The past week at work was unbelievable. I don't want to repeat it again so to forget about the week I spend part of today knitting cotton sponges. A while back I found a crocheted sponge patterns and decided it would be easy to make a knit version. They work great. I made one at the beginning of the summer to test out and it has been through the washing machine many times. Still look great.
If you'd like to give it a try and use a few less paper towels - here's my simple little pattern.
Knit Sponge - 2 finishing versions
Worsted weight cotton such as Sugar N Cream.
size 8 needles (or whatever is around and close after all this doesn't have to be a specific size)
crochet hook size F or G
Cast on 20 sts.
Work 24 ridges of garter st (48 rows).
Finish version 1
Fold in half along a garter ridge.
Work single crochet around all 4 sides.
Finish version 2
Fold in half around a garter ridge.
Work 3 needle bind off across cast on and last row.
Turn and pick up and work 3 needle bind off on the garter st edges.
Turn and work bind off on the folded edge.
Turn and repeat garter st edge bind off. End.