How to Crochet Scrubbies: Clean Up with Crafty Style

Learn to crochet scrubbies quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide that will have you whipping up these practical little wonders in no time.

Key takeaways:

  • Use 100% cotton yarn for sturdy, absorbent scrubbies.
  • Crochet stitches: ch, sc, hdc, sl st. Learn them and love them.
  • Round scrubbies: chain 4, 8 sc, double the stitches, repeat pattern.
  • Step-by-step for beginners: slip knot, chain 4, sc 6, increase stitches each round.
  • Tips: Choose durable yarn, use a magic ring, and weave in ends securely.



You’ll need just a few simple items to get started:

First, yarn. But not just any yarn. You’re looking for 100% cotton yarn. Why? Because it’s sturdy, absorbent, and perfect for cleaning. Plus, it comes in a bazillion colors. You could go classic white or neon pink. Go wild!

Next up, a crochet hook. A size H-8 (5mm) hook usually works well with cotton yarn for scrubbies. It’s right in that Goldilocks zone – not too big, not too small.

Don’t forget your trusty pair of scissors. Unless you’re a Jedi with telekinesis, these are essential for snipping off yarn ends.

A tapestry needle. This little hero helps you weave in the ends seamlessly, making your scrubbie look as slick as a seal in water.

Finally, some good lighting and a comfy chair. You want to see what you’re doing without squinting like you’re deciphering ancient runes.

Easy-peasy. Now, roll up those sleeves and let’s get crocheting!

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)

First up, let’s talk abbreviations and stitches. These handy dandy shortcuts keep our patterns neat. If you can decode them, you’re basically fluent in crochet!

  • Ch (Chain): The foundation of all crochet. Think of it as the crust of a pizza. Vital and delicious.
  • Sc (Single Crochet): The bread and butter of stitches. Easy to learn, super versatile.
  • Hdc (Half Double Crochet): Like a single crochet that decided to take it up a notch. Taller and snazzier.
  • Sl St (Slip Stitch): The stitch that fast-forwards to the good part. No height, just movement.
  • St (Stitch): Yarn’s measurable building block. Count them, love them, don’t lose them.

These are your crochet ABCs, dress them up with yarn and hooks, and voila, scrubbies galore!

Round Scrubby Written Instructions

First things first, chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring. Think of it as creating a tiny donut, but sadly, not edible.

Now, let’s beef up that ring. Work 8 single crochets into the ring. Yup, just keep poking your hook in there and pulling up loops like a crochet wizard.

For the next round, play a little game of double-or-nothing. Do 2 single crochets in each stitch around. This magically doubles the number of stitches. Look at you go!

The final round is where it gets real. Single crochet in the first stitch, then 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern all the way around, and voilà! You have a slightly larger, still non-edible donut.

Fasten off, weave in your ends, and give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve just crafted a round scrubby that’ll make dish duty slightly less dreadful.

Step By Step Tutorial for Beginners

Start by making a slip knot and chain 4.

Join with a slip stitch to form a tiny circle.

Single crochet 6 times into the circle. That’s your magic number.

For the second round, work 2 single crochets into each stitch. Yes, the math is correct, you’ll end up with 12 stitches.

Third round is a little trickier: alternate between 1 single crochet in one stitch and 2 single crochets in the next. Keep going until the end.

To finish, slip stitch into the first stitch from the round you just completed. Fasten off and weave in those pesky ends. You’re done!

Watch out! This little guy is addictive!

Free Round Scrubby Crochet Pattern

  • Choose a yarn that’s both durable and scrub-worthy, like cotton or nylon. Your dishes will thank you.
  • Begin with a magic ring; it’s not a spell but it works wonders for circular items.
  • Use double crochets for the initial rounds to create a firm base. No one wants a floppy scrubby.
  • For added scrubbing power, mix in some single crochet stitches in the later rounds.
  • Increase the number of stitches evenly with each round to keep it flat. Uneven increases may result in a dish UFO.
  • Finish off with a slip stitch to join, then weave in the ends securely. Scrubbies are small but fierce.
  • Make two or more and stitch them together if you want extra thickness. More scrubbing power, less elbow grease.

Now your scrubbies are ready to battle the toughest grime—and win.

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