bayswater bags Kitchen Scrubbie Tutorial
Here is what you will need:
Crochet hook size G or H (I used size I for the sake of the tutorial to make the pictures more readable, however, you may want to use a smaller gauge like a G or H to make the scrubbie tighter)
1/2 yard tulle, cut into 2 inch strips (9 strips total) Edited: I have used tulle and netting for this scrubbie and they both work great. The netting scrubbie is a bit bigger than the tulle scrubbie when finished.
Tie all the strips of tulle together to form a long length of tulle. To ensure the knot is not a weak spot for the tulle to come apart, tie them together by aligning the ends of two strands together:
This is called a “sewer knot”.
Once all the strands are tied together:
Chain 3, slip stitch together to form a ring. Chain one.
Single crochet twice in each single crochet in one continuous round until the “scrubbie” is the diameter you desire (mine are about 2.5 inches). If the scrubbie starts to get wavy edges as you crochet, single crochet once in each single crochet instead of twice for a round to straighten it back out.
As you crochet, keep all the knots and tails of tulle on the back side, as these will eventually be inside the scrubbie.
Once you have it the diameter you desire,
start to single crochet in every other single crochet and the scrubbie will start to look like this:
Once the hole on the top gets small enough, slip stitch through last single crochet and tie off.
An option at this point would be to cut off extra tulle and stuff inside of scrubbie (making sure to leave enough to finish scrubbie off).
Let me know if there are any questions or if you need clarification!Love these. My mom gave me a couple when I moved. She got them from someone she worked with. I hate sponges with all the little germs and stench, these are the perfect alternative. I having trouble starting it though. I tried to get it started a few times and can make it about two rows and they seem to close in on themselves and I can seem to make another row. Part of the issue is using something that I not familiar with, but I think I doing something else wrong. Can you give any “starting” tips?
In answer to the husband who is a germ a phobe, I put my scrubby in the dishwasher with every load or so. They come out clean as new. I have put them in the washing machine, but don like the fabric softener on them, and they can collect lint from the towels. The vinegar kills the germs. If you like, add some lemon essential oil (5 drops) to the solution. The lemon helps to cut grease when using the scrubby. Thanks for the pattern!