This article will teach you how to crochet scrub pads just like those your dear aunt or neighbor used to make for you! You can make this project using tulle (a mesh fabric) from the fabric store. These are great for expensive pots and pans, as they will not scratch the surface. Also very handy in the bathroom or to clean the tires on your vehicles.
Things you’ll need
Tulle, 1 yard makes about 5 scrubbies and cost ~$1.00-$2.00 per yard
Crochet hook, size H, I, or J is best
Prepare your fabric. I purchase at least 2 yards for this process. Lay out the tulle fabric on a large surface and cut the tulle into 1-1.5 inch strips. They do not have to be perfect. Try to cut your fabric into one long piece like “yarn” starting on the corner and cutting all around the square of fabric, trimming the corners as you go around and around. I use a clothes pin to attached the end to a lamp shade and cut my fabric in the air walking back and forth across the room. If you have several different pieces, sew them together or just tie a knot in them. You just need to get one long piece. Roll your strip into a ball just like you would yarn.
Tie a slip knot onto the end of your “yarn” and crochet 5 chain stitches, and slip stitch into stitch 1 to form a circle. Be sure to leave a 2-3 inch tail for tying off at the end.
Chain 2, dropping your stitch into the hole, loop and double crochet around the ring, chain stitching one between each double crochet. Keep going around the ring, double crocheting into the blank areas made by the chains in between. Add stitches at every second or third blank. Really, you can use any stitch you want and increase however you prefer. Like all my craft projects, what you prefer is best. This is just the process I use for mine.
Once you have reached the size you like (about 4 inches in diameter is a good size), start decreasing your double crochet stitches. I do it gradually by skipping every second or third stitch. There isn’t a wrong way as long as you reduce back to one stitch. It will look like a crocheted ball.
Cut your “yarn” off leaving a 2-3 inch tail and pull it through the loop. Use your crochet hook to pull the tail from the beginning through to the back and tie the two ends in a knot two times. And…You are done!
These are great gifts for any cook as these kitchen scrubbers are tough and will not harm the surface of pans.
These scrubbies can be washed in the washer in hot water or the dishwasher. You can re-use them over and over. Plus, if you accidentally cut the “yarn” while doing dishes, just retie the loose ends and keep washing.
You should probably make extra scrubbies because people love these and will always ask for more as they are addictive to those who must clean, like me!