Monday, September 16, 2013

Owl Dish Scrubbie


Here is the window dressing promised in the Scrubbie Teaser Post from a couple weeks ago! How freaking adorable are these little owls???? I was so excited when my friend came to me with this idea! I approached Lorene from Cre8tion Crochet and asked her what she thought about me linking to her post and I was soooo glad that she was ok with it! Look how cute these are!!!!! 

Alright, so step one is going to be to complete the scrubbie from the previous post, found HERE. Once you have completed that you can follow along with the rest of the pattern here:

Materials 
Cotton yarn in as many colors as you like. (You will want to use cotton so that it absorbs water and is more durable for repeated washings.
I (5.5 mm) Hook
Yarn needle
Extra strips of nylon net material from previous step. You are going to stuff the owl with it.

Notes
You can put a scrubbie in front, or in back or in both places. However you think it will work best! I have completed one owl with the scrubbie in the front (the orange and purple owl) and one with the scrubbie in back (the pink and purple owl.) The eyes and beak are a little more challenging to sew onto the scrubbie than straight to the other cotton yarn but you choose! :D Either will work!

On the purple owl I skipped round 7 for a more plump owl. Round 7 makes him a little taller and narrower (blue owl). You can use either method.

Instructions


{Round 1-4 can be found in the Scrubbie Teaser Post. It will teach you how to find and cut the material necessary to make the scrubbie portion of the owl.}

Round 5: Attach cotton yarn to any st. Ch 1. Place one hdc in the space between every st around. If this is confusing you can put one hdc into the top of every st around. Going between the stitches just helps the owl curve back away from the scrubbie. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (36 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat *to* around. Sl st to top of first hdc. (45 hdc)

Round 7: With new color (if you decide to change colors), ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 19 st, sl st into the next st, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each of the next 5 st, hdc in next st, sl st into same st, 1 sc in each of next 19 st. Sl st to top of first sc. (52 stitches)

Round 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 17 st, sl st in next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, 3 dc) in next st, ch 1, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in each of the next 8 st, (hdc, dc) in next st, ch 1, (3 dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, 1 sc in each of next remaining st, join to first sc with a sl st.

Round 9: Sl st loosely around the entire owl. When you reach the ch 1 spaces, place 3 sc in each one.

You are going to make one more of these only the center scrubbie will be made of cotton. The instructions are exactly the same.

You can then decide what you want to be your front and your back. Cre8tion Crochet has excellent directions as to how to make the eyes and stitch on the beak. You can find her directions HERE.

You will then assemble the owl following her directions, leaving about a 4" gap to turn the owl right side out. It is harder with that stiff scrubbie. 

Stuff your owl with remaining strips of nylon net material. The nylon will allow the water to drain out without absorbing moisture so that you don't have mold and mildew growing inside your owl (YUCK!) DO NOT USE polyfil!!!!

Stitch up the bottom of your owl and and admire your work!!!!


I was able to make two owls with the 2 yrds of nylon net material that I purchased. I sincerely hope that you love your new little owl!

Make sure that when you are done using your owl scrubbie that you lay him scrubbie down so that he can drain. You can throw your owl in the washing machine and dryer to keep him clean.

Everyone will want you to make one of these adorable owls for their kitchen!!! 

Another BIG thank you to Cre8tion Crochet! If you like this owl you can make her STUFFY VERSION. Make sure to follow her on Facebook for all kinds of other amazing patterns!

If you enjoyed this pattern, here is another quick and easy pattern.
Be happy!!!

38 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable... what a great way to make something that was just cute, cute AND functional! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Lorene! And thanks again and again and again for letting me link to your pattern! I LOVE it!!!

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  2. I love owls. These are so adorable.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like them so much! I hope you make one and enjoy it! :D

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  3. Wow these are adorable I think I'd be pissed if someone used it for cleaning. Lol

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  4. I love your owls! Is on my list of things to do now. I pinned your post, I hope you don't mine. New follower here via GFC and google +. I invite you to visit my blog. Nice to meet you :)
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you Marisa! Please feel free to pin anything you like from here! I appreciate it! You have a cute blog. :)

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    2. Thank you Marisa! Please feel free to pin anything you like from here! I appreciate it! You have a cute blog. :)

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  5. What a cute dish scrubber! Thank you! :). :)
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    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog

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  6. These look great! Can't wait to make them, I've been waiting FOREVER since the teaser! Although I think it will just perch pretty on the sink, although using them only means an excuse to make MORE in DIFFERENT colors ;)

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  7. Wow thanks for sharing. They look so cute! They would brighten up any kitchen!
    Thanks for linking at crochetaddictuk

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  8. Just wanted to let you know this project was featured on the At Play blog today.

    http://atplayonline.com/2013/09/20/friday-finds-9-20-13/

    Thanks
    Megan

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    1. Oh wow!!! That is so awesome! Thank you so much!!! :D

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  9. I love this owl. Wonderful pattern.

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  10. OMG - They are soooo cute! I've been wanting to learn how to do my own scrubbies anyway, but I'll have to see if I can be coordinated enough to do this project.

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  11. I am just learning to crochet, is this too hard to follow for a beginner. I haven't learner all the abbreviations yet is there a list of germs somewhere?

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    1. I would say for any beginner Google and YouTube are your friends. :) The stitches used in this project are basic. If you have any specific questions once you get started I would be happy to help if I can. Good luck!

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  12. I think the pattern is adorable and would like very much to do these. However, the pattern to print out is not complete and the instructions are impossible to find. Why do you start your instructions with Round 5? What happened to 1-4?

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    1. Exactly....don't understand. Are the first 4 rounds what they call 'The Magic Circle"?

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    2. I just found it....in the second paragraph there is a link to the first 4 rounds.

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    3. thanks so much, I'll go in and try to find it too! So glad someone else was having trouble too. Misery loves company ;-) Amanda

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    4. I'm sorry that this was so confusing for so many of you. I felt that it was too much information to have the instructions for making the scrubbie and the owl all in one post. So the instructions for the dish scrubbie portion are in the first post and turning it into an owl is this post. I have added an additional link to the scrubbie post right above row 5's instructions to hopefully help others avoid this problem.
      Enjoy the pattern everyone!

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  13. How big is your owl? I finished the scrubbie and it covers my whole hand. Didn't know how big the finished owl was supposed to be. :)

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    1. Yep, that's right. Mine cover my whole palm. It's big enough to grip it on the sides and scrub.

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  14. It's not just my palm. It is as big as my whole hand! I think it was big enough when I did round 3, but when I did round 4, it made it really big. Not sure if I did something wrong or not.....

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  15. Can you buy a nylon scrubbie from grocery store and crochet around it?

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    1. I bet you probably could. I've never tried it but if you can get your hook through it and match the stitch count then you should be able to follow the directions without problems.

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  16. I am mad about Owls and like this pattern a lot. Thank you for sharing. I am going to crochet some too.

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  17. I think there is a small error in the pattern. I have made several of these and love them but each one hasn't turned out quite right and I finally realized why.
    Round 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 17 st, sl st in next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, 3 dc) in next st, ch 1, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in each of the next 8 st, (dc, hdc) in next st, ch 1, ***(3 dc, hdd)***in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, 1 sc in each of next remaining st, join to first sc with a sl st.

    *** shouldn't it be (hdc, 3 dc) ?

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    1. No, I'm sorry the ears are mirrors of each other so you have to work the hdc first. Hope you can figure out why they look off to you.

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    2. I found that too. It is an error but caught it in time.

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  18. Too cute, I love it! Made one for my mom and included this poem:
    “Owl scrub the dishes”
    Cotton yarn and nylon net
    Stuffed with nylon to drain out the wet
    Safe in the washer and dryer too
    This kitchen helper is such a hoot!

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  19. I was just wondering, if you bought the scrubbies from say the dollar store could you start this pattern at round five and do it that way? Would it work or not? I really want to try this and thank you so much for posting this! :)

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    1. I don't know why you couldn't as long as you can fit the correct number of stitches around the scrubbie without the stitches stretching too far or rippling. I'd buy extras to stuff the owl with at the end or get some of the netting specifically for that purpose. You want to make sure the scrubbie can drain so it doesn't grow mold.

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    2. Thank you so much! If you like once i try it i can post a pic!

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    3. I would love to see a pic! Yes please share when you get it done!

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