Valentine Heart Scrubby Pattern

The Packer game is on, which is prime knitting time, but I have to pause for a moment to let my fingers rest and share my latest obsession and a pattern I’ve developed out of need and curiosity.

Need? I made scrubby washcloths for a few, but not all of the family members and friends who were interested in having some at Christmas. However, Christmas has passed, so the red-white-and-green motif I’d used for the originals would no longer be appreciated. What holiday’s next? Well, Chinese New Year and MLK Day, but silhouettes of Martin Luther King, Jr and/or monkeys (as in year-of) would be too hard not only to create, but also to identify once completed.

So, Valentine’s Day is next, and I love hearts. In December I had designed a little heart pocket to attach to a coffee cozy, so I took that same design enlarged and converted to garter instead of stockinette, and this is what happened:  Aren’t they cute? For scrubbies, I mean. They are sort of, well, furry, but I think they’ll work.

So here’s what I did:

VALENTINE HEART SCRUBBY

You will need:
Red Heart Scrubby yarn
Any dish cotton. I used Sugar & Cream
Size 10 straight metal needles (Note: this is a pretty tough knit, capable of snapping wooden or plastic needles!) 

Instructions:

Body:
Holding both scrubby and cotton yarn together…
c/o 1 stitch.

Row 1: K1
Row 2: kfb, K1
Row 3: kfb K to end
repeat row 3 until you have 22 stitches

K 3 rows straight across

(Bind off 1 stitch, K to end) for 4 rows (18 st left)

First Lobe:

K9, turn (leave remaining nine stitches on needle, but work on first 9 for now).

Working on these stitches only:
Bind off 1 st, K to end
Repeat last row until you have 6 st
Bind Off 2 stitches, K to end
Repeat last row until you have 2 st left.

K2tog. Finish off.

Second Lobe:

Rejoin yarn to remaining stitches at center of heart,
K1 row
Bind off 1 st, K to end
Repeat last row until you have 6 st
Bind Off 2 stitches, K to end
Repeat last row until you have 2 st left.

K2tog. Finish off.

Then comes my least favorite, but most necessary part: sewing in ends. 

Et voilà, a scrubby. Mignon, non?

Try it out and let me know what you think!

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3 thoughts on “Valentine Heart Scrubby Pattern

    1. Oh! I’m so glad you liked it! It’s even more fun to make them with all the new colors of scrubby yarn they’ve come out with recently, isn’t it?

      Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know! Happy knitting, and then happy scrubbing! 🙂

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