Doing the dishes is never a fun task, especially when you find yourself using a dingy sponge that has an overused metallic smell. You know exactly what I’m talking about! Thanks to Red Heart Scrubby yarn, I’ve thrown every last kitchen sponge away and I will never waste a single penny on another.
I’m all about crocheting practical things and this crochet scrubby set tops the list. Scrubby yarn serves its purpose very well. The fiber content is 100% polyester making it dry much quicker than cotton or acrylics. This allows your scrubbies to dry much faster and cuts down on mold and the odor it causes. Win win!
If you haven’t seen it already, check out my yarn review for Red Heart Scrubby. I think you’ll fall in love with it too! My biggest piece of advice when working with this yarn is to not be afraid. It’s much easier to work with than you make think (if using the proper pattern) and if you make a mistake, it’s the most forgiving yarn I’ve ever worked with. Follow along with my tutorial below and you’ll see just how fun making dish scrubbies can be!
Crochet Scrubby Set
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2016.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- Red Heart Scrubby, in the colorway of your choice
- 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
Purchase Your Supplies Online
Red Heart Scrubby can be purchased in a wide variety of colors directly from Red Heart.com
Gauge and Sizing
Your finished pot scrubby will measure approximately 4″ in diameter and 1″ thick. Perfect to fit in the palm of your hand!
Your finished scrubby cloth will measure approximately 6″ in diameter. Perfect for a quick clean up!
- Ch – Chain
- FpDc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Slst – Slip Stitch
For a complete list of crochet abbreviations, see my abbreviations quick guide here.
This pattern and tutorial begins with the pot scrubby. If this is your first time using scrubby yarn or any other kind of novelty yarn with low stitch definition, I recommend following the sequence of the video tutorial. The pot scrubby pattern uses clever methods of stitching to work around the lack of stitch visibility. It will be perfect to build your confidence!
The second part of the tutorial covers the scrubby cloth. You will need to work into stitches and count as you go, but the pattern is simple and easy to follow.
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Pot Scrubby Instructions
Create a slip knot with a 6″ tail. Ch 22. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3. Make 25 dc around the foundation chain (do not attempt to work into the chains. Do not join, continue working in spiral.
Fpdc in every stitch. Repeat until your piece measures approximately 4″ long. Bind off leaving a 6″ tail.
On each side, weave the tail in and out of the stitches creating a drawstring. Fasten the drawstring by pulling on the tail. Repeat for both ends. Flatten the scrubby with the drawn up end in the center of the scrubby. Thread one tail through the center of the scrubby and tie it off with the other end. Trim the tails and you’re done!
Scrubby Cloth Instructions
Round 1: Ch 4. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Make 9 dc in the ring. Join with a slst to the third chain. (10 sts)
Round 2: Make 2 dc in every stitch. Join with a slst to the third chain. (20 sts)
Round 3: Dc once into the first stitch and 2 dc into the next stitch. *Dc into the next stitch, 2 dc into the next. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (30 sts)
Round 4: Dc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 dc into the next stitch. *Dc into the next 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (40 sts)
Round 5: Dc once into the first 3 stitches and 2 dc into the next stitch. *Dc into the next 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (50 sts)
Bind off and weave in your ends.