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A friend of mine gave me a kitchen scrubbie and it turned out to be an amazing tool for my kitchen. It doesn’t scratch surfaces, but has significant scrubbing power. And, because it is made of synthetic material, it doesn’t tend to smell the way a sponge would.
I make my scrubbies with strips of tulle netting that are 1½ inches wide. Using a rotary cutter makes quick work of cutting strips from yardage or you can buy spools of tulle in different widths. I like a fairly lightweight, small weave tulle. The scrubbies come out soft and pliable. (Heavier larger weave tulles are a bit harder to crochet and give you a stiffer scrubbie). Knot ends of strips together to create longer strips as needed and tuck any knots to the back of your work as you crochet.
You’ll be creating two halves and the knots will be on the inside of your scrubbie when you stitch them together.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stich
I use a size H/8-5.00mm crochet hook.
When I first started working with tulle yarn, I found it hard to work in the stitches (I kept catching my hook in the yarn), so I just put my crochet hook in the space between the previous row’s double crochet stitches instead. You could do either with this pattern.
I also chain 2 for my first double crochet. Most folks chain 3. Your call.
Ch 4 and sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 11 dc into ring, sl st to join (12 dc).
Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st to join (24 dc).
Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc, repeat around scrubbie* sl st to join (36 dc). Finish off.
As above, but instead of finishing off add this additional row – ch 1 (counts as first hdc) and then hdc in each stitch around scrubbie (36 hdc) and sl st to join.
Because there is no increase in this row, it will pull over slightly and become a side edge for your scrubbie. You may need to shape the edge a bit with your fingers (the picture shows the back side).
To finish off, I generally cut my yarn about a yard out and pull through the last stitch to give myself a long piece of yarn to stitch the halves together.
Put your halves back to back (any knots tucked inside) and stitch together. You could slip stitch or single crochet the edges together. I like using a large plastic needle to sew them together. By grabbing the outside edge of the chains on each side I can make the join fairly subtle.
Finish off and bury the tail in the scrubbie.
My scrubbies are 3¼–3½ inches across.
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