Have you tried this yarn yet? It’s called Scrub-ology Cotton by Yarn Bee – it’s available at Hobby Lobby in several different colors. Once it’s worked up, it has a terry cloth-like texture and adds a little extra scrubbing power to your dishcloths.
I decided to give it a try by making the simple dishcloth pattern below. I used Scrub-ology Yarn in Snow Drifts. This yarn does take a little getting used to working with – the stitches can be difficult to see. That’s why I chose to create a simple pattern for my first attempt. 🙂
Scrub-ology Dishcloth Pattern
Finished size is approximately 8-inches by 9 1/2-inches
Stitches used (US terms):
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- ss – slip stitch
Chain 2 counts as stitch throughout
To begin dishcloth chain 26
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (25 stitches, 2 skipped ch at beginning count as a stitch)
Row 2: Chain 2, skip first hdc. Hdc in each stitch across, ending with hdc in top of chain 2 of previous row. (25 stitches)
Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2 (25 stitches)
Rows 6-7: Chain 2. Skip first hdc, hdc in next stitch, ch 1. (Skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch , ch 1) across to last 3 stitches. Skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch and top of ch 2 from previous row. Turn. (25 stitches)
Row 8: Chain 2. Skip 1st stitch. Hdc in each hdc and ch 1 space across, ending with hdc in top of ch 2 from previous row. (25 stitches)
Rows 9-12: Repeat Row 2 (25 stitches)
Rows 13-14: Repeat Rows 6 and 7 (25 stitches)
Row 15: Repeat Row 8 (25 stitches)
Rows 16-19: Repeat Row 2 (25 stitches) DO NOT TURN at the end of Row 19.
Round 1: Without turning, work a row of sc evenly around dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to 1st sc.
Round 2: Ch 3. Skip next stitch. (Hdc in next stitch, ch 1) around, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join with ss to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Since this is cotton, it could also be used as a face cloth – the texture will gently exfoliate.
This is just a simple pattern that could also be worked with plain cotton yarn like I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby or your favorite cotton yarn. I hope you like it!
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