Often the tulle rolls are sold in 6” widths. You can cut the tulle like I did with scissors or cut the roll of tulle the smart way like my friend, Michele, did. She used an electric kitchen knife. Her trick is to cut the strips 1 1/2’’ wide and use two different colors. The effect is cute and clever. If you just use one small strip, the scrubbie seems a bit wimpy according to Michelle. Plus mixing two color strips looks very nice. I have just been using a single 3” strip. You can roll the tulle into balls or just leave it on the cardboard roll to use.
Here are simple instructions for a rectangular scrubbie using single crochet. I use an “I” or ”J” crochet hook.
Start with 12-15 initial chain stitches for the length. Add 2 chain stitches at the turn.
Single crochet in each chain starting with the 3rd stitch. Go in through the top of the chain loop. The key is to stick to the pattern you start. Chain two at the end of the row, turn.
Single crochet in the hole created by the double crochet stitch in the last row. Watch that you keep each row the same length. You may need to add a stitch. The two chains at the end stick out a bit every other row.
Crochet about 10 rows or the size you desire. Then slip stitch chain around the scrubbie to finish it with either the same color or a complimentary color (just tie on another color and trim). Knot off the end leaving a few inch tail that you can weave back through several stitches with a plastic large eye yarn needle. You could add a drop of glue to the knot but not necessary.
The edges may curl a bit. I haven’t solved this yet, other than to use a little tension as I go. It may be the twist in the tulle strips. I put them under a heavy book to flatten them.
There are several patterns for scrubbies on Pinterest. Take a look. I won’t add many here. But, here’s a pattern that is simple using single crochet. And, this pattern using split single crochet has several useful tips for making a flat round scrubbie. She uses a stiffer net mesh fabric.