Pampering Massage Back Scrubber and Washcloth

The Pampering Massage Soap Saver is a big hit – for gift giving, for craft fairs, for anyone who enjoys a little luxury. And it inspired one crafter to request a matching back scrubber! So I’ve happily translated this stitch pattern into the Pampering Massage Back Scrubber, and I’ve gone one step further, and designed a matching washcloth! Make all 3, tuck them in a basket with some gorgeous soaps, and you’ll have the perfect gift set!

Pampering Massage Back Scrubber and Washcloth

Two patterns on one page! Madness! (But the clean kind… ) Let’s get started.

Pampering Massage Back Scrubber

Pampering Massage Back Scrubber

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  • US – I, 5.50 mm hook
  • 120 yards worsted weight cotton yarn (Peaches & Creme White shown)
  • See below for special st instructions. A video tutorial for the FSC (Foundation Single Crochet) can be found here.

CL – Cluster Stitch (Puff Stitch): [Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop to height of row] 4 times, working into the same st each time, until there are 9 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 8 loops, yo and pull through last two loops on hook.

dc&sc2tog – double crochet and single crochet 2 together: Yo, insert hook into the next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, so 2 loops are on hook. Insert hook into the next st, yo and pull up a loop, so 3 loops are on hook. Yo and pull through all 3 loops.

Back Scrubber Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 13, sc in second ch from the hook, dc in the next ch. *Sc in the next ch, dc in the next ch. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (12 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, [dc, sc] in the first st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st. [Dc, sc] in the last st. Turn. (14 sts)

Row 3 – 10: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (14 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts. *CL in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * 3 times. Turn. (14 sts)

Row 12 – 14: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (14 sts)

Row 15 – 62: Repeat Rows 11-14 12 times. (13 rows of clusters total, plus 3 rows flat at the end)

Row 63 – 68: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (14 sts)

Row 69: Ch 2, dc&sc2tog in first 2 sts. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain. Dc&sc2tog in last 2 sts. Do not turn. (12 sts)

Adding handles to the back scrubber in one row is easy!

Edging and Handles:
Working into the edge, sc along the left (long) side of the scrubber, to the first corner of the opposite end. At corner, working off the first starting ch, FSC 16. Skipping the rest of the starting ch, sc along the other long side to the first corner of the last row. Working off the first st of Row 69, FSC 16. Break yarn and sew to the opposite corner, skipping the remaining sts of the last row. Weave in ends.

Pampering Massage Washcloth

Pampering Massage Washcloth

  • US – I, 5.50 mm hook
  • 40 yards worsted weight cotton yarn (Peaches & Creme Pansy shown)
  • See above for CL stitch instructions. A video tutorial on seamless finishing can be found here.

Washcloth Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 20, sc in the first st, dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, *CL in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, *CL in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in the first st, sc in the next st. *Dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to last st, sc in the last st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 12 – 19: Repeat Rows 4 – 11. Turn. (19 sts per row)

Edging:
Ch 1, sc in each st to end. Working into the edge, sc along the left side, then into the starting ch, then along the opposite edge, working 3 sc in each corner. Break yarn and use the seamless join to finish off. Weave in ends.

So what do you think? Will you make one or all three? They’re great unisex patterns, great for gift giving or for treating yourself. The back scrubber will feel fantastic on sore shoulders, and the washcloth gives a great face massage. I hope you enjoy making them!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make baskets for sale from this pattern, please visit the All About Moogly page for details. You can contact me via Facebook messages or at [email protected]

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  1. 1

    Elizabeth Arias says

    This is awesome! And so is the Soap Saver. I can’t wait to make these as gifts :)

    I have an unrelated question: Have you ever made a crochet toaster cover? I have been wanting to make one for some time now but can’t find a pattern.

  2. 5

    Karin Hemenway says

    Love it! Shared this on my blog (www.grandescapecrochet.blogger.com) with full credit back to you, of course! Your blog is wonderful and very refreshing. Keep those great posts coming!

  3. 6

    Jana says

    Hi! I was wondering if it were possible to get this pattern emailed? I am trying to save it on my iPad using PDF Converter, which works great on just about every web site and blog, but for some reason (because its WordPress maybe?) whenever I try to convert any of your blog posts, it cuts off the right side of the page. :( I tried emailing it to myself, but only got the link back to the blog. Hitting printer friendly only tries to print. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  4. 9

    Jana says

    This is weird! I just went to print by hitting the print button, and THIS time it popped up with those options! So now I have it saved as a PDF in Dropbox. :) thanks!

  5. 11

    Barbara says

    your Octopus–years ago, maybe 40, I bought similiar only the lady had a button hole in the center of the head so kids could put them on their shirts. Cute having a shirt front with 6 in a row. Just an idea.

  6. 13

    Gloria Scott says

    I love this back scrubber! It is so good to find one that you can just send through the washing machine. I am going to make some for me. haha
    If you are still looking for a toaster cover try looking under tea cozy. Craftown has an adorable cat tea cozy that could be adapted to fit a toaster. There are many others available too. Good luck.

    http://www.craftown.com/crochet/pat82.htm

  7. 14

    Melody says

    I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. I’m sure each and everyone of them will love these. They’re all getting a set for Christmas. My husband will also love his. Thank you for sharing .

  8. 16

    Jami says

    Hello, I note that on your webpage, it says do not “reprint” the pattern. Is it alright if I copy and paste it into Word so I can print it off for my personal use? I’m not sure I will be able to even recreate the beautiful piece of work you created as I am just a beginner.

    Thanks,

    Jami

    • 17

      Tamara Kelly says

      Yes, that’s fine Jami! Or you can use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom – that’s even easier. :) The “reprint” means to put it in a magazine or book or print out copies to sell or hand out to people (though I do give permission for some of those things on a case by case basis).

  9. 19

    brentajane says

    This set is beautiful. I have just gotten the top award for the donkey dumbs. I have wore out the yarn, yep i did. Started over, looked for the cluster stitch on your website. For some reason I am havin a big dumb block on this. By any chance am I overlookin a video on your web site. I am tryin to get the whole set done for family members for Christmas. But I am not sure which year or century I will get it. – If I cannot get passed bein so dumb. I did research it out before asking for a video. I know you are really busy and I do apologize. Mybe someone will get a good laugh for the day from all this. Thank you

  10. 21

    brentajane says

    Thank you so much for your help with this, a video is really going to do the trick. I have gotten 2 clusters made. Although they do not look quite like they should. :] Ahh Progress. I will keep trying. This is a beautiful set and wonderful gifts . Thank you for the patterns and sorry I am having a bad case of the donkey dumbs.

    • 22

      Tamara Kelly says

      Clusters are one of those stitches that take some practice. I still get ones I pull out and re-do sometimes, just the nature of the beast. :D

  11. 23

    Penny says

    So, after making that awesome soap saver you graciously supplied the pattern for, I just had to make this back scrubber, right? It is gorgeous! Thank you – as always – for sharing your amazing patterns! Now to start that wash cloth……… :) You’re so talented, Tamara. Thank you again.

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