Oh, how I love a twofer idea.  Re-use, recycle, upcycle, repurpose – all are especially wonderful to me when they involve crochet.  When I ran across this one, it spoke to me.  My thrifty husband saves all our produce bags and I need to find some uses for them.  To use one as a disposable scrubby before, I’ve simply scrunched an entire onion bag wadded up in my hand and gone at the barbecue grill with it.  Works as well as anything I can buy.  But, it’s not handy.  It’s not easy to hold.  This designers mind works better than mine does!  She saw a produce bag and saw a crocheted scrubby.  And, she created a tutorial for the rest of us who aren’t as smart or crafty as she is.  So, here it is.  What could be simpler?  Make some!

http://mrsgreene.info/2010/12/crochet-pattern-reversible-dish-scrubber-using-recycled-mesh-produce-bags/ click on this to see other views, the tutorial, and the pattern.

And to see a beautiful shawl pattern, and other things, that she made as gifts, check this page on her blog.

By jd wolfe


2 Comments so far

  1. Reuse it: Plastic Netting « a dog, a farm, a canvas, a quilt. on December 31, 2011 11:49 am

    [...] had seen someone on Pinterest cut the netting into strips to crochet into a scrubby rag/sponge. I thought that was a super idea, but since I don’t crochet and am only a rudimentary [...]

  2. Sheri *¿* on March 21, 2014 8:08 pm

    Pretty nice! I recommended Jute. Once its wet, it turns to a soft scratchy surface.

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