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need to find "yarn" to make crocheted scrubbie
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Mar 18, 2012 12:34:40   #
sharduffy
 
Can you please tell me where to fine the yarn to make scrubbies?
What kind off yarn?...etc.

I have a friend who bought one that was attached to a wooden spoon and she said it is wonderful for getting in tight areas such as coffee pots, quart jars etc.

Directions would also be appreciated if you have them.

Thank you in advance.
Sharon in Wisconsin where we are having a beautiful taste of Spring!!!
 
Mar 18, 2012 13:27:43   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
Most I have are made with 100% cotton -like Peaches & Cream or similar. I can find it easily at Joanns/Michaels/AC Moore. Or Hobby Lobby if you have them.

I have also used tulle or netting cut into 1" - 2" wide strips for a 'scraachier' scrubby.

Sometimes I will use both the cotton and tulle held together.

You can find patterns here:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/dishcloths.php
Mar 19, 2012 07:30:57   #
cusyl
 
I made mine with hemp. It is available at Wal Mart or you can order it online.
Mar 19, 2012 09:33:03   #
lornabob
 
Hi,

I make tons of these pot scrubbers and sell them at craft shows all over Iowa. Mine are simply made out of nylon net. I like to feel the nylon net before I buy it--because stiffer is better--but don't get that new stuff they make that's really stiff. It kills the fingers. I buy a bolt at a time, and cut the stuff into two inch strips. It takes 8 strips to make one of my potscrubbers.

Pot Scrubbers

I use a K crochet hook. I use 8 two-inch strips of nylon net sewn together.
Every stitch is a single crochet

To begin, chain 5 and join. Put two single crochets in each stitch until you have used up two of your strips. With the third strip, single crochet in one stitch, put two single crochets in the next, alternating until your third strip is used up. For the fourth, fifth, sixth, and half of the seventh strip, single crochet in each stitch. With the remaining one and a half strips, single crochet in every other stitch. (This pulls it back together and completes the scrubber.) If you have any left over net, just tear it off or pull it to the inside for a little extra body.

Hope you can make sense of the pattern. We found it on the internet and adapted it to what we wanted our potscrubbers to look like.

LornaBob
Mar 19, 2012 09:57:27   #
Grandma11 (a regular here)
 
I saw a new cotton yarn at Michaels. It is rough on one edge and flat like ribbon yarn
Mar 19, 2012 10:33:46   #
RoxyCatlady (a regular here)
 
Cotton yarn, three or more strands of size 10 crochet cotton, tulle cut into strips, nylon plastic-canvas yarn (Needleloft is the brand I've seen, but there may be others) are all things I've used/seen used.
 
Mar 19, 2012 10:48:28   #
NanaCaren
 
sharduffy wrote:
Can you please tell me where to fine the yarn to make scrubbies?
What kind off yarn?...etc.

I have a friend who bought one that was attached to a wooden spoon and she said it is wonderful for getting in tight areas such as coffee pots, quart jars etc.

Directions would also be appreciated if you have them.

Thank you in advance.
Sharon in Wisconsin where we are having a beautiful taste of Spring!!!


I use 1 strand of cotton and 1 strand of acrylic. It works rather well.
Mar 19, 2012 11:34:57   #
knittingagain
 
Peaches & Cream has just come out with a cotton yarn for scrubbies. Hope you find what you want.
Mar 19, 2012 12:15:43   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
I use netting strips also.
Just use a big hook, J-K and crochet a circle to the size you want. I make 2 circles and sew them together. Last forever.

Saw the Peaches and Cream yarn, pricey and not sure how scrubby it would be. Lovely colors though.

Linda
Mar 19, 2012 17:29:56   #
Shdy990
 
I made scrubbers from plastic bags w/oranges or onions or whatever in them.
Mar 19, 2012 21:19:02   #
Moon Loomer
 
sharduffy wrote:
Can you please tell me where to fine the yarn to make scrubbies?
What kind off yarn?...etc.

I have a friend who bought one that was attached to a wooden spoon and she said it is wonderful for getting in tight areas such as coffee pots, quart jars etc.

Directions would also be appreciated if you have them.

Thank you in advance.
Sharon in Wisconsin where we are having a beautiful taste of Spring!!!

Hi Wisconsinite,
Go to: http://www.youtube.com in the search (at top of page) put in "scrubbies" you will have lots to check out. then do "loom made scrubbies" in the search area. Also try : http://www.authenticknittingboard.com go to the pattern section, Faith has several dish cloth patterns. I modified one of Faith's dc's using a coral pink cotton yarn twisted with pink tulle when wrapping the AKB boards. The pink and tulle was striped with cotton aqua (no tulle) every 4 rows, started and finished with aqua. Oops you said that bad word (crocheted) well the YouTube site has crocheted instructions to. Cutting tulle is very easy. Get the tulle on a tube (I know JoAnns and Michael's have it.) leave the plastic wrap on the roll, mark the roll 1" (2 if you prefer) in from the edge, all around, take a razor bladed (the break off slide out kind) knife extend the blade and cut on the marked line by rolling the tulle back and forth, you should feel a change when your cut gets to the cardboard tube. Do this on a large cutting board, protect the rest of the house. Your tulle flat yarn is ready. roll it into balls, take the plastic off the section you want to use, use it straight or braided, with yarn of all types or mixes. Have fun.
Moon Loomer
 
Mar 20, 2012 12:57:16   #
MartyCare (a regular here)
 
I cut nylon net into 2" wide strips. That's a bother, but it goes a long way. You can buy pre-cut nylon net strips from HomeSew dot com, but that adds to the expense. I use one strand of dishcloth cotton along with the nylon net when I knit scrubbies, and that seems to hold together better. I wonder if rug yarn would work. I've been wanting to try it, but I haven't gotten a round tuit yet. It is very scratchy yarn, and thick.
Carol K in OH
Mar 20, 2012 13:16:05   #
sharduffy
 
Thanks to all of you great kp's who responded to my request.!!!!!

Sharon
 
          
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