This is a great kitchen scrubber. It won't scratch non-stick, and is very effective!
Here is what you will need:
- Crochet hook size G or H (I used size I for the sake of the tutorial to make the pictures more readable, however, you may want to use a smaller gauge like a G or H to make the scrubbie tighter)
- 1/2 yard tulle, cut into 2 inch strips (9 strips total) **Edited: I have used tulle and netting for this scrubbie and they both work great. The netting scrubbie is a bit bigger than the tulle scrubbie when finished.
Tie all the strips of tulle together to form a long length of tulle. To ensure the knot is not a weak spot for the tulle to come apart, tie them together by aligning the ends of two strands together:
and then tie:
This is called a "sewer's knot".
Once all the strands are tied together:
- Chain 3, slip stitch together to form a ring. Chain one.
Single crochet twice in each single crochet in one continuous round until the "scrubbie" is the diameter you desire (mine are about 2.5 inches). If the scrubbie starts to get wavy edges as you crochet, single crochet once in each single crochet instead of twice for a round to straighten it back out.
As you crochet, keep all the knots and tails of tulle on the back side, as these will eventually be inside the scrubbie.
Once you have it the diameter you desire, start to single crochet in every other single crochet and the scrubbie will start to look like this:
Once the hole on the top gets small enough, *slip stitch through last single crochet and tie off.
*An option at this point would be to cut off extra tulle and stuff inside of scrubbie (making sure to leave enough to finish scrubbie off).
Let me know if there are any questions or if you need clarification!