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How To Crochet An Easy Round Scrubby Free Pattern

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Sometimes you just need a quick and easy scrubby pattern! The humble half double crochet gives us a little texture too.

This step by step tutorial walks you through a scrubby crochet pattern. The written instructions include photo tutorial and a video which is very helpful if this is your first time crocheting.

These round crochet scrubbies make great gifts. Plus they’re an easy project for beginner crocheters that don’t take a long time to make!

Round crochet scrubbiest in mint yarn next to glitter hook and scissors.

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Mint crochet scrubbies wrapped in paper label surrounded by notions.

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Pattern Snapshot

LEVEL: Beginner to Easy
YARN: #4 medium weight cotton yarn
HOOK: 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook

Crocheting little scrubbies is so much fun, but washing dishes with them? I’m not so sure!

But if you’re ready to ditch the kitchen sponge and make a bunch of your own then this simple scrubbie pattern may be your new project. It’s easier to toss them in the washing machine when you have a lot of them too.

The Red Heart scrubby yarn is perfect for these, and gives them added scrubbing power. But this yarn can be tough to work with, and hard to see your stitches. So if this is your first crochet project ever, then I would stick with regular cotton yarn for now, and try this yarn next time.


  • #4 medium worsted weight cotton yarn, preferably 100% cotton! I’m using Dishie yarn* in shade: mint. Each scrubby uses about 15 yds of yarn.
  • 5 mm crochet hook (US Size H-8). Here I’m using my Furls Moonlight ergonomic hook.*
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  1. Please read through all notes and pattern before you begin.
  2. You’ll start with a magic ring (or circle), you can also chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain to join, and then work into the circle.
  3. Scrubby is worked in the round which means the last stitch is joined to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
  4. Each round begins with a chain 1, this does not count as a stitch.


5 rounds in hdc = 4″ across

There’s not really a right size or wrong size for these, but if you want to match the pattern then measure your circle across the diameter. If you get 4″ then you’ve hit the perfect size. Learn more about gauge here.

Stitches / Abbreviations

US crochet terms

hdc – half double crochet

mc – magic circle

rep – repeat

sk – skip the indicated stitch  

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Skill Level


Finished Size

4″ circle

When you’re ready for something more advanced try the Sole Scrubby it’s also round but uses a special stitch!

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Two mint colored round crochet scrubbiest next to scissors and crochet hook.

Video Tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Pattern Instructions

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Scrubbies Wrapper Label

Download this printable wrapper label for your handmade scrubbies when you sign up!

Scrubbies printable.
Two mint colored round crochet scrubbiest next to scissors and crochet hook.

How To Crochet A Round Scrubby

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet a simple round scrubby.


  • yd of Dishie yarn,* a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g)


  • 5 mm hook size US H-8, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors, optional stitch marker


Start with a magic circle, or chain 3 and slip stitch to the first chain you made to form a ring. You will crochet into the circle.Yarn in circle to start.

Rnd 1. Chain 1 to start,

Rnd 1. (cont.) place 8 hdc in the circle, 8 half double crochet in magic circle.

Rnd 1. (cont.) pull tail to close the circle,Pull tail to close circle.

Rnd 1. (cont.) sl st to first hdc to join. (8 sts)

Rnd 2. Ch 1, Chain 1 for round 2.

Rnd 2. (cont.) 2 hdc in same st, 2 half double crochets in first 2 stitches.

Rnd 2. (cont.) *2 hdc in next st,

Rnd 2. (cont.) rep from * around, Second round of stitches are ready to join.

Rnd 2. (cont.) sl st to first st to join. (16 sts)

Rnd 3. Ch 1, hdc in same st,

Rnd 3. (cont.) 2 hdc in next st, 2 stitches in second stitch.

Rnd 3. (cont.) *{hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st} rep from * around, 2 stitches in one and 1 stitch in the next.

Rnd 3. (cont.) sl st to first st to join. (24 sts)3 rounds for scrubby.

Rnd 4. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,2 single stitches and a double.

Rnd 4. (cont.) *{hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st} rep from * around, Place 1 hdc in 2 stitches and 2 hdc in next.sl st to first st to join. (32 sts)

Rnd 5. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, Places 3 hdc then increase.

Rnd 5. (cont.) *{hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st} rep from * around, sl sl to first st to join. (40 sts) 5 rounds for crochet scrubby.

Now your scrubby measures 4" across.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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