Berry nice

Bu all your cares away with Becky Gar­ratt’s fab­u­lously fruity shower scrubby.

Simply Crochet - - HALTER TOP -

What could be more ap­pro­pri­ate for your toi­lette in the sum­mer months than a straw­berry-shaped shower scrubby? This bath­room ac­ces­sory is made with Rico’s Cre­ative Bubble, a tex­tured polyester yarn that’s been specif­i­cally de­signed for hooking play­ful sponges that gen­tly buff the skin as you lather up. Your morn­ing rou­tine just got a whole lot fruitier!

NOTE

The scrubby is worked us­ing the amigurumi method. Work in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral with­out clos­ing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it help­ful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. Change colour in last yrh of pre­vi­ous st.

STRAW­BERRY

Us­ing Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 6htr into loop. [6 htr]

Round 2 (Htr in next st, 2htr in next st) 3 times. [9 htr]

Round 3 (Htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st) 3 times. [12 htr]

Round 4 (Htr in next st, 2htr in next st) 6 times. [18 htr]

Round 5 (Htr in next st, 2htr in next st) 9 times. [27 htr]

Round 6 (Htr in next 8 sts, 2htr in next st) 3 times. [30 htr]

Round 7 (Htr in next 4 sts, 2htr in next st) 6 times. [36 htr]

Rounds 8-9 Htr in each st around. Round 10 (Htr in next 5 sts, 2htr in next st) 6 times. [42 htr]

Round 11 (Htr in next 5 sts, 2htr in next st) 7 times. [49 htr]

Round 12 (Htr in next 6 sts, 2htr in next st) 7 times. [56 htr]

Round 13 (Htr in next 7 sts, 2htr in next st) 7 times. [63 htr]

Rounds 14-18 Htr in each st around. Round 19 (Htr in next 7 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [56 htr]

Round 20 (Htr in next 6 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [49 htr]

Round 21 (Htr in next 5 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [42 htr] Do not fas­ten off. Use the shower puff as stuff­ing. They tend to be tied to­gether in the mid­dle, so find that strand and cut it so you can make the puff fit the shape of the Straw­berry bet­ter. Sew on the seeds us­ing two strands of Yarn A held to­gether and the im­age as a guide.

Round 22 Pick up work­ing yarn, (htr in next 4 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [35 sts]

Round 23 (Htr in next 3 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [28 sts]

Round 24 (Htr in next 2 sts, htr2­tog) 7 times. [21 sts]

Round 25 (Htr in next st, htr2­tog) 7 times. [14 sts] Round 26 ( Htr2­tog) 7 times. [7 sts] Fas­ten off.

LEAF CEN­TRE

Us­ing Yarn C, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 5dc into loop. [5 dc] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [10 dc] Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 5 times. [15 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times. [20 dc]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times. [25 dc]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times. [30 dc]

Round 7 (Dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times. [35 dc] Fas­ten off.

LEAF !MAKE 6"

Us­ing Yarn C, ch10.

Round 1 Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and each ch across to last ch, 2dc in last ch, ro­tate to work along op­po­site side of start­ing ch, dc in next 8 ch. [18dc]

Round 2 Ch3, dtr in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dtr in next st, (dtr, ch3, ss) in last st. Fas­ten off. Sew leaves evenly around the edge of the Leaf Cen­tre. Add a loop of yarn in the mid­dle of the cen­tre piece to use for hang­ing, then sew the whole green piece onto the top of the Straw­berry, us­ing the im­age as a guide.

This yarn has a fluffy tex­ture. Work in good light so you can see your stitches clearly.

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