|Ellen's "Scour Flower"|
I had a bit of time on my working vacation this past week to create a scrubbie pattern. I call it "Scour Flower." The center of the scrubbie is crocheted with nylon netting. The flower petals are crocheted with kitchen cotton. Here are the instructions:
Nylon netting *
Size “G” crochet hook
*NOTE: I purchased a roll of nylon netting in the wedding section of my local craft store. The size of the roll was 6 inches x 25 yards. A 6-inch wide piece of netting is too wide for this pattern, so I cut the roll in half using a table saw. This produced two rolls of 3-inch wide netting.
Round 1: With nylon netting chain 6, join to form loop.
Round 2: Chain 3 (this is your first dc). Dc 2 into center ring. Make a popcorn (see below). *Ch 2. Make another popcorn.* Repeat from * to * around until you have 6 popcorns and 6 ch 2 spaces. Join.
How to make a popcorn:
· Work 3 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
· Drop the loop from your hook.
· Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
· Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
Round 3: Move into nearest ch 2 space, chain 3, then dc 2 in same space. Ch 2. Dc *3 into next ch 2 space. Ch 2*. Repeat * to * until you have 6 groups of 3 dc stitches in each space. Join and fasten off netting.
Round 4: With kitchen cotton *sc 2 stitches in any chain 2 space. Sc 1 in next dc. Sc 2 in center dc of three. Sc 1 in last dc of 3*. Repeat from * to * around until you have 36 sc stitches around the motif. Join.
Round 5: *Ch 3. Skip 3 stitches. Sc I in next (or 4th) stitch.* Repeat from * to * until you have 9 loops around. Join.
Round 6: Slip stitch into first loop available. *Sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, trbl c 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1* into this loop. This creates a flower petal. Repet from * to * until you have 9 fower petals. Join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
The Scour Flower makes a nice hostess gift!