Monday, 15 September 2014

Knitlon Crochet Bath Scrubbie

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Knitlon (also known as Craftlon or Nylon Knitting Ribbon depending on where you live) is one of those products that it's hard to know what to do with.  We've been making loom knit flowers and items for fund raising, but I've had a few rolls left over and I decided there must be something else out there other than coat hangers and toilet roll doll covers that would suit a product that reached it's peak in the 70's.

After a fruitless Google search for ideas, it struck me that it could just be the perfect medium for bath scrubbies.  It's nylon so dries quickly meaning that a wet soggy mess of yarn isn't going to be left hanging in the shower day after day.

The pattern for bath scrubbies is really very simple and ideal for beginners, once you know how to chain, slip stitch and double crochet.

Pattern:

Using Knitlon in the colour of your choice chain 4, slip stitch into first chain to form circle.  I used a 5.5mm crochet hook, but feel free to experiment with different sizes.

Chain 40 to form loop for hanging, slip stitch into circle.

Round 1:  Chain 2, Double crochet into circle 40 times (it can be a bit of a squeeze).  Slip stitch into first chain 2 to finish round..




Round 2:  Chain 2.  Double crochet 3 times into each stitch of Round 1.  Slip stitch into first chain 2 to finish round.

Round 3:  Chain 2.  Double crochet 3 times into each stitch of Round 2.  Slip stitch into initial chain 2 of this round, bind off leaving a 10cm length of knitlon.  Tie 10cm length of Knitlon to centre circle of scrubbie.  

I love these for a guest bathroom, or a lovely little treat for a friend.  I might just have to go and buy myself some more Knitlon I think!

Happy crocheting 

Deb

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20 comments:

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    1. Hi Janet

      We are based in Australia and Knitlon can be purchased here in Big W and Lincraft. In other countries Knitlon is sometimes called Craftlon or Knitting Ribbon. It is basically a soft tulle ribbon so it may be worth checking your local craft stores to see if they stock it. Deb

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  2. Janet,
    I've purchased it at any of the craft stores here in Texas. It's usually on the wedding aisle. Its tulle, I used it to make kitchen scrubbies too.

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    1. Thanks Melissa - we've had loads of enquiries via our contact page on where to buy Knitlon so your message is very helpful - Deb

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    2. Melissa, I don't know if you will receive this message but I was wondering how wide do you use your tulle for these scrubbies because I can only find tulle 5" here. thanks deb

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  3. I bought some tulle ribbon today from my local craft store in New Mexico to make this and some kitchen scrubbies. The tulle ribbon is great for the kitchen scrubbies but not so well for the bath scrubbies. It is too rough. In your picture it looks like the Knitlon is pretty soft. Am I judging correctly here? I would love to find something a bit more similar in feel. Thanks! I'm excited to make these.

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    1. Thanks for your message Valerie. Knitlon is quite soft so I think probably better used for a bath scrubbie than for the kitchen, although now you have me thinking about finding tulle ribbon that's rougher to make kitchen scrubbies! Deb

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  4. Would shiny nylon tulle fabric work?

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    1. Hi Eve, I think if the tulle was quite soft it might be suitable. Deb

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  5. You could find tulle or netting in a fabric store and cut long stripes. Tie together and crochet.

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  6. How much knitlon do you need for one scrubbie? I can buy the 90m roll from Big W but I wondered if I'd need more than one. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Rachelle

      It's definitely less than one roll for a scrubbie, so you'll have a little left over to start the next one :-) Deb

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  7. has anyone made these from Sugar & Cream cotton yarn?

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  8. Knitlon would be great to use to make a bar soap sock. If you use cotton they don't dry. Wish I had a pattern for a bar soap sock, my husbands been wanting one.

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    1. I guess we can't buy Knitlon in the USA, what a shame.

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  9. Yes you can buy knitlon in the u.s. its called tulle, Google it. Hobby lobby target amazon has it.

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    1. Thanks Madeline. That's very helpful. Deb and Louise

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  10. How widevius the knitlon ribbon? So if I were to cut my tulle in strips, how wide would the strips have to be to match the knitlon ribbon?

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  11. How wide is us the knitlon ribbon? So if I were to cut my tulle in strips, how wide would the strips have to be to match the knitlon ribbon?

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    1. HI Debby. Thank you for you message. Knitlon is 2.5cm wide. Deb

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