How to Make Scrubbies: A Fun Crafting Guide

Learn how to make scrubbies with easy crochet techniques and step-by-step instructions for practical and fun cleaning tools.

Key takeaways:

  • Use nylon netting and a crochet hook to make scrubbies.
  • Start with a magic circle and double crochet for structure.
  • Increase stitches for a larger scrubby and alternate stitches for texture.
  • Practice basic crochet stitches with yarn before using netting.
  • Cut netting into strips and use a larger hook size.



Let’s start with gathering what you need. Fear not, your shopping list is short!

First, grab yourself some nylon netting. You know, that stuff that looks like what a fishing net would wear to a fancy party. It comes in all sorts of bright colors, so go wild.

Next, you’ll need your trusty crochet hook. A size G or H works well for this type of project. Think Goldilocks— not too big, not too small, just right!

Scissors, the sharp kind. No rounding corners on this one.

Finally, if you’re feeling extra fancy, a yarn needle might come in handy for finishing. But hey, who doesn’t love a little challenge?

That’s it! You’re good to go. Just wait until you see that pile of future scrubbies transform before your eyes.


Grab your hook and some yarn—let’s dive in:

Start with a magic circle. This keeps your scrubby center snug. Chain a few stitches. Usually six is a magic number. No wand required.

Double crochet into your magic circle. Think of it as giving your scrubby a backbone. Nice and sturdy, just like a hero in a fairytale.

Increase your stitches in each round. More stitches equal a bigger scrubby. It’s like feeding it pizza—watch it grow.

For extra texture, alternate between single and double crochet stitches. This gives your scrubby that rough-and-tumble exterior perfect for scrubbing grime. Scrubby, meet dirt. Dirt, meet doom.

Continue until the diameter suits your dirty dish-destroying desires. Finish off by weaving in the ends. Tidy up, scrub warrior. You’ve conquered this round.

Step 1: Practice With Yarn

Grab your favorite yarn. Anything you’d be willing to practice with will do. This is a great way to get comfortable with the basic stitches before diving into the netting material. Don’t worry, no one’s watching your every stitch. It’s a judgment-free zone.

Begin with a slip knot. You probably already know how to do this, but it’s always good to practice.

Chain a few stitches. Let your fingers remember the rhythm. It’s like riding a bike but without the helmet hair.

Practice single crochet stitches. These little guys will form the sturdy base of your scrubby.

Experiment with tension. Finding the Goldilocks tension—not too tight, not too loose—is key.

Work in the round if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s like going to the yarn carnival; round and round you go.

If things don’t look right, just unravel and start again. In crochet, the undo button is manual and oh-so-satisfying.

Once comfortable, grab some netting and get ready for the real deal.

Step 2: Crochet With Netting

Now that you’re warmed up, it’s time to dive into the netting. This material is tougher and a bit more rebellious than yarn, but that’s what makes it perfect for scrubbing.

First, cut the netting into strips about 2-3 inches wide. You can use nylon netting or tulle; both work splendidly. If you want extra scrubbiness, go for the nylon.

Remember to choose a hook size that suits the netting. Generally, a size J (6.0mm) or larger hook will do the trick. Feel free to experiment here.

Hold the netting strip just like yarn, but don’t be too surprised if it feels like wrestling an alligator. Embrace the chaos.

Work your chosen crochet stitch pattern. Single crochet stitches are popular for scrubbies due to their tight, compact nature. They lead to a nice, sturdy texture.

Keep tension even; this is your zen moment. Tugging too much might tear the netting, and nobody wants to deal with a shredded scrubby mess.

With patience and perseverance, you’ll mold this netting into a functional and fun scrubby in no time.

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