Free Pear Scrubby Crochet Pattern from www.RedHeart.com

From www.RedHeart.com

Pear Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern #: LW5581
Designed By: Rebecca J. Venton

Skill Level: Easy

Crochet a pear-shaped Scrubby to make quick work of cleaning up dirty pans and dishes. You’ll love how easily you can freshen Scrubby by machine washing and how fast it air dries.

Materials:
RED HEART® Scrubby™: 1 ball each 241 Duckie A, 620 Lime B, and 12 Black C Note: Only small quantities of B and C are needed for this project.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9] Yarn needle
Stitch marker (optional)

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

Scrubby measures 5″ wide x 6½” long (12.5 x 16.5 cm), excluding stem.

Notes
Bottom of pear is worked in continuous rounds. Place marker for beginning of round and move marker up as each round is completed.

Special Stitch
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

SCRUBBY
PEAR
Bottom
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook—6 sc. Do not join. Place marker for beginning of round and move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—36 sc.
Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—42 sc.
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—48 sc. Do not fasten off; remove marker. Continue working in turned rows.

Top
Row 1 (right side): Sc in next 7 sts; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—7 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, sc in first unworked st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—8 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, turn—6 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—4 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 2 times—2 sc.
Fasten off.

Leaf
With B, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, turn—6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stem
With C, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across–8 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING
Referring to photograph as a guide, sew stem and leaf to top of pear.
Weave in all ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.;
ch = chain(s);
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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