Crochet cotton scrubbie sponges are a natural alternative to traditional plastic sponges. The process of making them is easy and so much fun! It gives the creator a deeper understanding and excitement in their cleaning routine, because it’s handmade!
These sponges are very versatile and serve many purposes all over your home! Use them to scrub your dishes, rinse the sponge , and then wipe down your kitchen counters and stove top. You can clean the bathroom with them or use them to get ride of scuffs on your walls. They also work great in the shower or bath to scrub your body and I especially love to use them to wash my face. I keep one in the kitchen for cleaning and two in the bathroom.
This tutorial will teach you to make double thick scrubbies with two strands of yarn so they will last a very long time and make it through really tough jobs! I recently lost my kitchen scrubbie that I always use to hand wash the dishes. For two days I couldn’t find it. During those two days I did a few sinks full of dishes with another sponge. I put a few lemon peels down the disposal to cleanse the odor… So two days later my dad found the sponge in our disposal and although it had been used to chop lemon peels, our scrubbie sponge was only slightly frayed, and still one piece!
Without further ado… let’s get on with this super simple DIY!
HOW TO CROCHET COTTON SCRUBBIE SPONGES
You will need…
2 rolls of cotton yarn (I use Lily Sugar n’ Cream)
Crochet hook – H8 / 5.0mm (5.5mm or 6.0mm would be fine)
Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
Grab the end of both of your strands and loop them together.
Slip stitch into the first stitch of your chain to form a little circle.
Chain 2. This will be used as your first stitch.
Then half double crochet (HDC) into the center hole of the circle you made. HDC a total of 9 times into the same center hole.
Slip stitch into the chain you made (the first “stitch”)
Chain 2. Do two HDC into each stitch of the previous round. Slip stitch into the chain you made.
Chain 2. **One HDC into first stitch. Two HDC into next stitch.** Repeat this until you get to the last stitch. Slip stitch into your chain 2.
Cut the strings, tie a knot, and weave in the ends with your tapestry needle.
That’s it! This is my first time writing up a pattern so please let me know if you have any questions!
For those of you who love these but aren’t ready to make them yourself, I offer scrubbies in my etsy shop here.
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