Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Super Scrubby

“Yarn”: 6” wide Tulle, 12yds (I find spools of this in the $1 bin at Joann’s, sometimes the $2 bin)
Hook: 10.0mm (N)
Special Stitches: fsc (foundation single crochet)
See this youtube tutorial I found:
Working with the tulle as opposed to yarn, you ‘ll need to pull it a bit tight to make it all work like yarn, but its very cool once you get the hang of it.

Ch 4, sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: 8sc into ring, sl st to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2dc into each sc of previous rnd. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Handle: from where you’re at on the circle, fsc 9sts. Then ch 1 and turn, working back towards the ring, and sc in each fsc until you get back to the circle, and sl st into the back loop of the next st of the circle to join it.
You should now be looking at the wrong side of the circle. Push the handle strap to the back of your work and TRY to ignore it. (3rd pic)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 and *dc2tog over the next 2 dc of Rnd 2* repeat this around, ignoring the handle and using a sl st to join to the top of the ch 3.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc2tog over next two dcs of previous rnd* repeat until you’re back to where you started. Sl st to the top of the ch1 (if you can find it). I sometimes have to add another sl st somewhere in the middle to close the hole, and then fasten off.

I usually have 12”-24” of tulle remaining at this point, which I use to knot the handle strap onto the other side of the scrubby.  The scrubby itself is essentially a little puff, so go ahead and jam your ends inside to stuff it up (once they’re tied off securely). These guys work REALLY well, plus the handle and the puffy aspect helps to keep your fingers from getting chewed up. They can also be run through the washer with the rest of your dishcloths and towels, though I don’t put them in the dryer.

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