May 1, 2011

Scrubby Tutorial/Pattern


Here is my first tutorial.

These amazing little scrubbies are the reason I taught myself to crochet, that and to pass the hours, days and months of endless morning sickness!!!

I start by cutting nylon netting into 1-1/2 to 2 inch strips, depending on the stiffness of the netting I'm using, stiffer = thinner strips. I bag all the strips and tie them together as I go.

I usually use an I hook, but for the sake of the pics used a K hook for this tutorial.
Here's the pattern...
Ch 6,
Round 1) Join to make a circle, chain 2, 11 dc in circle, join - 12 sts

Round 2) ch 2, dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc, join- 24 sts
Round 3) ch 2, dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc, join - 48 sts
Round 4) ch 1, sc in each dc
Make sure all the knots from where you joined the pieces together are facing you the right side will be the inside of the scrubby.

Now start decreasing (you will now be working on the backside of the scrubby) by *sc in the next 2 sc, skip one, sc in next, skip one, repeat from *until you have closed it up, tie it off and stuff the left over inside.

Make sure if you are stuffing your scrubby you do it before you close it up. I stuff mine with the leftover pieces of netting.

Front

Back




Of course if you don't crochet you can always order these. The scrubbies are $3 ea. or 2/$5 and the dishcloth/scrubby sets are $8.

41 comments:

Angie said...

This is great. I really love these. Now if I ever get time I can make some. I love to crochet.

Diane said...

I love my scrubbies and dish cloths. I got several sets for friends and relatives for Christmas. I don't crochet but Cody does such a good job. Believe me the scrubby really does a good job and the dish cloth is wonderful....I use mine all the time.

pat said...

Thanks my girlfriend showed me ones like this she got while she was in Canada. Now I can make some too!!!

rickimoo said...

Great tut. Gonna try this. I am a follower.

rickimoo said...

Liked you on FB too!

tracy said...

These scrubbies are awesome.

eye_on_sparrow said...

Thanks for sharing a great tutorial. Those netting scrubbies are great for dishes and especially nice for scrubbing my glass stovetop as they don't scratch it.

Anonymous said...

How much netting to buy for each scrubbie?

Anonymous said...

How much netting to buy for each scrubbie?

Cody said...

I'm really not sure

Anonymous said...

Curious how long are the stripes?You say how wide but not how long they need to be.

Cody said...

The strips are as long as you want them I think I usually get 2 yards so netting so they would each be 2 yards- they are as long as the netting is.

Disneypal said...

Those are great !! Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

Great Tut! Can't wait to try this. PS - Love the Pampered Chef shears in the picture :)

Cody said...

Yes Megan those shears are the only thing I can cut that stuff with and not dull- I love 'em!!

Anonymous said...

I use a rotary cutter and one of the cutting boards that quilters use, you can get them in lots of sizes. I also use different colors and tie them together.

Cody said...

I have used one but I'm afraid of dulling the blade.

Anonymous said...

Is the netting like something you would use for wedding favors?? Do you get it at the fabric store?

Cody said...

Similar, it's a little courser but can be fond in the same area of the fabric store.

Natalie said...

I just bought the materials to make the scrubbies, and then I found this post. Thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

I have been making these for years. I make two and sew them together. I usually use white only so that they can be bleached or put in the dish washer to clean.
I now make them by crocheting a strand of the tule(that is what the material is called) and a strand of crochet cotton together. again I make two and sew them together. These always are my best sellers at craft fairs. They can also be used on the skin to exfoliate the skin.

Cheryl Tinker said...

I love these! I've been looking everywhere to find out how to
make them, and what the
material was! Thanks so much
for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

Cathi said...

My mother has made these for years. They're great for scrubbing veggies too! Oh, and I use one to scrub the tub scum too. Great little scrubbies!

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting this.Used to make these but hands got sore. Maybe use some cotton gloves would help. Great scrubbies!

Anonymous said...

I saw where someone said you were on Facebook. Which "Simply Home Made" are you? I saw several and don't want to follow the wrong one.

Cody said...

I'm sorry I just now saw your question about FaceBook- I am Simply HomeMade, the pic has a heart around the S & H. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-HomeMade/204223782939031

AllysMommy said...

Oh Wow! Thank you so much! my grandmother gave me one of these for Christmas that she had gotten from a friend & I knew it was crocheted, I just didn't know with what! They are indeed the most amazing scrubbing tool I've used! Now I can make myself some more! the one I have has been well used.

Cody said...

Oh, I'm so glad!

Anonymous said...

Cody, another great use for these is to take lint, ravelings, etc. off clothing. I keep one in my bedroom for that purpose. They also make great stocking-stuffers and shower gifts.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this pattern...we tried others, but this one is quick and done in one piece...which is fantastic for beginners. Our church sells these as a fundraiser around Christmas..to help needy families...your pattern has been the only one we use. 2013 will be our second year. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

When you say that you tie the pieces together, do you actually tie them or sew them together? I have bought scrubbies but cannot find where the pieces of toule were actually tied together. Thanks

Cody said...

I actually tie them together and stuff the knot inside the scrubbie.

Anonymous said...

They also make great vegetable scrubers, I loathe having to peal my veggies. ..

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where you can buy the stiffer nylon netting? It works so much better than the soft netting.

Cody said...

I get it at JoAnn Fabric's

Cody said...

I get it at JoAnn Fabric's

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I make crocheted hot pads, dish cloths and jar openers so this will be a great addition to the set.

Anonymous said...

I am pretty new to crocheting and I am confused about the back part. Can someone explain a little different. It's just not "clicking" with me...

Ster Julie said...

Our Auxiliary makes these a LOT. We buy 11 yd lengths of tulle and cut the strips. NO joining needed! (11 dyes make one knitted square scrubby).

Robyn said...

I thought these were the tackiest things ever . . . until I used one! holy cow! They really work!

Anonymous said...

I buy 11-12 yards as well. Cut it into 2.5" strips. I stuff the strips in the large 2 1/2 gallon size ziplock bags and pull out as I crochet. I don't tie my ends when I have short pieces either, I lay one piece over on top of the other, it overlaps about 2-3 " and I don't have a knot to deal with. It's a little heavier to handle for the first couple of stitches that involve the overlapped pieces but it works out nicely. I get my netting from Wmart and Joann's. Joanns has cute and bright colors! Lime green, lavendar, are two of my favorite! With the coupon at Joann's you use, it's about the same price as Walmart. They are very addicting to make for sure! I also hold the crochet hook like you would hold a bike handle. Hope that makes sense! Once I did this , the stitches were a bit easier to maneuver. Have fun with these! Some of mine are wonky looking but my hubby likes them for the car to get bugs off. I use them for dishes as well. The ones made from tulle are a lot softer and can be used to scrub feet and elbows that are rough too.