Tulle Kitchen Scrubby

Let me tell you about my most used handmade item- the tulle kitchen scrubby. I’ve been using these for YEARS to scrub and wash dirty dishes. Eventually {when I finally realized I’m an adult and allowed to make these decisions}, I completely ditched sponges in lieu of the tulle kitchen scrubby.

These could not be easier to make! My version is as simple as it gets- three rounds of double crochet to make a flat circle. There are tons of scrubby patterns out there, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find out what works for you.

Favorite the Tulle Kitchen Scrubby on Ravelry to bookmark the pattern.

These tough little guys last for a year {or more!} and make wonderful gifts for your friends and family. One spool of 3″ tulle can make two full scrubbies, with a little bit remaining to make some fun multi-colored scrubbies.

When your scrubby gets dirty, just toss it {okay, safely place it in the top rack or silverware caddy} in your dishwasher and wash like normal with your dishes. I sanitize at least one scrubby with every cycle!

The Materials

  • 3″ roll of tulle (makes two full scrubbies)
  • J (6.0 mm) hook or size that is comfortable for you
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends (find them at Joann’s)

Although I used to buy tulle at Joann’s and Michael’s, it seems that they no longer carry the 3″ rolls. The best place I’ve found for 3″ tulle is Hobby Lobby. I also found it on a site called Paper Mart– though I have not ordered from this site before.

I LOVE my Clover Amour crochet hooks. You can get them from your favorite big box store or Amazon as a discounted set. These finishing needles from Susan Bates are essential for weaving in the tulle ends. Joann’s has them or you can find them on Amazon.

The Pattern

dc = double crochet {American crochet terms}

Begin with a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 12 into circle- 12 dc. Join with a slip stitch in the first dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 2 in each dc around- 24 dc. Join with a slip stitch in the first dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *dc 1 in first dc, dc 2 in next dc. Repeat from * around- 36 dc. Join with a slip stitch in the first dc. Cut tulle and fasten off.

Enjoy making all the scrubbies! I’m making one each day in the month of February to use up my tulle stash. I’m looking forward to having a stockpile of these guys for myself and for quick gifts!

Love in stitches,

Knitty Natty

8 thoughts on “Tulle Kitchen Scrubby

  1. I have been making these for a few years myself, I actually make two and seem them together around the edges and a few slip stitches around the center. I start with a magic circle so the slip stitches are not even noticable. They are soooo thick! All my girlfriends ask for them in their gift bags at Christmas.

  2. I wanted to let you know that the 6” tulle roll can be cut in half with an electric knife (like folks used in the 80’s to slice meat). I’ve had mine forever and I’m not sure if people still have them, but it works very well on the tulle. I’ve made three of the scrubbies and love using them!

  3. I just use the 6” tulle as is – no cutting. It’s easy to crochet with it. Like Heather, I make two and stitch them together.

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