I have tried making sponges from other peoples patterns but have not found one that worked best for me, so I tried my hand at my own pattern. I love these "spongies". I could not find a picture of one I just finished so I got a picture of the one I have been using for the past four months. The color is very faded but it is still holding up very nicely. I hate the idea of bought sponges because of all the bacteria they hold and they just tear up in the wash. This "spongie" foams up nicely and I wash it every other day.
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Hook Size: H
flo = front loop only; blo = back loop only; slst = slip stitch; hdc = half double crochet
Rnd 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in remaining chs. (17 hdc), hdc around the unworked ch loops. Join with slst to first hdc. (34 hdc) DO NOT TURN THROUGHOUT
Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in flo around; join with slst to 1st hdc.
Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in unworked blo of hdc in previous rnd. Continue around. (34 hdc) NOTE: This will cause a fold in your work and give your finished work that "spongy" feel. Join with a slst to 1st hdc.
Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in flo of hdc just worked; join with slst in 1st hdc.
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 14: ch 2, slst through both sides, joining together.
If I post a pattern as free, you are free to use it in anyway you see fit. Make them, sell them, whatever. However, you are not free to sell the pattern itself! I also require that you post a link to my site.
Ex: Pattern by: Cajun Crochet: http://cajuncrochet.blogspot.com/