That adds up to a lot of kitchen sponges in the trash and if I'm lucky, compost bin.*sad face*
When I hand wash dishes I’m trying to with reusables over disposables. I’m currently washing dishes with reusable Skoy cloths (learn how you can wash them in the dishwasher here) and reusable Paperless kitchen pot scrubbers you can also wash in the dishwasher (learn more here.) We also use this cast iron chainmail cast iron scrubber to clean sticky stuff from our cast iron pans. (Disclosure: I am including some affiliate links in this post for your convenience.)
And most recently, I’m washing up with a set of handmade dish wash clothes my mother in law made and gave me for Christmas. The cotton dishcloths are quickly becoming my favorite (if there is such a thing about having a favorite pot scrubber. Oh, the joys of adulthood!) because I can easily pop them in the washing machine a couple of uses and pull out a clean one lickety split.
Her thoughtful gift has me toying with picking up crochet again (something I haven’t done since I was a kid) or maybe actually finishing a project on that knitting loom (a knitting loom looks like this) I bought and gave up on. Which in that case, making dish cloths, wash cloth, and pot scrubber are the perfect project to practice knit and crochet patterns!
8 Dish cloth and Pot Scrubber Crochet Patterns
Easiest Crochet Project Ever: Stitch a Dishcloth! from Bluprint
Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern from Petals to Picots
Little Bubbles Dishcloth from The Stitching Mommy
DIY Dish Scrubbies to Knit or Crochet from Life So Savory
How to Make Crochet Pot Scrubbers from Produce Bags from Make & Do Crew – I love this creative reuse idea!
Crocheted Hemp Scrubbies from Persial Lou – A plastic free dish scrubbie!
Free Pot Scrubby Crochet Pattern! from Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
4 Dish cloth and Pot Scrubber Knitting Patterns
Easy Knit Dishcloth / Washcloth from Instructables
Seed Stitch Dishcloths from Just Be Crafty
Dishcloth Knitting Pattern : SPRIGHTLY from Brome Fields
Round Knit Scrubby Pattern from Make Your Own Zone
If you’d rather buy than DIY, check out the following reusable dish cloth and scrubber ideas – and more! – below!
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