A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby!
I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in 7 different shades. If you’re going to use yours as a dish cloth or hot pad, you can definitely use an acrylic yarn. I’m going to use this as a shower scrubby so I opted for a soft cotton.
- The finished scrubby is about 6×6 inches.
- I joined rows with an invisible join instead of a slip stitch.
Abbreviations (US terms)
dc – double crochet
mc – magic circle
inc – increase
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
Granny Square Pattern (make 2)
Row 1: (with light blue) 12 dc in mc (12)
Row 2: (with dark blue) dc inc in each stitch around (24)
Row 3: (with peach) *inc, dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (36)
Row 4: (with fuschia) *inc, 2 dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (48)
Row 5: (with yellow) *inc, 3 dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (60)
Row 6: (with light gray) 7 dc, 5 dc in next st, 14 dc, 5 dc in next st, 14 dc, 5 dc in next st, 14 dc, 5 dc in next st, 7 dc (76)
Row 7: (with dark gray) 9 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 9 sc (88)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Outer Edging and Loop Pattern
Row 8: sl st the squares together at the stitch highlighted in red, sc in the same st and in the next 20 st, sc inc in next 2 st, sc in next 19 st, sc inc in next 2 st, sc in next 20 st
Crochet around the bottom edge of of the squares individually (keeping the two squares separate so that the bottom edge is open).
Now work on the little loop
ch 16, turn, skip first ch, sc in next 15 st, turn, sl st in next 15 st, sl st to the edge of the squares.
Cut your yarn and weave in any loose ends.
Happy Hooking (:
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