Crafting a Delightful Gift: Free Crochet Scrubber Sponge Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern for DIY Housewarming Gift Scrubber Tawashi Sponge

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)
3. Scissors
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. 

Here's how to create your own crochet scrubber sponge:
Start by making a chain of 21 stitches.
Back loop single crochet to create ribbing effectinsert hook into back loop of sc, yo and draw through both loops
  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat rows 2-3 until your piece is of desired measurement (about 17 rows). Your project should have a rhombus shape.
Sc2tog and Sc increase to create 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. 
 work sl st to join long sides into tube shapePull drawstring to close the tube at each end
Thread yarn needle with this tail and sew around one entire edge of the tube. Pull thread to close the tube. With same thread still attached, sew completely around other end the same way and pull to close this end. Fasten off and weave in end. Now your spiral crochet scrubber sponge is complete!
Scrubber Sponges Paired with Holders Ready for DIY Gifting
Shop the matching Pineapple and Fleur De Lis Sponge Holders here!

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!
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