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A few weeks ago I received a mystery box of yarn in the mail from Red Heart Yarns. When I opened the box I found 1 ball of Scrubby in Citrus and 1 ball of Scrubby Sparkle in Lemon. At first, I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to make with these! Of course, a scrubby of some sort is what they're intended for, but I had admittedly never worked with scrubby yarn before.
On the way home from the post office, it hit me! I had had pineapples on the brain since the Crochet Guild of America's 2016 conference was coming up in just a couple short weeks, and the idea came to me to make a pineapple scrubby! BUT...how could I make it look like a pineapple and not a blob? Ooooohhhh, another lightbulb moment! "I have lots of Creme de la Creme in my yarn stash. I'll make a double-sided scrubby using that for one side and the scrubby yarn on the opposite side!" 😀
I got home with my box, grabbed a hook & yarn, and within 20 minutes I had finished! Now, things don't often come that easily from conception to completion....this was just one of those lucky moments. lol And, I just happened to have a pineapple on the kitchen counter who accepted my invitation to be a photo prop....it was fate! 😉
Above you'll see the softer, Creme de la Creme side in the photo on the left and the Scrubby side in the photo on the right.
I was originally going to name this a "dish scrubby", but I have been using it on my face and body in the shower! I had heard people talk about using them for their body and when I heard this, my skin immediately began to scream, "Ooouuuccchhh!" However, after playing around with it, I've discovered that it IS actually soft enough for your skin too. So this double sided scrubby has multiple uses and will be perfect to give as gifts!
Double-Sided Pineapple Dish/Face/Body Scrubby
Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 Cotton & Scrubby, Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle in Lemon (less than 10 yards), Red Heart Scrubby in Citrus (less than 15 yards), Coats Creme de la Creme in Golden Yellow (less than 20 yards), and Coats Creme de la Creme in Brite Green (less than 15 yards).
Gauge: In pineapple pattern stitch: 7 sts + 7 rows = 2"
Finished Size: One Size (6-⅛" H X 3-¼" W)
- ch(s): chain(s)
- sl st: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- sc2tog: single crochet decrease
- st(s): stitch(es)
- yo: yarn over
- RS: right side
- spike st: insert your hook into the next st 2 rows below, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook.
- CA: Golden Yellow (Creme de la Creme)
- CB: Brite Green (Creme de la Creme)
- CC: Citrus (Scrubby)
- CD: Lemon (Scrubby Sparkle)
- The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
- The first stitch of each row is worked into the same st as the beginning ch-1.
Row 1 (RS): With CA, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, spike st in next st, (sc in next st, spike st in next st) twice, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, spike st in next st, (sc in next st, spike st in next st) 3 times, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, (spike st in next st, sc in next st) across. Turn. (11 sts)
Row 6: Ch 1, spike st in first st, (sc in next st, spike st in next st) across. Turn. (11 sts)
Rows 7 - 16: Repeat Rows 5 - 6.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog, (sc in next st, spike st in next st) 3 times, sc in next st, sc2tog. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog, (sc in next st, spike st in next st) twice, sc in next st, sc2tog. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 19: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, spike st in next st, sc in next st, sc2tog. Turn. (5 sts)
Do not fasten off. Switch to CB and continue on to Pineapple Crown.
Row 1: CB, ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sts)
Leaf 1: Ch 9, *working into the back hump of the chs, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sl st in next st along Row 1.
Leaves 2 & 3: Repeat Leaf 1.
Leaf 4: Repeat Leaf 1 except sl st to last st of Row 1.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Scrubby Pineapple.
Turn your pineapple to work on the wrong side.
Begin near the bottom edge of the pineapple body, using CC, join yarn w/ a sl st in the loops of the first spike st on the right, * (ch 2, sl st to loops of next spike st) repeat across row, ch 2, turn, sl st in loops of next spike st next row up *, repeat from * to * all the way up the back of the pineapple.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Scrubby Crown.
Using CD, * ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch and in each ch across, repeat from * 3 times.
Fasten off. Leave an 18" tail of yarn. On the wrong side, lay the scrubby crown on top of the pineapple crown, using a tapestry needle and yarn tail, sew the scrubby crown onto the pineapple crown. Weave in ends.
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