Crochet Dish Scrubbies

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Last summer when my mom was visiting she taught me how to make these little gems. I have been hooked ever since. They are so simple and easy to make that I no longer buy the store bought green scrubbers if I can help it. They are quick to make too, I crochet two in a night. I have even expanded on the original pattern my mom gave me into 3 different ways to make them. The first way gives you the flatter smashed looking ones, the second way gives you the poofier ball looking ones, and the third way gives you a puffier smashed type. I’ve found these last longer than the store bought ones, and best of all you can run them through the dishwasher when they get gross. Stay tuned for the next pattern and a possible giveaway!

Crochet dish scrubbies I

Yield: 5-6 scrubbies


  • 2 yards nylon netting
  • Size K or 10 1/2 crochet hook


    Cutting the Netting
  1. Open the netting and refold it end to end (it takes two people to refold it) . The new piece should be 36" long by however wide the net is (it varies). Now fold it down so it will fit on the cutting mat, I use clothes pins to help hold it. Cut the netting into 2" pieces.
  2. Take 7 cut pieces and tie them together to form a continuous strip with 6 knots each. You should get 5-6 dish scrubbies per 2 yards of netting. Save any leftovers to mix and match with your next bunch.
  3. Crocheting the Scrubbies
  4. Chain 5, Slip stitch into a ring.
  5. Crochet 2 single crochet stitchs into each stitch until you get to the 2nd knot.
  6. Crochet 1 single crochet stitch in each stitch until you reach the 6th knot. The scrubby should be folding in on itself, make sure as you're crocheting that all the knots are on the inside of the scrubby.
  7. Single crochet in every other stitch to the end, slip stitch the last stitch to finish off. Tuck any leftover netting into the scrubbie.


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  1. Those are freaking adorable! I want one!

  2. These are great! My family makes them but I never knew how they did it!

  3. Here from the saturday show and tell (though I didn’t link up, I just enjoy reading what you DIY geniuses come up with) and I would LOVE a video tutorial if you could. Also, ever thought of making a “sliver of soap saver”? Ya know, a puff that we fill and refill with those sliver of soaps that pain us to throw away? Just a thought. Gracias for a great post. BB2U

  4. There was a lady in our church who made and sold these, I loved them. Thank you for the pattern, I’m going to try making some of these.

  5. You stated you had 3 versions of the scrubbie pattern. Which version does this make and how can I acquire the other 2 versions to be able to make a variety of different types? This is great stuff!

    • Lynn- this version is for the flatter smashed ones. Unfortunately I never finished the other two versions, but I hope to now that you have brought it to my attention. Thanks so much!

  6. I would be interested in the other 2 versions also.

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