I'm taking a break from making wrist warmers for the time being and am working my way through my cottons instead...once I've finished making scrubbies I'm going to make a few cotton shower mitts as I don't have any left in stock and I'd bought some nice cotton online last year and it would be a good way to use it up.
I got the 'use it up' idea from a group on facebook - ZERO WASTE IRELAND (I'm a long way from being 'zero waste' but am trying to do my bit when I can) and posted a photo of my scrubbies on there & said that I could share the pattern (such as it is!) with anyone who was interested.
So here it is!!
I use a double knitting thickness cotton and a 4mm hook - my favourite brands of cotton would be Twilley's of Stamford's 'freedom sincere' or Rowan's purelife' but any dk cotton is fine :)
Chain 3, then work 15 trebles around the ring- join with a slip st at end of the round.
Chain 1, then work 2 double crochet into each stitch - join with a slip st at end of the round.
Chain 3, then work 2 trebles into the next stitch, work 1 treble in to the following one and repeat (2 trebles in one st, then 1 in the following) to the end of the round - join with a slip st.
Turn the scrubbie, then chain 1 and work 1 double crochet into each stitch around - join with a slip st.
Turn the scrubbie again, the chain 1 and work 1 double crochet into each stitch - join with a slip st.
To make edging make 1 double crochet into the stitches of the previous round - this gives the scrubby a nice edge and helps them last a lot longer.
Sew in the loose ends securely.
Now off you go and make your own!!
I get about 7 scrubbies from a 50g ball of cotton.
You can of course, make them bigger or smaller or alter the stitches to suit yourself but this is what works well for me!