I'm going to have something really fun to dress it up with that was inspired by a friend of mine and is based off of one of Cre8tion Crochet's designs. A BIG thank you to her for being so kind as to let me use her pattern and to create a little twist on it for you.
What is a dish scrubbie? Well.....
Are you ready? This is going to be fun!
First you are going to open your material all the way out. (I recommend 2 yards for the entire project that we are going to make. If you are just in this to make scrubbies you can make a bunch out of just one yard.)
Once you have your material open all the way you need to identify the longest side of the material I used a piece of construction paper in the next few photos to show you how we are going to fold the material for easy cutting.
Here is what my material looked like when I was done folding it.
Ok, once you have all your material cut we will begin by making the scrubbie.
I (5.5mm) hook
Nylon Net Fabric
Ch - chain
sl st - slip stich
hdc - half double crochet
Note about how to connect new strips:
As you come to the end of one nylon strip leave about 3" and connect your new strip when you draw through all 3 loops to form a hdc. Stitch over the top of your ends. Because of the rough nature of the nylon it will grab onto itself and not unknot/unwind.
Ch 3, sl st to first ch to form a ring.
The way that I tend to hold it is by running it through my pointer finger that hooks over the nylon. If you have another way that works for you, use it. Gauge doesn't really matter with this project.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 hdc in ring, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc. (6 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in next st and in each st around. (12 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in next st and in each st around. (24 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat *to* around. (36 hdc.)
Continue to connect strips and follow the above directions until you have completed round 4.
For the purposes of our scrubbie we are going to stop here. You can weave in the end of the nylon using a plastic yarn needle. They are probably the only ones with an eye big enough to get the nylon through. Cut off all your ends and use your new kitchen tool. If you are excited to see what I am going to do with MY scrubbie then stay tuned and leave your scrubby in this condition. We are going to make one more and then add some "window dressing" to make it really fun!
To finish up this pattern head to the Owl Dish Scrubbie Pattern!