Cleanly Crochet Back Scrubber
If you're a big fan of the spa, then you'll love this Cleanly Crochet Back Scrubber. It's superior quality and creative design will be the best thing you've ever used to get clean. Brushes take up a lot of room in that small shower of yours, and scrubbies just don't reach far enough. If you're like me and just aren't flexible enough to cover your whole back, then let this crochet back scrubber do all the work for you. It's super simple, really cleanly, and easy for you to make.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge14 sts = 4 (10 cm); 9 rows = 4 (10 cm) in double crochet (dc).
Finished SizeBack Scrubber measures 5 x 22 (14 x 56 cm), not including handles.
- RED HEART Scrubby: 2 balls of 10 Coconut
- Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
- Yarn needle
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop remains on hook).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc) and in each remaining ch across, turn—20 dc.
Rows 2–48: Ch 3 (counts as dc), Fpdc around next 18 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
First Handle: Ch 35, skip first 19 sts of Row 48, slip st in last st, turn, sc in each ch across, slip st in beginning of Row 48. Fasten off.
Second Handle: Join yarn with slip st in corner of short end of scratcher that does not yet have a handle, ch 35, slip st in other corner of short end of scratcher, turn, sc in each ch across, slip st near joining slip st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
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Nov 16, 2020
denverbarb 3554424 the post is your double crochet stitch and all you are doing is weaving your hook around the double crochet stitch and drawing the yarn around onto your hoook.
Nov 15, 2020
I don't get it. I'm a beginner and "Insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch" makes no sense to me. and what's the "post" I'm supposed to go around??
Nov 19, 2020
Hi denverbarb 3554424, sorry to hear you're having trouble with this stitch. We have a helpful video tutorial for how to crochet the front post double crochet stitch here: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Videos/Front-Post-Double-Crochet-Stitch. I hope this helps! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet
May 02, 2018
My best friends daughter will be going off to college in the fall. I know that the Debbie and Bill will be busy with all the big stuff so I thought I would be thoughtful and provide some things they would probably easily forget about. I plan to make a "bath" basket and include this item with other things I have found to crochet. I know everyone will love it.
Dec 31, 2017
I knew I was going to make this the minute I saw it, so I went straight to Red Heart for the downloadable pattern. If youd also like to make this, the pattern is simply called Back Scrubber (LW4509) and is located here http//www.redheart.com/free-patterns/back-scrubber I cant recommend this scrubber enough! I worked mine in a combination of cotton and scrubby yarn, and use it every time a take a shower! I just close my eyes and pretend Im in a spa!
Oct 11, 2017
This is not only a great beginner project but also a project for us old time crocheters to whip up in a hurry. I am going to make one for every male on my Christmas list. It's always so hard to figure out a gift and ties and socks get old after awhile. Thank you!
Aug 21, 2017
Always on the hunt for a practical gift to make and give to all my family members. This project will be a welcome addition to that gift basket during the winter holidays, right along with the homemade soap that I plan to make. I can not wait to get started. I have to make five, six if I include myself.
Jan 25, 2017
I love it when I find patterns that are easy and practical. This crocheted back scrubber is just that. Note it is not 248 rows, the pattern should read rows 2-48. Once you get past the "typo" the pattern works up fast and the result is a great, versatile back scrubber that will become a staple in your shower.
Sep 30, 2016
Typo, 248 rows ?????? Should be Rows 2 -- 48 working on the pattern.
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