After last week’s post, I felt inspired to make these adorable kitchen scrubbies. I’m not exactly sure why I’m suddenly so attracted to making cleaning products – I think it has something to do with that fact that I’ve been spending so much time recently on The Giant Peacock2 Doily (post coming soon). With all of its tiny intricate stitches – and high stakes if I make a mistake – it’s nice to do something easy and stress-free for a change.
Here are a few reasons to love making your own crocheted cleaning supplies:
- Simple, repetitive stitches make them the perfect relaxing or TV-watching project.
- Made a mistake? Who cares! It’ll still work just as well for scrubbing out the sink.
- Hate weaving in ends? Tie a knot and cut ’em short, no one will notice.
I modeled mine after the real sponges in my kitchen that they’re replacing, but you can make them in any color you want.
The best part about these babies? No need to buy any more replacements! When they get dirty, throw ’em in the washing machine.
Here’s the reverse side:
I also made the following pattern modifications:
- I started with a ch 15 instead of ch 13, resulting in 6 bumps across instead of 5, because my yarn was a bit thinner than the recommended yarn.
- Instead of doing a single tc for the bumps, I did a 2 tc cluster, or tc2tog. This made the bumps a lot more pronounced and, well, bumpy.
Just for fun, I took a picture of another one I made after a few uses to show you how they hold up.
Are there any other DIY cleaning projects you love? Reply with a comment!