Out of all the projects I make, this one is my favorite.  It is easy to transport, quick to make, and is even a great conversation starter! When sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, people are curious to know what I am making.  Next thing you know, a stranger has turned into a friend.

Pot scrubbers also make great gifts.  Add some to a kitchen gift basket, or tuck some in a Christmas stocking.  I have been using a set as a fun ‘business card’!

 

Pot Scrubbers

 

Abbreviations

 

beg – beginning
hdc – half double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sp(s) – space(s)

 

Materials

 

Nylon Netting and N Hook. It takes roughly 1 yard to make 1. I usually buy several yards so I can make some to give as gifts. (If you are new to crochet, here is a great set of crochet hooks for beginners. Larger hooks are generally sold separately – L, M, N Hook set)

 

Directions

 

Cut Nylon Netting into 2″ wide strips. When you have about 10” remaining in the strip, tie another strip to the end and trim. This way, you don’t use up your netting by tying all the strips together and having short pieces to work before you come to a knot.

1. Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3(counts as dc), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

2. Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Fasten off.

Other Side: Repeat 1 & 2 but do not fasten off.

Joining Circles: With wrong sides of each circle facing each other, tuck tails between the two circles. Working through both sides at the same time, sl st in each st around. Fasten off. I tie the last knot a little loosely and cut the net off leaving about four inches. I gently slip my hook into one circle and out the top, then grab the tail and pull it in, pulling the knot inside, or as closely as possible.

*If you are working with the new Scrubby yarn, use an L Hook. You will need to repeat #2 for an extra row. Otherwise, the pot scrubber will be small.

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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