Quick and Thick Scrubby Fruits

Tuesday, in my opinion, is a great day for a fun "pick-me-up" pattern.  The weekend is still pretty far away, so I think a bright, fast and fun pattern is in order :)

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quick-and-thick-scrubby-fruits

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As you can see, I am STILL playing with my Bernat Blanket Brights.  They are just too much fun!  I should also mention that all of the patterns I have released lately (Crochet Water Balloons, Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl, and this one) have all been made from the same SMALL skeins (5.3 oz each).  So you can get a lot out of this yarn!

I am putting these Fruit Scrubby Sponges in with my Quick and Thick cleaning patterns, but really they can be used as wash clothes/bath scrubbies too!  I'm sure my daughter would love to have these in her bath tonight, but I'm not giving them up quite yet :)

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Supplies

Abbreviations

  • Ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • SC2TOG: Single crochet two together
  • SC3TOG: Single crochet three together
  • DC: Double crochet
  • Bobble stitch (bobble): YO, insert hook and pull yarn through st from previous row, YO, pull through 2 loops on the hook, YO, insert hook into same stitch and pull through, YO, pull through 2, YO, insert hook into same stitch and pull through, YO, Pull through 2, YO, Pull through the 4 remaining loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch stitches at the beginning of rounds or rows do not count as a stitch
  • The last stitch of a round is always connected to the first stitch of the round with a sl st
  • Gauge is not important for the finished product

Instructions

Grapes

Start with color 'Pow Purple' Ch 10

Row 1:  Start in third ch from the hook, *bobble, SC, repeat from * across (4 bobbles, 4 SC)

Row 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC in 4, SC2TOG (6)

Row 3: Ch 2, *bobble, SC, repeat from * across (3 bobbles, 3 SC)

Row 4: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC in 2, SC2TOG (4)

Row 5: Ch 2, *bobble, SC, repeat from *across (2 bobbles, 2 SC)

Row 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG across (2)

Ch 1 and SC around the raw edge working one st into each row. This will cause the bunch of grapes to form a dome shape.  If you would prefer them to lay flat, work in more SC stitches. 

Leaf: Attach the color Go Go Green along the back side of row 1 with sl st.  Ch 6.  Working in the second ch from the hook: sl st, SC, DC, DC, SC.  Now working along the back side of the chain: Ch 1, SC, DC, DC,SC, sl st.  This will bring you back to the point of the leaf.  Tie off yarn and weave in ends.

Vine: Attach the color Go Go Green in the same stitch as the leaf.  Ch 8.  Start in the second ch from the hook.  Work 3 SC into each ch stitch to create a spiral.  When you reach the beginning of the ch, tie off and weave in ends.

Watermelon

Start with color Race Car Red, Ch 9

Row 1: Starting in the second ch from the hook, SC2TOG, SC in 4, SC2TOG (6)

Row 2: SC in 2, SC2TOG, SC in 2 (5)

Row 3: SC across (5)

Row 4: SC2TOG, SC, SC2TOG (3)

Row 5: SC across (3)

Row 6: SC3TOG

Continue to SC around the raw edges.  Tie off.  Attach White with a sl st along the back side of Row 1

White:  Ch 1, SC in 3, 2 SC, 2 SC, SC in 3 (10)

Switch to Go Go Green and turn: SC across, ch 1 and turn, SC across.  Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.

Embellish seeds with small pieces of black yarn

Orange/Lemon:

Start with magic circle.

Round 1 (White): work 6 SC in magic circle, pull tight

Round 2 (switch to Carrot Orange or  School Bus Yellow):  Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around (12)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC, repeat from * around (18)

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in 2, repeat from * around (24)

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in 3, repeat from * around (30).  Tie off

With white, surface crochet around between rounds 4 and 5.  Tie off.  Using a yarn needle, hand stitch lines to create orange/lemon sections

I hope you are all having as much fun with this yarn as I am!  If you need a few more ideas of what to make with it, here are my latest projects:

Crochet Water Balloons

Crochet Water Balloons

Party Favor/Water Balloon

Party Favor/Water Balloon

Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl

Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl

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