Monday, November 3, 2014

Little Crochet Square Scrubbie

I really love dish scrubbies. As I was searching for a good pattern, the idea to use a hot pad pattern I'd tried out a few years ago hit me. I thought the technique used to make those hot pads would work great for a scrubbie. And since I LOVE these scrubbies, I think it was a pretty good idea!



Materials:
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Nylon netting, cut into two inch strips

Notes:
  • Be sure to check out my Candy Swirl Scrubbie pattern as well!!
  • As far as I'm aware, nylon netting is only available by the yard (if anyone knows differently, let me know! I'd love it in a skein!)  I use my rotary cutter and mat to cut it into two inch strips.
  • To join the nylon strips, I just tie the two ends together. As you crochet, the tied up ends will blend in just fine!
  • I've heard of people using tulle for dish scrubbies, but personally I'm not a fan and feel that the tulle doesn't clean leftovers off my casserole dishes as well as the nylon netting. But, if you use tulle for this scrubbie let me know how it turns out!
  • Finished size is approximately a 2 and 3/4 inch square. If you want to make scrubbies that are bigger, just add a few chains at the beginning! Or you could try going up a hook size.

Instructions:


Chain 19. SC in second chain from hook and in each chain across. When you reach the end, begin working on the the other side of the chain. SC in each across. I didn't bother joining- I just kept single crocheting around and around. Here are some pictures of what it looked like as I made it:




When the two sides of the scrubbie touch each other (like they basically do in the picture above) that's when it's time to stop crocheting! I pulled the long nylon netting tail that was left through, and used it to sew the opening close. 


After I made a few solid colored scrubbies, I thought I would try to make some striped ones! 


For the striped scrubbies, I just switched colors every other row. Also, I crocheted in the back loops only to make it more bumpy and scrubbie-esque! I'm really pleased with the final result :)


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