Be still my dishwashing heart. Meet your new BFF for the kitchen: Introducing the Crochet Scrubbie!
Do you love to do dishes? Do you hate to do them? Maybe you’re like me and you like a clean kitchen… which means.. well.. ya gotta do the dishes! But it might as well be a fun as possible, right?
I’ve had my eyes on the scrubby yarn for a long time, but just couldn’t bring myself to crochet something JUST using that scratchy bit of goodness. But when I found a cotton twist yarn that matched a scrubby yarn..well.. I couldn’t resist combining the two to make a thick crochet scrubbie! One side is smooth cotton and the other side has enough scratchy bits to get the tough spots off your dishes!
The secret is the construction. This little beauty is 3 layers thick. Two layers are all cotton, worked in a deliciously easy circle! The final layer is worked holding 2 strands of yarn: a strand of the cotton and a strand of the scrubby yarn. This makes this layer just a tiny bit bigger which gives it that look of ‘covering’ the other 2 layers in the finished crochet scrubbie. Then a quick border and your beautiful crochet dish scrubber is complete!
You’re going to love this gem enough to make a few for yourself and maybe even stash a few aside for gift giving later this year. Pair it with a fun cotton dishcloth and you’ve got a hugely functional gift that was quick to make and maybe even used up some of your stash yarn. What a win!
Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5mm crochet hook. (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 1 oz Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, sample used Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Twists in Green Twists color
- ¾ oz Worsted Weight Scrubby yarn, sample used Red Heart Scrubby Yarn in Green Tea Color
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.
Cotton Dish Scrubber Overview:
The scrubby is made in 3 layers. 2 layers are made with 1 strand of cotton. The 3rd layer is made holding 1 strand of cotton and 1 strand of scrubby yarn. Finally all 3 pieces are held together and crocheted for the final round.
Crochet Scrubby Cotton Only Layers (Make 2):
Make a magic ring.
R1: 8 hdc into ring (8 sts). Work in rounds through row 12.
R2: 2 hdc in ea st around (16 st)
R3: *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R4: *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)
R5: *hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st). At the end of round, sc in next st and sl st into the following stitch. Then fasten off and weave in ends.
Cotton PLUS Scrubby Yarn Layer (Make 1):
Holding one strand of cotton yarn and one strand of scrubby yarn, make a magic ring
R1-5: Follow instructions for scrubby through round 5, do NOT fasten off.
Now hold all 3 pieces together and work through the last round of stitches, continuing working with one strand of cotton yarn plus one strand of scrubby yarn for the final round as follows:
R6: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (46 st). Fasten off and weave in ends.
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