A number of years ago, I found a great scrubby pattern, but I wasn’t satisfied with how cotton yarn worked. I made a bunch of scrubbies out of scrap yarn, but cotton didn’t dry very fast and I worried about mildew and other gross things.
Then people started making scrubbies out of tulle, so I gave that a shot. I HATED IT! First of all, cutting the tulle in half was a pain. It made a huge mess, and I’m not a fan of sitting around and rolling yarn into balls. Second, I can’t cut straight, so my scrubbies looked awful. Very lopsided and amateurish. I’m not even going to post a picture.
After that, I decided to give up and accept that scrubbies would not be my thing.
Not too long after admitting defeat, I was in Jo-Ann Fabrics and I was drawn to yet another sparkly thing: Red Heart’s Scrubby Sparkle Yarn . It was kind of pricey, but I had coupons, so I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, it changed my scrubbie life. The yarn works great with the scrubbie pattern linked to above, and you can get at least six scrubbies out of one skein of yarn (which makes the price seem a little better).
The best part is that the scrubbies are amazing. I made a few to share with family members and they loved them. They don’t hold water or soap and they are gentle on non-stick pots and pans! I know I’ll be making tons of these to sell at craft shows and give as gifts!