Scrubbie free crochet pattern
Just a few days ago, we were on a drive through the Hill Country in Central Texas when I noticed the Firewheels. The first time I noticed them was three years ago when my son (5 at the time) pointed them out and declared they were his favorite wildflower. Since then, I noticed them every time they pop out and even look for them amongst the others.
One evening, while I was waiting on dinner in the oven, I saw these two cotton colors sitting together and the first thing I thought about was those Firewheels! My heart smiled so I grabbed a hook and turned on Netflix… and here we are. I just love them. The hold just enough soapy water to wash out my cups and glassware easily without retaining so much that they don't dry quickly. You absolutely must try them.
Sugar n Cream Cotton Solids medium worsted weight yarn (2.5 oz of Red and 20 yds of Yellow makes approx 4 Firewheels)
H/6.00mm Clover hook, scissors, yarn needle
Difficulty – Easy
Size – 4-½” diameter
Gauge – Not crucial for this pattern
Stitch Guide in American Terms
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
lp(s) – loop(s)
yo – yarn over
dc – double crochet
tog – together
Beg cluster (dc 4 tog including beg ch3) – ch3, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook,
Cluster (4 dc tog) – Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook
Chain counts as a stitch. Do not turn your work. Pattern is worked flat in rounds.
Using yellow, ch 5, join with slip stitch to form a loop
Round 1: Ch 1, working into the loop, *sc, ch1, repeat from * around 11 times, join – 12 sts, 12 ch-1 spaces
Round 2: Joining red, ch 3 into any ch-1 space, dc in same ch space, 2 dc in each space around, join – 24 sts
Round 3: Sl st into the 2-dc space, ch 3, 3 dctog with the chain, ch 2, *dc cluster (4 dctog), ch 2 in each 2-dc space around, repeat from * 12 times, fasten off – 12 clusters
Round 3: Sl st into the space between the 2 dc from the previous round, ch 3, beg cluster, ch 2, *cluster, ch 2 in each space between the 2 dc; repeat from * 11 times, join – 12 clusters.
Round 4: Join yellow, *sl st into a ch-2 space, ch 2, sl st into the top of the cluster, ch 2; repeat from * around 24 times, sl st to join – 24 sts, 24 ch-2 spaces
Sew in your ends.
These are my notes to keep me on track without the pattern. Maybe they will help you, too.