I made up this pattern after trying a few purchased patterns. They had more bells and whistles than I needed. This pattern is very simple, but that's good because when the sponges wear out I'm not stressed about making more. My husband takes the worn out ones to the garage for even more use in the shop.
What you'll need:
- Cotton Yarn. The typical kitchen cotton works very well. I got a spool of it so I can make these for a long time.
- Crochet hook. I use #3.25
- Ruler or Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
Ch 9, turn
Row 1: sc in second st from hook, hdc in next st. Repeat this pattern across to end of row. (should end in a hdc). ch 1, turn
Row 2 and beyond: repeat Row 1 until piece measures 7". ch 2 to begin trim
Fold: Bend the piece in half the long way:
Trim: You can make a more creative trim than I use, but here's what I do. hdc around all four sides, joining the two sides of the piece as you go. At the corners, add a ch 1 to help with the curves.
Bind off and sew in yarn ends.
I hope you enjoy trying this free pattern, and also come visit my etsy shop to see my other patterns and goat's milk soap bars. I recently added a cool pattern for a braided cable scarf. The cable pattern shows on both sides of the skinny scarf, so it can be worn a lot of ways!