Kitchen Scrubbies – Free Crochet Pattern

A couple of years ago my grandmother gifted me a set of crocheted kitchen scrubbies with a little Christmas package. We started using them to wash our dishes right away and really liked them so I thought I should make some. I looked up some patterns online for inspiration and made a few versions until I finally came up with a version of my own.

Nylon and Cotton Scrubbies
Double Sided Kitchen Scrubby – Free Crochet Pattern

If you’ve seen these scrubbies before you know they are usually made of a nylon that is abrasive but not too harsh. I thought it would be helpful to make one side nylon and the other side cotton so it’s an all in one scrubber.

You can find scrubby yarn at craft stores but I prefer to make mine with nylon netting from the fabric store. I buy 1/2 meter of the netting and it can make a few scrubbies. I cut the fabric into 2″ strips and just tie them together. When crocheting, keep the knots in the back of the work and you won’t even see them!

Supplies

  • Nylon netting from fabric store (You can order it online from Joann’s)
  • Large scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Measuring Tape
  • Cotton worsted weight yarn
  • 6mm hook
  • Large tapestry needle to weave in ends

To begin, you have to prep your nylon. I fold mine as neatly as I can and place it onto my cutting mat. (You can also use a ruler or measuring tape and scissors.) I then cut it into about 2″ strips. It doesn’t need to be exact. I usually just place the strips in a plastic bag to keep them all together and tie them together as I go. Remember: While crocheting, keep the knots on the back side of the work.

Nylon Netting

  1. Magic Circle, 8 hdc into magic circle, sl st to join, ch 1 (8)
  2. 2 hdc in each around, sl st to join, ch 1 (16)
  3. *hdc, hdc inc* repeat 8 times, sl st to join, ch 1 (24)
  4. *hdc in first two stitches, hdc inc in next* repeat 8 times, sl st to join, finish off (32)

Cotton Yarn

  1. Magic Circle, 8 hdc into magic circle, sl st to join, ch 1 (8)
  2. 2 hdc in each around, sl st to join, ch 1 (16)
  3. *hdc, hdc inc* repeat 8 times, sl st to join, ch 1 (24)
  4. *hdc in first two stitches, hdc inc in next* repeat 8 times, sl st to join, ch 1(32)
    Holding nylon circle and cotton circle with wrong sides facing each other, the next row will attach the two together.
    For the next row insert hook into stitch in cotton circle and nylon circle for each sc.
  5. sc in each around, sl st, finish off. Weave in ends
Nylon and Cotton Scrubbies
Double Sided Kitchen Scrubby – Free Crochet Pattern