Frequently Asked Questions About Our Products

It is always a pleasure to answer to your questions. Here are some that are frequently asked about scouring pads, exfoliating sponges, materials, patterns and DIY kits.

Scouring Pads

On which types of surfaces are the scouring pads safe?

Our scouring pads are efficient on a great variety of surfaces without risk of scratching, including:

  • stainless steel
  • nonstick coating of pots, pans, molds and plates;
  • ceramic plate;
  • ceramic glass (oven top);
  • glass;
  • plastic;
  • silicone;
  • enamel;
  • tableware;
  • cast iron;
  • oven interior;
  • and more.
How long can a scouring pad be used?

La Capitaine Crochètes’s scouring pads are reusable for a long time, especially when compared to traditional green pads that degrade rapidly. Their durability varies based on usage. Generally speaking, a few months are required to conquer them! Colour may alter over time without efficiency being affected.

How should a scouring pad be cleaned?

After use, wring excess water out and hang to dry. To wash your scouring pad, you can put it in the dishwasher’s highest tray. You can also soak it in hot water with baking soda added or put it in the washing machine in a laundry net (do not put it in the dryer). Caution: excess dye may be released during the first washes and uses, particularly for red and purple.

Is there a difference between scouring pad models?

La Capitaine Crochète offers scouring pads in a great variety of colours, sizes and original shapes, so that you may choose a scouring pad that is perfectly matched to your decor. You don’t have to hide it away: it can always be at your fingertips. The material used is identical for each model, so they are all equally effective.

Is it safe to use scouring pads with household products?

With our scouring pads, La Capitaine Crochète recommends using Planette‘s excellent natural household products (affiliate link). Planette is a family owned business.

Exfoliating Sponges

What type of soap can I use with the exfoliating sponges?

La Capitaine Crochète’s exfoliating sponges allow for a soft exfoliating as you wash. Our exfoliating sponges are perfect for more delicate skins that don’t appreciate a rough exfoliation. To use them, soak them in water and apply a small amount of soap, be it a bar, gel or cream. Here is a demonstration video (in French):

Do exfoliating sponges dry fast?

After use, remove excess water and hang to dry. La Capitaine Crochète’s exfoliating sponges dry quickly after use thanks to their synthetic composition that only soaks up a small quantity of water and their thin design that exposes all surfaces to air. Thus, your sponge won’t smell.

How to wash exfoliating sponges?

Machine wash in a laundry net. Hang to dry. These exfoliating sponges do not go in the dryer. They are quite an interesting and lasting alternative to the fragile commercial poufs.

Materials, Patterns and DIY Kits

Nylon net spools are large, can I really crochet them as they are?

The nylon net spools are ready to use, so you can crochet with the nylon net the same way you would crochet with yarn. In order for your stitches to be ‘’fluffy“, do not twist the nylon net. Working with nylon net is harder than working with regular yarn.

Are your patterns available as videos?

No, my patterns are written patterns, and include many helpful pictures and illustrations. Please join La Capitaine Crochète aid group on Facebook (most conversations there are in French, but you are welcome to ask/will receive answers to your questions in English).

How many scouring pads can I make with 1 spool/kit?

You can crochet 2.5 double layer scouring pads of 7.5cm (3in) diameter with 1 spool. For the DIY kits, it depends on the size of the scouring pad model. You can look for this information in each kit description.

How do I get the free patterns?

You can get 3 free crochet patterns when you subscribe to La Capitaine Crochète’s newsletter here. You will be asked to confirm your subscription by email. You will then receive a welcome email in which you will find the patterns. Check your junk mail.