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Crocheted T-Yarn Wash Mitt

Posted on August 2, 2013

Here is a car wash mitt I crocheted using t-shirt yarn I recycled from several old white tee-shirts. I cut this t-yarn as narrow as I could to crochet this wash mitt. The result is a very thick wash mitt that you can use to scrub the car or other things you may need to clean.

I crocheted the wash mitt using the crocodile oven mitt pattern as the base of the mitt. I changed the cuff portion of the pattern to finish off the wash mitt using a colored t-shirt cut just as thin as possible. Make sure you stretch your t-shirt strips to create curled t-shirt yarn. Crochet the cuff using the colored t-yarn to complete the project.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern and make yourself a cool recycled wash mitt from your old tee-shirts.

Crocodile Stitch Wash Mitt Pattern
J (6 mm) hook

Materials:
T-shirt yarn cut 1/4 inch wide (about 2 white tee-shirts)
Small amount of a contrasting color for the cuff (1/3 of a colored tee-shirt)

Finished crocheted wash mitt measures 7 inches wide by 9 inches long. The cuff portion is 1-3/4 inches long with a 4-1/4 inch wide opening.

Special Stitch:

Crocodile Scale Stitch: Dc 5 stitches down first post of the 2-Dc base set, Ch 1, and then work 5 Dc up the 2nd Dc of the 2-Dc set.

Directions:
With J hook and t-yarn, Ch 42. Join to form a ring making sure your chain is not twisted.

Rnd 1
Ch 3, Dc in next st, *Ch 2, Sk 2, 2 Dc in next st*. *Repeat to end, Ch 2 and join with a Sl St to top of Ch-3. (14 2-Dc sets; 14 2-st spaces) Do Not Turn. Wash mitt is worked in the round.
Rnd 2
Ch 1, work crocodile scale stitch around the 1st 2-Dc set, skip next 2-Dc set, work crocodile scale stitch around the 3rd 2-Dc set. *Skip next 2-Dc set and work crocodile scale stitch around next 2-Dc set*. * Repeat to end and join with a Sl St to top of Ch-1. (7 Scales made)
Rnd 3
Sl St over and into the center hole of the next scale, Ch 3 and Dc in same space. *Ch 2, 2 Dc in space between the next scales making sure you go through both layers front to back, between the 2-Dc sets*. * Repeat to end, Ch 2 and join with a Sl St to top of Ch-3.

FYI: At end of round 3, you should have a Ch-2 and then Sl St into top of Ch-3.

Rnd 4
Ch 1, Sk 1st 2-Dc set and work crocodile scale stitch around the next 2-Dc set so scales are staggered over each other from prior round. *Sk next 2-Dc set and work crocodile scale stitch around the next 2-Dc set*. * Repeat to end and join with a Sl St to top of Ch-1.

Repeat Rnd 3 and 4
Until you have 10 scale rounds completed. The scale round will be the last round you complete. FO.
Close bottom edge of wash mitt with a very narrow thin-cut piece of the white t-yarn by doing a slip stitch along the base chain. By doing the slip stitch along the base chain you allow the bottom crocodile stitches to hang freely.

Rnd 1 (Cuff)
Attach contrasting thin-cut t-yarn at upper right edge corner and Sc around the top edge and in the center holes between scales of the wash mitt. Join with Sl St into beg st.

Tip: Make sure you Sc evenly along the top edge in each stitch and hole space for the cuff.

Rnd 2
Ch 2, work *1 Hdc Dec over the next 2 sts, Hdc in next 7 sts*, Repeat 4 times and Hdc in each of the remaining sts of the round. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch-2. (5 Dec’s)
Rnd 3
Ch 2, Hdc in each stitch. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch-2.
Rnd 4
Ch 2, work *1 Hdc Dec over the next 2 sts, then Hdc in next 15 sts*. Repeat between * once. Hdc in each of the remaining sts of the round. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch-2. (2 Dec’s)
Rnd 5
Sc in each st. Finish off and weave under ends.

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

Abbreviations:
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
FO – Finish Off
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

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