Project of the Week: Scratchie


Welcome to the project of the week! This week we will be making Scratchies!

We have created a video for you to fallow along with along with writen instunctions!
Enjoy!
Background:
Scratchie’s are made from nylon netting. Nylon netting unlike tulle is ruff and great for cleaning dishes, general cleaning, scraping BBQs, and pots and pans. The best use for a Scratchie is stainless steel pot and pans along with non-stick pots and pans. Scratchie’s are gentle enough to us on pot and pan with the strength to get rid of tough stuck on food.
Life span:
Scratchie’s have a life span of about one to two years depending on the use. They are dishwasher and machine washer safe.
Writen instrunctions:
Materials Needed:
  1. 2 yards of Nylon netting of your choosing (we have chosen purple)
  2. Crochet hook size J (6mm)
  3. 1 stitch marker
  4. Yard stick or ruler
  5. Rotary cutting mat
  6. Rotary cutter
  7. Scissors
How to make a Magic Ring:

Make a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn (the yarn coming from the skein), leaving at least a six-inch tail until you become familiar with this method. Later, you may leave a shorter tail if desired.

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With your hook, draw the working yarn through the loop, so you have one loop on the hook.
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How you hold the loop while you work the stitches into it is personal preference, but I find it convenient to put both my pinky and ring finger inside the loop to hold it tight.

Dc into the loop, crocheting over the tail. Continue to work as many dcs as needed for you pattern into the loop. (Don’t forget to keep crocheting over the tail.) When you are finished working stitches into the loop, you will likely find that the tail has curled around the loop a few times. To make it easier to draw the loop closed, first untwist the tail; then pull the tail to draw the loop closed. You can leave an open hole in the center or draw it closed very tightly.
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Scratchie instructions:
Create a magic ring with 4 sc. Place a marker at the joining section of the magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, Dc 2 time in same st. 2 Dc in next st. 2 Dc in next 3 sts. Sl st in the beginning ch3.
Move marker here.
Rnd 2: Ch3 and Dc in same stitch. 2 Dc in each remain st around. Sl st in beginning ch3.
Move maker here.
Rnd3: Ch3, Dc in next st and each st around. Sl st in beginning ch3.
Move maker here.
Rnd4: Ch3, *Sk next stitch, Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in beginning ch3.
Move maker here.
Note: The Scratchie will begin to curl here.
Rnd5: Ch3, *Sk next stitch, Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in beginning ch3.
Move maker here.
Rnd6: *Hdc in next st, Sk next st. Repeat from * until the opening is closed.
Fasten off leaving a tail for tying off.
Scratchie How to Video:
Part 1

Part2

Part 3

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9 thoughts on “Project of the Week: Scratchie

  1. i am a beginner at crocheting and i keep trying until i get it, my hard thing i like watching someone crochet instead of understanding instrusctions but i am left handed and for somereason my scratchie is not coming out right 😦

  2. Liked your tutorial. I was trying to figure out how to do it. My mom would make 20 to 30 of these to sell at the Christmas bizarre or give to friends.
    She made the scrubbers differently. I have crocheted before but enjoy knitting, quilting or sewing more. I think you did a really good job. It reminds me of my mom who pasted away in January of this year.

  3. I found this in the nick of time. I received one as a gift I used in the shower Then,my roommate used it to clean the shower now it’s the tub scrubbie. I’m going to make this one

  4. This is the most concise, least difficult pattern I’ve found for these scratchie scrubbie things. Can I use it to teach in a crochet class I pkan on teaching this fall? I’ll be happy to tell the students where I got it from.

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