DIY Knit Twine Scrubbing Sponge

The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest, as you do, and came across this photo. Of course the link was broken, causing me to become obsessive. I scoured the website trying to find the tutorial on how to make the delightfully rustic looking DIY sponge thing of my dreams but alas, no luck. I turned to the Google and ended up finding this gem, which is basically exactly what this tutorial is only with a few changes.

Rather than using sisal twine I just used regular old dollar store twine and instead of 20 stitches I cast on 14.

Materials

  • twine
  • pop up sponge
  • knitting needles (I used size 3 circular ones)
  • needle
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Get your sponge yet to expand it. Leave it to dry.
  2. Cast on 14 stitches of twine.
  3. Knit using the garter stitch until your piece comfortably wraps around your sponge (about 5 inches).
  4. Bind off
  5. Sew up your twine cover using the blanket stitch. Leave the top part open.
  6. Flip the cover right side out, slide in your sponge, sew up the top, and you're ready to go!

To sanitize, get them damp and put them in the microwave for about one minute, depending on the power of your microwave. Apparently they can also go in the dishwasher on the top shelf but as I don't have one I cannot confirm this...