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Recycled Scrubber & Dishcloth

Posted on September 11, 2009

Here is a little scrubbie I crocheted using recycled produce netting bags and cotton yarn. These large red nets were sent to me by reader of my blog who asked me if I’d like to use them in a recycled craft projects. I was thrilled to receive her package that contained about 10 of these large red nets. I cut them into 1 inch wide strips and looped them together just like I do with my plastic bag plarn The red netting is stiff and a bit hard to crochet but it makes a wonderful scrubber when you are done.

Recycled Scalloped ScrubbieRecycled Red Netting
Here is a photo showing a net and a sample of the cut strips. You can click on any of my photos to supersize them.

The nets are circular and open on both ends so I just cut across the middle to make my strips. Here is the link to my picture tutorial I made showing how I cut green plastic lettuce netting into strips and assembled them.

White & Red Star Dishcloth To complete this little kitchen set, I crocheted my star dishcloth. The free pattern for this dishcloth can be found here.

My star dishcloth shown here was crocheted all in cotton yarn but I do have an option if you’d like to add a recycled plastic center for extra scrubbing power to the dishcloth.

Below you will find the free pattern for the scalloped pot scrubber.
Enjoy!



Scalloped Pot Scrubber Pattern

Scrubber measures: 4-1/4 inches Square
Hook: Metal J (6 mm) sized crochet hook

Materials:
3/4 oz – Bernat Holly Jolly Prints cotton yarn
1 – large red produce plastic netting bag (cut and looped together)

Holding cotton and netting together, Ch 4, Sl St to form ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1,
Sl St to top of Ch 2. (4 corners & 4 shells made)

Rnd 2
Sl St over to corner space.
Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc, all in the same ch 1 corner space.
*Sk next 3 Hdc (shell), 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the next Ch 1 corner space.*
Repeat between * 2 more times, Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2.

Rnd 3
Sl St across remaining Hdc’s to corner.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
*Sk 3 Hdc, make 3 Hdc in between shells, Sk next shell, make 3 Hdc, Ch 1,
3 Hdc in corner.* Repeat 2 more times then Sl St to top of first Hdc.
FO netting but leave cotton yarn attached.

Rnd 4
Using just cotton yarn now, Sl St across remaining Hdc’s to corner. Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc all in the same corner space. *Sk next shell, 3 Hdc in ea sp between shells. At corners work 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc in corner space *. Repeat between * around and join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2 and sl st over to corner to do edging.

Edging:
The scalloped edging is accomplished by working *Ch 3 in corner st, Dc in same st, skip 2 sts and Sl St in next stitch or space*. Repeat between * around to beginning Ch 3. FO and weave under ends.

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
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
Sp – Space
St – Stitch

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©2009

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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5 Responses to “Recycled Scrubber & Dishcloth”

  1. Le-Chat
    Sep 12, 2009

    I have yet to start cutting nets, but i’ve gathered quite a few in my kitchen drawer by now. In three colours: red, green and yellow. This reminds me, thanks for sharing!
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..The Turtle And The Bathtub =-.


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    Sep 14, 2009

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  3. MeamWye
    Sep 14, 2009

    Wow! I’m impressed with your creativity! You do have quite a talent here šŸ™‚
    .-= MeamWye´s last blog ..Ibn Sina (Avicenna) =-.


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  5. Frugal Kiwi
    Sep 15, 2009

    I’ve only just bought my first crochet hook, but once I’ve developed some skills, I’ll be giving this project a go. Re-purposing fruit nets like this is a fabulous idea!
    .-= Frugal Kiwi´s last blog ..Make It From Scratch Carnival =-.



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