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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to crochet a pot scrubber with video link




*If you wish to share this pattern with others, please send them the link rather than copying and pasting the pattern. One of my knitting friends shared this pattern with me. She graciously allowed me to share it with others.



There are many ways to make these type of scrubbers with netting material. I've read through a lot of patterns and they all seem nice but so complicated. I like easy patterns! This is how I do it:

Supplies:
1 yard netting (or more)
Size K crochet hook

Here's the pattern:

It takes 7 strips to make one scrubber.


First Strip- Chain 3. Then, 5 sc in the third chain from the hook (which will be the first chain). Then,  continue around in spiral fashion by putting 2 single crochets in each chain. Continue the same with the second strip.

Next four strips, one sc around.

Last strip, one sc in every other chain. If when you go around it doesn't come full circle, just add another strip of netting until it does. Sometimes this happens. Then when there is no hole left, finish off and weave in any extra tails. You can tuck them inside or trim.

Clear as mud? Hopefully these pictures will help you along the way. 

First, you'll need to prepare your netting into strips. I purchase my "Net" material  at Walmart or Hobby Lobby. There are many other types of tulle but this is what you need. It has bigger holes and is coarser. 


This is what it looks like when I get it home from the store:



 You can use a rotary cutter, but I like things simple so I just use scissors. I just use a really big table (or the floor) and put down weights so the material doesn't shift.


Cut the netting so that each strip will be the width of your material. In my case, the width is 72 inches wide. If you look closely at your netting, you will see that each strip will look like this:

Notice how the points are on the side. If you cut the material the wrong way,  then the points will be up and down.   If this doesn't make sense, look at the other post found under the label, "pot scrubber"

a tip:
to make it easier to cut, I take the bottom piece and fold up. then fold up and fold up again. That way I don't have to cut so much.





Don't worry about measuring each strip. If you have to, measure the first one so you know about how wide to cut it and then just eyeball it.

Here are the strips ready to store in ziploc bags ready when I need them. Convenient and ready to make scrubbies!



 If I have multiple colors, I'll keep them in the same bag. Three sets will fit nicely in a ziploc quart sized bag.

How many scrubbers you can get from one yard depends on how wide you cut your strips. 

Now, that you have 7 strips ready to go. Here's what you do!

Take the first strip and chain 3. Kind of hard to see, but:


Then make 5 single crochets in the first chain. Not the slip knot, but the first chain you made.

here I have put three single crochets in so far.

Try not to pull too tightly when you get done with each one. You want it to stay loose. If you pull too tight, you will break the netting material. If that happens, no big deal. Use the method I will teach you and you won't have any waste.

After you make 5 single crochets in the first chain, then continue around and make 2 single crochets in each space. (note- the pics with the black scrubbie show shorter strips than you will be using. example only)

 this is what it will look like when you get done with the 5 single crochets. the part right above my thumb is where you will then start and put 2 single crochets in each space.




 Poking it in to grab the netting. I am doing the first single crochet in there.

 First single crochet done. Now another one.

as you may have noticed I am almost out of material, so I need to connect it together with another. 

When you have about 2 inches left, take the next strip, and lay it underneath  of the previous strip.

Shown below with some red, so you can see better. the red material is sort of pinched in the middle. Put that part on top.

Then take the top part and fold down.


and take the bottom part and fold up. the red part is now encased in the black. You can fold it in half again if you'd like. Now grab it with your finger and hold it in place, so you can do more single crochets.

 see where my index finger has a hold of the new/old piece. It's darker because there are two pieces of black held together as one. Now, keep doing 2 single crochets around.

more pictures below showing how to attach netting.
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2. folding down top.

3. folding up bottom.

 In case you are still having trouble figuring this out I made a NEW video since I started this post. I hope it shows better what I'm trying to say!



 Once you finish the first two strips, attach a new piece of netting and put one single crochet in each space around. Do this with the next four strips. Remember there is no joining. You just keep going around and around in a spiral manner and since there is no counting of rows, you don't need to remember which part you are on. Just keep track of how many strips you have left.  I like to lay them out in sections so I don't get confused. Also, to give you an idea after you finish the first two strips, the diameter should measure approximately 2 1/4 inches.

You will repeat this part (1 sc in each space) using 4 strips worth. It will start to look kind of like a bowl.


Keep going until you almost run out of material again. (This method keeps your work from looking knotty and will never unravel on you. By this point, it will measure approximately 3 inches in diamter.

When you almost run out of netting, connect it as I said, but this time for the last strip put one single crochet in every other space. This will close up the hole. Then, you just need to poke the crochet hook through to the other side to knot it. Pull the netting through and weave in your ends.

And there you have a nylon net pot scrubber!

Front view and back view




Any questions, fill out contact form. I check it weekly, so it may be awhile before I see it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Need extra help now? Look at label, "pot scrubber".



Happy Crocheting!

110 comments:

  1. I'm SO happy to have found this via Craftser.com! I got a great deal on some netting at GW with the intention of using it for these. I've bought them in the past at craft fairs for $1-2 each. Now I can make my own AND gift them at Christmas! I think they'll look great on a gift as the bow!

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  2. Make sure it is netting and not tulle. Though you can use tulle for facial scrubbies and bath scrubbies.

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  3. Tulle is lightweight with smaller holes. To find out what you have, I suggest going to Walmart or Hobby Lobby and looking at what they call Net. This way you can compare it to something. Our walmart sells Net for 97 cents a yard. The holes are bigger and it's coarse. It feels stiff like the net bags that hold onions. Hope this helps! If not, you can send me your mailing addy and I'll send you a free pot scrubber. Then you'll have a sample to go by when you're making yours.

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  4. Oh that is SO cute! I looked at what I bought and it has to be net. It's very coarse & actually don't know if I want to crochet with it! It irritates my skin. Does it bother yours?

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  5. Yes, it is very irritating! You get used to it after awhile. The important thing is not to pull too tight. It won't hurt as bad if you crochet it loosely. But when you are done, try crocheting with yarn. It will feel like silk! That's what happened to me. I was knitting cotton yarn (dishcloths) afterwards and the yarn felt so incredibly silky! lol

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  6. Hi, I love the tutorial and have just made a couple, but I cant quite work out how you join the pieces together? I have just been knotting them. Any chance of a pic at some stage?

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  7. I'll try to have hubby help me tonight with a video so you can see. It's so easy! I know you'll catch on once you see how it's done. It's just a matter of putting one piece on top of the other and folding it up, but I will work on a short video clip for it. Thanks for the idea!

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  8. I posted a video on the post. Hope it helps!

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    1. Thank you so so much for posting the video. I too didn't quite understand how to connect the strips, you're right, it's so easy!
      My neighbor just gave me a crocheted pot scrubbie last week that her friend made. Oh my goodness, I'm amazed how wonderful it works. Now with the help of your instructions and video I will definitely be making more for myself and for all my sisters, friends and family.
      I've seen other scrubbies online but yours is the best one!
      Again thank you so much for sharing!!

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  9. Hi,

    May I please have your permission to post a link to this pattern on my site? I am very strict about obeying copyright laws and only post links and not patterns.
    Thank you for considering my request.
    Norma
    aka scrunchy/scrunchyy
    my personal email is:
    scrunchy@swbell.net

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  10. Hi,
    Please forgive my mistake. I just found your note giving me permission to do so.

    Norma

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  11. Very clever! Love that type of thing, creative and practical.

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  12. I am really new at crochetting and I am sorta lost on how to include the netting to the rounds. Is the round yarn item made first and then the net is laced into the round or what? AND, can I purchase a sample pot scrubber from you? Thanks for being patient with me.

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  13. I'm not sure I know what you are asking. Are you asking how to attach each strip to one another? If so, I included a video link showing how. The netting is cut into 7 strips and used as "yarn". You can purchase a sample pot scrubber from me, but I'll need your contact info. Email me and I'll tell you how much to send...

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  14. Thank you for the pattern! I cant wait to try it! Im not real sure how you are ending the scrubber. After you pull the end through to the other side what do you do??
    Thank you!!

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  15. After I pull the end through to the other side (I'll try to explain it in a photo later as I've got more to make), I knot it, and just weave in the ends within the pot scrubber.

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  16. Please how long is a strip? Thanks in advance!

    Mammasal

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    1. Strips are based on how wide the material is. In my case, they are 72 inches long.

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  17. I can't believe I found this! About 20yrs ago a friend bought some of these scrubbers at a Christmas craft sale. She gave me one and I LOVED IT! But for the life of me, couldn't figure out how to make one. I STILL have the netting I bought to make some. Lol! Now I can dig it out and proceed with your clear and concise directions! Thank you SO MUCH for posting this!!

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  18. Kim-
    Your welcome! I'm glad you found my site. I can't believe you still have the netting after all these years, but glad you can make some now! :-)

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  19. I have a question:
    With the picture of your netting laid out with the fold at the bottom, are you referring to the fold that is there when buying the netting, the way it is on the bolt? Later you mention not to cut the strips horizontally. I assume by that that the strips should be cut the length of the fabric instead of the width of the fabric; however if the fold in the picture is as I stated above, the strips would be cut the width of the fabric. Please help he out.
    Thanks. I was so thrilled to find this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are right! The strips are cut the width of the fabric. I found that if you cut the strips so that the width of the material is the length, that the scrubber works best. If I leave the material the way it comes from the store, I only need to fold it up a few extra times before cutting it.

      Another tip that helps is to look at the direction of the netting. The points will be across rather than facing upwards.

      I hope this makes better sense.

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  21. I have been using this pattern for years and have a hard time keeping up with the orders/requests for the scrubbers. I buy many yards at one time and use a cutting mat, a rotary cutter, and "ruler" that has slits in it for cutting in 1" increments. I do use 2" strips. Thanks for posting your directions.

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  22. I want to make the pot scrubber but am learning to crochet also via: http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/113.html?www=1&lbc=&language=
    What's confusing is they say to have a base chain before using a single crochet stitch. You say to chain 3 then single crochet 5. They also say one needs an extra chain stitch before single crocheting. Can you clarify for me? I'm stuck. Thanks. Pat

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  23. From what I understand, the base chain is for when you are making something long. Don't worry about doing an extra chain either. You simply need to chain 3 and then in the first chain you put 5 single crochets. It will turn into a circle already, then, you continue on around and go from there. The first picture shows what it will look like after you do the 5 single crochets. Tomorrow I will be making a bunch of pot scrubbers. I will take more pictures and post them. I hope this helps!

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  24. A few yrs ago I knew a lady who made these and gave them as little gifts...I hand wrote the directions as she gave them to me off the top of her head and of course now that I want to make more because the ones I bought from her are used up my pattern makes no sense to me :<( I found many patterns for scrubbies but none that were round like the original ones I had. I am SO tickled to have found your pattern and cannot start to tell you thank you enough for sharing....the video for attaching the next strip was extremely helpful. I saved it in a file on my computer but then fear something will happen to it so am going to print out your directions even if it takes 10 sheets. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday and thanking you again.

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  25. I have been wanting to try these. Thanks for the pattern. I like the ones made of more than one color. Is there a rule of how you add the next color??

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  26. What do you mean? Do you mean how to attach the next strip? Or how to know which color to add next?

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  27. Thanks Noel for generously sharing instructions to make this incredibly useful item.
    Susan in PA

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  28. Where do I find a video? I'm not seeing it and I'm kind of stuck on something!!
    THANKS

    Lisa

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  29. Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7tOcoNSKhE
    I've also posted a couple other blog posts about making these and finishing them up.
    http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-finish-your-nylon-net-pot.html
    http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-thoughts-on-nylon-net-pot-scrubbers.html
    more pics: http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-pot-scrubbers.html

    Hope this helps. If not, ask and I'll try to walk you through it!

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  30. I think the way you cut the strips you would have short strips of only 36 inches long. Am I right? I cut my yard of netting from corner to corner to corner to corner, in other words a circle, and my strips are quite long, therefore I don't have to keep adding on a strip. It works best for me.

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  31. Yes, I believe my strips should be a yard long. 36 inches. However, if you didn't have strips to add, then this pattern would not be useful since it is based on using 7 strips. There are plenty of other patters out there though. I just like this one because it doesn't take long to make. Just 7 strips worth of time.

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    1. I am still having trouble with which direction to cut the strips. Should the strips be cut the length of the fabric or the width? I have tried cutting them the width of the fabric and the scrubbies look frayed. I read that if they are looking frayed, the strips may be cut the wrong direction, but it didn't say which way to cut them.

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  32. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this site. I have been looking for this pattern for years. I used to get these from the Amish and Mennonite, but couldnt find the pattern just like theirs, but This Is It!! Your directions are great. Thanks bunches!!

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  33. Hi, I want to add my thanks for this pattern. A friend showed me a scrubber that she made years ago. She no longer had the pattern. I searched on the web. I finally found yours. Your pattern is easy and I just love the results. You are too kind to share this with us! Hugs and thanks again!

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  34. Thank you for this! I've been wanting to do this for awhile, and just found your instructions.

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I gave one to a friend. She suggested that I make them about an inch wider. I tried adapting this pattern but I had no luck. Help!!!

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  36. You should be able to cut them 2 inches wide instead of 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Also, you might consider adding an extra strip of material when you do the "4 strips of one single crochet around". Let me know if you try it if that works. I really need to make some more, so I'll play around with it and see what I can come up with.

    Happy crocheting!

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  37. Hi Noel, I tried what you suggested. In fact, I added 2 more strips to the "4". It worked very well. I could have easily added another one. I will make them this size for my friend, but I don't like the larger size. For me, I seem to have more cleaning power and control using the regular size. Thanks again for your help.

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  38. Your welcome. I'm glad it worked out for you. I too like the smaller size.

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  39. My mother's friend used to make these scubbers for me. I wondered where to find a pattern. I'm not very good with the computer, but I typed in crocheted nylon scrubbies and your directions turned up. Thank you so much. Your detailed directions will help me succede, I'm sure.

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  40. AnonymousApr 24, 2012 06:21 AM
    you asked about cutting it the width or length and if you see the pictures, it shows the original fold at the bottom. I cut it with that fold at the bottom. But in order to make it more manageable I fold it up more times. then cut up and down, not side to side. However, it shouldn't matter if you cut it the width or length as far as fraying goes. If you are using "net" and not any other substitute, net will not fray.

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  41. Noel, want you to know how much I appreciate your sharing both instructions, how to cut and taking the time to take pictures and post video. I searched the internet and your site is by far the best for this scrubbie. I find myself returning again and again; have saved it to Favorites. Have my material and am ready to go. Thanks again.

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  42. Carlene- I'm glad you have found help here in making a pot scrubber. Thanks for the compliment! Have fun crocheting pot scrubbers!!

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  43. thanks for the pattern and pictures. Could I please post this to my knitting/crochet forum for other knitters? Most of us do not sell our items but some might sell. I have made these for friends for years, but lost the pattern so thanks again for this pattern. Jane

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  44. To answer the anonymous person who asked if they could share this pattern on their craft forum, by all means, but please just post the link, rather than copying and pasting the pattern and pics.

    http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/08/pattern-for-crochet-pot-scrubber.html

    That way they can look around my blog and see the other variations for the scrubber and learn more about other things.

    Thanks for asking!

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  45. Noel, Do these scrubbies turn out to be fat/puffy or just flat? I am looking for a pattern for the fat/puffy ones. I am planning to try out your pattern but just wondering about this. Thank you for sharing this pattern. Tena (from central Missouri)

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  46. Tena- Well, I wouldn't consider them flat, but fat/puffy... Well, they are sort of puffy because they are double thickness with a separate top and bottom, not a single layer. I've seen some that might be considered puffier but that's because the other patterns tell you to tie knots to connect (which can lead to falling apart later) then those loose ends are stuffed inside the scrubber, but eventually, they will find their way out and you'll be left holding a wet soppy scrubber with the ties hanging all over the place. (at least that what happened to me when I made them) If that is the type of scrubber you want, here is a good pattern: http://nadinespatterns.blogspot.com/2011/03/tulle-dish-scrubbers-crochet.html

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  47. Does this one look the same on both sides? I would love to know where to purchase them as I'm not sure I can make one. I have crochet hooks but I'm learning and don't want to get discouraged.
    SamIAmJo

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    1. It looks kind of the same on both sides. since the end strip you are putting one sc in every other space, and when you start out you are putting 2 sc in each strip, it is a little spaced out on the back but not holey.

      Email me at: noel wright at gmail dot com and we can discuss me sending you a scrubber.

      They are really easy to make. Be sure to watch the video as I show how to make one from beginning to end. You can do it!

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  48. I'm a little confused, do you tie a knot in net to get started?
    And I bought a K hook and I'm trying to keep the stitches loose,
    but it looks smaller than yours, and it seems to draw up tight
    anyway. I've bought some scrubbies that look like made by same pattern but look very different than mine.

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    1. Yes, you make a slip knot, which is a knot, but that is the only one you will make.
      I used a size "K" hook. I'm not sure why it looks smaller than mine. You have to crochet it VERY loosely. If you have a tendency to pull your yarn tight after each stitch, don't! It may tear the netting and will make your scrubber tiny. Not to mention hard to go around each round. If you are in the US and want me to send you a scrubber to go by for an example, email me your address. Do you have a picture to show me of the one you made? Perhaps I can help you figure out what you are doing wrong. I'd love to help!

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  49. Thanks for the prompt response. I have unraveled the ones I've tried and now tried to hold the net very loose and it seems I'm not sure where to insert the hook. I also have 54" net so I can't go by
    so many strips. I did the math and know how many inches overall I need but when to start a different stitch is confusing. I suppose
    I could create my own pattern!;-) If I get some kind of success going I will try and take a picture and send it but ?? Sometimes I
    think crafty things are just not for me. I can buy them at the craft sale where we live in the winter. Thanks for the pattern
    and your willingness to help.

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    1. Were you able to view the video. It should show where to insert the hook. It's not the best video, but it works. lol

      It is possible to make these without using the strips. You just do the first two strips part until it is about 2 inches wide and then switch to the one single crochet around until it is about 3 inches wide and then one single crochet in every other.

      Did you see the pictures at the bottom of this post where it shows what the front and back looks like?

      I do sell finished scrubbies if you are interested.

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  50. Do you have a cute saying that explains the uses of the pot scrubbies. I like to give them as gifts and I am surprised at how many people do not know how to use them.

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  51. Here is a new post with some sayings to look at: http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2012/07/cute-poems-to-go-with-scrubbers.html

    Enjoy! If I find more, I'll add them later! Thanks for the good idea by the way!

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    1. I was not able to get on the site to get the poem - any other ideas?

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    2. The site I provided was another post on my blog. I don't know why you could not view it. Try just going straight to my blog and looking it up. I just posted it this morning. The poems are all there, no links to click on...

      www.noelwright.blogspot.com

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    3. Thanks noel - figured it out - not every computer smart. I liked all of them so will use them for the gifts. Thanks again - Pot scrubber Queen

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  52. This is great! I've been buying these for awhile at some speciality store, not even realizing what they were made of or that they were even crocheted! I've always loved the variety of bright colors and they're kind of cute too. I can't wait to make my own!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  53. Would it be at all possible to use a large piece of paper with some sort of Identifying mark in a corner or something as a reference point so that I could see exactly how you fold and cut this stuff. I want to try to make some scrubbies but I cannot figure out how to cut this stuff. Thanks! Shirley

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    1. I'll try to do that tomorrow. In the meantime, was my picture at the beginning of the tutorial not helpful enough? If not, I'll need to change that.

      When you get your material home from the store, it should come with a fold already in it. That fold goes at the bottom. The yardage, let's say you got two yards will be long ways so it will be a rectangle.

      Rather than try to cut it with it like it is (messy and hard to handle) I like to fold it up several times, so that I don't have much to cut. So, I just fold it up, and up again. Remember it is still a long rectangle. Like it shows in the fourth photo. Then, just starting at the bottom, cut into 1-2 inch wide strips. Depending on how wide I cut the strips, I can get enough to make 2-4 scrubbers with.

      Hope this helps! If not, I will try and take better pictures.

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  54. Okay I think I got it .......the light bulb phrase was "you keep folding, remembering that it will still be in a rectangle". It was just that the 4th picture made sense but the 3rd picture is what threw me for a loop (no pun intended) as the 4th picture you could tell you were folding from the bottom up but on the 3rd picture it looked like you were folding right to left. Because I was looking at the grains in your table and I guess you switched your material around?

    So I have another question: when you start you have a slip knot already on the crochet hook so then you chain 3. So when you do the 5 single crochet am I doing this in the slip knot or the actual first chain? It's just been too long so I guess I need to go back to crochet elementary school. LOL.

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    1. I see what you mean. I will remove that third picture. We live in a fifth wheel and our table is so small that I can't lay the material all the way out. lol

      You put five single crochets in the first chain, which I guess is actually the slip knot.

      Thank you for telling me how I can better re-write this pattern for all to understand.

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    2. Sorry about that. I had to go look for myself. The five single crochets that you put in is NOT in the slip knot, but in the first chain you make. It really doesn't matter, but for me, when I go put in the five single crochets, by this time I have pulled my slip knot tight and couldn't fit the stitches in if I wanted to!

      I took out the confusing pictures and tried to re-write it so it reads better.

      Let me know if there are any other suggestions I can re-write to clear things up for others. Thanks!

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  55. Also one other thing. If I bought a perfect square of netting does it matter in which direction you cut then? I mean does it have like cut against the grain or with the grain (or is it called "bias"?).

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    1. You can cut it in whatever direction you want. up and down or across, but I find that if you cut it across it changes the way the material feels. This post shows me cutting the strips the other way. I did not like it at all. The material feels more slick and does not hold up well when you connect the strips. http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-thoughts-on-nylon-net-pot-scrubbers.html

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  56. Hi Noel! It's me again. You are so sweet and patient with me with all my questions! But I am such a "literal" person that every one I know thinks I'm a pain in the "you know what". I guess I just pick things apart too much but I just have to know exactly what I'm doing or I tend to panic. There is probably a medical term for someone like me but really I'm a nice person. So after explaining to you how I am, I find I have another picky question. Back to the so called square piece of netting. Let's say I ironed it flat and there was no fold in it. How would I know what I was doing then? Because you said you like to cut it up and down but if it was flat I wouldn't know which way was up and down, would I? I guess the thing to do is leave it the way the manufacturer folded it right? LOL By the way I think it was wonderful of you to put your pattern on line with pictures and everything. That was a very generous thing to do.

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    1. Okay, let's say you ironed it flat. First off, why would you want to iron it flat? Wouldn't the iron melt it? Before you iron it, just mark where the original fold was so you know to cut it up and down starting at the fold. OR if you've somehow gotten some netting in a square and it doesn't have the fold anymore, then don't worry about it. It really doesn't matter. If when you are crocheting it, the material looks a bit shiny, then you'll know that you cut it the other way. I prefer to crochet it when the material is not shiny, but either way they are still scrubbers and will work just fine.

      Let me know how it turns out for you! I am sure you are a nice person! But don't worry so much about which way it's folding and just get out there and make a scrubber and then send me a picture so I can see it! LOL

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  57. P.S. Your revised instructions were just great!

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  58. Hello!!
    This may be a ridiculous question but...am i to assume that when i am done i am looking at the "wrong side" of the work??

    p.s: love this pattern but wish netting was cheaper in canada!!

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    1. I don't think so... I've never really thought about it before. All your doing is making a spiral.

      how much does netting cost over there anyways? here it is $1.00-$1.25 a yard.

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    2. Well as you know when your crocheting something there is a right side and wrong side to your work....when ur done the wrong side of the work is facing :)

      Netting is $3.00 a metre...i have yet to find it cheaper i'm looking!!

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    3. You know I never thought of it that way before but I suppose you're right it is the "wrong side" that is showing. since the right side is inside. Thanks for pointing that out to me.

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  59. Bought pot scrubbers recently and love them. Can't wait to get more to share with friends.

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  60. Received pot scrubbers I ordered from you today. They are so much nicer than the ones I purchased locally. I love the colors. My friends will certainly enjoy using them. Thanks so much.

    From Donna

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  61. I made one last night , it was so easy....I love it. Don't know how to post a pic

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  62. Thanks for the pattern!. My grandmother used to make these and they are the best pot scrubbers EVER! However, they have another great use - I always kept one just for scrubbing vegetables - they are absolutely great! So, although my grandmother is gone, I can finally make some new scrubbies for myself - and for my daughters!

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  63. Can you tell me how many scrubbers you get from a single yard of netting? I can't wait to try these out.

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    1. Well, I first posted this pattern, I could get 4 scrubbers per yard, but today when I cut up my strips, I got 2 1/2. I'm not sure why. Maybe the yardage width has changed? Or maybe I did not cut my strips as wide... It depends on how wide your strips are cut. I've been cutting them about 2 inches wide, but I think if you cut them 1 inch wide, you will get more.

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  64. Thanks for posting these instructions. I am anxious to try and make them myself. I buy a couple each year at an annual craft show I attend and I found this post in a timely manner. The craft show is this coming weekend. My question is, have you ever just made using a full 7 yards of netting instead of cutting 7 strips of 36" wide fabric? I am just thinking that if I want to make extras for family and stocking stuffers I could buy 7 yards of 36" wide, cut into 2" strips and get 18 scrubbers from the 7 yards. I'm a professional seamstress so the idea of cutting the full length of 7 yards is not daunting to me. I am mostly wondering how the texture of the scrubber will be affected or anything else I might not be aware of.

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean, but I have cut the strips in the other direction before and was not happy with how the scrubbers turned out. The netting felt more slick and did not hold as well. I was worried that the ends would come apart. The way I do it now, I have never had the joined ends come loose. You can read this post for more info: http://noelwright.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-thoughts-on-nylon-net-pot-scrubbers.html
      Hope this helps!

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  65. What I was trying to describe was instead of cutting 7-36" strips just cut 7 yards of netting; therefore eliminating the need to piece together the strips. I will take into account that this could change the texture of the scrubber. Can you tell me where to find your video. I've looked all over this site and cannot locate it. I am not much of a crocheter, it's been years. A video could be very helpful for me.

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    1. Sorry for the wait. I do not have internet access at home and never know when I might be up at the library to get on. For the video link copy and paste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1P9ZLyexPQ&feature=plcp The link was found at the bottom of this post under helpful links.
      Yes, it would change the texture to do it the way you spoke of. It's so easy to connect the strips and no knots to deal with! Also, I never know when to change the pattern stitching without the strips to use as a guideline. Good luck with that!

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  66. I am a caregiver and had used one of these in my client's kitchen and thought it was the best scrubber ever. It never fell apart and rinsed out easily. Was looking for the pattern online and found you. You mention that you use net...not tulle. But I LOVE the tulle! It is soft enough to use for everything even glasses and never scratches anything. Crocheting was not hard and didn't hurt my fingers. Was on sale so bought a lot and plan to do spring baskets for our church small group with perky colored scrubbers. Maybe I'll try net someday but for now I'm toolin' with tulle! Your video and comments are the best...so glad I found this site. I plan to visit here often. Blessings for the New Year to you and your family.

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  67. I was given your site. Love these directions. Never have used one, but looking forward to it. I also live in Nevada. Thank you so much.

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  68. Hello, Noel! I purchased a 'pot scrubber' last December at a Craft Fair. Looks easy enough, but just didn't know where to start. I 'googled' potscrubber and your site came up first off! Love the homey look of your site and the directions appear dead easy. Big thank you and I will pass along your link to friends who wish the 'recipe'!!

    Greetings from British Columbia,
    Laurie F. :-)
    Maple Ridge, BC CANADA

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  69. Not sure about pieces 5 and 6. You say very clearly up until piece 4. Then you say do the same until almost out of net and for the last piece crochet into every other hole. So, with 5 and 6 do we continue to put a sc in every hole????? Can't imagine that closing the hole only on the last strip. HELP

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  70. Hi! Laurie Fancy- I'm glad you found the pattern and hope you are able to figure it out. Let me know if I can clarify the wording at all.

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  71. Yes, you read that right. The first two strips- you do 2 sc in each space. Then the next four strips, you do 1 sc in each space. Then, lastly, on the last strip, you put 1 sc in every other space. It may seem like one strip won't be enough, but trust me, it works! I've been making them this way for 4+ years and usually make about 3 dozen a week. :-)

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  72. My mother gave me some scrubbies that appear just like yours, except one side is "sugar and cream" (cotton) yarn and the other side is the netting. They are wonderful, you can use the scrubbie side where needed and the softer side for things that don't need scrubbed (glasses). I've never seen any like them and wonder if your pattern could be used to do this? Thanks for any suggestions, as well as this great pattern. Smiles, Sue Castle

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  73. Hi, ChasinRainbows2, I have made some with netting and cotton yarn in the same strand but have not made any half and half before. I find that the cotton can "sour" and the netting can fall off the yarn so I don't care to mix the two together. However, I have no problem using these scrubbers for everyday use: glassware, dishes, non-stick, cast iron... In fact, I hardly use my cotton cloths anymore except for wiping up spills and tables... I don't see why you couldn't do this though. Just make half the strips with cotton and then finish off with the netting... Let me know if you make any, I'd love to see the end result!

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  74. Thank you so much for this awesome pattern! I've tried others, but your pattern is simple, fast, and makes a great srubby. Thanks again for posting it!!!!

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  75. I have made scrubbies. What I use is tulle on the roll, 6-8 inches wide. Take a box cutter with the longer blade and cut the roll in half. This gives you a continuous strand of scrubbie material at a reasonable cost. The tulle is "rough" enough for the kitchen and "gentle" enough for skin.

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  76. Could you point out in your picture what you are referring to as "points"? Thanks!

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    1. I made a new post titled right way/ wrong way and I show the points picture better. You can also find it under the label "pot scrubber help".

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  78. Pot Scrubbers -- waiting to buy some scrubbers from you but could not find your email address. Could you please email me? Mtnfresh@ymail.com thanks

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  79. Pot Scrubbers, I would like to buy some scrubbies from you, could you please email me?
    Thank you, Mtnfresh@ymail.com

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  80. Hi, I bought the netting and cut the strips, I think I am following your instructions right but I'm on the 4th strip and my scrubber looks like a small bowl. I must be doing something wrong can you help. The other thing is in the beginning when I crocheted 5 single stiches in the first hole it was very hard to find the next stich to start doing the 2 single crochets in the other holes. Any help would be appreciated..

    Thank you, Debbie Young

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  81. Hi, Debbie. How wide would you say your scrubber is? It should be around 3 inches and yes its suppose to look like a bowl. You are probably doing it right. I would keep going on the pattern and if you have any more questions, contact me above through the form link and I'll do my best to help you.

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    1. If I squish it flat it is probably almost 3 inches. The whole thing is round It just seems like if I keep going with the rest of the strips it is going to close up on its own, :)

      Thank you for your help and I will let you know how it turns out. If I wanted it a little bigger what would I need to do on the next one I attempt?

      Debbie Young

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  82. You are right it will close up. If you want to make a bigger one next time, just add an extra strip when you do the four strip part (one sc around) but keep in mind that as it is used it will get flatter and larger. Perhaps on your next one, you'll be able to see the beginning spaces easier. Also, if you are interested there is a square version to try. And it can be made in any size you want. It too is double sided. Called the magic square pot scrubber.

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  83. Hi, silly question...how do you clean these? Or do you just toss them after a while? Thanks!!

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  84. You can put in dishwasher on top rack but remove during the drying cycle. Air dry it. Or you can machine wash it and air dry. The longer you use them, the flatter they get. If you are really frugal, you can single crochet several of them together when they get thin.

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