Saturday, January 12, 2008

Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without

I got a scrubbie made of bridal netting, or tulle from a friend. Basically it was a strip 2" wide that she crocheted into two 4" in diameter circles. She then crocheted the two together at the top.
I tried scrubbing the shower with the scrubbie and baking soda . It was startling how quickly I cleaned the shower.

I had to try to make one, because I had some tulle left over from shortening a formal, and I loved the idea of using these scraps for something. Most people would have just throw these away. But I had just shortened this formal when my friend brought over her creation, so I rolled my strips into a ball and put it away until today.

For those of you who crochet, basically it is made like this:
chain 7 stitches, join into a circle with a slip stitch.
row 2: chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), double crochet 6 more stitches in circle, join to 3rd chain stitch with a slip stitch. Total of 7 double crochets
row 3: chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), double crochet in same stitch, two double crochets in each of the remaining six chains, join in 3rd crochet with a slip stitch
total of 14 double crochets. Tie off.
Make two of these, then join both circles with a single crochet on the top edges.

One thing I will have to say is this: I am glad I don't have yards and yards of 2" wide tulle to use up. This is an acrylic fiber and my poor hands have been sand-papered and dried up as I crocheted this scrubbie. That drives me crazy to have my hands be so dried out.
But on the upside, it was helpful because it sort of sand-papered all the rough spots off my hands as I crocheted and I actually have smoother softer hands after that project. I just used a LOT of hand lotion during the project and when I was done. It only took me about a half hour to complete the project. That is a good thing.

So after that, if you are still ambitious, you have a pattern and a picture!



Kay Dennison said...

How cute, Annie!!!! AND I like your blog's new look!

poopie said...

Hmmm...can't begin to tell you how tired that makes me just thinking about all the work. Thanks for your visit and nice words about my little story. You have a good lookin' family :)

RisibleGirl said...

Wow- you sure are crafty! I have so many crafts I want to do- but no time. Thankfully, I have a huge walk-in craft closet with lots of shelving and storage. One of these days.....


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