I had to try the yarn!! Just had to! When I saw it at FabricLand last weekend I picked it up in Red, Black and White…
This is what I came up with and I actually really like using it in the kitchen! This scrubby works on the dishes surprisingly well 🙂 I still get the super hard scratchy pad out for the cemented stuck on stuff in baking pans but for all my regular dishes this is my new go-to scrubby. It seems to dry out quickly too after use which is a bonus for me and the yarn holds together just fine – even after multiple uses.
I was also concerned that it might scratch the top layer/coating of my crochet hooks when I crocheted with it – like when I was crocheting with wire last year – but it didn’t. I used my Clover Amour hooks and there were no scratches at all when I was finished making the project.
The only downfall for the yarn for me is it does not ‘rip’ out very well. It tends to get stuck on itself and it was very time consuming for me to unravel the first scrubby I created when I wanted to reuse the yarn. It is possible though – it just takes some time and extra-patience.
Without further ado! Here is the Poppy Scrubby:
I hope you like using your scrubby!
You can use the black center as a handle or flip it over to stick your fingers inside for extra scrubbing power.
Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby (Worsted Weight Yarn)
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Gauge is not imperative.
Finished Dimensions: 4 inches by 4 inches
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
MR – magic ring / adjustable ring
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
R1: MR: Work 10 hdc 
R2: 2 hdc in each st around 
R3: hdc2tog around, finish off and weave in ends 
R1: Join with a sc in any hdc. Work 1 sc in each st around. 
R2: Rep R1 
You are going to make 2 sets of petals by working one beginning in the fl of each st around and one petal will begin in the bl of each st around. Essentially R3 becomes 2 separate rounds. The front round (in the front loops) is called Round A. The back round (in the back loops) is called Round B.
RA1: Work 2 sc in each fl around 
now begin working around in the unused back loop to make the second petal round
RB1: Work 2 sc in each bl around 
You will now continue working RB – we will return to RA later!
You will now work in both loops again.
RB2: Work 3 sc in each st around 
RB3: Work 2 sc in each st around 
RB4: Work 2 sc in each st around; finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends. 
Now we are going to finish RA.
RA2: Join yarn with 1 sc, in an sc of RA1. Work 2 more sc in the same st. Work 3 sc in each rem st around. 
RA3: Work 2 sc in each st around; finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends