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For this project I chose to use some Red Heart Yarn’s Scrubby Smoothie & Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle I had in my stash. If you haven’t seen Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie, this is a soft 100% cotton yarn. If you do not have any brand of scrubby yarn in your stash, you can easily substitute cotton yarn.
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- Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 Yarn – I used Red Heart Yarn’s Scrubby Smoothie & Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle for mine. If you do not want to use the scrubby type yarns, you can use all cotton.
- Yardage: Cotton Yarn (25 yards); Scrubby Yarn (10 yards)
- Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm; G/6/4.00mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Yarn Needle
- Scrap Piece of Yarn to use as a stitch marker
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- ch(s): chain(s)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- RS: right side
- Rep: repeat
- Rnd: round
- BLO: back loop only
- Join w/ a sc: Click HERE for photo tutorial
- Gauge is not crucial for this project
- Finished Size: 4.25″
- I tend to crochet on the tighter side. You may need to go down a hook size (or two) to meet gauge if you crochet on the looser side.
Dish Scrubby Instructions
Center of the Sun
Note: The coaster is worked in continuous rounds to keep from having an unsightly seam. Do not join at the end of each round, instead, use a scrap piece of yarn to keep track of the beginning of each round. Move the scrap of yarn up as you complete each round.
Designer Note: If you prefer beginning w/ a ch 2, sl st in the 2nd ch to form a ring, instead of a Magic Ring, you can certainly use that method with no issues.
Rnd 1 (RS): Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & cotton yarn, begin w/ a Magic Ring, ch 1, work 6 sc into the Magic Ring. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Working in BLO, 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts) *Place a locking stitch marker in the FLO of the 1st st you can see from Rnd 1. This is to mark where you begin the Sun’s Scrubby Center later.
Rnd 3: Working in BLO,*2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st, rep from * around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around. (36 sts)
Do not fasten off. Continue on to Flames.
DIAMETER AT THIS POINT SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 3″.
Rnd 1 (RS): Working in BLO, (ch 2, dc in the next st, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from your hook, dc in the next st, ch 1, sl st in the same st as the dc you just worked, sl st in the next st) work from ( to ) 11 times, then ch 2, dc in the next st, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from your hook, dc in the next st, ch 1, sl st in the same st as the dc you just worked. (12 flames)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Hand Loop.
Row 1: Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & cotton yarn, leave an 8″ tail of yarn, ch 5, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across. Turn. (4 sts)
Rows 2 – 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (4 sts)
Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail of yarn to sew the hand loop onto the back of the scrubby. Using a yarn needle, sew the short edges of the hand loop onto the back of the scrubby to create a loop. See Pics in this pattern. Continue on to Sun’s Scrubby Center.
Sun’s Scrubby Center
Rnd 1 (RS): Using the scrubby yarn and a 4.00mm crochet hook, join yarn w/ a sc (click HERE for tutorial) in the FLO of the centermost st from Rnd 1 of Center of the Sun, working in a spiral, sc in the FLO of every st thru rnd 6 of Center of the Sun.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. You’re new dish scrubby is complete!!!
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