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Someone made them at the Branson COF retreat,I missed them. I'm looking for a pattern and what is the best netting for them TX


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wildcatmom made those - she'll probably come on later but if not, you can PM her...


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Oh my yes! I use it all the time. It's even good to use on a cast iron skillet.
 
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I sure could use a new one!


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Yep, it was me, jacky.
I will send you some different strips of net that you can try out. Seems everyone likes different net for these. I like scratchy, but it's rough on the crocheter's hands. The soft-easy-on-the-hands scrubbies don't perform as well for me in the kitchen, but might do great at any one of the other 100s of tasks seen on lists for scrubbies.

Some directions you find use narrow net, make them double layered, fancy designs. I just cut the strips 4.5-5" wide, grab a K hook and start making about a 3" disc(depends on the net).

Start w/chain 4, c in beginning loop, then crochet round and round until approz 3". First 2 or 3 rows, 2 dc in each, then 2 in every other, finally last row I can usually do one crochet in each stitch of previous round and it'll still lay flat. If you crochet already, you know sometimes we have to change the way we do it because we crochet tight, loose, whatever.

I tell you all this, & everything might change with a different net. Stiffer requires narrower strips. Sometimes, I use 2 narrower(slightly) strips together if I find that a net that doesn't work as well, or I get bored making them all the same, and the 2 pieces are for interesting look or maybe to use up small random scraps.

Does any of this make sense? Don't give up on me. I'll get something sent your way very soon, and if you have more questions, I'll try to answer for you.


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Makes great sense to me. Thanks for the info. I've never tried the wide strips. Much faster!
 
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Thank you for the info. sounds great!!I want the stiffer ones too.I don't know a lot of crochet but I can do these stitches Smile I'm more a knitter.Like the idea of the two strips together!! Will let you know when sample gets here.Thank you all!!


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l'm with Lois, l need a new one!!!
Mike loves using the one we got in Branson. And, if it'll keep him doing dishes......!

Thanks wildcatmom! Those were great gifts!



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Can't believe you don't make these RB!!


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Wildcatmom , can you describe or post a pic of the stiffer net you use ? I have made these in the past but wasn't to thrilled with them - not really scratchy enough . TIA


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Sorry, it's taken me a while to get several different samples of net I have on hand together for their "portrait". Wink
1,3,5,6,7, all purchased @ Joann's
2-?, think Joann's, not certain.
4 & 8, known Non-chain store.

In earlier posts I referred to the "stiffer" & stiffer is probably the wrong word to use. Scratchier, maybe but until they are cut, and crocheted, I've not found a foolproof way to decide if it'll produce the desired results. That's particularly scary since I purchased about 100 yards last weekend. Red Face

Back to the photo.
1,2, & 3 have mesh size that's very similiar. 3 is the "scratchiest" net I've EVER worked with and had to cut narrower strips to work with it, and would avoid making 2 of these in a row, to give my hands a rest. Amazingly, scrubbies from this net have been disappointing to me after using a while. Maybe there's a finish that has washed off?
1 & 2 have almost a vinyl feel, and not scratchy at all. (These are usable for some purposes, just not scrubbing tough pots). I've found myself cutting these into 1-1/2" strips to add a color accent, or normal width strip as an outside rim of color just to use the net up. This net will also work for lint, and scrubbies with a lower "scratchy" requirement. Might even work to scrub Trish's new potatoes. http://scrubbies101uses.blogsp...or-scrubbies_27.html

Mesh size for remaining strips, seems to be pretty much the same. #5 & 6 were purchased at the same time, assuming they'd would perform alike. The lighter lavender is much softer after working up.

I really wish I had a no-fail way of telling everyone how to get the results they want. 20 years ago I thought I knew, but the longer I do them, the less I seem to know. Wink Those of you who make them, and want the sturdier, scratchier scrubbie, have you had any luck with purchasing online? Tell us, please, about your shopping experience.
Wish me luck with the miles of net I purchased @ both Joann's and WalMart this past weekend. Bazaar in November, and the lady who's always made 100+scrubbies didn't make any last year, so I may be the only one making them this year! (she's in her mid 90's tho, and is who I learned from. I think she's done enough.)

I hope this helps.

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If I can interject here on the type of fabric you want to use. It's 'netting'.

Not tulle, not bridal, crinoline or millinery tulle or tulle fabric. It's not in a roll, it comes on a bolt and is purchased as you would fabric, by the yard. And you can tell by the feel whether it is netting or a tulle. It is much stiffer and the mesh is generally larger. When checking it out at the store, put your hand between the layers to check the stiffness and mesh. It's folded, I think about four times; you want a single layer.

There are some that use the tulle on a roll but that doesn't last long nor, as far as I'm concerned, work as well. It becomes soft when wet.

Just my experience.
 
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You are right about the tulle/netting. I use the tulle in place of ribbon for wrapping gifts, and sometimes will wrap the net scrubbies in bundles using the tulle sold on rolls. I've found there to be a huge variety of netting as well, too, without adding tulle. It's mesh is way smaller than the netting. I'll see if I can get a photo that shows a good comparison.
"Netting" is the only material I've found to make the scrubbies I use...and the crisper seems to work best.

BTW, the netting I purchased from Joanns was called "matte". Working it up, some is "crisper" than others.

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I don't know how to crochet & a while ago someone posted a link for making various shapes & sizes of scrubbies, & there was a pattern for knitted ones. Netting is knitted along/together w/ sugar & cream cotton yarn. So that's how I make mine. They work great. They are sq not round, though.



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Thanks Wildcatmom , Paus4quilts and sewlove2quilt !
I have to get to making some - It's been so Hot here , I have not been out of the house to buy netting.


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http://www.yoderdepartmentstor...t.aspx?CategoryID=17

Saw this on FBook, Yoders big store in Shipshewanna,is making pot scrubbers,or you can buy them there!
 
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You rock wildcatmom I got my pkg. Smile and this will help me sooooo much TX to all for the help.Love this place!!!!!


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Mine is getting mighty ragged Smile I use it quite often. DH just looks at it with a weird look on his face....he's good at making a mess in the kitchen - not so good at cleaning up Smile
 
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Glad to hear it made it, jacky.


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