These darling and useful little crocheted dish scrubbies are easy to make, last a long time, and in the long run, are much cheaper than store bought dish scrubbies. If you know how to crochet and can read a pattern then look no further. Just go buy some “net fabric” in a 10 yard length and get going on this simple dish scrubbie pattern.
When I make dish scrubbies or handled scrubbers (a post on how to make those is coming SOON!), I buy net from the fabric store in 10 or more yard lengths. When I get ready to cut it, I refold it the opposite way from the way the store folds it so I can get strips in very long lengths. Believe it or not, it takes around 9-10 yards of net to make one scrubby. When I refold it, I pin the edges so everything stays as straight as possible. I then cut strips about 1 1/2 inches wide and wrap each strip around my hand and tuck the end in so it wont unravel and throw them into an old grocery bag.
Just a heads up: If you work with net material a lot, you might need to bandage your fingers after a while. They can get very tender. Using a size ‘G’ or ‘H’ hook, work loosely, and follow the dish scrubbie pattern below.
Loop the net around your fingers and work:
Round 1: 8 sc in loop. Pull snug and join with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3 in next st work three dc then 2 dc. Repeat pattern around and end with 3 dc in the same space as your original ch. 3. DO NOT join this round.
Round 3: Work 1 sc in next st and then 2 sc…repeat around DO NOT join.
Round 4: Sc ch 2 hdc in same space. Skip one st and repeat next time skipping two st. At the end of this round join and finish off working your end in.
And that’s how you make a dish scrubbie! They last forever and do a good job. Let me know if you have any questions!
Here is Rachelle’s crochet pattern for Crocheted Butterfly Fridge Magnets You Can Make in an Hour! (for the fridge).
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