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Aug 4, 2019 16:48:19   #
pasb
 
What did we used to use to make Scrubbies? It’s quite stiff and small skein but not yarn. My mind has just gone blank! Thanks for your help.
 
Aug 4, 2019 16:51:38   #
MMWRay (a regular here)
 
I cut rolls of tulle in one inch strips and used it for scrubbies.
Aug 4, 2019 16:52:04   #
Orzywife
 
Tuille, I think. I'm sure that's what my grandmother used and what I've been using. It's so inexpensive and works well. I don't care for the scrubby yarn on the market right now. I did receive a dishcloth done in cotton yarn with the store bought scrubby yarn used on the last fourth of the dishcloth. That turned out well and was very pretty as well as useful.
Aug 4, 2019 17:00:02   #
pasb
 
Thanks but I didn’t care for the tulle. Maybe I was cutting it to wide. I’ll have to try it again.
But that still isn’t what I was asking about.
Aug 4, 2019 17:05:57   #
mountaingal
 
I used netting! cut in strips.
Aug 4, 2019 17:08:08   #
vmcmacken
 
Before Scrubby Yarn, I used nylon netting cut to 1.5 inch-wide strips, tied them together, and crocheted scrubbies.
 
Aug 4, 2019 17:09:30   #
galby
 
Some used Phentex I believe
Aug 4, 2019 17:22:21   #
yarnfrog
 
I still use netting cut into strips.
Aug 4, 2019 17:22:54   #
Elation
 
Tulle is a bit too fine for a good scrubby. Around here we use nylon netting - you need that extra scratchiness for scrubbing - especially after using them a bit as they soften a bit but will last longer with the latter.

Otherwise, there is a newer yarn called "Scrubby" by Red Heart. BTW, they have an adorable free pattern for a dog/puppy scrubby on their website. Don't have time to look up the link, but you need white and black besides the caramel brown toned for the main portion. I bought extra of the caramel brown to make more as you don't need much of the white and black for the face, ears and eyes, etc.

Elation
Aug 4, 2019 17:30:32   #
NJG
 
MMWRay wrote:
I cut rolls of tulle in one inch strips and used it for scrubbies.


I think you want nylon net instead of tulle. When I think of tulle I think of what is used for weddings and it is pretty soft but nylon net is stiffer and more for scrubbies IMO.

I buy it on EBay in 6" wide rolls, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scrubby-Nylon-Net-6-40yd-Spool-First-Half-Of-40-Colors-/370615756977?pt=US_Fabric&var=&hash=item564a6ba8b1.

I cut them into 3 strips and crochet or knit them along with a strand of cotton yarn. They work great. They offer lots of colors
Aug 4, 2019 17:34:48   #
Grandma Jo
 
I still make a lot of them. Red Heart came out with the Scrubbie yarn first. You can probably find it at Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby or stores like that.
 
Aug 4, 2019 17:38:47   #
wilnita
 
I used Phentex for scrubbies loved it but also for slippers and hated it .
Aug 4, 2019 18:37:27   #
Magna84 (a regular here)
 
vmcmacken wrote:
Before Scrubby Yarn, I used nylon netting cut to 1.5 inch-wide strips, tied them together, and crocheted scrubbies.


Me too. Nylon netting is better for scrubbed than tulle.
Aug 4, 2019 19:14:26   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
I've used scrubbies made from both tulle and netting (not in one item, separate) and the netting is much better. Needs that stiffness. And I like the net ones much better than those made from the various scrubbie yarns-- they take way too long to dry. I bought a couple balls of the Red Heart stuff-- made them, then gave them all away. People seem to like them, I just don't.
Aug 4, 2019 19:24:14   #
seamer45 (a regular here)
 
I’m not trying to be a pain in the neck but I’m pretty sure what
you want for your scrubbies is not tulle but nylon net. Nylon net has larger holes and is not as soft as tulle. Tulle is more for things like veils and such or I use it. For Christmas things. And the best part of nylon net is that it’s cheaper than tulle.
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