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Circle Scrubby Crochet Pattern

I have been working on some big projects lately. I have a big dragonscale/crocodile stich hooded cloak pattern in the works. I have also been making a ton of baby blankets. I needed something that I could finish quickly and that is useful! Thankfully I had some Lily Sugar n Cream Scrub off yarn lying around (plus some that was on sale), so I came up with this cute little scrubby pattern!

I originally wanted to make this as a cheaper, reusable alternative to buying exfoliating loofahs. Then I realized that these would be great for washing dishes. Yes, I have to wash my dishes by hand. I was using some handmade crocheted scrubbies from my local farmers market, but they fell apart pretty easy and weren’t made of cotton material like this yarn is!

So far, I have only washed the dishes with them, and I think they will be great for lightly exfoliating the skin as well. Which is great because my partner likes to scrub really hard after working. So, we can see how these hold up for dishes and for other hygiene purposes! You could even use these for cleaning the house or bathroom if you really wanted to! I would suggest making separate ones for each purpose though… They will make great gifts that even a beginner can make quickly and easily!

If you want a pdf copy of this, I will have it available for purchase on my ravelry store. It would really help me out. Otherwise, please enjoy this free pattern below! Happy stitching!

Circle Scrubby with Handle

Materials Needed

  • 1 skein of Lily Sugar n’ Cream Scrub Off yarn (one skein will make you 3+ circle scrubbies)
  • G7(4.0mm) Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • Abbreviations: 
    • Ch= chain
    • rnd= round
    • st= stitch
    • sc= single crochet
    • Sl st= slip stitch
  1. Circles (Make 2. *note: you can make two of the same size, or you can make one that is slightly smaller than the other. The latter will result in a raised edge in the final product, and I prefer this design over the same size ones. Both are pictured. Additionally, you can make one side regular yarn and one side scrubby yarn or you can mix it up. Both options are pictured, even though only the scrubby side is the “bigger” circle in the picture.)
    1. Ch 3 or magic loop rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (6 sc) 
    2. rnd 2: 2 sc in first st and each around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (12 sc) 
    3. rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next; rep from * around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (18 sc) 
    4. rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (24 sc) 
    5. **rnd 5: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (30 sc)
      1.  **optional: stop here for a smaller scrubby**
    6. **rnd 6: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (36 sc) 
      1. **optional: make this the “bigger” scrubby (see note above) or make this the “smaller” scrubby for a raised edge)**
    7. **rnd 7: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts; rep from * around. Sl st in first sc. Ch 1. (36 sc) 
      1. **optional: for a big, palm-sized scrubby or for a bigger, raised edge scrubby (see note above and )**
    8. On the first circle, finish off and weave in ends, or weave ends in when joining circles (step 2)
    9. On the second circle, continue working in the round for step 2.
  1. Joining circles together: (With starting points matched up)
    1. Sc all the way around. (sc count depends on what size you chose in step 1)
      1. If you made one side bigger than the other, skip every other sc on the bigger circle so that your scrubby is even. Therefore, the st count will always be what your smaller circle st count is in step 1.
    2. Sl st in first sc
      1. If making without a handle, finish off, and weave in ends
    3. Ch 25 (ch more if you want a longer handle, I find this is a pretty good number for hand sizes, and remember-cotton will stretch out over time!)
      1. **This is optional, and a picture of what these look like without a handle is also pictured**
    4. Sl st in first sc.
      1. **optional: add more sl st around handle, I did this because it felt more secure**
    5. Finish off and weave in ends. 

Enjoy your new scrubby! Use it for washing or cleaning just about anything! Even for exfoliation!

Published by fractaltz

Having a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Chemistry allowed for deep molecular, microbiological studies. Currently obtaining my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling while being a new mother. A passion for writing and being creative is what has remained consistent throughout the years.

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