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Scrub-a-Dub-Dub: Crochet Scrubbie Patterns for the Kitchen

Crocheters are always looking for ways to incorporate crochet into our lives, whether it’s in home decor or accessories. But have you ever considered using crochet for mundane chores like scrubbing dishes?

Crochet scrubbie patterns aren’t just made from cotton yarn. Scrubbies can be made using materials like nylon and plarn that are just as durable as the scrubbies you buy at the store. You can even launder your crochet scrubbie patterns to use them again and again.

Sound like a good idea? Clean green while also saving time and money with these crochet scrubbie patterns.

Facial Scrub Pads crochet pattern

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1. Facial Scrub Pads

These cotton pads are meant for scrubbing your face, but they could work on dishes that don’t have a lot of food on them, too. I especially love the little strap on the back that you can slide your finger into for easier scrubbing. If you find this one a little small for your kitchen needs, just crochet it with thicker yarn and a larger hook, or add extra rounds. (Our post on how to crochet circles can help you figure out how to add rounds.) 

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Fall Leaf Scrubbie crochet pattern

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2. Fall Leaf Scrubbie

Scrubbie, dish cloth, bath sponge — this scrubbie is versatile enough for any task. Plus, it sits by your sink or tub looking pretty in between uses. The pattern for this is free, so what do you have to lose? Download it and give it a try with cotton yarn from your stash.

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Flower Crochet Scrubbie Pattern

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3. Flower Scrubbie

If the leaf pattern is for fall, this one is for spring! Work up both so you always have a seasonal scrubbie in your kitchen. Using tulle and cotton yarn, these scrubbies are great for wiping dishes clean; in a more delicate yarn, they’d be beautiful appliquées!

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Scrub n Scour Pad crochet pattern

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4. Scrub ‘n Scour Pad

These pads are crocheted with nylon, so they’re great for scrubbing yucky dishes and pans. The pattern shows you how to crochet both thicknesses as you work, making the project super easy to complete.

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Pot Scrubbers crochet pattern

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5. Pot Scrubbers

These scrubbers use tulle for ultimate durability when scrubbing. (If you don’t know how to prepare to crochet with tulle, no worries! The instructions are included with the pattern.) Designer Bucket Full of Memories swears by them and can attest to them lasting through scrubbing and laundering.

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Nylon Net Swirl Scrubbie crochet pattern

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6. Nylon Net Swirl Scrubbie

These scrubbies won’t scratch your pots and pans. Plus, they can be laundered in the washing machine or the top rack of the dishwasher. A rotary cutter and cutting mat are super handy for cutting the nylon net to make these, but they’re totally optional.

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Ruffled Flower Scrubbie crochet pattern

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7. Ruffled Flower Scrubbie

Scrubbies don’t get any prettier than this! This scrubbie is made from a combination of cotton yarn and plarn (yarn made from plastic grocery bags, if you’re not familiar with it — and the best part is that you can make your own plarn). The plarn adds just a bit of durability to the cotton for those hard-to-clean dishes. The smaller scrubbies can be used for facial scrubbies, cleaning, or bath sponges.

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Rose Scrubbie crochet pattern

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8. Rose Scrubby

This could easily be an embellishment for your favorite jacket or tote, but nope! It’s actually a cute little dish scrubber. Of course, it can be used for lots of other things. Designer DraginMom uses it for dishes, embellishments and even washing cars.

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Tea Šilić

I tried crocheting a scrubby a couple of times and was never happy with the result. It was somehow dense and heavy when wet and never produced much lather. But I found the perfect natural biodegradable scrubby – the loofah.


Where do you get the nylon scrubby yarn and is this what it’s called. Thank you


I bought my scrubby yarn at Hobby Lobby


Michaels, A.C. Moore or Joanne Fabric, Walmartr

Mary Baylie

Will the patterns be printed soone can follow how to make the great patterns? Example the pattern for kitchen scrubies especially the square scrubbie.

Mary Baylie

Correction the word is so and not soone. Thank u Mary B.

Sandra Alston

looking for scrubbie pattern using a store bought nylon scrubber and crocheting a cloth or edging around it


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