Making Net Scrubbies

I'm looking for the pattern to make the scrounges.

By Ann P.


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June 28, 20180 found this helpful

This is Heloise's suggestion for a crochet method:

I used to make them all the time the "lazy way", using a red or brown net potato or onion sack (now we have some pans I can't use them so I don't make as many). It is three easy steps:

1. cut off the metal holders at the end if there are any

2. shape the piece until it looks like an old fashioned hair net (round circle with the rough edges),

3. started folding the edges in on themselves (its a rolling/tucking move)...just keep turning and rolling/tucking. This forms a nice oval pad, when I was done, viola....a scrubbie--about the size of a Brillo pad for free!

I would use it a until it got too greasy (usually two-three times) then I would pull it back apart, stuff it with old yarn/fabric scraps, tie with a piece of string and hang near the bird feeder and off of the trees for birds to pull out strands yarn/threads for nesting (this was a regular spring thing for me!).


In the other seasons, I always felt guilty when I tossed them, but leaving greasy plastic around just attracts critters and I didn't want that! Sometimes you have to be penny-wise on things!

If I can enlist one of the teens in my world to shoot a video me making one! That could be fun!!!

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June 28, 20180 found this helpful

Save onion mesh bags and use a rubber band. No pattern necessary

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