Friday, July 4, 2008
Aloo Scrubber FREE Pattern Crochet
I made this with Aloo yarn I got at Patternworks. It'a a fiber from the Himalayan Nettle plant. If you don't have any aloo in your stash, try it with a thin hemp or linen yarn. I've been using this as a body scrubber, but I also use this pattern to make dish scrubbers with a single strand of worsted weight cotton or acrylic yarn.
You will need: Crochet Hook Size G (4mm) , about 15 grams of Aloo and a tapestry needle.
Pattern is worked with 2 strands held together.
Begin with a slip knot or other method that allows you to tighten and close the starting hole.
Round 1: Chain 3 into beginning loop (counts as first dc).
Dc 15 times more into beginning loop, slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3. (16 stitches). Now is a good time to pull on the tail and close the hole.
Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc into same stitch, 2 dc into each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3 (32 stitches).
Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch*. Repeat between *s, slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3 (48 stitches).
Round 4: Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch. Slip stitch to beginning chain (48 stitches).
Round 5: Chain 3, dc 2 together over next 2 stitches, *dc in next stitch, dc 2 together over next 2 stitches* Repeat between *s to end, slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3. (32 stitches).
Round 6: Chain 2, dc in next stitch, *dc 2 together over next 2 stitches*. Repeat between *s to end, slip stitch to top of first dc. (16 stitches).
Round 7: Repeat round 6. (8 stitches).
Cut yarn, leaving a little tail for sewing. With tapestry needle, run thread through the tops of the last 8 stitches and pull tight to close the hole. I like to tie the beginning and ending tails together through the center hole in back. See the second photo. Weave in ends and snip. Let me know if I've made any big errors in my instructions, I'm not used to writing crochet patterns. For instructions on how to dc 2 together, see this link, it has photos and everything.