Finding a way to save money and make economical usable items at home is a goal I have thrived to meet throughout my life. One usable item that is easy to crochet is a pot scrubber. My grandmother taught me this fine craft when I was just 10 years old. Recently, I have started making these simple pot scrubbers by request from several family members and friends. Passing the directions on so they are not forgotten is why this article is being written.
The pot scrubber is made with 6-inch toulling or with a strip of nylon netting 6-inches wide. The width of the strip is gathered together to create a long strand. This is done during the crocheting process. Pinch the long edges together while gathering the toulling or netting into a workable crochet thread.
Things You'll Need:
Size K or 10 1/2 or 6.5 MM Crochet Hook
8 yards of 6-inch toulling or 8 yard of Nylon Netting cut into 6-inch strips
Step 1: Tie a slipknot approximately 2-inches from the end of the toulling or strip of nylon netting. A slipknot is made by crossing the toulling or netting 2-inches from the end. Place your thumb and forefinger through the loop and grab the long working piece of toulling or netting. Pull the toulling or netting through the loop. Pull the 2-inch end tight to secure the slipknot in place.
Step 2: Place the slipknot on the end of the crochet hook. Chain 4 stitches. A chain stitch is made by sliding the loop on the crochet hook up the shaft approximately 1/2-inch. Loop the toulling or netting around the end of the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the loop on the shaft.
Step 3: Slip stitch to the first chain stitch. A slip stitch is completed by inserting the end of the crochet hook through the top loop of the first crocheted chain. Loop the toulling or netting over the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the chain stitch and through the loop on the crochet hook.
Step 4: Chain1 stitch. This counts as the first single crochet of the row. Single crochet in the same stitch which was the stitch slip stitched in the previous row. Complete 2 single crochet stitches in the remaining three chain stitches. A single crochet stitch is made by inserting the end of the crochet hook through the top of the next stitch. Loop the toulling or netting around the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the stitch. Loop the toulling or netting around the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the two loops on the shaft of the crochet hook.
Step 5: Slip stitch the last stitch to the single crochet stitch. Repeat Step 4 for a total of 16 single crochet stitches. Slip stitch the last stitch to the first single crochet stitch of the second row.
Step 6: Chain 1 stitch. This counts as the first single crochet in the third row. Complete 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Single crochet in the third stitch. Alternate 2 single crochet stitches and 1 single crochet stitch in each stitch around the circle for a total of 24 stitches. Slip stitch the last stitch to the first single crochet stitch of the row.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for a total of 36 stitches. Cut the toulling or netting approximately 3-inches from the last slip stitch. Loop the toulling or netting around the crochet hook. Pull the end of the toulling or netting through the loop on the shaft of the crochet hook. Pull the cut end tightly to form a knot.
Step 8: Weave the cut end of the toulling or netting back and forth through the last row of stitching. Cut any excess that shows.
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