Friday, March 11, 2011

Tulle Dish Scrubbers- Crochet

Tulle Dish Scrubbers
Crochet pattern by Nadine Borovicka
http://nadinescrafts.blogspot.com/
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A crocheted dish scrubber that is great to use to remove that stuck on stuff. But it is gentle enough to not ruin your dishes. One side is smoother while the other has ridges from working in the back look. Made from a roll of tulle that can be found in your local craft stores wedding aisle, I can get about 4 or 5 smaller or 2 to 3 larger scrubbers from each roll.
Materials:
1, 6 inch roll of tulle- usually about 25 yards long
Size I crochet hook
Scissors

Abbreviations:
SC- single crochet
Dec- decrease
DC- double crochet
Ch- chain
BLO- back loop only
St(s)- stitch(es)

Directions:

Prepare Tulle-
Take the roll of tulle and cut it in half lengthwise. This should give you two strips of tulle approximately 25 yds long and 3 inches wide. These can be tied together and rolled into a ball to work from. Your cut doesn’t have to be super straight. The strips will be bunched up when you work with them, so uneven edges won’t show. And knots in the strips aren’t a problem. The ends of the knot can be moved to the inside of the scrubber to provide a bit of stuffing.
Small Scrubber (approximately 3 inch diameter)-
Front Back


1. Make a slip knot and ch 4 (counts as first dc).
2. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first dc in the back loop (12 sts).
3. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in same st as ch 3. Then 2 dc in each st around, join to first dc. (24 sts)
4. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), in BLO work dc’s evenly around, join to first dc. This will create the sides of the scrubber. (24 sts)
5. From this point on, work in a spiral without joining at the end of each round. Ch 2, in BLO *sc in each of the next 4 dc, dec over the next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. (20 sts)
6. In BLO, *sc in each of the next 2 sc, dec over the next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. (15 sts)
7. Skipping sts to keep the work flat, dec around in BLO until you reach the center.
8. Fasten off and weave in ends. I just use a crochet hook to pull all of the ends to the inside.

Large Scrubber (approximately 5 inch diameter)-
Front Back


1. Make a slip knot and ch 4 (counts as first dc).
2. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first dc in the back loop (12 sts).
3. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in same st as ch 3. Then 2 dc in each st around, join to first dc. (24 sts)
4. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in same st as ch 3. Dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
5. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), in BLO work dc’s evenly around, join to first dc. This will create the sides of the scrubber. (36 sts)
6. From this point on, work in a spiral without joining at the end of each round. Ch 2, in BLO *sc in each of the next 4 dc, dec over the next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
7. In BLO, *sc in each of the next 2 sc, dec over the next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.
8. Skipping sts to keep the work flat, dec around in BLO until you reach the center.
9. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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18 comments:

ADB said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I have been looking for this pattern for weeks! The only thing I could find were the flat scrubbers but the poof is what I like about it. My step-mothers friend game me one of these to create and I have gotten the front down but the back was puzzling me. So thank you again!

Melinda said...

Thanks for this post, I just received one of these little Jules a few days ago and I just love it. I hope to make a few for Christmas to give away.

Anonymous said...

I have used these for years, my brother-in-law's aunt made them for me but would never give me the directions to make them. She died about a year ago and I am at the end of my stash so I am very thankful you posted this believe me there is nothing that works better.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am finding tulle with different size holes. Which do you use? Also, how much would I need to make just one. 25 yards at .99/yd is alot to spend when I am not sure what I am doing.
Thanks

Nadine said...

I find that the tulle with larger sized holes tends to be a bit rougher when crocheted up.

When I talk about 25 yds of tulle, that is of strips 3 inches wide. So if you are buying it buy the yard, you can buy about a yard and cut it into strips.

Kristin Dragos said...

Thanks for posting this! Do you mind if I use your pattern in a crochet class? I'd add your name and blog post info to the print out of the pattern. I'd appreciate it. I just had a student ask me today about making these.

Thanks,
Kristin
http://collectionofcrochetstitches.blogspot.com

Nadine said...

Sure, Kristin. If you click on the download now link at the top of the pattern, you'll get a nice PDF that has all of that on there.

Kristin Dragos said...

I saw that link after I posted. :) Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Nadine -- Thanks for the post on how to make this useful tool. This is an old pattern that I went searching for because my boyfriends (56) Mom used to make them. She passed a few years ago and he is running out. Where did you get the receipe for this? Must be a great story.

Tiffany Sanderson said...

This is perfect!!! Thank you!!! Do you have a printable version?

Nadine said...

Hi Tiffany, If you click on the Download Here link at the top of the post it will open up a pdf version that you can print easier.

Anonymous said...

On step eight how many sts do you skip? ??

Nadine said...

I usually only skip one stitch at a time. But as the circle gets smaller I will skip them more often.

Wally said...

Nadine, any chance you could make a youtube video of how to make these scrubbies? There isn't really any good videos making good quality scrubbies like yours. You pot a link to your blog and walla you will have lots of new visitors to your blog and Etsy store!!! A good video should get you 50,000 views in no time and lots of traffic to your store! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Really love using them. Very gentle on dishes.no scratching. Thanks a lot. A lady gave me one and its time for another one. Will be making these for gifts.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks! Posted the website on my Facebook when asked for the pattern

Debbie Collemer said...

Nadine, what yarn do you use for the scrubbies?
I think you crochet the yarn and tule together?
Thank you for this wonderful pattern..

Nadine said...

Hi Debbie, I don't carry any yarn with the tulle. I only use the tulle to crochet these.