Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Crochet Nylon Net Scrubbie Pattern
Finished crocheting 4 more nylon net scrubbies today! Thought I'd share a pattern for circular scrubbies using double crochet stitches:
Materials: Nylon netting, cut into strips 1.5 inches in width and join. (How to cut and join strips)
Size “J” crochet hook (6.00MM)
Finished size: approx 5.0 inches diameter
Directions – crochet in the round.
ss= slip stitch, dc= double crochet, sts= stitches
R1: Ch2, work 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first dc with ss. 12 sts.
R2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st as ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join to top of beg ch 3 with ss. 24 sts.
R3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Join to top of beg ch 3 with ss. 36 sts.
R4: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around. Join to top of ch 3 with ss. 48 sts.
I also have another scrubbie pattern & tutorial here:
*UPDATE 3/30/09* - Got a question? Leave a comment and I will add it to the FAQ's
Q: Why does my netting tear when I crochet with it?
A: I always try and start with the sturdiest, scratchiest netting I can find. Unfortunately, not all nylon netting has the same feel. Another tip I find is that cutting the nylon "lengthwise straight grain" (see pic) makes for a more sturdy strip, less prone to tearing. Plus- you will get longer strips, which means less tying and joining.
Q: Any tips for seeing the stitches better while working?
A: Crocheting with nylon net is a challenge even for experienced crocheters. You will mostly need to go off of "feel." If you are making a scrubbie out of single crochet stitches, one tip that I can share is to place a safety pin under the both loops of your first sc when beginning a round. This takes the guesswork out of "where" to join when you come to the end of a round.