Free Crochet Pattern: Dish Scrubbie from Recycled Materials
Everyone I know and love has a plarn tote from me, and my closet is filling with extras. I have even more than I need for a single grocery shopping trip. It is about time I did something useful with this strange addiction!
I have a scrubbie made with nylon tulle that I purchased from the Amish community north of my home. I have used that scrubbie for ages but its useful life is drawing to a close.
In the process of collecting non-recyclable food packaging I have accumulated mesh bags as well. The bags come from potatoes, onions, apples, and garlic. I have finally collected enough to recreate my favorite scrubbie.
To make your own, collect scratchy mesh bags. Tie them into yarn as described in my “Plarn” tutorial.
With a size “N” hook, Ch 2.
6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
2 sc in each sc around: 24 sc
1 sc in each sc around: 24 sc
*Draw up loop in next st, draw up loop in next st, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.* Repeat until only 1 stitch is left.
Tie off. Cut “yarn” and draw to center of scrubbie. No use to weave in ends!
This little guy took me like, literally, 5 minutes start to finish. The materials were free. You could easily offer these at a farmer’s market for $1 or $2.