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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ridges and Bobbles Backscrubber Strap - stop #2 on the Spa Basket CAL

I present to you the Ridges and Bobbles Backscrubber Strap, the 2nd free crochet pattern in the tranquil and relaxing #SpaBasketCAL ! This event will run from 8/30/16 through 12/7/16, and features 12 patterns from 12 amazing designers. The patterns will combine to make a lovely spa basket, perfect for gifting. All the patterns will be made in worsted weight, cotton yarn. We also have some wonderful prizes – scroll down for information on how to enter the giveaway, the pattern release schedule and more. Our prize sponsors all sell a variety of items that would make great additions to your basket, so be sure to check them out!

Now for the backscrubber pattern.....

By using this pattern you agree to the Pattern Terms of Use set forth by Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts
This pattern is the intellectual property of Lisa Jelle/Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own, and/or without my consent is prohibited. If you wish to sell finished items produced from this pattern, feel free to do so. However, I ask that you please credit me as the pattern designer and link back to me as follows:
Pattern by Lisa Jelle/Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

Lion Brand Kitchen cotton (or comparable #4/worsted weight cotton): approximately 400-450 yards.

Sizes H/8(5mm) and J/10 (6mm) crochet hooks, stitch markers, scissors, tapestry/yarn needle, measuring tape


One size. Finished measurements: approximately 24" long (not including straps) and 5" wide.

(With cotton yarn and H hook) 15dcs x 12 rows of R2-R5 repeats= 4"x4" square

ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es),  FLO - front loop only, BLO - back loop only,  sl st - slip stitch


  • Turning chain only counts when specified.

Ridges side (with H hook)
Ch 23
Row 1: (right side) (ch3 does not count as dc) dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across (20 sts), do not turn
Row 2: (working left to right) ch1, rev sc in FLO of each dc across, sl st in turning chain (does not count as st) (20sts), no turn
Row 3: ch3, dc in BLO of each dc from two rows below this one (working in the remaining loop behind the rev sc sts) across (20sts), no turn
Rows 4-72: repeat R2 & R3 alternating (ending on a R2 repeat)
Row 73: repeat R3, fasten off and weave in ends.

Bobbles side (with H hook)
Ch 18
Row 1: (wrong side) sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across (17sts), turn
Row 2: ch1 (does NOT count as st), sc in first st, *eesc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * - * across (17sts), turn
Row 3: ch1, sc in each st across (17sts), turn
Row 4: ch1 (does NOT count), sc in first TWO sts, *eesc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * - * across til one st remains, sc in last st (17sts), turn
Row 5: ch1, sc in each st across (17sts), turn
Repeat Rows 2-5 til piece measures approximately 23 ½” (ending on a Row 3 OR Row 5 repeat), fasten off and weave in ends.


Assemble (work ALL sts through BOTH pieces)
(With J hook)
Stack the two pieces together with right sides facing out. Hold piece with short end at the top. Attach yarn w/sl st at upper right corner. Sc in same st, sc evenly across short end to corner (17sts), ch3 at corner, sc in same st, turn piece 90 degrees clockwise (counterclockwise for left handed), sc evenly across long end to corner (72sts), ch3 at corner, sc in same st, turn piece 90 degrees clockwise (counterclockwise for left handed), sc evenly across short end to corner (17sts), ch3 at corner, sc in same st, turn piece 90 degrees clockwise (counterclockwise for left handed), sc evenly across long end to corner (72sts), ch3 at corner, sc in st where you attached the yarn at beginning of this step, sl st in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

(With J hook)
  • ch60, feed chain through corner loops on one end <see pic A>, join w/sl st in first ch to form ring, pull chain through nearest loop til the join is approximately 1/2" from loop, fold chain in half (creates a double handle), work 50 scs AROUND doubled up handle <see pic B> til approximately 1/2" from other loop, fasten off and weave in ends.
  • repeat on 2nd short end.

And for the rest of the fun!

Social Media:

If you’re posting about the CAL, please be sure to use the hashtag #SpaBasketCAL. Follow along with us and share your progress! The Spa Basket CAL Facebook event is hosted by the Crochet Playground. Please note, if you are not already a member ofthe Crochet Playground group, you will need to join that group first in order to see the event. There is also a Spa Basket CAL Group on Ravelry.


Our generous sponsors have provided some wonderful prizes! They also all sell items that would make a great addition to your baskets.This post contains affiliate links – click here for more info.
Overhill Lane is providing 5 prize packages (1 each, to 5 separate winners). Each one will contain a handmade soap, a jar of Body Frosting, a bath bomb, and a lip saver. Visit Overhill Lane on Etsy for all of these items and more, including lotion bars, scrubs, and gift baskets.

Actual prize may contain different flavors/scents

CherryPak makes unique hot/cold packs filled with cherry pits. They come in all different shapes and sizes – even bunny shaped!CherryPak is providing 2 of their facial sized packs (1 each to 2 separate winners), in the premium linen fabric.

Our next prize is a pair of must-have books:  The Secret Stitch is the first novel in a new historical fiction series by C. Jane Reid.  Also included is The Secret Stitch, a Crochet Companion by Laurinda Reddig, which contains patterns for many of the accessories mentioned in the novel. Include one or both of these books in your basket as well – nothing says relaxation like curling up with a good book!

In addition to being a crochet designer, I wear several other 'hats', one of those being the hat of a Dove chocolatier and I'm providing one box of Sea Salted Caramel collection from Dove Chocolate Discoveries. These are special decadent chocolates, not the same as what you might find in your grocery store. There are MANY other items available to order online in my store – and seriously....who doesn’t want chocolate in their basket?

I'm ALSO an advocate for DoTerra and am providing a Citrus Bliss body lotion and bath bar package. DoTerra specializes in essential oils, and carries supplements and personal care items as well. My family and I have made miraculous changes in our own health and well being through these products! Any DoTerra items would make a great addition to your basket! Shop for more great DoTerra products HERE.

Actual prize may contain different scents

From Eucalan we have a favorite of fiber artists everywhere – Wrapture Fragrant Balm. This versatile product can be used as a lotion or perfume and would be perfect for any spa basket. Eucalan’s main product is a delicate wash for handmade, baby, and other delicate items. They also carry stain treating wipes.

Red Turtle Plant Spirit carries a variety of organic herbal tinctures and balms. From soothing, to energizing, you can find just the right thing for your basket. Red Turtle Plant Spirit is providing a restful sleep package, containing an herbal sleep pillowette and Restful Slumber tincture.


Right now this section has links to each designer’s site. The links will be updated to go directly to each pattern as it becomes available, so check back often.
9/7/16Jessie At Home – Spa Basket
9/14/16Kaleidoscope Art N Gifts
9/21/16Busting Stitches
9/28/16The Stitchin’ Mommy
10/5/16Stitches ‘N’ Scraps
10/12/16Tunisian Crochet Chick
10/19/16Same DiNamics Crochet
10/26/16Pattern Paradise
11/2/16Crochet Memories
11/9/16American Crochet
11/16/16Underground Crafter
11/23/16Simply Collectible


We have a total of 12 prizes, one for each of 12 separate winners. All the prizes will be awarded at the end of the event. Please note that all prizes are available to ship to US addresses only. Enter HERE.

Link Up:

The best way to get a lot of bonus giveaway entries is to post photos of (or links to) your finished projects from the CAL. You can do this up to 12 times (once for each pattern), and you get 2 entries for each link/photo. That’s up to 24 entries!
Add your Spa Basket CAL photos and links HERE!

I hope you enjoyed my Ridges and Bobbles Backscrubber Strap crochet pattern as part of the #SpaBasketCAL ! You can find my other patterns on Ravelry HERE.

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