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Scrubbies Pattern

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Awhile ago, a neighbor gifted me with some of the best scrubbies ever. Soon after she gifted them to me, I asked her to share the instructions. She wasn't unable to teach me as she had barely learned from her Mom, so her Mom came over to my house one day for about fifteen minutes and she showed me how to crochet one. I love it when others take the time to sit down to share their craft with me. I know the basics of crochet but for the life of me, I cannot read the instructions (I guess, I haven't dedicated a chunk of my life to learning that aspect yet), but I am very good at duplicating an item, as long as I have a model to follow (yeah, my brain works in weird ways). The teaching went swift, about 10 minutes and we had one scrubbie done. She called me a model student and went home (I felt like a good dog and if I had a tail it would have been wagging).

I love my scrubbies! I can make 3 of them out of 1 yard of netting, the cost, about .99 cents! They last a very long time too and just like the other commercial scrubbies, this one can be thrown in the dishwasher for a quick sterilizing too. However, unlike commercial scrubbies, you can customize the color of your scrubbie to match your kitchen decor or the upcoming holiday.

They are really wonderful scrubbies and I hope that you have a chance to try them out. With permission from my teacher, I wrote the basic instructions for them. I would like to thank my teacher for taking the time to show me how to create such a useful item, it will save me loads of cash in the future. Also, I would like to thank my friend Jenny Stark for helping me clean up and organize the pattern. She is a crochet expert and I could not have put this one together without her help.

BTW: I crochet slow and I can crochet 3 of these little scrubbies in about 20 minutes.

Get your Scrubbies Pattern...if you get a chance to try it out, let me know your thoughts on it.

PS: This is my very first crochet pattern...I am eager to know your thoughts.

Edit: I have found netting at Joanns. It is similar to Tulle, except a little rougher and cheaper.


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My daughter in Phoeniz gave me one of these that she had gotten at a swap meet. I don't think it was made of netting but it was plastic I think. I don't have it anyore and have looked everywhere for plastic to crochet with. Maybe I will try the netting. Thanks


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My birthday is in a few weeks. I'll be 38. Should you make me that many? :)

Nadine B

I use Tulle when I make mine. Or you can use the thicker, rougher netting you put under skirts to make them full and poofy. You can buy it by the yarn at JoAnns or other fabric supplier. I like the tulle because it is easier on my hands then the thicker netting.

It is a great pattern. I was taught to make mine differently. I think I will try your version a few times to see if I like it better.


I too would like to know what you mean by "netting"?
What knind of netting exactly and where do you purchase it?
I think this pattern is a great idea.
I like making useful items like this--very satisfying to be more self-sufficient these days!

Would love to get started on this--just that little matter of figuring out what you mean by "netting" and finding out where to get it!
thank you!


Very cute. I learned to crochet when I was very young, and continued to love crochet until I got the knitting bug several years ago. I am going to whip up a few of these scrubbies. Thanks for the inspiration and pattern. =)



where do you buy netting?

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