Free Craft Project
Crochet Pot Scrubber
There are plenty of "scrubbies" out there. But this one is definitely the most effective and useful pot scrubber you can make. That's because it's actually tough enough to clean dirty dishes!
The nylon net used for this craft project is available at stores like Wal-Mart and JoAnn.com.
- nylon netting fabric - it takes a piece of netting 3" wide and 11 yards long to create one crochet pot scrubber
- size "N" crochet hook
Cut strips of netting 3 inches wide and then wind each length of netting into a ball. If you purchase netting less than 11 yards long, you can splice strips together as you crochet. Simply overlap the ends approximately 2 inches and then fold them lengthwise over one another a couple of times.
Chain 5. Skip 1st chain from hook, sc in next 3 chains, 3 sc in last chain.
Without turning the piece, sc in bottom of next chain, 2 sc in next chain, 3 sc in next chain. 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * until the piece measures 3 to 3-1/2 inches in diameter.
(Depending on how tight or loose you crochet, you might have to adjust the number of sc you add as you work your way around the piece. The objective is to maintain a relatively flat circle.)
Once the piece is the correct size, you can decrease stitches (which will close up the back side of the scrubbie).
Without turning the piece, sc in every other sc. Continue working all the way around until there is only one sc remaining. Slip stitch and fasten off.
Fig. 1 shows the "unfinished" scrubbie. Weave in the ends and then stretch and shape the piece to make it round (Fig. 2).