I used Plarn to make kitchen scrubbers.
If you have never used Plarn its super simple. You can use a variety of items for plarn. One of my favorites is to just cut up plastic grocery bags. I have also used broken VCR tapes or Cassette tapes. These work well if you have something that you want to make that is larger then a small item like a kitchen scrubber.
So for this item I cut up plastic bags and then tied the ends together to make one long piece that i could crochet together. I left ends on so that I could stuff them inside of the scrubber for extra scrunch.
Making strips out of plastic bags:
Crocheting with cotton yarn and plastic held together.
Directions are simple:
Chain 3 Double crochet into first chain 3 space like this:
double crochet into that same space 10 times, Slip stitch into top of first chain.
looks like this:
Single crochet 2 times in the back loop of each double crochet around (20 stitches) Slip stitch into first SC.
Single crochet into next two single crochets, then 2 single crochets into next single, around.
3rd round is single crochets all the way around, finish off one of these rounds, you need two.
Finished off one:
Second one not finished off:
with the wrong sides together (and all the plastic tails tucked inside) single crochet the two together like so:
Crocheting them together:
You now have a finished scrubber:
*sorry for some of the blurry pictures I had little ones sitting next to me and they can not sit still! *