Free Turtle Bath Scrubby from RedHeart.com

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Turtle Bath Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4506
Designed By:     Michele Wilcox

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

Additional Supplies Needed:
1 yd (1 m) black worsted weight yarn (to embroider eyes)

Crochet this uniquely textured washcloth that kids will love using in the bathtub. It’s also great for scrubbing pots in the kitchen.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for this project.

Scrubby measures 6¼” (16 cm) diameter across shell.
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
1.Shell pieces are made in joined rounds with right side facing. All other pieces are made in continuous rounds (spirals).
2.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
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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