that scientist Merry Makela came up with. I love her book so much, I think it's out of print, but it's one of my favorite techniques ever. I met her at a bead show a few years ago and she explained to me how to make the pouches since I already knew the base technique.

So combining the two, I came up with this..


I used a size G hook, I tried an H but working in the back loops it turned out too loose.
Work in back loops only.
Chain 21 (base chain 20, ch 1 to turn)
Row 1:single crochet across chain (20 sc)
Row 2:ch 1 to turn, single crochet in next 2 stitches, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, double crochet in next 3 stitches, triple crochet in next 4 stitches, double crochet in next 3 stitches, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, singles crochet in last 2 stitches
Row 3: chain 1, insert hook in first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, single crochet pulling through 3 loops on the hook (decrease made), single crochet across, 2 single crochets in last stitch.
Row 4: ch 1 to turn, single crochet in next 2 stitches, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, double crochet in next 3 stitches, triple crochet in next 4 stitches, double crochet in next 3 stitches, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, singles crochet in last 2 stitches
Rows 5-20: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

This is what it will look like. Slip stitch the edges together to make a tube, when you break off the yarn, make it long enough to stitch through the top opening edge.
Stitch through the top edge, and pull to gather and knot off,turn it inside out (it just looks neater)cut another piece of yarn and gather the other opening. Push the yarn ends into the middle.

Nifty yes? Working straight, without the decreases and increases and stuffing it, you could make a pumpkin, working in wool and only gathering one edge, you could make a felted basket. If you use thin ribbon instead of yarn in one opening, and tie into a bow, you could put a bar of soap in it and replace it as needed for a soapie scrubbie. I hate the term soap saver. Somehow using bags for soap always winds up meaning we use a lot more.
If this pattern doesn't make sense to you, let me know, I'll try to clarify.


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(Anonymous) on November 15th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Scrubbie
I found this looking for something else(lol). I made it a little while ago and liked it. I do have one question though. Did you stuff yours with anything? Mine seemed to need a little something in it. So I used a pair of hose with a run in it. It fit in nicely with what I have been doing lately. And that is making dishcloths. I'm planning to give them as Christmas presents. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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