Crocheted Pot Scrubby Pattern

Susan Myers
by Susan Myers
I asked my readers what they would love to see in the future on my website. And I had so many wonderful suggestions. This week, I am creating one of those suggestions! Vicki said:
The one thing I am trying to learn to crochet again to make IF I ever locate instructions is for a scrubby pad. My husband’s grandmother made them to give to all the women each year at Thanksgiving but I never thought to ask if she would write down how she made them exactly and now she’s gone sadly.
I do love a challenge.
I’m not sure if these are exactly how Vicki remembers them, but these are my version of crocheted pot scrubbies made from nylon netting.

They make fabulous handmade gifts! I plan on adding them to gift bags along with measuring spoons, cooking utensils, pot holders and a recipe book.
I purchased about a yard of netting. You can find it in all colors in the fabric store. Begin by cutting the netting into 1″ strips. Since the netting was a bit difficult to work with, I used a ruler to judge the one inch mark and then cut it into strips that were approximately 1″ wide.
Use any size crochet hook (I used size G), and start by chaining four. (Check my website for the free crochet pattern).
As you get to the end of each strip, simply tie on a new strip and keep the knot to the back.
Working the pattern, your pot scrubby becomes bowl shaped and then you decrease to make the back.
Tie off and push all ends inside. And there you have it!
Make a whole bunch. They are fabulous for scrubbing and make wonderful little gifts! You can find the full pattern on my website!
Susan Myers
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  • Jaq Segal Jaq Segal on May 08, 2016
    Are the scrubbies safe for nonstick pans?
  • Connie Logan Connie Logan on Jul 14, 2016
    why can't i just print a copy of the pattern for the crochet scrubbie???? your site is very hard to figure out..... I have been trying to just get simple instructions for over an hour..... thanks but no thanks...
  • Diane Moore Diane Moore on Oct 04, 2017

    are there different ‘grades’ of netting?

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  • Connie Connie on Nov 03, 2016
    Every few years, I have to make my daughters each one!! Yours look so much better!!! I'm going to make them your way!!!
    • Joycehutto Joycehutto on Dec 07, 2020

      I make 2 and put them together with a single crochet. Much easier.

  • Karen Karen on May 16, 2017

    I've made these but the netting is so rough on my skin. Do you have that problem? It takes weeks for my hands to heal after I make a batch.