I chatted at some length (don’t I always), about the yarn there, so won’t repeat myself, except to say, that I had great fun playing with it.
Never one for only making a test swatch, unless I’m pressed for time, I decided to try my hand at crocheting dish scrubbies with it.
After a few failed attempts, the finished scrubbie turned out quite well. Fit for purpose you might say.
Ever the most organised of people, with my pen and paper, I realised that I hadn’t actually taken any notes and couldn’t remember how I made the blooming thing. So I set to making a second scrubbie, this time I took notes, but…..
Spot the deliberate mistake.
The one on the right is the first one I made and as you can see, the one on the left is quite a bit larger. The original is about 9.5cm’s in diameter.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not sure that in the big scheme of things, the size of your dish scrubbie really matters. However, the smaller one fits in the palm of my hand comfortably, so it stands to reason that it ensures maximum scrub.
Let’s be honest will we? I was just a little rankled with myself at the size discrepancy and decided to work out where I’d gone wrong.
Having, gotten to the bottom of it and because crochet isn’t my first language, I decided to double check my written instructions, using a little Rico Essential Cotton Aran yarn. Perfect! (I’ve popped a little square of green paper in the centre for the photograph)
For good measure, my good friend and crochet extraordinaire Goosey Lucy, has also checked my instructions and she assures me that they make sense.
Wendy Wash Knit Crochet Dish Scrubbie
Work 4 chain, ss in first chain to form loop.
- 2ch, work 8 dc in loop, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (9 sts)
- 2ch, dc in same st, 2dc in each st to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (18 sts)
- 2ch, dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in following st, repeat from * to end. SS in top of first 2ch to join. (27 sts)
- 2ch, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in each of next 2sts, 2dc in following st repeat from * to end. SS in top of first 2ch to join. (36 sts)
- 2 ch, dc in all sts to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join.
- Repeat row 5
- 2ch, *dc2tog, dc into next st, repeat from * to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (27 sts)
- 2ch, dc2tog to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (14 sts)
- Dc2tog to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (7 sts)
- 2ch, dc2tog to end, ss in top of first 2ch to join. (4sts)
Fasten off and sew in ends.
You’ll have a hole in the centre, which you can sew closed if you prefer.
The scrubbies take approximately 17 grammes of yarn each, so you can get five from one ball of Wash Knit.
On the plus side, the Rico Cotton Aran version worked quite well and is perfect for removing makeup with the cleansers you wash off. I just run it under some warm water and use it to wipe my cleanser off. I made it in exactly the same way as the scrubbies, except my hook was a slightly smaller, 5mm one.
If you’re tempted to have a go at making some of the dish scrubbies with the Wendy Wash Knit yarn, we have an extra ball, which we’re running a giveaway for over on the Olann and Blog. The giveaway is open to everyone and the winner will be announced on Saturday 17th June