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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 :)

1 comment:

Barbara 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