Too busy to crochet? Not anymore, because in just 7 minutes or less you can recycle a mesh potato sack, get in some crocheting and make yourself a great upcycled potato sack kitchen scrubbie! My ten year old loved this so much he even started asking the neighbors for their potato sacks, whaddya know. And I think I'll make as many as I can and give them as little gifts, which though you may be raising an eyebrow, will be greatly appreciated as we do not use sponges on shabbat, but this is permitted. Plus, it just happens to be really cute, especially on account of the red bag (that held red potatos) and the space-dyed yarn.
- a mesh potoato bag (or any mesh bag of course)
- a small metal hook, mine is a 0, which makes crocheting through the mesh easier, but use what works for you and your yarn choice
- mercerized cotton yarn, (space died looks great) or cotton string will work as well
Cut the top off the bag, rather than tearing a hole in the side! Fold the bag into a rectangle or square, such that all the edges are folded to the inside. Clip the layers with clothespins on each side.
Round 1: Attach yarn and crochet around the square, trying to space your stitched evenly, and crocheting two or three stitches in the corner. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.
Round 2: Single crochet around, crocheting 3sc in the corner, and attaching with a slip stitch to the first stitch. Tie the two ends together and trim yarn.
That is it, wasn't that fun and oh so practical as well as GREEN?