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I like net scrubbies, but I had no luck in trying to crochet them. So I folded the netting in half then in half again and cut 3, 2 inch strips. I knotted the top and braided them to the bottom and made another knot. Then I coiled it and used a large needle and plastic, fine fishing line or plastic thread to catch all the coils, using a pliers when the needle would not go through easily. Now I have a nice thick scrubbie and am very pleased. Works good, too.
By Angelina from Glendale, CA
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Anyone in Thrifty Fun Land know how to use nylon net and a bleach bottle handle to make a scrubby? My rug hooking group is crocheting net scrubbies to use as a lint brush, and one of the ladies mentioned she used to have one with a handle. I can't find directions or photos anywhere on line. She described it as a handle with a nylon net (tulle) pom pom on the end. Thanks in advance!
I would poke a hole in the bleach handle and start crocheting around the hole, and then crochet in rounds until you have it the size you want.
Does anyone know how to get rid of a chemical smell with the netting used to make crocheted scrubbies.
One thing to do is to lay things out in the sun. That tends to eradicate smells.
activated charcoal and vinegar will both also neutralize the smell
you can purchase activated charcoal here: https://www.ama al+smell+remover
and as far as vinegar, just leave them in an enclosed space with an open dish of white vinegar (make sure that it cannot fall over!) for a day or so. This should help dissipate the smells.
How do I find a spool of netting to make scrubbies?
I got mine at Walmart by the yard for .98/yard.. learning to make them myself! :)
The Red Heart Scrubby yarn is sold at Walmart.
Where do I find the actual pattern for crocheting nylon kitchen scrubbies?
https://www.goo 1024&bih=653 and click on images till you find the one you like.
Does anyone have a pattern for the nylon scrubbies that are made of two crocheted circles and then they are crocheted together? A friend bought one and asked me if I knew how to make them and I told her I would try to find the answer on here. Thank you in advance.
By Linda L.
Do you ever get the pattern for the 2 sided flat scrubbies?
I am also looking for this.
To make a two sided pot scrubber, just crochet two face scrubbies and single crochet them together. You can find pattern here: noelwright.blogspot.com
What size do you cut the strips to crochet pot scrubbers?
Donna from Millbury, OH
How do you tie the pieces together on the nylon netting?
I tie my pieces together with square knots, because they are very strong, yet small enough they can rarely be seen.
Tim Nelson from Mitchell, SD
I would like instructions for making nylon net scrubbies.
Type in "free crochet patterns" on the internet and see what you come up with. I used to be a member of a site that had free patterns, but I don't remember what it was called.
Also, any of the web sites for the yarn companies (Lion Brand; Red Heart; Caron; etc.) usually have free patterns. And as "thriftyvicki" stated, just type in "free crochet patterns". You'll be surprised at what you get.
Good luck on your adventure! Linda.
When I try to crochet a pot scrubber with nylon netting it comes out with a totally frayed look from the cut edges. The stitches are not distinct so it is difficult to find the hole for the next stitch. I am looking at a scrubber that I purchased and the stitches are very obvious and it has a very neat look. What am I not doing wrong?
Verna from Urbandale, IA
Would it be possible to post a pattern for making scrubbies? Thanks!
Editor's Note: There are some instructions in the feedback of this post. Hope it is helpful
It's possible that you are cutting the strips in the wrong direction.
Here is a good tutorial:
I want to make some scrunches with mesh netting. Can you please tell me how to make them? I have mesh netting fabric, but don't know how to make them.
By Patty from Lizton, IN
My sister crochets the into round scrubbies.
I have been making scrubbers for years, however, recently, JoAnn's has a very stiff material that says it's to use for scrubbers. I cut the 2 inch strips, however, I don't seem to be able to crochet with it. I am using a size K hook. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong? Help please!
I'm looking for the pattern to make the scrounges.
By Ann P.
How do you cut the fabric? I bought 3 yds. Do I cut it across or up and down?
How do I find a pattern for a nylon scrubbie?
By Lisa J.
How much nettings do you buy to make one?
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I recently purchased a dish scrubber made of nylon netting and would like to make some. Anyone have any patterns they would like to share?
By Sue from St. Charles, MO
Purchase nylon netting that has a scratchy feel to it. Don't purchase the tulle because it's too soft. Cut into narrow strips and either sew the ends together or tie the ends into small knots. Roll into a ball like you would roll yarn.
Geometric Scrubbie Pattern:
Use a J crochet hook (Use smaller hook if you want a smaller scrubbie). Place a safety pin under the both loops of your first sc when beginning a round. This takes the guesswork out of "where" to join when you come to the end of a round.
Using nylon net, ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch1, 6 sc in ring- 6 sc. Join with sl st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch1, 2 sc in same sc as joining and in each sc around-12dc. Join.
Round 3: Ch1, sc in same sc as joining, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around- 18 sc. Join.
Round 4: Ch1, sc in same sc as joining and in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around-24 sc. Join.
Round 5: Ch1, sc in same sc as joining and in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around- 30 sc. Join.
Round 6: Ch1, sc in same sc as joining and in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around- 36 sc. Join.
Round 7: Ch1, sc in same sc as joining and in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around- 42 sc. Join. Finish off.
I just cut the nylon netting into squares and use it like a dishcloth. (07/09/2009)
Two sites to visit for a huge selection of "free patterns" are:
Look under kitchen or scrubbies. Also to order pre-cut spools of nylon netting to make scrubbies with - go to this site:
I have ordered from her site and you have quite a bit of choice of various color selections for your projects. Also, she is a wonderful business person and the speed of your shipment to you is amazingly fast! I am very happy and pleased to deal with her company and will order from her time and again. Please check out her site and see what you think. (07/10/2009)
Thanks for the link for Knits and Bits. She was very helpful. (11/23/2009)
Stiff nylon netting scraps make great scrubbers for dishes, car bumpers/windows, bathroom porcelain, and removing paint with stripper. Their holes catch raised food/dirt/paint and remove it. Nylon net is perfectly paired with baking soda as an abrasive, as both will not leave scratches on surfaces you're cleaning.
By Nance from Statesboro, GA
I've been using netties I've made from nylon net to clean my dishes for many, many years. I hate using anything else. (01/27/2008)
I use the mesh bags that onions, garlic, fruit, etc. come in from the produce dept at the grocery store. After the bag is empty, cut off the metal clamp or the plastic end, then fold or scrunch up the bag and use to scrub dishes, pots & pans, sinks, anything that needs cleaning without causing scratches. Sometimes I save up several mesh bags, fold them up into a small pad and use a rubber band to hold it together on the top or end. These work just as well as the store bought scrubbies and I've recycled the mesh bags! (01/27/2008)
I use the mesh bags that go around frozen turkeys, from fruit, etc, too. I fold them into rectangles and crochet around the outside edges for a finished look (sometimes I double or triple them for puffier scrubbies). I wait until I have a bunch of bags, then do the crochet while watching TV. This way I make several at a time. They last a long time, so by the time I need more, I have quite a few bags waiting. (01/28/2008)
I have the pattern and would gladly share, but need to know where to buy the netting by the yard. (07/12/2008)
By cheryl kleppin
To Cheryl: In Oregon we can buy nylon netting at JoAnn Fabrics. I would think any large fabric store would have it, probably even Walmart. (07/12/2008)
I just did a google search for nylon net scrubbers and found a site for Heloise with directions for making them.
1) Cut 3 strips of net 6" x 72" (that's the width of the net)
2) Using a large needle and dental floss or heavy thread, run a basting stitch from one end to the other in the center.
3) Hold the needle and using the other hand gather the net tightly.
4) Wrap the floss/thread around the middle of the gathered net and make a knot.
5) Separate the layers and you have a scrubber! (07/12/2008)
I am wondering if anyone knows where you can buy the tulle on rolls to make the net scrubbers.
Look in any store that sells material for making clothes, if that fails try a store that makes wedding dresses.
By ebt alta
If all else fails, go to a thrift store and buy used wedding or prom dresses. (03/21/2008)
Fabric store -- super cheap ! (03/21/2008)
Wal-mart carries it, and so does Jo-ann fabrics (03/21/2008)
Thanks for the help with tulle for scrubbies. I was looking for it on rolls and I have found a place. Connie (03/22/2008)
You need plain net. It is about 69 cents a yard (at Walmart), is 72 inches wide, and comes in many colors. I think tulle is a finer grade fabric and more expensive. Net is quite stiff. (03/24/2008)
Well, I guess I'm the only stingy person here. I use the bags that onions come in and they do a super job. I even have one in the bathroom to use in the sink there, and if I could get down to it, I'd use it in the bathtub, but my husband takes care of that. (03/24/2008)
I found a place to buy the netting on the spools. It's www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com. I've ordered from her and get very good service. She's in New York, and I'm in Pa., and it took 2 days for me to get it. She also has a phone # for questions, and I did call her before hand about the shipping (and a few other questions). You can get 4 spools for one shipping price, but to get 8, the shipping isn't doubled, it's only a little more than the 4. She's a very nice lady, and was very helpful on the phone.
The netting is the same as what you get from Walmart, or JoAnns, or Hancock Fabrics, but it's already cut 3 inches wide, and 40 yards on a spool. And she has 32 colors. This is the netting, for scrubbing, not the tulle. The tulle is a finer mesh, not as good for dishes, but maybe good for the body. The tulle you can also get at JoAnns, or even A.C. Moore. That comes on a 6 inch roll, but only has about 25 yards on. Hope this helps. (03/26/2008)
By Pat in Pa.
Unravel a nylon mesh wash ball. It is likely to be one tube of nylon mesh. Cut to suitable length and tie it into a ball shape. (03/29/2008)
Hobby Lobby has the netting on rolls. I hope you find it. (04/11/2008)