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{FREE} Exfoliating Washcloth and Dish Scrubby Knitting Patterns

2 balls of yarn with 2 swatches and 2 knitting needles
If you can knit a square and have some itchy yarn, you can make these super easy exfoliating washcloths or dish scrubbies!
{I don’t usually share personal info, but I’m going to go out there on this one, just a little bit.}

Hmmm… What Can I Do With My Leftover Hemp Yarn?

A few weeks ago I used Creative Natur by Rigo Design to make a hemp bag. This isn’t the softest yarn, but I love my bag and I love that it’s made with 100% hemp… making it eco-friendly.

I ended up with a couple of balls leftover and I couldn’t decide what to do with them.

During my Sunday DIY Mani/Pedi I noticed that the skin on the top of my foot was peeling. I had gotten a slight flip-flop sunburn. So, now I’m permanently wearing flip-flops.

I have an exfoliating brush that I usually use, but it’s rough and hurts my skin. So, I grabbed one of my hand knit washcloths to use, but it was too soft.

Then I remembered my 100% hemp bag. That yarn was course, but not harsh feeling. It might just make a good exfoliating washcloth.

I grabbed the swatch I made for my bag and lightly scrubbed the top of my foot. I couldn’t have been more right, it took the dead skin off, without hurting my skin. Ahhh, the little things.

Have you ever dry brushed?

I have, many times, with many brushes and they all hurt my skin. I’ve done lots of research about dry brushing and would love to be able to do it, but without the pain. I had given up on it until now. I love my new 100% hemp exfoliating scrubbie.

Material:

  • Size 7 knitting needles
  • Creative Natur by Rico Designs {The Perfect Exfoliating Yarn}

Note: Hold 2 strands of yarn together when knitting

Warning:

This yarn is rough on the hands! I wrapped a bandage on my tension finger {which is my left-hand index finger} to keep the yarn from rubbing it raw. I didn’t notice it at first, but about halfway through my first scrubbie my finger was starting to get sore. Be sure to put an adhesive bandage on as soon as you notice, so it doesn’t give you a blister. That would not be good happy times!

2 balls of yarn with 1 swatch and 2 knitting needles

Garter Stitch Pattern:

  • CO 14 STS {or any even number of STS}
  • Row 1: WYIF S1PW, k6, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 2: K1TBL, k6, K1TBL

Repeat rows 1-2 until it’s “SQUARE” or your desired length. I knit mine until it was about 1/4” too small and I stretched it to make it square. I wanted the stitches to be further apart.

Tip:

Place a stitch marker on the “odd” side, so you know which side to slip sts and which side to knit :) {It doesn’t matter which side you put the stitch marker on as long as you’re consistent with which side you knit and which side you slip the first stitch.}

I ended on a right side row and then BO in all PURL STS. This is the bind-off I liked best. I tried it with knit sts and k1, p1, but I like all purl sts best. But, definitely try different bind-off’s to see which you like best ;)

2 balls of yarn with 2 swatches and 2 knitting needles

Seed Stitch Pattern:

  • CO 15 STS {or any odd number of STS}
  • Row 1: WYIF S1PW *P1, K1* P1, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 2: K1TBL *P1, K1* P1, K1TBL

Repeat rows 1-2 until it measures 10” or your desired length. I knit mine until it was about 2-3” too small and I stretched it to make it fit. I wanted the stitches to be further apart like my first one.

Tip:

Place a stitch marker on the “odd” side, so you know which side to slip sts and which side to knit :) {It doesn’t matter which side you put the stitch marker on as long as your consistent with which side you knit and which side you slip the first stitch.}

BO on an even row: K1TBL *P1, K1* P1, K1TBL

2 Swatches of Exfoliating Washcloths
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