Lilynun from Paragould, AR
The web site http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com has an index of crochet patterns including pot scrubbers. (02/16/2007)
2 1/2 yards of nylon net will make 4 scrubbies (net comes 72-inches wide)
Fold net twice in half lengthwise.
Fold in half (crosswise) and cut. That will give you 2 pieces.
Each of these will get cut in half again. This will give you 4 pieces.
Each of these 4 pieces will get cut again. Now you have 8 pieces.
Leave theses pieces folded as they are and cut each piece into three strips.
Now you should have 24 strips about 3-4 inches wide and 72" long.
One scrubbie takes 6 strips tied together at the end.
Using size K crochet hook:
Chain 5 and then slip stitch together. Chain 1 and then do 1 SC in same hole. Do 2 SC in each hole until you have 20 stitches. Do 1 SC in each hole until you come to the last knot. Do 5 SC past the last knot then decrease by doing SC in every other stitch until you have a 1-inch opening. Turn inside out (all the knots will now be on the inside) then continue to SC in every other stitch until it is closed. Pull last stitch tight and stuff end inside the scrubbie.
The nylon netting can be found online at www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html. (02/17/2007)
You can buy the nylon tulle (netting) at JoAnn fabrics. They have tons of colors to choose from. At my local JoAnn's it runs about .99cents a yard.. but often goes on sale, so watch for the sale. (07/31/2007)
By lil' Helper
Use size K crochet hook and 2 yards of netting to make 5 scrubbies. Crochet in the back stitch throughout.
Fold nylon netting by holding ends of 2 yards lengthwise.
Fold until small (approx 2 - 2 1/2"), then cut 2" pieces, until all of 2 yards is cut. Tie 6 of these pieces together for 1 scrubbie.
Then begin by:
Chain 5 and join to make circle.
Do 2 single crochets in each of the 5 chains and in each stitch until you pass the 2nd knot in the netting (there will be 3 knots on the back side which includes the beginning knot to start chain). Now, do one single crochet in each stitch until you have just passed the last knot. Turn work inside out and stuff all knot endings inside. Now decrease by doing 1 single crochet in every other stitch until opening closes up. Then pull through all loops and pull remaining end to inside of scrubbie. (08/31/2007)
Lots of patterns for pot scrubbies! (12/04/2007)
Please give me more detailed instructions as I am new to crochet, i.e. tie 6 pieces together. One knot or tie each piece together? How do you incorporate net into chain stitch? What do you use, yarn or crochet thread?
Thanks a lot!(from Dawn) (12/12/2007)
Thanks to all who sent directions. I am making them now. (12/12/2007)
I have been trying to crochet with the nylon net (to make a pot scrubber) and have been unable to do so. When I try to do this, I am catching my hook in the holes of the net. What am I doing wrong? It looks so simple but I have given up.
Thank you. (02/11/2008)
Thank you all for your help in finding the tulle pot/dish scrubbies. 2 years ago I bought 6 from a lady in Ohio. I moved 1.5 years ago to CA and have not been able to find someone to crochet them for me (for pay), or a pattern so I can do my own. They are the BEST! Thank you. (04/12/2008)
Well I had purchased some netting today. I thought I would cut the 6 strips (2" wide) tied them together and tried crocheting to make a circle (but what a disaster). Do you fold the strips in half and then crochet them? Can someone
guide me in the right direction please? The netting (rough material) was on sale at Joann's today. It looks so simple, but where did I go wrong? Help!
Wanda from Massachusetts (06/16/2008)
Cutting the netting that comes by the yard can be a real hassle. I used to do it that way for years. It took quite awhile to get a system worked out using my cutting mat and a rotary cutter. I make and sell scrubbies from my website ( http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/scrubbers.html ) so I needed a way to get the job done quickly.
Then I was contacted by a company who makes the nylon netting. I am able to buy wholesale (since I am a business) and not only that, they cut it and roll it onto spools for me. I now offer the spools for sale to customers who want to make the scrubbies themselves (@ http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html.) I have 32 colors to choose from. The spools are 3" wide by 40yds long, enough to get 3 double sided scrubbers from each spool, following my pattern, which I include free with every order of netting spools.
To answer the question on how to work with the netting: once the strips are cut and tied together (or use my spools) you use the netting as if it were a yarn by scrunching it up over your fingers like yarn would flow (see picture). It is rough material and stiffer than yarn. It does take some getting used to but once you get the hang of it you'll be able to whip these things out in no time! Hope that helps. (07/01/2008)
Has anyone given you a pattern? I would chine 5 single ch and connect. And double in this hole 8 times. Next roll I would Double ch two times in each double stitch. Do this until you have the size you want. Then drop a stitch every other time until you get to the last 5 stitches. Poke net into hole. (08/09/2008)
I'm new to crochet and want to make those little pot scrubbies. Can you help? Also, how do you tie the nylon pieces together? Thanks. Crawsi AT aol.com (11/27/2008)
We have just found some scrubbie mesh at Joann fabrics-it's stiffer than the nylon net - however, you have to cut it in 1" strips instead of 2".
Also, my husband made a frame (similar to a quilting frame) out of conduit and conduit ends. Wind the net (cut in 36" width) around the frame - pinning tightly - then unscrew two of the "corners", slide the net off, and cut with rotary cutter. It takes a while, but once you get the hang of it it goes pretty fast. (12/19/2008)
By Melba E.
You can purchase spools of 2 inch net in all colors, from www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com. She has patterns and scrubbies for sale. Watch you tube on how to crochet a heart and crochet nylon heart shaped scrubbies for Valentine's day. (01/06/2009)
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