I'm Leslie, the proud owner of The Mud Place, and I wear many creative hats. Crafting pottery is my passion, but I also have a soft spot for crocheting and knitting. One of my favorite gifts to make for friends and family is a crochet scrubber sponge, lovingly paired with a handmade ceramic sponge holder. Sometimes, I even throw in a hand-knit or crocheted dishcloth to complete the set. These are a charming and quick project and I've used them as gifts for special holiday hosts, housewarmings and dinner parties. If you share my love for crafting and the joy of giving, you're in for a treat!
Why Crochet Scrubber Sponges?
These crochet scrubber sponges are not just practical and effective at cleaning; they bring a touch of homemade warmth to the kitchen. I love that they are a versatile, reusable, and eco-friendly alternative to disposable kitchen sponges. They're a reflection of the love and care I put into my creations, and I'm thrilled to freely share this project with you.
Supplies You'll Need
Before we dive into the pattern, let's gather the following supplies:
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn in your chosen color. For an added challenge, this is a fantastic opportunity to use up those yarn scraps hank leftovers and create a striped pattern)
2. A crochet hook (size I/ works well)
4. Yarn needle
Easy and Fast Crochet Pattern
This pattern is perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters, as it works up quickly and requires only a few basic stitches. The stitches you will use are:
Sc = Single crochet
BLsc = back loop single crochet
Sc2tog = Single crochet 2 together
sl st = Slip stitch
The back loop single crochet stitch is important because it not only gives the sponge added visual interest of the defined ribbing, but it also creates more nubs for better scrubbing power.
- Row 1: Sc in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across until you reach the last chain. 2 sc in last ch. Ch 1 turn. (20 stitches)
- Row 2-: 2 BLsc in first sc. BLsc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Working in back loops of last 2 sc, Sc2tog. Ch 1 turn.
- Row 3: Working in back loops of first 2 sc, Sc2tog. BLsc in each sc across to last sc. 2 BLsc in last sc (this last sc can really be easy to miss, so to prevent dropping a stitch, you may like to count to be sure all 20 are there). Ch 1 turn.
- Repeat rows 2-3 until your piece is of desired measurement (about 17 rows). Your project should have a rhombus shape.
Fold the two pointed corners of your project in together so that they are parallel (a) and form a tube shape. Using a slip stitch, join the two sides together to close the tube. Cut your yarn, leaving about a 12" tail.
This delightful crochet scrubber sponge makes a wonderful, eco-conscious addition to any kitchen. It's not only functional but also a lovely testament to your crafting skills. Consider gifting it to a friend or family member to brighten up their home.
Now that you've learned how to make this charming crochet scrubber sponge, you may be interested in sponge holder options to pair it with. Explore our wide selection of pottery creations at The Mud Place. Our pottery items are made with care and artistry, making them ideal for adding a personal touch to your living space.
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Crafting your own crochet scrubber sponge is not only a creative endeavor but also a sustainable choice for your home or as a heartfelt gift. We invite you to explore the world of crafting and pottery at The Mud Place and become a part of our Creators Collective community. Happy crafting!