My entire family loves crocheted dishcloths, my mom has even brought me yarn as a not so subtle hint that she needed more. I am not kidding. Awhile ago I was introduced to a tulle dish scrubby, and loved it, and may have even taken it apart, to figure out how to make my own. So if you are in my family, I am sorry to say, no dishcloth this year, you will be getting a scrubby instead.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Start by cutting your tool in half, making it 3 inches thick. I just ran my rotary cutter around the center of the roll of tulle, and it worked, but you can also unwind the tulle and cut with scissors.
Leaving a long tail (and by long, I mean about 12 inch), take your crochet hook and chain 21.
From now on you will crochet in the BACK LOOPS ONLY!!
Row 1: 2 Single Crochet (Sc) in second chain from hook, then Sc across to the last 2 chains. Then you are going to Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together (Sc2Tog). Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: Sc2Tog using the first 2 stitches, Sc across to the last stitch. 2 Sc in the last stitch.
Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: 2 Sc in the first stitch, then Sc across to the last 2 stitches. Sc2Tog using the last 2 stitches. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 for a total of 21 rows.
Cut yarn leaving another long (12 inchish) tail.
Lay down your crocheted piece with the tails at the bottom.
Then fold the bottom right corner to the bottom left corner, and the top left corner to the top right corner. Making a square.
Using one of your tails and a yarn needle, whip stitch together, to form a tube.
Using that same tail, weave it along the top edge of the tube, and pull tight to gather the edge together. Insert the needle through the center hole.
Weave all the way around the bottom edge of the tube. Pull the tail to gather the edge together. Knot the two tails together, and weave the tails in and trim if needled.
PS. I used left over tulle from making a tutu which is why there is some pink in there, but if you have a new roll, you should be able to make 2 scrubbies that are about 3 inches wide. Or try it with any worsted weight yarn.