As a follow-up to yesterday’s article on Tulle Kitchen Scrubbies , I wanted to share another short, quick pattern for making Scrubbies from another material that you can find in almost any craft corner of the major shopping outlets. Red Heart came out with the Scrubby Yarn line some time ago but I had just made quite a few out of tulle, so I waited until I needed to do a restock and I grabbed a few.
A few….meaning more than 2 but less than 10 (cause I always need extras) and started surfing the internet for some ideas. I didn’t go searching for a pattern since I already had the basic measurements in mind. Instead, I went searching for inspiration….that’s short for I took about 2 hours to scroll through my Pinterest and pin a ton of things I hope to do someday and then I came back to this really funky material and grabbed my hook to start creating something new.
When I say this is a strange material, I am not kidding. I would describe it as a tattered thick thread and it’s admittedly a little strange to work with at first.
I picked Tropical because I loved the pop of colors, but whatever your color choice is I am sure you can find it since they have 27 different color options to pick from.
I decided to start with something basic just to get use to working with the material and see how sturdy it was going to be. I did a variation on the pattern from yesterday.
This pattern is super easy and works up so quickly you can make enough for a month’s supply while watching your favorite show. When completed, you will have a nice circle scrubbie with a loop at the top that you can slide over your faucet to allow fast drying.
Here is the pattern for the scrubbies I made:
Red Heart Scrubby Yarn in Tropical
*Gauge is not important for this pattern. My finished circle will be approximately 5″. Smaller gauge needles will require more repeated rounds but will have a tighter stitch in the finished piece.
Sl st: slip stitch
Dc: double crochet
*Magic circle- If you do not know how to do a magic circle, you can chain 4 and begin Round 1 in the third chain from the hook.
Make a magic circle, ch 3
Round One: 11 dc into magic circle, sl st into top of ch 3 (12)
Round Two: Ch 3, dc into same st, 2 dc in next st and each st around. (24). Do not fasten off.
Take a moment to measure your circle. I prefer my scrubbie to fit in my hand, so I like mine to measure about 5″ across and for that reason I was able to stop at Round Two and begin creating the loop.
If you need to continue another round in order to increase the size of your piece, just begin with another ch3 and then dc in each st around, sl st to the top of the ch 3 and repeat until your scrubbie is as big as you would like it to be.
Now let’s make the loop. After securing the final round with a sl st to the top of your ch 3, ch 10 and sl st back into the same st. Secure your loop to the piece (I use a double knot to keep it in place), fasten off and weave in the ends.
Voila! New scrubbies to use!!! Anything to make cleaning the dishes less mundane. Feel free to throw your finished product in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning anytime you run a load (keep it up top) or you can wash it with your towels in the machine, just throw it in a mesh bag or a pillowcase so it doesn’t get torn apart.
Hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy Hooking!