Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pot Scrubbers from Netting

Someone asked me to make a pot scrubber...she brought in an old ragged one and I used it for a pattern for a bunch of new ones. I bought bright colors of the coarse netting, 77 cents a yard at WalMart.
Using my rotary cutter, I cut 4" strips of netting. The netting comes 72" wide, so that gave me a generous amount from just one yard.
I connected the strips by cutting small slits in each end of the strips and slipping one through another like you would link two rubber bands. Or they can be sewn or just knotted together. Whatever makes it easier for you.
I wound them into balls and then started to crochet!
Using a K crochet hook, I chained 4, then slip stitch the last stitch to the first, forming a ring.
Chain 3 (that counts as first Double crochet)
Double crochet (DC) 14 stitches in the center of the ring.
Chain 3 (counts as first DC)
DC two in each loop for a total of 30 DC in the second round.
Chain 2, cut netting and pull the netting through the stitch to finish off.
Weave the end into the scrubber.


Here they are, the finished product! They can be machine washed and used many, many times.

5 comments:

Laura said...

You are so talented. I love these!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

Mama E said...

Wow! Who knew pot scrubbers could be so cool? Stopping by from Along for the Ride party.
-Mama E
www.homeandheartsblog.com

Craft Envy said...

That is SOOO clever! I love it so much! Would you please please please link this up to our party today?

http://nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

A* said...

These are really cool! Very clever and inventive!

Diamond said...

I little old lady gave my husband one and told him it was the BEST scrubber he'd ever use. She was right and we have wanted to find more ever since. Maybe he should learn to crochet to make them for us.