Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nylon Net Scrubbies

I'm going to share a little project I am involved in.  I am making scrubbies.  It all started with a call from my daughter.  She works for Community Health Network as the community relations manager.  For a long time they had a woman who made Nylon Net Scrubbies for the hospital gift shop.  Recently she decided that she didn't want to do it anymore so my daughter asked if I would like to make them.  I thought that is the least I could do.  My husband volunteers once a week at the hospital, and I wasn't interested in doing that.  After practicing with a few different patterns, I finally settled on one.  Here is the pattern:

1 yard of Nylon Netting (makes 2 plus a couple strips)
Size N Crochet Hook

Fold the netting several times.  The width of netting is 72 inches.  The photo shows this width folded to about 3 or 4 inches.

Then I laid a yard stick on top, first to weigh the netting down and second to measure 2 inch increments.  They can be 2 1/2 or 3 inches or you can buy rolls of netting already cut.

Cutting 2 inch strips across the length will give you 18 two inch strips from a yard of netting.

Next you tie the strips together.  The knots will be hidden inside the scrubbie.  This scrubbie uses 8 strips.  Then roll up and start crocheting.

Chain 3, slip stitch to form a ring.  Chain 1.  Continue around making 2 sc in each stitch around and around until you use up two strips.

Then make 1 sc in each stitch until you use up 5 more strips.

With the last strip, sc in every other stitch until you don't have a hole.  Pull the starting tail through and tie with the ending tail.  Tuck the ends inside.

I realize my instructions may be a little hard to follow.  There are many variations of this on many crafting sites.  If you have never used these, they are wonderful.  They don't scratch but get off the toughest stuff.  *Since I wrote this blog, I have changed them a little.  I use a smaller hook (size I) and one more strip to get the size.  It makes a firmer scrubbie when it's wet, which makes it last longer.