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.
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!