Dish Scrubbie (New Version)

It’s that time of year when craft fairs are popping up left and right. As posted in the past, I’ve mentioned my dish scrubbies and even offered a free pattern found here: Dish Scrubbies These dish scrubbies always go fast at any farmers market or craft fair I participate it. So many people tie memories to these scrubbies from their own past, often times citing older family members having had made them and long since past. They’re always delighted to see them pop up and often times I’ll find repeat customers! So this year, as craft fair season is upon us, I find myself busy working up many more dish scrubbies to sell at my booths. While the old version using tulle is fantastic and something I still highly recommend, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Yarn Bee’s Scrub-Ology Scrub It! yarn (found here:Yarn Bee Scrub-Ology Scrub It! ) the first time I saw it at Hobby Lobby a few weeks back. I’ve admittedly been avoiding the scrubbie yarns, as I feel that nylon tulle is the best texture for dish scrubbers and most are made of cotton and thinner in appearance. This yarn was way different than most you’ll find, however. The moment I saw this new yarn I just had to give it a try! The texture was perfect and even better, it was made of nylon. So I rushed home with a couple of skeins and tried my hand at it. My findings were quite pleasant and so great that I decided to rework my dish scrubbie pattern entirely!

First things first, what made this scrubbie yarn seemingly better than using my old method of cut nylon tulle? Here’s a few important things to note:

  1. It’s a lot easier on the hands while working up. I’m going to flat out say that. While I love the nylon tulle method, there is a bit more strain put on the hands and wrist while holding it together and crocheting.
  2. It’s easier to be able to pick up this skein and just go to work. No more cutting tulle. No more searching for pre-cut tulle in various craft stores. The Scrub It! line is already in a skein and ready to go!
  3. The finished product, in my opinion, is a lot sturdier and while I do believe both will hold out just as long, I feel that the new updated version using the Scrub It! line of yarns will feel a lot better in hands while cleaning dishes. It is a bit larger than the nylon tulle scrubbies and feels fuller once completed.
  4. They work up faster! You end up using less stitches and the yarn goes a lot further than the tulle. Considering these work up to be larger too, that’s a win in my book!With all of that said, I still feel that there is absolutely nothing wrong with using my prior method and it’s especially great if you have tulle on hand and no access to this particular line of yarn. But if you’re able to get your hands on some of the Yarn Bee Scrub-O-Logy Scrub It! yarn, definitely give it a try! Now without further ado, my new scrubbie pattern to work up these fantastic dish scrubbies!


6.5mm crochet hook
Nylon scrubbie yarn (Yarn Bee Scrub-Ology Scrub it!)
Embroidery Needle

6 hdc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2: *hdc in 1st st, inc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3: *hdc in 1st 2 sts, inc in the next st;* repeat around (24)
Round 4: *hdc in 1st 3 sts, inc in the next st*; repeat around (30)
Round 5: *hdc in 1st 3 sts, dec next 2 sts together*; repeat around (24)
Round 6: *hdc in 1st 2 sts, dec next 2 sts together*; repeat around (18)
Round 7: *hdc in 1st st, dec next 2 sts together*; repeat around (12)
Round 8: dec around (6)
Round 9: continue to dec until piece closes

Fasten off and weave in ends.

And now make dozens to share with your friends and family! There are so many fun colors that these are very visually pleasing to the eye. Nobody can’t resist them! Could it even make dish washing more fun? Okay, maybe we shouldn’t get too carried away on that… I do love that this is a tradition that can be carried on though. The perfect handmade gift or just something useful to keep for your own home! Best yet? They’re entirely reusable. Once they’re dirty just throw them in the dishwasher or washer. You can even sanitize them by boiling them with a little bit of lemon juice thrown in the pot! It’s that simple!

Happy scrubbing!

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46 thoughts on “Dish Scrubbie (New Version)”

  1. Unfortunately I do not at this time have a video of me making them. I’d be happy to help out if you have any questions on the technique though!

  2. I have had this yarn for a couple months thinking I would do a washcloth. I haven’t been brave enough so I am going to try this first. Thanks so much!

  3. This is so wonderful. I have made several wash rags, a bath mit and an exfoliating rose. Our girls and I love using them in the shower.

    1. I have not tried the yarn for that purpose, but it feels a lot like those mesh shower poufs you buy at the store and I’d bet it would do well because of that! If you try it, report back and let us know how it went!

  4. First of all I’m super excited I found your pattern, I love it and it’s pretty easy to follow! Just wanted to know if you had any tips for finishing the scrubby? I made one, but the side that I ended on kind of pooches out and I’m not sure how to fix it. Thank you!

    1. Glad to hear you are enjoying the pattern! What I have found has helped is by leaving a slightly longer end when fastening off and sewing it through both sides to kind of secure it in a flat manner, if that makes sense!

  5. After making a few scrubbies from Scrub It yarn I went searching for some new ideas and landed here. Thank you for your quick and simple pattern! I made this in unjoined rounds – a spiral. It’s helpful to use a stitch marker at the start of each round in case it lose count. (I often lose count! 🙈) Did you mean for the scrubbies to be made in a spiral – it wasn’t entirely clear, but I’m not a highly experienced crocheter so maybe it’s me. I’m off to make another! 😁

    1. Yes! You can absolutely make them in a continuous spiral. A stitch counter is always a great tool 🙂 I hope you enjoy the pattern!

  6. This is a great pattern! Very fast and I love the results! How much do you usually charge for these at craft fairs? Thank you for sharing the pattern.

    1. I have had a lot of luck with these at craft fairs! I usually do a $3.00 each or 2 for $5 deal and it works out nicely. I always sell out! 🙂

  7. I’m unclear as to your abbreviations. I’m a beginner but have bought the supplies at Hobby Lobby. Please tell me meaning of abbreviations. Thanks.

    1. Hello and welcome to the world of crochet! It’s great fun! I understand how confusing the abbreviations in the beginning may be, so let me see if I can help you out!

      hdc: Half double crochet
      st(s): Stitch(es)
      Inc: Increase (in this case two half double crochet stitches in one stitch)
      Dec: Decrease (half double crocheting two stitches together to subtract a stitch)

      And really that’s it for this pattern! It’s a great project for beginners and has a wonderfully useful result! Best of luck to you and please let me know if you have any other questions!

  8. Thank you for this pattern! I’m new to magic circles. You close the circle with a slip stitch right? Do you Then close each row with a slip stitch or just continue around?

    1. You may choose to use a slip stitch if it makes you comfortable. With this pattern I do not use one and just continue in a continual round, but you can absolutely use a slip stitch. With each following round just start with a ch 2 (count it as a single hdc st) and continue the pattern from there. I hope this helps!

  9. I just tried to make this but it came out small. Do I count an increse as one or two? ( and same for Dereasing ) I am new to crochet. Even though mine is small…it is still great.

    1. For increases you will want to put two stitches inside one stitch. In this case, your increase stitches will be half double crochet stitches so you’ll place two of those inside a stitch. For example, when I say to “dec around” in the second round, what I mean is to place 2 hdc stitches in each st around. If I say “hdc in 1st 3 stitches, hdc in next st” you would place 1 hdc in each of the 3 stitches followed by 2 hdc in the next st to follow those.

      For decrease stitches you will simply decrease two stitches together. That one is a little difficult to type out instruction wise so here’s a helpful video to help you learn the hdc decrease in particular.

      I hope that helps! I’m glad to hear that you enjoy the pattern. And welcome to the world of crochet! 🙂

  10. I read your post and decided to give your pattern and yarn a try. I love it! It is so easy to crochet with and the scrubbies feel heavier than the tulle variety. I am looking forward to making many for my family and friends. Thank you very much!

  11. Help! I bought the yarn. I not sure what I am doing wrong it didn’t matter if I used it from the outside or pulled from the inside. The skein unraveled and I needed up with a mess. I tried to roll it up on my yarn ball roller as soon as I took it off it was like boing it came unraveled again then I ended up with a knotted mess again.

    1. I am so sorry to hear about the unfortunate mess! Have you tried a yarn bowl? I find that those help keep difficult skeins more in place while I am crocheting. Hope that helps!

  12. I searched for this yarn, as soon as I saw it, checked Michaels and JoAnns but couldn’t find it. My cousin found it at Hobby Lobby. I used my previous pattern and the side I decrease, turned out tall, like an upside down cone. Because of the thickness, I made small dish scrubbies, my kids say it’s just as good as the ones I did with nylon netting. This yarn is wonderful, no more cutting, tying, and rolling!

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