Sunday, August 16, 2009

Knit and Crocheted Sponges

48 hours ago I posted a pattern on Ravelry for Knit and Crocheted Sponges. They are very basic - very quick - very easy. I almost didn't post the pattern because there really is nothing to them. You make a rectangle (or 2) fold/sew to make it double thickness and call it a day.

Since I posted the pattern over 100 people have downloaded it. I guess people really do want simple ideas.

I've been using mine for over a year and throwing them in the wash weekly. They hold up well and save a lot of paper towels.

One thing I discovered this weekend taking the pictures was how terrible the deck looks. I really need to get it painted before fall. But - back to the sponges. You may notice the rust yarn. It's from the last ball of 20 year old Sugar N' Cream that I made the Rust Goes Green market bag from.
The blue ones are from a while ago. There's no pattern for the cloth, I just started knitting and let a pattern appear as it felt like it.

This time around when finishing the sponges I did a simple whip stitch around pieces instead of the chain stitch (crochet) and 3 needle bind off (knit) I did around the entire sponge the first time around.

The sponge hiding behind the orange/pink one was made with multiple yarns. The front is rust and orange/pink while the back is rust and blue/white. Hey - it's just a sponge. It doesn't have to match!


Sabrina said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I do really love the Rust Goes Green pattern. In fact, I'm working on a third one right now. I do have a question though. If I wanted to make it a bit bigger around, how would I go about doing that? I'm not that great a crocheter and don't really know how to modify patterns and such yet.

Sabrina said...

Does it have to be a certain multiple of stitches to make the pattern work or does it not really matter?