Anyone that crochet’s or knows a person who crochet’s knows that crocheters will attempt to crochet with any material that will bend ... so it’s not that surprising that I decided to try crocheting with hemp. I make jewelry using hemp rope so thought I should trying crocheting with it. I thought hemp would make a good material for pot scrubbies because of its semi-roughness and flexibility. I’m sure, however, that I am not the first person to ever think of this... I just didn’t bother to look it up and see.
I made a simple little scubbie which didn’t take much of the rope at all. The first thing that I noticed was that when hemp is bent and pulled several times it starts to stink...lol I was trying to decide on a design so I would crochet a little then rip it out, which is how I discovered this. I just hope that once wet it doesn’t smell horrible!
I also decided that even if this little thing works well, I probably will not be making very many of them... crocheting with hemp is a little rough on the fingers. It didn’t actually take more than 10 minutes to make though, so maybe I will make more, just not today...lol
This is the little scrubbie that I made. I’m not good at writing patterns, but have attempted to write below the pattern for this.
Using a G hook and #48 Hemp ch 13
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook dc, dc in each ch to end (11dc) ch 3, turn
Row 2: *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to end (11 stitches) ch 1, turn
Row 3: *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to end (11 stitches) ch 3, turn
Row 4-7: Repeat rows 2 and 3 twice more
Row 8: Repeat row 2 with the exception of ch 3 then turn
Row 9: dc across, finish off
Weave in beginning and ending tail