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25+ Free Crochet Scrubbie Patterns

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Crochet scrubbies are so fun and quick to make, AND they pack a punch when it comes to creating a more eco-friendly kitchen or bathroom. Check out this list of free crochet scrubbie patterns, and find your next crochet project.

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Crochet Scrubbies

I love making reusable items for my home, and crochet scrubbies are one of my favorite quick projects.

I keep a stash on hand to scrub dishes, wipe down counters, and gently exfoliate my face. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they save me money since I don’t have to keep buying disposable scrubbies and sponges.

Instant gratification. Need something now? Scrubbies are so quick to make and can often be finished in an hour or less.

Stashbuster. Scrubbies don’t take a lot of yarn, so you probably already have what you need in your stash.

Great gift idea. A scrubbie (or a few) paired with a fancy bar of soap makes an adorable gift package! Mother’s Day, new neighbor gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, new mother gifts, or Christmas gifts are all excellent occasions to make another pack of scrubbies.

Can beginners make crochet scrubbies?

Definitely! Many crochet scrubbies use simple techniques and stitches that are perfect for beginners. Here are some of the most beginner-friendly, easy crochet scrubby patterns from the list below:

Reusable Cotton Crochet Face Scrubbies (#1), Nubby Scrubby (#3) Rainbow Daze Free Washcloth/Dishcloth Crochet Pattern (#22)

Necessary Supplies

When it comes to supplies for crochet scrubbie patterns, you don’t need much! 

Yarn. Choose different yarn depending on whether you’re making a face scrubbie or a dish scrubbie. For heavy-duty kitchen scrubbies, look for durable textured yarns, like nylon tulle or scrubby cotton. These will stand up to grease and food splatters. For gentle face scrubbies, soft cotton yarns work well.

Crochet hook. Check your yarn label to see what size crochet hook it recommends. 

Additional tools, like scissors, a yarn needle, and stitch markers.

Best Yarn for Scrubbies

When it comes to yarn, some of the most popular choices are Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle, WeCrochet Dishie, and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.

For the patterns below, we’ve included a suggested yarn or material for each one, so you can spend less time shopping and more time crocheting!  

25+ Free Crochet Scrubbie Patterns

Take a look at these free scrubbie patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Techniques to Know

Are you ready to make a scrubby? Review these common techniques first:

Tips and Tricks for Crochet Scrubbie Patterns

Crochet a hanging loop for your scrubbie.

To keep your scrubby fresh for as long as possible, allow it to dry thoroughly after each use. Adding a simple chain loop is an easy way to hang your scrubbie up when you’re done with it. Bonus tip: Use Suction cup hooks to create the perfect hanging spot in your kitchen or bathroom.

Use the right yarn for your scrubbie.

The biggest difference between crochet face scrubbies patterns and crochet dish scrubbies patterns is the yarn used to make them. Facial skin needs soft materials, but stuck-on grease and grime require more textured fabrics. 

I recommend gentle cottons for makeup removal scrubbies, and stronger materials like tulle, scrubbie mesh, or scrubby yarn for kitchen cleaning.

Include care instructions

If you’re giving some scrubbies as a gift, include any care instructions that the receiver needs to know. Check your yarn label to ensure it can be machine washed and dried, and include written instructions if not.

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Anita Tremble

Saturday 2nd of March 2024

Hi Sarah, how much for all 25 scrubby paterns as shown above in pdf format? Cheers anita

Sarah Stearns

Monday 4th of March 2024

Hi Anita, You'll have to click on each link to see if the pattern designer offers their scrubbie pattern in PDF format to purchase. They aren't available to purchase all at once.