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My attempt at an onion bag scrubbie

This week I saw a blog post about how to make dish scrubbies from recycled onion bags.  I thought I would give it a try, and I even used it as my very first pin on pinterest! It was not as easy as I thought it would be, but Zack did dishes this afternoon and said it worked pretty good.   I usually make our own scrubbies (I’ll post how some other day) and I think I like mine better, but these were a little faster to make.

 

  

I started with one onion bag, and saw it was not going to be enough fluff, so I actually had to use two.

I ripped the label off the one bag, which is not as easy as you would think.  I ended up loosing about 1/4 of my bag!

 

 

Next I folded the bags as you can see above.  It took a few tries to get it the size I wanted cause I like a dish scrubbie to fit my hand nicely.

 

 

I used the sugar ‘n cream yarn because it holds up really well for dishes.  I think it cost under a $1 at Michael’s.  This next step was the hardest.  The original directions I saw said to use a big needle to sew the yard around the edge.  I didn’t want to buy a big needle, but would HIGHLY recommend it if you are going to start making several of these.  I just sorta wove the yard through the onion bag, and had to use my fingers to pull it through most of the time.  Its tricky to get the yard through enough layers so it won’t pull away from the onion bag.

I went around the edge twice, and it looked awful, but you don’t even notice how messy I was in the end.  Once I got to the end I cut my yard and tied a little knot.  After I cut it I realized I should have just kept going with the crocheting, but oh well…next time.

The last step is to crochet around the edge.  I went around once doing a single stitch (I don’t even know if that’s the right terminology!)  On the corners I did 4 stitches in one loop so it wouldn’t get bunchy.

I think if I do this again, it will be much easier!  I just wish onion bags came in some color other than orange!

 

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