Crocheting scrubbies using upcycled potato sacks is one of my favorite ways to go green. It is a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn, and to make something useful out of something you'd ordinarily throw in the garbage. I started out crocheting very simple kitchen scrubbies, and then i realized that this idea could certainly be used to make scrubbies for the bath and shower as well. And why not use this project to try out some simple trim patterns as well? So I now introduce to you the crocheted bath scrubbie with picot trim, give it a try!
- cotton yarn, any weight, plus crochet hook (I used light weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook)
- up-cycled potato sacks (two per scrubbie)
Crocheted Bath Scrubbie Pattern:
First fold potato sack with edges folded towards inside, into a rectangle. These scrubbies were made with two potato sacks each. Secure potato sacks with clothes pins for ease until first row is completed.
Round 1: Attach yarn and single crochet around edge, spacing stitches about 1cm apart, and making sure to catch all the layers. Make three single crochet stitches in each corner. The result should look like an embroidered blanket stitch. Attach to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Round 2: Single crochet around, crocheting roughly 2 stitches into each space below the stitch from preveious round, and three stitches in corner stitch. Attach to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Round 3: Single crochet around, crocheting three stitches in corner stitch. Attach to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Round 4: Crochet picot stitch, I tried three different versions, seen below from bottom to top.
Picot Stitch Version 1: Classicish picot stitch as follows. Attach yarn, ch1 sc in same stitch. *sc, ch3, sc in same stitch. skip a stitch, sc. Repeat from *
Picot Stitch Version 2: Slightly spaced picot stitch as follows: Attach yarn, ch1 sc in same stitch. sc in next stitch. *sc, ch3, sc in same stitch. sc in next 2 stitches. Repeat from *
Picot Stitch Version 3: Spaced picot stitch as follows: Attach yarn, ch1 sc in same stitch. sc in next 2 stitches. *sc, ch3, sc in same stitch. sc in next 3 stitches. Repeat from *
Now have fun trying out your own versions of picot stich by varying the length of the ch3 and the spacing between the chains. Enjoy!