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Dishcloths with Plastic Scrubber

Posted on February 16, 2008

Dishcloths with Plastic Scrubber

Here are three different dishcloths with built-in plastic scrubbers I’ve crocheted recently. The centers are made using recycled plastic bags to create cotton dishcloths with scrubbing power. Quite a while back I made some scrubbers from plastic bags found here. Recently I thought about combining a pot scrubber with a dishcloth. These three products are my results. Just remember machine wash gentle and hang dry otherwise the centers will melt in your dryer. So check it out and make yourself a cute pot scrubber dishcloth today!

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Here is part I of the patterns for each dishcloth shown above. Part I has the blue green dishcloth and the round red one. Part II will be coming soon that will have the pattern for the pink motif square dishcloth.

Free Blue Green Round Dishcloth with Scrubber Pattern

Dishcloth measures: 10 inch round
Hook: Metal H (5 mm) US sized hook

Materials:
1- Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn ball Summer Splash (used about 3/4 of ball)
Small amount of Green and Blue plastic bag plarn for scrubber center

With center color (Green shown) Ch 5, Sl St to form ring.

Rnd 1
Using Green plastic bag yarn, Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc,
Ch 2, *3 Hdc in ring, Ch 2* Repeat between * until 6 3-Hdc shells made. Ch 1, join to top of Ch 2 beg.
(7 corners made) FO.

Rnd 2
With next color (Blue) attach in any Ch 2 corner space.
Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 2, 3 Hdc, all in each corner space.
Repeat around in each corner. Sl St into base of the beg Ch 2.

Rnd 3
Cont. with Blue plarn, Sc in ea st, Sl St between each shell, 3 Sc in each 2-Ch corner space around.
Join with a Sl St into the base of the beg Sc st. FO.

Rnd 4
Using cotton Summer Splash yarn, join in any Sc space, Ch 1. Sc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St at top of Ch 1.

Rnd 5
Ch 3, Dc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St at top of Ch 3.

Rnd 6
Repeat rnd 5 but add 1 Dc at 1/4 around and another Dc about 3/4 around to make lay flat. (2 inc. worked)

Rnd 7
Ch 3. Dc in ea st, add 1 increase at 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 around to make lay flat. Add 1 increase just before finishing the round. (4 inc. worked around evenly)

Rnd 8
Ch 3, Dc in same st, *Dc in next 8 sts, work 2 Dc in next st*. Repeat around between *. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3.

Rnd 9
Ch 3, Dc in same st. *Dc in next 8 sts, Work 2 DC in next st*. Repeat between *.

Rnd 10 (Edging)
To create a scallop edge, *Ch 3, Dc in same st, skip 2 sts, Sl St in next st*. Repeat between * around edge. Join with a Sl St in in base of beginning Ch 3. FO.

Tip Only skip 1 st as needed to create a flat scallop edge.)

Reminder: Hand wash or machine wash gentle. DO NOT dry in a machine dryer. Only hang to dry as the plastic will melt in your dryer.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:

Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Sk – Skip
Tr – Treble Crochet

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. Ā©2008

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Free Round Red Dishcloth with Center Scrubber

Dishcloth measures: 9-1/2 inch round
Hook: Metal H US sized hook

Materials:
1- Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn ball Red (used about 1/2 of ball)
Small amount of Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn (white) for outside edge
Small amount of plastic bag plarn for scrubber center

This uses my coaster pattern to start which is found here.

Rnd 4
Using the complete 4″ plarn coaster above, attach cotton red yarn in any space with Sl St. Sc in same st, 2 Sc in next st. Work around *1 Sc in next st and then 2 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * to end of rnd. Join with Sl St to top of beginning Sl St.

Rnd 5
Ch 2, Hdc in sm st, Hdc in next st, 2 Hdc in next st. *Hdc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2 Hdc in next st*. Repeat between * to end. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Rnd 6
Ch 3, Dc in sm st, * Dc in ea of the next 3 sts, 2 Dc in next st*. Repeat between * to end. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3.

Rnd 7
Ch 4, 1 Tr in ea of the sts around. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 4. FO.

Rnd 8 (Edging)
Join white cotton in any st, Sc around in ea st for edging. FO.

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. Ā©2008

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17 Responses to “Dishcloths with Plastic Scrubber”

  1. Sister Diane
    Feb 17, 2008

    These are AWESOME! And I love what you’ve done with color. I gotta make some of these!


  2. Cindy
    Feb 17, 2008

    Thanks so much Diane. I always appreciate hearing that people like my recycled ideas and want to make them too.


  3. David
    Feb 17, 2008

    It fascinates me to see what you do with this material. Creativity takes on so many different guises.


  4. Abid
    Feb 17, 2008

    Hay….Very nice posts and ideas..Thanks


  5. drenka
    Feb 18, 2008

    I like that you are using very bright and interesting colors.


  6. Gosh, but they’re so cute I think I’d want to… oh… hang them on a wall instead of using them on my greasy pans. šŸ™‚

    You are a clever gal, Cindy!


  7. joanie
    Feb 19, 2008

    They are fantastic! I agree, don’t think I’d want to use them on my pans either – the look too nice.


  8. Brave New Leaf
    Feb 19, 2008

    Wow – you are so incredibly talented! I wish I had these kind of skills!


  9. Moonshadow
    Feb 19, 2008

    Have you ever used any of those netted bags that the little tomatoes come in for this. My sil collects them for some church group that makes pot scrubbers out of them. They don’t crochet them though.


  10. Cindy
    Feb 19, 2008

    @ Moonshadow,
    I haven’t tried crocheting with that yet but the plastic bag plarn works great for these projects.


  11. Gizmo
    Feb 19, 2008

    Great idea and pretty to boot!


  12. Matty
    Feb 20, 2008

    Hey! Love this post. Been checking things out and I really like your blog. Keep up the great work!

    Another excellent idea…

    Matty


  13. Cindy
    Mar 20, 2008

    Hey, Just wanted to say I love the pattern. Guess what everbody in my family is getting for Christmas. I like to make baskets and fill them with homemade things. Keep the ideas coming. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy


  14. Aimee
    Apr 26, 2008

    These are fabulous, Cindy! I enjoyed making my first one…I hope it’s okay that I link to your blog from mine. I want to make sure you’re properly credited for your designs.


  15. […] in my mind, any way we can reduce our contribution to the landfills is something. I got the idea here at RecycleCindy’s site, where she has patterns for crocheted dishcloths with plastic bag scrubby […]


  16. Debra
    Oct 11, 2008

    This is wonderful. I made some using 2 granny squares. One of plarn and one cotton. Sewed them together on 3 sides (for a mitt). Now on days my hands can’t grip due to pain in fingers, I can still do my dishes. Thank you for the great idea.


  17. What can I reuse or recycle to make dishcloths or pot scrubbers? | green-zine.co.uk
    Mar 01, 2011

    […] dishcloths or tawashi scrubbers from either new cotton or reclaimed stuff Ć¢ā‚¬ā€œ but there are also how-tos for making them out of plarn (plastic bags turned into yarn) for a more abrasive […]



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