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« on: January 19, 2011 09:34:47 AM »



Every Christmas I hand out to members of my family my unique scrubbies.  

I combine pantyhose and plastic yarn together and crochet these in the round.  3 rounds of sc make the perfect size of approx 3" to 3 1/4".

I cut the plastic yarn into approx 1-1/4" width strips, cut the pantyhose into 3/4" width strips and a J hook usually works.  But depending on the plastic bags I use, sometimes a K hook works better.  It's a judgment call.


Meijer plastic bags and red pantyhose


Dollar General plastic bags and black pantyhose


Publix plastic bags and green tights
 
These are machine washable or dishwasher safe.

Here are tutorial links to make the plastic bag yarn and hosiery yarn:
http://plastiqrecreation.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-make-hosiery-pantyhose-yarn-aka.html
http://plastiqrecreation.blogspot.com/2009/04/double-strand-cutting-and-connecting.html

Thanks for letting me share.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 10:07:41 AM »

These are fantastic! I've tried to make scrubbies from plarn made from mesh fruit bags (it's murder on fingers) and I've tried making them from regular plarn alone. You've come up with a really good combo and it makes for beautiful and, I imagine, functional scrubbies. Well done and very inspired!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 03:18:06 PM »

This is a really great idea! I have one of the sponges by my sink and I hate how sloppy and gross it gets after a few sinkfuls of dishes- this looks much more durable and easier to clean!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011 02:46:28 PM »

THANK you.
I always have too many ripped pairs of pantyhose and Ill need a replacement for my crappy current scrubby soon!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011 05:49:57 PM »

Cool! I made one using tulle, but I like this even better. And, a bonus for recycling Wink
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