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Make a DIY Crochet Sponge For a Useful Handmade Gift!

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I love giving useful handmade gifts! These little DIY crochet sponge whips up in no time and will add a bit of color to your friends kitchen! It has been popular to give crochet dishcloths so I think this is the perfect twist for something new for the kitchen.  I especially love this granny square dish cloth pattern.  This crochet bath scrubbie would be another fun item to crochet.

Stitch up a few crochet sponges and add an amazing soap or counter top spray for an extra special gift.
DIY crochet sponge

Supplies for Crochet Sponge

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Twists yarn, 100% cotton
size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook

Lily Sugar and Cream yarn

So grab some yarn and a hook  and in no time at all you will have a bunch of homemade gifts!

crochet dish sponge pattern

How to make a crochet sponge

Front of Sponge
Ch 12.
Row 1 (right side rows): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 12 sc.
Row 2  Ch 1, turn. * Sc in next  sc, tr in next sc, sc in next sc, tr in next sc. Rep
from * once more, sc in last  sc: 6 sc & 5 tr made.
Row 3  Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc & tr across: 11 sc.
Alternate row 2 and 3 until sponge is desired size ending with row of single crochet. I did 15 rows.
End off.

Back of Sponge
Ch 12.
Row 1 (right side row): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 11 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc across.  Reapeat row 2 until back is same size as front (16 rows for me) Do not end off.
Holding wrong sides together,Working from front of sponge  ch 1. Sc along all 4 sides of sponge, working 3 sc in ea
corner. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

This pattern has been adapted from Anastacia Knit Designs

Once you have stitched up the perfect handmade gift, wrap it up extra cute.  I found these darling red berry baskets and embellishments at Michaels. So many clever things. I folded the doily over the side of the berry basket and secured with tape from a tape roller. Then I added a 3 dimensional sticker to the front.

cute gift packaging

There you have a cute and useful handmade gift made especially for someone special by you!

Crochet Dish Sponge Gift

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