Certainly! Here’s a free crochet pattern for a kitchen scrubby. This handy kitchen accessory is great for cleaning dishes and surfaces. It’s a quick and easy project, perfect for beginners.
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in your preferred color.
- Crochet hook (size H/5mm is a good starting point).
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Sl st: Slip Stitch
- Inc: Increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
- Dec: Decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
Step 1: Start with a Magic Ring Begin by creating a magic ring. If you’re not familiar with this technique, you can chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Step 2: Round 1 Ch 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch throughout). Work 6 sc into the magic ring (or into the center of the ring if you chained 4). Pull the tail end of the ring to tighten it. You should have 6 sc in the first round.
Step 3: Round 2 Inc in each stitch around. This means you will work 2 sc in each of the 6 stitches from the previous round. You will have a total of 12 stitches at the end of this round.
Step 4: Round 3 Inc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern (Inc, sc) around the entire round. You will end up with 18 stitches in this round.
Step 5: Round 4 Inc in the first stitch, sc in the next two stitches. Repeat this pattern (Inc, sc, sc) around the entire round. You will have 24 stitches at the end of this round.
Step 6: Round 5 Sc in each stitch around. You should have 24 stitches in this round.
Step 7: Round 6 Repeat Round 5.
Step 8: Round 7 Repeat Round 5. At the end of this round, you can fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing up the scrubby.
Step 9: Finishing Thread your yarn needle with the long tail and weave it through the front loops (the outer loops) of each stitch in the last round. Pull it tight to cinch the opening closed. Weave in any remaining ends.
Your kitchen scrubby is now ready to use! These make great homemade gifts and are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable sponges. You can make them in various colors to match your kitchen decor. Enjoy your crocheting!