New Scrubby Yarn

FlowerScrubby_2_IMG_5013NEW Scrubby Yarn!  Having a chance to see new yarn before it hits the market is a definite perk to working with RedHeart.

Like many of you, I will usually crochet or knit up quick washcloths for housewarming gifts. They are fun, fast and are always loved. So, when I saw the new Scrubby yarn by Red Heart which is made to use for just such a project I was totally excited. I couldn’t wait to show you the yarn and offer you tips on how to work with it.

While I was working with yarn of course I worked up a quick pattern that is already one of my favorites :-) You can get it free below; it is called the Flower Dishcloth Scrubby.

One of the great features of this yarn is that has wonderful nubbies (yes that is a technical term, LOL) that are perfect for scrubbing your body, face, or pots and pans! Plus, it dries quickly so you don’t get that funky sour smell that most hand knit dishcloths get when made out of cotton.

But, you don’t only have to use my pattern. There are so many wonderful free patterns over at that use this yarn. Go take a look and see if there is one there that strikes your fancy.

Now, grab your hook, some Scrubby yarn, the free pattern and you too can make this fun and fast dishcloth. With the free crochet pattern and the free video tutorial taught by me, Marly Bird you will have nothing but success.

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