Because fall is the season for apples, this post seemed perfect for the the September 29 blog carnival! It seems that everyone likes the standard nylon net scrubbies, I thought I'd show my original design for scrubbies in the shape of a red apple with a green leaf. They work as well as the other scrubbies and I find them more fun to look at...of course my kitchen has apple decorations!
Seeing as many of you asked for the pattern, I'll give it as briefly as I can. You will need a size "I" crochet hook...if you crochet very tight, you might want to up it a size or two...and two 2" strips of nylon netting, about 8 yards of red and 1 1/2 yards of green. Because nylon net comes 72" wide, you can get quite a few from one purchase.
With red, ch 3, sl st to form a ring. Work 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each sc around and join with sl st to first sc. (16 sts). For row 3: ch1. Work sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc around. Join with sl st to first sc (20 sc). Last row (apple shaping): Sl st in next sc. Work hdc in next sc. Work 3 dc in next sc. Work hdc in next sc. Work 2 sc in next sc. Work sc in each of next three sc. Work 2 hdc in next sc. Sl st in each of next 2 sc. Work 2 hdc in next sc. Work sc in each of next three sc. Work 2sc in next sc. Work hdc in next sc. Work 3 dc in next sc. Work hdc in last sc. Sl st in first sl st and finish off.
Join green strip in the sl st you just finished. Sc in next 2 sts on top of the apple. Work 2 sc in next st on top of apple. Ch 3. Turn. Work sc back to center and finish off.
Hope you can follow this! If I would need to write it out more carefully with illustrations I would have to sell the pattern Hope you understand. I do have finished scrubbies for sale in my etsy shop. There's a link on the right!