You can purchase netting or tulle at most craft or fabric stores, but I particularly like getting the 6” spools of tulle at Hobby Lobby because it’s “contained” on the spool. When they have them on sale, you can pick them up for a couple of dollars and they will make 6 to 9 scrubbies. I have my husband cut the spools into thirds so each section is 2” wide.
SIMPLE KITCHEN SCRUBBIES
Note: I crochet these very loosely. I find it’s easier on my hands, and doesn’t affect the final product. In fact, I think it gives it a bit more scrubbing area.
Use a G (4 mm) hook up to I (5.5 mm) hook:
Row 1: Ch 6 and sl st into first ch to form a ring. Alternatively you could use the Magic Circle.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch. Place two dc in each stitch around. Sl st into top of beginning ch. (12 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch. Place two dc in each stitch around. Sl st into top of beginning ch. (24 dc)
You can stop here and fasten off to make a woman’s palm-sized scrubbie, or continue one more row to make a slightly larger one.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and dc in same st. Dc in next stitch. *Place two dc in the next stitch and one dc in following stitch*. Repeat * around. Sl st into top of beginning ch and fasten off. (36 dc).
Changing colors when starting a new row is a great way to add uniqueness to your scrubbies. I’ve made some with Row 1 in yellow and white for the other rows for a “flower” look. Changing colors can also help use up scraps of tulle or netting when you don’t have enough for a whole scrubbie.
In rows 3 and 4, the dc stitches can be modified to Hdc to make a slightly smaller and tighter scrubbie.
© 2010 Carmen Nuland.