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Hi, and welcome to day four of the Spring Cleaning Free Crochet Pattern Blitz! Today I’d like to introduce you to the One Tough Scrubby!


I hand wash a lot of dishes.  I do have a dishwasher but still, I like to wash most of the kids dishes, my sharp knives, pots and pans by hand.  I go through a lot of them.

So one thing I like to always have on hand are scrubbies! I especially like the ones that take a little while to wear out and that wash in the washing machine well.  This is it!

This is one tough Scrubby!  This Scrubby is double thick and features some great texture.  Because the stitches are worked around the posts of the stitch below instead of the top, they are extra strong.

The design is worked using both one strand of cotton and one strand of Scrubby held together.  This makes it much easier to work with the Scrubby yarn.

A video tutorial for this project is present at the conclusion of the pattern.

The pattern will be written out in full below.  But if you would like to save this pattern to your library, or you would like to purchase a PDF download, you may do so through my Ravelry and Etsy shops linked below:



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Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 11 Sc x 12 rows (working both Scrubby and cotton together) = 4 inches.

Finished Size: 4.5 x 4 inches

Yarn: 30 yards of Red Heart Scrubby™ (100% polyester; 100g, 85 meters / 92 yards); Medium/ Worsted weight.


30 yards of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton™ (100% cotton; solids: 50 g / 1.75 oz, 73 meters / 80 yards; 4 – Medium – Worsted weight).

Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Rpt – repeat
Ch – chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Fpdc – Front post double crochet
Bpdc – Back post double crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc.
  • Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc unless stated otherwise.
  • Weave in ends as needed.

Pattern is worked holding one strand of Red Heart Scrubby and one strand of worsted weight cotton together.



(Make 2)

Holding one strand of Scrubby and one strand of cotton together, Ch 12.

Row 1: Dc in the 4th chain from hook and in each remaining st across.  Turn (10 dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in the next st.  Rpt across to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off.

Once two sides have been made, holding both sides together and working through both thickness, attach yarn with a sl st in any corner.  Continue as follows:


(Edge is worked in rounds)

Rnd 1: Work row of sc evenly all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner. Sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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  1. Verne Garlock says:

    Your designs are so wonderful, thank you. xo