So, in an effort to be a little more eco-friendly, I decided to make and try out using crochet cotton sponges for washing/cleaning etc. They've turned out to be great! I used a special stitch that makes a single crochet fabric that is double thick. I love how the texture is great for cleaning up and protecting surfaces, and the cotton is so absorbent that it make clean ups quick!
Here is a link for instructions on how to do the double thick fabric:
Here is the pattern that I use to make the sponges:
Crochet Cotton Sponges - Double Thick!
Worsted weight cotton
Size I hook
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc across. ch1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in back loop and foundation row at the same time (double thick crochet), repeat across the row. ch 1, turn.
Continue until the sponge measures 3.5" (about 10 rows of sc on either side).
Finishing: Sl St across, through both loops.
I added a line of these crochet cotton sponges to my Etsy shop, in case the stitch is a little complicated, or you don't have time to do it on your own :).