A little bit about me, I love getting stuff in the mail! That might be why I love ordering make-up and geeky boxes… dunno about that. But a couple of weeks back I got a bag, as many did, of Red Heart Yarn’s Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle in the mail. It was so neat and unexpected I had to think of a fun project for both colors. Another thing about me, I LOVE COFFEE, it is the substance that gives life in my house. Naturally I combined the two, coffee and yarn, to make a fun pattern for you this week: a coffee cup washcloth!
The yarn is pretty nice, although the original Scrubby is a bit difficult to work with because you really can’t see your stitches when you’re done with a row, I’d liken it to a fur type of yarn if you’re familiar with that. I had to count each row and stitch as I put together the pattern but I’m very happy with the end result and it’s got a great texture to it. The Scrubby Sparkle is a lot thinner, despite both yarns being labeled medium, and it’s easier to see what you’re doing when you’re working it up. I use the pattern here for both cups and the Scrubby Sparkle came out smaller but I’m totally fine with that. I’m gonna have these both in my kitchen. In fact, I’m thinking about making a big one for a pot holder… or a really big one for a rug. How fun, right?
- US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
- Size #4/ medium weight yarn
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Not important for this project.
Terms/ stitches used:
- Ch: shain
- St: stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- This pattern is worked flat, row by row, with a turn at the beginning (or end) of each row.
- This pattern is worked in two parts, the cup and the handle.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- You need to know how to create a slip knot on your hook for this pattern.
(there are two finished sizes here because the yarns were different)
- Scrubby Sparkle:
- Height: 5.25″ | Width: 8.5″ (with handle), 6.25″ (without handle)
- Height: 6.5″ | Width: 9.5″ (with handle), 7″ (without handle)
Row 1: Ch 21, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 20 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc once into the next 18 sts1, sc twice into the last st – 22 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc once into the next 20 sts, sc twice into the last st – 24 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc once into the next 22 sts, sc twice into the last st – 26 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc once into the next 24 sts, sc twice into the last st – 28 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc once into the next 26 sts, sc twice into the last st – 30 scs
Rows 7 – 31: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across – 30 scs
Note: mark rows 9 and 23 with stitch markers. You will attach the handle here and because it’s hard to count the rows after you make it with scrubby.
Fasten off your yarn and move onto the handle.
Row 1: Create a slip knot on your hook, slip st into the end of row 9 and ch 19, slip st into row 23. Ch 1, turn, sc 25 times into the ch-19 space.
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 25 sts, slip st into the row end (this is the same row end you worked into for row 1) – 25 scs
Fasten off your yarn, weave in all your ends.
There it is! It’s not a complicated pattern, very few of mine are, but it’s a fun one. I’m going to try a hotpad for this also, maybe double strand it so it’s nice and thick. 😀
Here’s a shot of the Coffee Cup Washcloth handing out on the side of my new sink:
See ya next week!