Friday, June 19, 2015

Upcycled Glass Scrubbie Pattern

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The past few weeks I have spent in many hospital waiting rooms, and looked for projects I could throw in a bag on the go.  Luckily I had a few of those , "I'll get around to it one day...." type of ideas already sectioned into zip-lock bags.  One of which was my glass scrubbie sponge, which had seen better days.  I LOVE these things for dishwashing.  But they average $4 - $10 each and the sponge gets dirty SO fast!
Ew!  Gross!  It doesn't hold up to wash the sponge, and it mildews quickly too.  So this time when my glass scrubbie was due for the trash can, I saved it, unrolled the sponge,
and fashioned a pattern out of an ounce of scrap cotton yarn.  
Then I rolled up my new cotton crocheted piece and fed it back through the eye of the handle, just as the sponge had been.
Please see the pattern below.  Enjoy and be sure to add your finished projects to Ravelry HERE.

DESCRIPTION OF PATTERN- A cheap way to save and re-cycle your icky glass scrubbies into new fresh, clean, and cute clean helpers!!

This pattern was designed by SICK 'LIL MONKEYS
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1 ounce cotton worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Creme de La Creme

Size G/4.00mm crochet hook such as a SICK 'LIL MONKEYS Bubble Hook  or size needed to obtain gauge; scissors; old glass scrubbie handle


one size

4 SC = 1"

CH(s) - chain(s), SL ST - Slip Stitch, SC - single crochet, DC - double crochet

1) When you roll your piece up to feed it into the handle, try tying a piece of contrasting color yarn around the ends to hold them together while you feed them through, be patient and get all 28 fingers fed through.

R1: FSC (55) <55 ST>
R2: *(CH 5, work SC in back ridge of 2nd CH from hook and back to first CH, SL ST into same ST as beginning CH, SL ST into next FSC, SL ST into next FSC), rep from * to end of row, CH 5 and SC in 2nd back ridge from hook and back to first CH.  (You will now have made 28 crocheted "fingers")
R3:  CH 3, turn to begin working in the CH side of your FSC, DC in 1st ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST, DC in next ST), rep from * to end of row<55 ST>
R4:  Repeat row 2
Finish off.  <28 fingers on each side>

FINISHING Roll up piece and feed through eye of glass scrubbie sponge handle

I hope you enjoyed the Up-cycled Glass Scrubbie Pattern by SICK LIL MONKEYS
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PDF of UpCycled Glass Scrubbie


  1. What a delightful idea. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. thank you for the great tutorial! i went on the internet to look for exactly what i found thanks to your post!