Tunisian Crocheted Sponges

This is a fast and fun pattern. It is crocheted using the Tunisian or afghan stitch for a nice textured look. Some people actually think this stitch technique strongly resembles knitting.
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These are a cute alternative to store bought sponges. You can make these in under 20 minutes! They would make nice, inexpensive gifts. Make a few in different colors, tie them with a ribbon and it will put a smile on anyone's face.:)

Total Time: Under 20 minutes

Yield: The more the better!

Source: Self

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. See, this is an afghan hook. Available at most any craft store or on-line.
  2. Ch 14.
  3. Insert your hook in the second ch from hook, yarn over and pull through.
  4. Continue in this manner until you have reached the end. You will have many loops on your hook.
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  6. When you have reached the end, you will yarn over and pull through one loop only. This is equivalent to chaining at the end of your rows.
  7. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
  8. Repeat the last step until you are at the end of your row.
  9. Do you see all the vertical bars you have? You will be inserting your hook under the second bar to the left. See?
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  11. Yarn over and pull through this loop only.
  12. Do the same with each remaining bar, being sure not to skip the tiny one at the end of the row.
  13. Yarn over, pull through one loop. *Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.* Continue step in between ** until end of row.
  14. Insert hook in second bar, yarn over and pull through one loop. Continue until the end of the row.
  15. Repeat the step 11 once, and steps 12 and then 11, 5 more times.
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  17. Ch 1, sc in the same space, work 10 sc along the edge, 2 in the last space. You have 13 total on this side now.
  18. Work 7 sc evenly along the next edge, 2 sc in the last space. You have 9 on this side.
  19. Work 11 sc on the next edge, 2 in the last space. 13 total on this side.
  20. Work 7 sc on the last edge, making 2 in the last space. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc.
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  22. Finish off and weave in ends.
  23. Here's the front.
  24. And the back.
  25. Enjoy!:)

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May 29, 20150 found this helpful

I've been crocheting (Tunisian, Bavarian, English, and Irish) since I was a child, and this is a VERY good tutorial on this subject! Clever use of the darning needle to show stitch placement too.

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