A knit sponge, perfect for pot scrubbing, counter scrubbing, or made large enough car scrubbing! 😀
This is more a general idea on how to make a sponge, so feel free to change what you like in the pattern!
Worsted weight kitchen cotton yarn (I used peaches n cream)
Size 7 needles
G crochet hook
Pattern is worked in two pieces, then crocheted together.
CO 15 stitches. Work Stockinette stitch for desired length-I worked mine about a normal sponge length, little over 4 inches in length.
CO 15 stitches. Work in Seed stitch (k1, p1) for same length as side 1. BO.
Note-if you slip the first stitch of every row, it makes for easier sewing/crocheting up!
Put sides together, with knit side of stockinette facing out. I just tucked my loose ends into the body of the sponge, but you can weave them in if you like. To put together, you’re going to work reverse single/crab stitch crochet around the edges. Join the yarn to one corner, and work all around. I found it wasn’t really necessary to add extra stitch into the corners, but if it helps even things out by all means go for it. If you’re not sure how to do reverse single, it can be kind of wonky at first but works well for a thick edge, which is nice on a sponge 🙂 You pretty much just work backwards with a single crochet stitch. There are youtube videos to help you out with it 🙂
When you get back to the start, slip a stitch to the first single crochet and weave in your end. voila! sponge!
I may try putting an i-cord edging around too… purl bee has a nice tutorial for this http://www.purlbee.com/attached-i-cord-tutorial/
Please post pics if you make some, or let me know if you have any questions! I’ll post this pattern to Ravelry as well 😀
*Please feel free to use this pattern to make sponges for yourself, your mama, your buddy, your charity and your crafting business. Any patterns I post to this site for free feel welcome to do the same. I realize that yarn is pricey, time is precious, and that sharing your handknits is something that many people want to do! Just show me some props for creation of the pattern, especially if you sell on etsy or other online store 😀 Thanks!