If you want to make a handmade gift, but you’re short of time AND yarn, then this free nautical-themed Seashell Scrubbie pattern is just what you need. If all you have are left-over scraps and a burning desire to add more spirals to someone’s life (I mean, who doesn’t, right…?) then read on.
What Are They?
Crochet scrubbies are an eco-friendly alternative to cotton circles/make-up removers.
They are infinitely re-usable so they reduce waste, and have a soft side for gentle cleansing and a more textured side for stubborn make-up. They are machine washable, too. Each little scrubbie uses just 10 m of Cotton DK weight yarn, and a trusty 5 mm (H) hook and you’ll find the free pattern below.
They’re also very cute, and piled up high would make a great gift for a friend or welcoming touch in a guest bathroom.
If you’d like to make them to sell, please be sure to credit me as the designer on the label and add my web address (www.YarnTowers.com)
Right, so let’s get stuck in!
Sea Shell Scrubbies ESSENTIAL PATTERN INFO Yarn Used: Paintbox Cotton DK (approx 10 m each) Colours used: Coffee Bean, Soft Fudge, Vanilla Cream, Light Champagne Hook: 5 mm crochet (H) Even though this is a Tunisian Crochet pattern, a regular length hook is all you'll need) Size: Across its widest point, each scrubbie is 9 cm / 3 1/2 in Abbreviations: ch chain ss slip stitch dc double crochet - 5 sts stitch count L1tr Linked 1-uple treble L2tr Linked 2-uple treble YO Yarn Over st stitch [2 dc]  are used to identify all the stitches in an increase/cluster ** repeat the instructions located between *asterisks* the number of times specified in pattern. Note: This pattern is written using UK stitch terms. For US users: UK dc = US sc and UK tr = US dc
Make 4 chains, then work 1 ss into the chain farthest from the hook to make a circle.
This circle will be the centre of your scrubbie.
Make 1 ch, then into the circle work 3 dc,
1 tr, 2 L1tr,
YO, 3 L2tr
YO, 3 L3tr
YO, 3 L4tr – 15 sts
Work [3 L4tr] into each of the first 6 sts of Round 1 – 27 sts
Work 4 dc down side of last L4tr made
Work 1 dc in same base as last L4tr cluster, then working around the outer curve of the shell, work *[2 dc], 1 dc* 13 times
Into the st on the very corner of shell, make [2 dc].
Then, Bind Off and sew in ends securely.
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