Use super bulky blanket yarn to make these fast, bright and cheerful fruit shaped sponges. Perfect for cleaning or bath time - you will find plenty of uses for these reusable scrubbies. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Fruit with Bernat Blanket Brights
As you can see, I am STILL playing with my Bernat Blanket Brights. They are just too much fun! I should also mention that all of the patterns I have released lately (Crochet Water Balloons, Stuff and Spill Fish Bowl, and this one) have all been made from the same SMALL skeins (5.3 oz each). So you can get a lot out of this yarn!
Crochet Fruit as Toys
I am putting these Fruit Scrubby Sponges in with my Quick and Thick cleaning patterns, but really they can be used as wash clothes/bath scrubbies too! I'm sure my daughter would love to have these in her bath tonight, but I'm not giving them up quite yet 🙂
- Bernat Blanket Yarn in colors: White, Race Car Red, Carrot Orange, School Bus Yellow, Go Go Green, and Pow Purple
Small amount of black acrylic or cotton yarn for embellishing
- Size N/P (10.0 mm) crochet hook (I used Clover Amour)
- Plastic Yarn Needle
Abbreviations (U.S. Terms)
- Ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- SC: single crochet
- SC2TOG: Single crochet two together
- SC3TOG: Single crochet three together
- DC: Double crochet
- Bobble stitch (bobble): YO, insert hook and pull yarn through st from previous row, YO, pull through 2 loops on the hook, YO, insert hook into same stitch and pull through, YO, pull through 2, YO, insert hook into same stitch and pull through, YO, Pull through 2, YO, Pull through the 4 remaining loops on the hook.
- Ch stitches at the beginning of rounds or rows do not count as a stitch
- The last stitch of a round is always connected to the first stitch of the round with a sl st
- Gauge is not important for the finished product
Start with color 'Pow Purple' Ch 10
Row 1: Start in third ch from the hook, *bobble, SC, repeat from * across (4 bobbles, 4 SC)
Row 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC in 4, SC2TOG (6)
Row 3: Ch 2, *bobble, SC, repeat from * across (3 bobbles, 3 SC)
Row 4: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC in 2, SC2TOG (4)
Row 5: Ch 2, *bobble, SC, repeat from *across (2 bobbles, 2 SC)
Row 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG across (2)
Ch 1 and SC around the raw edge working one st into each row. This will cause the bunch of grapes to form a dome shape. If you would prefer them to lay flat, work in more SC stitches.
Leaf: Attach the color Go Go Green along the back side of row 1 with sl st. Ch 6. Working in the second ch from the hook: sl st, SC, DC, DC, SC. Now working along the back side of the chain: Ch 1, SC, DC, DC,SC, sl st. This will bring you back to the point of the leaf. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Vine: Attach the color Go Go Green in the same stitch as the leaf. Ch 8. Start in the second ch from the hook. Work 3 SC into each ch stitch to create a spiral. When you reach the beginning of the ch, tie off and weave in ends.
Start with color Race Car Red, Ch 9
Row 1: Starting in the second ch from the hook, SC2TOG, SC in 4, SC2TOG (6)
Row 2: SC in 2, SC2TOG, SC in 2 (5)
Row 3: SC across (5)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC, SC2TOG (3)
Row 5: SC across (3)
Row 6: SC3TOG
Continue to SC around the raw edges. Tie off. Attach White with a sl st along the back side of Row 1
White: Ch 1, SC in 3, 2 SC, 2 SC, SC in 3 (10)
Switch to Go Go Green and turn: SC across, ch 1 and turn, SC across. Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.
Embellish seeds with small pieces of black yarn
Start with magic circle.
Round 1 (White): work 6 SC in magic circle, pull tight
Round 2 (switch to Carrot Orange or School Bus Yellow): Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around (12)
Round 3: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC, repeat from * around (18)
Round 4: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in 2, repeat from * around (24)
Round 5: Ch 1, *2 SC, SC in 3, repeat from * around (30). Tie off
With white, surface crochet around between rounds 4 and 5. Tie off. Using a yarn needle, hand stitch lines to create orange/lemon sections
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