Friday, January 23, 2009

Clamshell Facial Scrubbie Gift Set


Clamshell Facial Scrubbie Gift Set
This one holds 9 scrubbies/coasters. Perfect to take as a thoughtful gift for someone in the hospital, a teacher, a co-worker. Works up quickly. I make large face cloths first and then use the left over yarn to make the scrubbies
Materials:Lily Sugar'n Cream Hot Green
Lily Sugar'n Cream Hot Blue
Lily Sugar'n Cream Black
Hook Size H
Hook Size F for the Button


The Case Pattern:
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first dc.
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 dc)
Round 4: ch 1, ( BACK LOOPS ONLY) *(sc in next 7 sc, dec 1) repeat from *, sc in last 2 sc, join with sl st to first dc. (48)
Round 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each sc around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 dc).
Round 6: ch 3, *(fpdc in next dc, bpdc in next dc) repeat from *, join with sl st to first dc.
Round 7: repeat row 7
Stop here if you only need to hold 8 or 9 scrubbies, repeat Rnd 6 if you want more room for 12 scrubbies.
contrast trim
rnd 8: ch 1, sc in each st around, change to trim color, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc) Change colors as you join.
rnd 9: ch 1, sc in each st around, change to second trim color, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc) Change colors as you join.
rnd 10: ch 1, sc in each st around, change to main color, join with sl st to first sc. (48 sc) Change colors as you join.
Finish off. Weave in Ends.
When making the case for scrubbie pattern 2, in Large and number 3 , add a row of (sc, next st, 2 sc next st) around. Join with a sl st to first sc. This goes between rnd 3 and 4 on the base.
Optional Lid
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first dc.
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, *(1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat from *, join with sl st to first dc. (36dc)
Round 4: ch 1, *(2 sc, 2 sc in next dc), repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Ch 5, join to next sc making small loop to shut case.
Weave in ends.
Find joining column, count 5 stitches to the right of joining stitch. Attach main color, fold lid in half and mark back center with a safety pin. Count
out 5 stitches to the right. Whip stitch your lid to the base, I do it over about 10 stitches, you can do more or less.
Last is the button, choose either contrasting color, I switch to a smaller hook, on this cotton I will use an F hook.
rnd 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join
rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to join
Make sure you don't have that hole in the center, gather and close it if you do. I use the center yarn and weave it to the outside, where I gather the edge, a running stitch if you sew. Pull this tight and knot with your outside yarn. Weave the short yarn back in your button and cut off.
Use the long outside yarn to sew your button to match where your loop hits on the side of you base.



Under Scrubbies on the right I have my free patterns, and some links to free coaster patterns that would work for facial scubbies

2 comments:

Beverooni said...

OH, I absolutely love this. What a perfect gift for birthdays, bridal showers, etc. Thank you SO much for the pattern. Can't wait to try it out.

Liz said...

I love this pattern. I just completed one. I would love to show it off on my blog site. Is that alright and want to see to how to add your blog for the credit.