About 5 years ago, I started knitting and crocheting cotton dish cloths and started using them exclusively for the dishes and for general household cleaning. They clean really well, are durable and can easily be laundered when I’m finished using them. My niece was over last week and asked me for a sponge and I told her I don’t have any. I realized then that I haven’t used sponges (harbingers of germs-my personal opinion) in ages (5 years to be exact). She was perplexed.
I’ve been making lotions and potions for my skin lately and have been using disposable cotton face pads. After my ‘sponge’ conversation with my niece I was hyper aware of trying NOT to use disposable items. I went to Ravelry to find a pattern for face scrubbies.
I found three I really liked – two are crochet and one is knit. I made one, the Scrubbie Dots, and the others I’ll show you in a future post. They are cool spiral scrubbies, but had a few more steps that I didn’t have time for. I’ll have the links for all the patterns that are free incidentally.
The Scrubbie Dot consists of 4 crocheted rounds using cotton yarn. Really fast. The pattern tells you when to change colors, but I just used the same color, a variegated green, for all 4 rounds.
Here’s my end result.
Since I’m going to need more than one of the cuties, I’ll be knitting and crocheting away in the next few days. The colors make me happy, but I love the fact that I just have to wring them out to dry and they’re ready to go the next day.
Just want to be clear because I’m still learning the lay of the land. These are NOT snacks, right?