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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Crochet pattern - Back scrubber

My MIL asked for one of these so last night I whipped up a super simple one that I thought I'd share with you so you can make one too :)

This pattern is really a recipe as you can adjust it to suit yourself really - longer length, wider/skinnier, different handles.....The textured surface is perfect for scrubbing and feels really nice too.

 Back Scrubber

Yarn - worsted weight cotton (I used anchor magicline)
Guage isn't too important and you can use the size hook you are most comfortable with.

CH 3
SC in each of the chain across, ch 1 turn. (3 sts)
- Increase in first stitch (2 SC in same stitch), SC 1, Increase in last stitch, ch 1 turn. (5 sts)
- Repeat the above increasing on each side of each row until you are at your desired width across. (My scrubber had a total of 21 stitches across)

- SC in each st across, ch 1 turn.
- SC in each st across, ch 1 turn

ROW 1 - SC in first two stitches (this forms a side border) *treble crochet in next stitch, SC in next stitch* REP across to the last 2 sts, SC in last two sts, ch 1 turn.
ROW 2 - SC in each stitch across, ch 1 turn.

REP last two rows until 20 inches from first row, ending on a row 2 OR desired length minus 2 inches.....

- SC in each stitch across, ch 1 turn.
- Decrease 2 SC together (tutorial here), SC across until last two stitches, Decrease, ch 1 turn.
- Repeat the above decreasing on each side of each row until you are down to just 3 SC across.

Handle loop - (I held my yarn doubled for extra durability)....Chain 37 and then attach with a SC to the other end of the 3 sc row. end off.
Other end - pull up a loop with your yarn on one end of the 3 sc row, ch 37 and attach to the other side.
Weave in any ends.

Handle loops really can be anything from a simple chain as I did to a knitted I-cord, an attached ribbon etc and can be any length you like - use your imagination :)


Anonymous said...

I passed up 7 how to crochet back scrubber. Thank goodness this came up I love it and it is so easy, instructions are great Barbara

Eve said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I'm making mine right now and it's working up very fast.

Bonnie Guiles said...

I’m starting mine now!