I’ve been making these scrubbies on and off for a while now. The pattern is a no brainer, so it’s a great project for the hands when your mind is occupied. I put all my Lily’ s Sugar and Cream scraps in a little basket with a hook, ready to crochet when I’m on the phone.
These scrubbies are also perfect cotton stash-busters. There’s very little yarn needed, and the pattern is exceptionally easy to modify. Subtracting a few rows or reducing the foundation chains does little to alter the finished product.
I picked up too many stitches to gather together in my first few scrubbies. It’s best to thread through less than half the stitches on the side, otherwise you’re left with an open hole that is difficult to pull closed. This is what happened with the bottom right scrubbie.
Another free pattern with a similar design is the baby swirls hat, which is basically a giant scrubbie with only one side cinched together. It’s a great hat for beginning crocheters and makes a cute hat for newborns.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Cottoncan absorb up to 27 times it’s weight in water and the absorbent fibers get stronger when wet.