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.
Supplies for Crochet Sponge
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Twists yarn, 100% cotton
size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook
So grab some yarn and a hook and in no time at all you will have a bunch of homemade gifts!
How to make a crochet sponge
Front of Sponge
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.
Back of Sponge
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.
There you have a cute and useful handmade gift made especially for someone special by you!
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