It is cotton on one side for the delicate items you wouldn’t want to scratch and braided nylon cord on the other for more scrubbing power. Braided cord can be found in any hardware store. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Just choose a size about the same diameter of the cotton yarn you are using. Although I haven’t tried it, I think hemp twine would make a good scrubbing side too and would make a totally natural fiber scrubby. I’m afraid my skin is a bit too sensitive to work with twine.
It is also designed to curve over on the top forming a ridge to help protect your fingertips.
A printer-friendly PDF of this pattern is available for immediate download at my Etsy store: Creations by Kalei.
The scrubby is worked in the round without joining. Use a piece of scrap yarn to mark the beginning single crochet of each round. (Weave the yarn in and out between the last stitch and first stitch of each round. Then remove it at the end. Note: Remember that the stitches, because they are worked in the round will not lie exactly on top of each other and the beginning stitch will spiral to the left on each round.)
4 ply cotton yarn
Braided nylon cord
Crochet hook H or J
Single Crochet (sc)
Chain Stitch (ch)
Size: These instructions should produce a scrubby 3″ in diameter.
Bottom: Using braided nylon cord starting on round 2 work the single crochets in the back look of the previous rounds. This will make a ridge which will add to the surface scrubbing area.
Published: April 1, 2011