Creating a crochet kitchen dish scrubber is a practical and eco-friendly project. Here’s a free pattern along with a step-by-step description to make your very own crocheted dish scrubber.
- Cotton yarn in your preferred color (worsted weight works well)
- Crochet hook (size H/5.00mm or as per your yarn label)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
- st(s): stitch(es)
Step 1: Create a Magic Ring
Start with a magic ring. If you’re not familiar with this technique, here’s how:
- Make a loop with your yarn, leaving a tail of about 4 inches.
- Insert your hook through the loop from front to back.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop (you’ll have two loops on your hook).
- Chain 1 to secure the loop.
Step 2: Round 1
Inside the magic ring, make 6 single crochet stitches. To do this:
- Insert your hook into the magic ring.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on the hook).
- Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook.
- Repeat this process for a total of 6 single crochet stitches in the magic ring.
Step 3: Rounds 2-4
Now, you’ll start increasing to form a flat circle:
- In the first round, make 2 single crochet stitches in each stitch around (12 stitches).
- In the second round, make 1 single crochet in the first stitch, then 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern around (18 stitches).
- In the third round, make 1 single crochet in the first two stitches, then 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern around (24 stitches).
- In the fourth round, make 1 single crochet in each stitch around (24 stitches).
Step 4: Rounds 5-8
Now, you’ll continue with rounds of single crochet without any increases:
- Make 1 single crochet in each stitch for rounds 5-8 (24 stitches in each round).
Step 5: Rounds 9-11
To create a slight curve for scrubbing, you’ll start decreasing:
- In round 9, make 1 single crochet in the first two stitches, then decrease by crocheting 2 stitches together. Repeat this pattern around (18 stitches).
- In round 10, make 1 single crochet in the first stitch, then decrease by crocheting 2 stitches together. Repeat this pattern around (12 stitches).
- In round 11, decrease in every stitch around (6 stitches).
Step 6: Finishing
- Cut your yarn, leaving a tail of about 6 inches.
- Thread the yarn tail through your yarn needle and weave it through the remaining 6 stitches.
- Pull tight to close the hole.
- Weave in any remaining yarn tails.
Your crochet kitchen dish scrubber is complete! This reusable scrubber is great for cleaning dishes and is machine washable. Enjoy making a set in various colors to brighten up your kitchen.