Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Scrubbers, Scrubbies  July 4, 2012

We usually buy several yards of net at a time, it goes faster. Joanns has it on sale regularly.
Cut the net into 2" inch strips ( they would be about 70" inches long)
Leave the net folded up, as it comes off the bolt, this makes it much easier to chop up.

Leave the extra yardage to the left as you cut the strips. I use my rotary cutter, and cutting board.
I put the edge on the 24" mark, and cutting 2" strips, and when i have cut 6, i should be at the 12" mark. 

 I bundle 6 of the strips up with a huge pin.
 Mom takes the 6 strips and ties them together in a knot,  And rolls them into a ball.
Crochet chain of 4 loops loosely.  Pick up the back stitch of the first loop.  (This makes a rib stitch.)  Make 2 SC in 1st loop, and 2 SC in each hole. (Circle completed.)
From now on make 2 SC in each stitch (picking up the back loop of stitch) for 2 lengths (2 strips).  Keep knots on reverse side from now on and make 1 SC in each stitch until you come to the last knot.  For strip 6, decrease by SC in every other hole. 
 She takes the end, ( usually not this long) and tucks it into the scrubber, hiding the end inside of it.

After I posted this, Ma decided she did not like the instructions. So I had to go BING and look for better ones. Sorry, I do not crochet, I hope these are helpful.
1. Make a slip knot and ch 4 (counts as first dc).
2. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first dc in the back loop (12 sts).
3. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in same st as ch 3. Then 2 dc in each st around, join to first dc. (24 sts)
4. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), in BLO work dc’s evenly around, join to first dc. This will create the sides of the scrubber. (24 sts)
5. From this point on, work in a spiral without joining at the end of each round. Ch 2, in BLO *sc in each of the next 4 dc, dec over the next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. (20 sts)
6. In BLO, *sc in each of the next 2 sc, dec over the next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. (15 sts)
7. Skipping sts to keep the work flat, dec around in BLO until you reach the center.
8. Fasten off and weave in ends. I just use a crochet hook to pull all of the ends to the inside.

Crochet (dc) or half-double crochet (hdc) as you choose.
Row 1:  Make a slip st and chain 4. Dc 9 into the 4th ch from the hook, join.
Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around and join.
Row 3 : Ch 3, * dc in next st, then 2 Dc in next st. Continue in pattern from * and join.
Row 4:  Ch 3, *1 dc and decrease in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.
Row 5:  Ch 3, decrease in every 2 sts around until you can close up the hole in the middle. Fasten off. While crocheting, you will come to know where it is tied, work these to the inside, which will give them more scrubbing power.

Love, Diane

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