Welcome to Week 12
Brought to you by Red Heart Scrubby
It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th and final week of our Christmas Crochet Along. We hope you’ve had fun joining us each week for a new project and that you’ve had an opportunity to try some of them out. Don’t forget to join us for the grand-prize giveaway too!
This week’s Holiday Scrubbies pattern was inspired by Red Heart Scrubby yarn. When I first got this yarn, I worried that it would be difficult to work with because of the loopy nature of the yarn. I’m happy to say that my concerns were unfounded! The yarn is fun to crochet AND knit with. You can also work it with a strand of Creme de la Creme cotton for a thicker and more absorbent dishcloth. The dishcloths do a great job on messy dishes and these work great as washcloths for exfoliating too!
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Red Heart Scrubby – I used 1 skein of Red, Gold, Blue, Green and White and had enough for all the scrubbies and left overs to make several more.
Hook/Gauge: Hook US H (5.00mm); gauge not important
BLO: back loop only
BPtr: back post treble crochet
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
FPtr: front post treble crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
VSt: V stitch= (dc, ch1, dc) in same stitch
Size: 8 -9 “
- Work over loose ends as this yarn is difficult to weave ends.
- Ch1 at beginning of row does NOT count as stitch.
- Stitch count for the row is in ( ) at end.
- Work instructions in [ ] as designated.
- When a number precedes a stitch you will complete that number of stitches in the next stitch. Example: 3hdc means you will make 3hdc in the next stitch.
- Make color changes in the last pull through of the previous stitch to where you want the new color to start.
Gift Box – Approximately 8” x 8”
Row 1: With Blue, ch30, work sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch. (29)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, hdc in first 12 sts, join Green, working over Blue yarn, hdc next 5 sts, drop Green, with Blue work hdc in last 12 sts. (29)
Rows 3 to 8: Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: Ch1, turn, hdc in first 12 sts, pick up Green, working over Blue yarn, hdc next 5 sts, pick up the Blue, working over Green, work hdc in last 12 sts. Fasten off Blue. (29)
Rows 10 to 13: With Green, ch1, turn, hdc in each st to end. Fasten off Green. (29)
Rows 14 to 21: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off Green after last repeat.
Row 22: With Blue, ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
To make bow, ch45, tie in bow and sew in place.
Ornament – Approximately 8” Diameter
The ornament is worked from the center down, then from the center up.
Row 1: With Red, ch24, work sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch. (23)
Row 2: Join Green, ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, [skip 1, VSt in next st] repeat until there are 2 sts left, skip next st, dc in last st. Fasten off. (10 VSt + 1 dc each end)
Row 3: Join Gold, ch3, turn, VSt in each VSt to last VSt, dc in last st. Fasten off. (10 VSt + 1 dc at each end)
Row 4: Join Red, ch3, turn, VSt in each VSt to last VSt, dc in last st. Fasten off. (10 VSt + 1 dc at each end)
Rows 5 to 8: Ch3, turn, dc in first VSt, VSt in each VSt until there is 1 VSt left, dc in last VSt, dc in last st (top of turning ch3). Fasten off after last repeat. (2 VSt + 1 dc each end after last repeat)
Top of Scrubbie: Join on opposite side of Row 1, Repeat Rows 2 to 8 but do not fasten off after Row 8. Work round of sc around outside of ornament being sure it lays flat. Fasten off.
Row 1: With right side facing, join Gold above first dc of Row 8, ch1, sc 8 sts. (8)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. (8)
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first 4 sts, ch10, sc last 4 sts. Fasten off.
Mitt – Approximately 9 ½” x 8”
You will work the cuff first, then start the mitt across the top of the cuff. You will complete the thumb, then return to the main part of the mitt to complete.
Row 1: With Blue, ch8, work hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as hdc), and each remaining ch. (7)
Row 2: Join White, ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. (7)
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. (7)
Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 with Blue.
Rows 6 to 17: Repeat Rows 2 to 5, three more times. Fasten off after last repeat. (7)
Row 1: Join Green in any corner to work across rows of cuff, ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the side of each remaining row. (18)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, 2hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st. (20)
Row 3: Ch1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (20)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (22)
Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (22)
Thumb Row 6: Ch1, turn, hdc in first 6 sts, place marker in 7th st and leave remaining sts unworked. (6)
Thumb Rows 7 to 9: Ch1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (6)
Thumb Row 10: Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Thumb Row 11: Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 2 times. Fasten off. (2)
Row 6 (continue with the mitt): Join Green in st with marker, ch1, 2hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2hdc in last st. (18)
Row 7: Ch1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (18)
Row 8: Ch1, 2hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2hdc in last st. (20)
Row 9: Ch1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (20)
Rows 10: Repeat Row 8. (22)
Row 11: Repeat Row 9. (22)
Rows 12 & 13: Join Blue, Repeat Row 9. (22)
Row 14: Join White, Repeat Row 9. (22)
Row 15: Ch1, turn hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2, hdc2tog. (20)
Row 16: Repeat Row 9. (20)
Row 17: Join Blue, Repeat Row 15. (18)
Row 18: Repeat Row 9. (18)
Row 19: Join Green, ch1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2, sc2tog. (16)
Rows 20 to 23: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2, sc2tog. Fasten off after last repeat. (8 after last repeat)
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