Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free Pattern - Face Scrubbie #2; Post DC Stitch Tutorial

Here's the second pattern for face scrubbies that I am making and giving away to anyone that is willing  take them from me, ha ha....
A photo tutorial for the post stitch follows the pattern instructions.

Added 7/27/10 at 9:45 PM:
If you would like photos of your own scrubbies added to this post with your handle name, email them to me HERE, it would be fun to see everyone's different scrubbie ideas!

I take my cotton crochet yarn and size G hook everywhere I go so I can work on these whenever I find a minute or two of idle time.

Face Scrubbie #2  Free Pattern

With size 4 cotton crochet yarn (Lily's or Peaches N Creme, Lion Brand or Royale) and a size G hook,

ch 2,

Round 1:  work 6 sc inside second ch from hook, join with sl st to first sc made

Round 2:  ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in same st as joining st, 2 dc in each sc around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Round 3:  join contrast color (white) with a sc into any dc from round 2.  Make Post DC stitch (tutorial follows pattern), ch 1, sc in very next dc being careful to leave no dc from round 2 un-worked.  There'll be one Post DC and one SC for each dc from round 2.

Post DC stitch:

 YO,  insert hook behind the entire post made by the very next dc,

 yo, draw hook back to front of work,

 YO, draw through 2 loops on hook,
YO, draw through the 2 rem loops on hook.
--- end of tutorial Post DC stitch ------

Make sure to work each dc with a sc, the Post DC stitch goes into each dc from row 2 as well.    Be sure to leave no dc un-worked or your stitch pattern won't be uniform.

Working a sc in the next dc:  (The dc you  are going to work the sc in looks as if it is almost behind the Post DC you just made as shown:)

And showing how the Post DC looks when it's completed:


RenJac said...

Oh I love it :)

RenJac said...

Ok I found some of the yarn in Green and blue, Im gonna give this a try :)

Cynthia said...

Have fun, let me know how it goes. I added an email link so anyone who wants can email me photos of their scrubbies and I'll post them here as I get them.

Anonymous said...

Photos of the post stitch are excellent. Thank you for posting these. I have tried to figure out the steps of a post stitch and thought I was doing it all wrong. Now I know I was doing it correctly all along. :-D

Anonymous said...

my files are printing in black background alot of extra ink

Cynthia said...

I am posting PDF files for all my patterns that are available for download and printing. See the tabs at top of page for the PDF file pages and list of patterns I've converted and added. I'm trying to get them all up asap but it's tedious and time consuming so please bear with me. Thank you for understanding, I'm glad you're enjoying the patterns.

Candy said...

Thank you for sharing! It's always so easy to find a difficult pattern, but almost impossible to find the simple ones that we could use every day. A friend recently gave me a 'scrubbie' made with tulle/netting. Perfect for doing the dishes.

Anonymous said...

Very simple pattern Love it.. Can whip up a couple of these in about an hour... I'm going to try something different with mine... I'm going to make another just like it and sew them together... I think it would look very cute and thick...

Cynthia said...

Here's a gift idea for birthdays, showers, and (sorry) even Christmas (yea, it IS just around the corner!) Make these scrubbies with yarn colored to coordinate with pretty body washes and lotions. You can make an elaborate basket with bath products and scrubbies, just give scrubbies for a stocking stuffer, or anything in between. The cotton yarns are available in so many pretty colors and I had no problem finding bath washes to match those pretty colors.

Dr. Rebekah said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I've decided to make bunches as part of a grab bag of Christmas gifts for all my friends...make a couple dozen of these, easy dishcloths, potholders, and then let people pick and choose a couple goodies. :) I actually chained about 8 across and connected it with a slip stitch across the back of the piece as a little handle to stick a couple fingers through to make it easier to scrub or whatever. Keep sharing your wonderful patterns!!

Anonymous said...

I'm brand new to this so I don't really know what I'm doing. My little circle is turning into a bowl though. What am I doing wrong? It's a cute little bowl. :)

Cynthia said...

LOL I can't help but giggle a little when you said "It's a cute little bowl". I think that's adorable! ;-) Anyway, you're probably not working all the stitches required in each round. You have to make sure you didn't skip any stitches. The post stitch round is worked so that there are actually two stitches for every one of the previous round. In other words, you are making a stitch (the post stitch) and then making a stitch in that same stitch you made the post stitch in. Oh my goodness I hope this makes sense! ack. Sounds like a brain twister to me now that I'm trying to explain it, lol. Let me know if you need more help. I'll be happy to see what I can do to make things easier for you. In the meantime, please take good care of your "cute little bowl". I think that is so sweet. ;-)