Here are some 4 inch wide diagonal scrubbbies I crocheted using recycled green produce nets. These are soft plastic nets that I purchase lettuce in at my local grocery store. Here is the diagonal crocheted scrubbie pattern that I use to make the scrubbers. It only takes 3-4 plastic nets to crochet each scrubber along with about 1/2 ounce of cotton yarn.
The nice thing about these little scrubbers is that they are sturdy enough to scour your pans and soft enough not to scratch non-stick surface pans. Plus it is a wonderful way to recycle the netting and repurpose them into something useful.
I wanted to crochet a green dishcloth to match my little recycled scrubbers so I tried out a new crocheted square pattern […]
Here is a recycled sock that I made into a Barbie doll dress. I kept this very simple with no sewing. I crocheted the top yoke and straps using a E crochet hook with some fingering yarn.
I used a wool sock that was torn and cut off the bottom as shown below.
I folded over the cut edge of the sock and joined my fingering yarn at the back with a slip stitch. Next I just crocheted around the top edge of the sock by poking my crochet hook into the sock edge and completing each stitch. I worked around the sock edge evenly with single crochet (SC) stitches. I worked my stitches fairly tight as the sock opening was plenty wide enough for the doll. I had 40 stitches around the top edge of the sock.
Next without turning I just joined with a slip stitch to the beginning first stitch. Chain 1 and continued […]
I had an old vintage skein of craft yarn in my stash. This chunky orange yarn is from the late 70s and I thought it would be perfect to use to crochet some potholders for Halloween.
The square potholder was crocheted using my corded cloth pattern with a J (6 mm) crochet hook. Because this was a chunky yarn, I chained 23 stitches to start the hotpad and then single crocheted (Sc) in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across. […]