How to Easily Make a Free Pot Scrubber out of Recycled Fruit and Vegetable bags.
Material needed for making a Free Pot Scrubber
Practically Free Pot Scrubber
In my forever, ongoing way to save money and use what I have on hand, I once again figured out how to turn my trash into something useful. It's been a while since I've bought a sponge or dishcloth. I know it may seem a waste of time to some people but I try to use my time wisely. I keep myself busy, especially in the evening, after dinner, while my husband watches his Cowboy shows.
I'm not especially fond of Cowboy shows. It seems to be the same story all the time. Either the Wagon Wheel falls off, the Stagecoach is robbed or they are drinking it up and start shooting each other... same story, just different actors. I enjoy just being with my husband after the dinner dishes are done, so I save all my sewing and crocheting for when his shows are on.
Not all Bags are created equal.
Take a good look at the assorted collection of empty Fruit/Vegetable bags that I show you in the photos. Try to use the strongest type of bags. Sort of like sturdy mesh. If you cut the ends off and the bag starts to fray or drop loose specks, don't use that type. My favorite bags are the yellow bags that lemons come in. You can crochet a white disk and set the sewn yellow bag into the center... it looks like a Fried Egg! I always tuck one of the Fried Egg pot scrubbers into Bridal gifts bags.
These Pot Scrubbers last as long, if not longer than a sponge. I like to use cotton yarn because you can make a solution of water and add a little bleach to soak the scrubbers in for a few minutes to remove stains. Acrylic yarn seems to not do as well in the bleach solution. That being said, it really doesn't matter what kind of yarn you use because the scrubbers only last a few weeks. You can stitch a new center onto your disk if the scrubber part gets old. I've done this and it becomes the pot scrubber that just keeps on scrubbing!
*Bonus: Sew a cotton disk onto a Stainless Steel Pad for those tough jobs. (see photo)
1. Single crochet a round disk.
2. Gather your Fruit or Vegetable Bag into a round shape.
3. Stitch the bottom of the bag together until it stands on its own.
4. Place the stitched bag into the center of the crocheted disk and sew it on.
You're done! I'm warning you... this can become addicting! I've had friends come for a weekend visit and keep me up all night putting these things together! They bring their bags and we just get to it. Sometimes one of us just makes a square dishcloth. But, that's going to be another hub.
Until we meet again... Francesca27
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