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Motif Pot Scrubber Dishcloth

Posted on March 2, 2008

Motif Dishcloth

Here is part II of my dishcloths I crocheted using recycled plastic bags for pot scrubbers. This cute motif dishcloth was created using some plarn (plastic bag yarn) for the center and then cotton for the dishcloth. The plarn center provides you some scrubbing power when cleaning your dishes. Mix and match your scrap cotton yarn and plarn to make these unique dishcloths!

Motif Dishcloth 3
Here is another example of the same motif dishcloth but with different colors.

Dishcloths with Plastic Scrubber Clickable photo
My three different dishcloths that I have crocheted with recycled plastic bag centers.

The other two patterns for the blue-green and red round dishcloths can be found at this link.

As always, I hope you enjoy this recycled project and happy green crafting to you all!

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Free Motif Square Pot Scrubber Dishcloth Pattern

Dishcloth measures: 9-1/2 inch Square
Hook: Metal H (5 mm) US sized hook

Materials:
1- Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn ball Marble (used about 2/3 of ball)
Small amount of Pink Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn
Small amount of plastic bag plarn for scrubber center

With center color (White shown) Ch 4, Sl St to form ring.

Rnd 1
Using White plastic bag yarn, Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc,
Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, Sl St to top of Ch 2.
(4 corners & 4 shells made)
Fasten off and weave ends under on back side of Motif.

Rnd 2
With next color (Blue plarn) attach in any Ch 1 corner space.
Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc, all in the same ch 1 corner space.
*Sk next 3 Hdc (shell), 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the next Ch 1 corner space.*
Repeat between * 2 more times, Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2.

Rnd 3
Sl St across remaining Hdc’s to corner.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
*Sk 3 Hdc, make 3 Hdc in between shells, Sk next shell, make 3 Hdc, Ch 1,
3 Hdc in corner.* Repeat 2 more times then Sl St to top of first Hdc. FO.

Rnd 4
Attach cotton yarn, using Marble Sugar and Cream used) in any corner space. Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc all in the same
corner space. *Sk next shell, 3 Hdc in ea sp between shells. At corners work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc in corner space *. Repeat between * around and join with a Sl st to top of Ch 2.

Rnd 5 – 8
Continue in pattern with white Marble cotton yarn for each rnd. FO after 8 rnds.

Rnd 9
Join Pink Sugar and Cream yarn in corner space. Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc all in same corner space.
Continue is established pattern by working 3 Hdc in space between shells and in corner work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2. FO.

Rnd 10 – 11
Join white Marble yarn in corner space. Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc all in same corner space. Continue in established pattern working 3 Hdc in space between shells and in corner work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2. FO.

Rnd 12
Join with Pink cotton yarn in corner space. Work 3 Sc in corner and then Sc in each st around, and at corners work 3 Sc to end of rnd. Join with Sl St to top of beginning Sc.

Rnd 13 ( Scallop Edging)
Ch 3, Dc in sm st, skip next 2 sts, *Sl St (in st after the sk 2), Ch 3, Dc in sm st, skip 2 sts *. Repeat around between *. Sl St into base of beginning Ch 3. FO.

Reminder: Hand wash or machine wash gentle. DO NOT dry in a machine dryer. Only hang to dry as the plastic will melt in your dryer.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
Sk – Skip
Tr – Treble Crochet

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. Ā©2008

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10 Responses to “Motif Pot Scrubber Dishcloth”

  1. Jen X
    Mar 03, 2008

    Wow, I would never have guessed these were crocheted from plastic bags. Very cool!


  2. Sharon J
    Mar 04, 2008

    Great idea for a quick and simple project! I love the idea of having a scrubber bit in the middle šŸ™‚

    I’m just wondering, would the plastic bit withstand being washed in a machine? I generally use either 30 or 40 degree washes so I would imagine so but thought I’d check with you first.


  3. Cindy
    Mar 04, 2008

    @ Sharon- 30C (85F) might be okay but I wouldn’t go any hotter as the plastic gets soft when it gets too hot or melts. Another person just told me that she puts her’s on the top shelf in her dishwasher and it worked great. So you might try that to wash them and then hang them to dry. Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Sharon J
    Mar 04, 2008

    Well I would if I had a dishwasher. Lol. Oh well… I think I’ll give it a miss after all. Shame. I’ll have to have a look around and see what else I can crochet out of plastic bags. It’s certainly not something I’d thought of before coming here. Thanks šŸ™‚


  5. I love this idea!


  6. SewDelish
    Mar 05, 2008

    What a fantastic idea. Never thought of using plastic bags for dishcloths!

    Thanks for the pattern Cindy


  7. Tammy
    Mar 11, 2008

    Excellent idea! The plarn in the middle is perfect for scrubbing!


  8. Torie
    May 29, 2008

    I was looking for fun things to make with Plarn and ran into your site not long ago. Thanks for such a great idea. I love the one wash cloth I made so far. And to comment on the one I wash mine in the the washer machine on cold water (I use the Tide soap for cold to save energy and such and a little bit of color safe bleach). Hang dry and the plastic did fine in the wash.


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  10. Ande
    Feb 27, 2012

    Your website is awesome! I’m really looking forward to crocheting several of your items for family & friends. Such a practical use of those hundreds of bags!



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