How to make crocheted net scrubbers

Written by deborah h. schreiben
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You can crochet pot and dish scrubbers from nylon netting using only basic crochet stitches. Netting is inexpensive and widely available at most fabric stores. This scrubber is made as a pouch with additional crumpled netting in its centre. The finished scrubber is abrasive, but not scratchy enough to damage the finish on non-stick pans.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 72-inch-wide nylon netting, 3/8 yard
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Crochet hook, size K

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut netting into five 2-by-72-inch strips. Make a 1-inch slit in each strip, 1 inch from each end and centred across the width of the strip. Cut a 10-by-10-inch square from the remaining netting. Set this square aside for now.

  2. 2

    Join the strips to make one continuous piece by doing the following: Insert one strip (A) into the slit in another strip (B). Pull strip A through the slit in B about 3 inches. Fold over A to bring the opposite end of the strip up to where it is joined with B. Insert the end of A into the slit on its opposite end. Pull gently to create a slipknot. Repeat with all the strips until you have an approximately 30 feet of 2-inch wide netting.

  3. 3

    Chain four. Join ends with a slip stitch to form a circle.

  4. 4

    Chain three; this serves as the first double crochet stitch. Double crochet into the circle 11 times. Join the last double crochet to the first double crochet with a slip stitch. Repeat this row three more times.

  5. 5

    Single crochet 12 times into the stitches of the previous row. Do not turn to start a new row; continue working in a round. Single crochet into every other stitch. You now have six stitches. Drop the netting, but do not fasten off.

  6. 6

    Crumple the 10-inch square of netting and stuff it into the hole created by the six single crochet stitches.

  7. 7

    Single crochet into every other stitch of the last row to close up the hole. Fasten off. Tuck ends into the centre of the scrubber.

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