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Monday, May 19, 2014

Revised Nylon Netting Scrubbie

With all my projects and crafts I try to improve the design, and try to make things easier and faster to do.  I posted my pattern for making crocheted scrubbies last year. 

http://www.thecabincountess.com/2013/10/nylon-net-scrubbies.html

In this previous blog I included instructions for cutting the nylon netting into strips suitable for crocheting.  Recently I discovered nylon netting on a spool.  It is another way to make scrubbies.  I also changed the pattern slightly.  The old pattern works fine but the scrubbie gets a little loose and floppy when it gets wet.  This pattern makes for a tighter scrubbie.

A spool of nylon netting.

The spools of netting are 3 inches by 40 yards.  For my pattern I cut this spool in half.  Then I have two 1 1/2 inch strips that are 40 yards long.  You can crochet right off the spool with no knots to tie.

The first thing I do is mark the center of the spool.

Leaving the cellophane on, wrap a piece of tape to the side of the markings.

I wrap a couple rubber bands over the tape to hold it tight.

Next I cut on the tape edge with an electric knife.  Cut to the cardboard tube.

You might have to turn the spool to make sure it is cut all around.  I take a scissors to make sure.


Then I put it on a paper towel holder
and set it on the floor.  Crochet off one section and
unwrap the other when finished with the first.


Revised Scrubbie Pattern

Chain 3  with an "I" crochet hook and join with a slip stitch to form a circle.

Chain 1 and put 6 single crochets in the circle.  Join with slip st. and chain 1.

2 single crochets in each stitch around plus 1 stitch in last stitch.  Join with slip st. and chain 1  -  13 stitches

2 single crochets in each stitch around, join with slip stitch and chain 1 - 26 stitches

Work around without increasing for  9 rounds total.

Decrease by single crocheting in first stitch and leave the two stitches on the hook, single crochet in next stitch and pull through all three stitches - 13 stitches

Join with slip stitch and chain 1.

Decrease around in same manner until hole is closed.

Pull ending thread through to front, and tie to beginning thread.