We no longer use sponges. That’s right. Threw them all away because I am in love with the Scrubby Yarn by Red Heart Yarns. They have been so supportive and generous yet again and sent me some Scrubby yarn to try! The color is called green tea. You can find Scrubby yarn HERE:
I am so happy with this yarn and the pattern I came up with. I made TWO with just one ball and some leftovers to spare. I also pitched all sponges forever and am using these scrubbies because I can just throw them in my washing machine for re-use!
The scrubby yarn is very textured so remember to rely on your sense of touch as well as some stitch counters to keep your place. I’m including pictures of the rinse and re-use ridge scrubby in regular Red Heart Super Saver Yarn so you can use it as a guide for the ridge rows of the pattern.
*Red Heart Yarn Scrubby (green tea)
*6 mm hook
Hdc-half double crochet
FPhdc-front post half double crochet
BPhdc- back post half double crochet
BLO- back loop only
1.) ch 16, Hdc In 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each remaining 14 sp. (15 hdc). Turn.
2.) ch1, hdc in first sp, *fphdc, hdc in next 2 sp, fphdc. Repeat from * across ending with hdc in last sp. turn
3.). Ch1, Hdc, *bphdc, Hdc in next 2 sp, bphdc. Repeat from * across ending with Hdc in last sp. turn.
4-11.)?alternate rows 2&3 so a ridge on the right side of the scrubby forms.
12.) ch1, Hdc in BLO of each sp across. Turn.
13.) ch1, HDC in FLO of each sp across. Turn
14.) ch1, hdc in first sp, *fphdc, hdc in next 2 sp, fphdc. Repeat from * across ending with hdc in last sp. turn
15.) Ch1, Hdc, *bdhdc, Hdc in next 2 sp, bdhdc. Repeat from * across ending with Hdc in last sp. turn.
16- 23.) alternate rows 16&17 so a ridge on the right side(outside) of the scrubby forms.
24.) ch1, Hdc in BLO of each sp across. Turn.
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.
Sew together row 1 and the BLO of row 28. Turn inside out.