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Turtle Bath Scrubby

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Scrubby™: 1 ball each Grape A, Bubblegum B, Coconut C, Duckie D
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 1 yd (1 m) black worsted weight yarn (to embroider eyes)
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

      GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for this project.
    • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE:
    • Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

    • NOTES:
    • Shell pieces are made in joined rounds with right side facing. All other pieces are made in continuous rounds (spirals).
    • To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

    • Scrubby measures 6-1/4" (16 cm) diameter across shell.

      DIRECTIONS:

    • Top of Shell
    • With A, ch 4.
    • Round 1 (right side): Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc); change to B; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc.
    • Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each dc around; change to C ; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc.
    • Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; change to A; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc.
    • Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc.
    • Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc in dc around. Fasten off.

    • Bottom of Shell
    • With D, work Rounds 1–5 same as top of shell, do not change colors.

    • Opening for Hand
    • Round 1: With wrong sides of shells held together and working through both thicknesses, join B with sc in any hdc, sc in next 35 sts; working through top of shell only, sc in remaining 12 sts; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

    • Note For head, legs, and tail, place marker for beginning of round at end of Round 1 and move marker up as each round is completed.
    • Head
    • With D, ch 2.
    • Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.
    • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
    • Rounds 3–7: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc at end of Round 7. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

    • Leg (make 4)
    • With D, ch 2.
    • Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.
    • Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * twice—9 sc.
    • Rounds 3–5: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc at end of Round 5. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

    • Tail
    • With D, ch 2.
    • Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.
    • Rounds 2–4: Sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc at end of Round 4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

    • FINISHING:
    • Use photograph as a guide for placement of all pieces.
    • Head
    • Holding shell with opening at bottom, center and sew head to closed edge of shell directly opposite opening for hand. With black yarn, embroider 2 French knots for eyes.
    • Legs
    • Sew legs evenly spaced apart on underside of shell.
    • Tail
    • Center and sew tail at opening for hand on wrong side of top shell.
    • Weave in ends.

    • ABBREVIATIONS:
    • A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
    • ch = chain
    • dc = double crochet
    • hdc = half double crochet
    • sc = single crochet
    • st(s) = stitch(es)
    • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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