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I love a good crochet scrubby! This crochet scrubby pattern is so easy you’ll want to make it again and again!

If you have been following me over on my youtube channel (, then you will know that we have spent the last couple of weeks learning how to crochet the thermal stitch.  So this week I wanted to bring you a quick project so that you can put this stitch into practice.

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The Construction:

Similar to my Spring Cleaning Day One! The Scrubby Cloth – A Free Crochet Pattern, this crochet scrubby pattern is simple in its construction.  It’s simply a swatch of single crochet thermal stitch worked holding two strands of yarn together.

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Red Heart Scrubby and Crochet Cotton:

Using the thermal stitch to work the pattern means the scrubby works up extra thick.  For this crochet scrubby you will work the thermal stitch holding one stand of the Red Heart Scrubby Yarn alongside a strand of your favourite worsted weight crochet cotton.  The Scrubby yarn can be a challenge on its own to work with.  But when you pair it up with a cotton, it makes it much easier to work with and to see your stitches.

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They are very quick to work up! And feel free to mix and match your colours! I’ve used a coloured Scrubby yarn alongside an off white yarn in order to help you see the stitches, but I know there are many who would prefer not to use a white cotton in their scrubbies, so don’t be afraid to switch up your colours.

PDF Copy:

The free pattern will be written out in full below followed by a video tutorial.  But if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF, you can do so through either my Etsy or Ravelry shop:

The Easy Thermal Stitch Crochet Scrubby on Etsy

The Easy Thermal Stitch Crochet Scrubby on Ravelry

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to crochet with you again!


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Easy Thermal Stitch Crochet Scrubby:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 12 Sc x 20 rows (working both Scrubby and cotton together) = 4 inches.

Finished Size: 3.5 x 3.5 inches

Yarn: Approximately 25 yards of Red Heart Scrubby™ (100% polyester; 100g, 85 meters / 92 yards); Medium/ Worsted weight.  


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

Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm).  (I’m using a Ebony Streamline Hook by Furls Crochet)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Blo – Back Loop only

Ch – chain

Rpt – repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Tst – Thermal Stitch – a single crochet stitch worked in the back loop only of the row below AND the back loop only of the row two rows below.

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as sc.
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • Pattern is worked holding one strand of Red Heart Scrubby and one strand of worsted weight cotton together.

Free Crochet Pattern:

Using one strand of cotton yarn and one strand of Scrubby yarn held together, ch 11.

Row 1: Working into the top of your foundation chain, in the blo, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.  (10 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, Tst in the first st and in each across.  Turn.  (10 sts)

Rows 3-15:  Rpt row 2.  

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across working through both loops of the row below and in the blo of the row two rows below.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Video Tutorial:

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  1. teresa johnson says:

    I just watched the “Embossed Pocket Stitch” tutorial.
    I think it would be lovely, softer yarn of course, as the collar, cuffs, front edging on each side, and bottom edging on a baby’s sweater, little dress, n if pants with sweater, then add equal rows to hemline (so to speak)
    Also, maybe, a dainty evening bag or add a short to medium length strap of 2 crocheted pocket stitch. Except, have both of the rows, (pocket stitches) facing away from each other. AE: )(, with pockets facing outward.
    Whatcha think?!?

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      I love it!