April 18, 2018

Simple Crocheted Dish Scrubbers {Tutorial}


As I was perusing the small craft department at a local shop, I was delighted to discover a textured polyester yarn especially made for crafting dishcloths and pot scrubbers! I have always preferred my own homemade dish scrubbers made from upcycled mesh onion bags, so I felt giddy as I chose a cheerful skein of scrubby™️ yarn in a bright colorway and plopped it into the cart.

Before that day, I had no idea such a yarn existed. Squee!

One skein of the yarn was enough for me to make three dish scrubbers. And to make them cuter, I used bits of cotton yarn I had leftover from some of my ongoing dishcloth making endeavors to add a scalloped edge.

These scrubbers were simple to make, and took about an hour each.


Step One:
Using a size J crochet hook and the scrubby™️ yarn, I made a swatch using the single crochet stitch. The swatch measured about 4 inches wide and 10 inches long when it was finished.

Step Two:
I folded the finished swatch in half (bringing the shorter sides together) to make a double thickness. Using the size J crochet hook and a bit of cotton yarn, I slip-stitched around the edges of the swatch to secure them together.


Step Three:
I changed to a size G crochet hook and did a round of single crochet stitches, one stitch per slip-stitch except for the corner stitches... I did two single crochet stitches in those.


Step Four:
I did one more row around each scrubber with my cotton yarn and size G hook. For this final row, I did three stitches (single crochet, double crochet, single crochet) in each single crochet stitch of the previous row.

Then, I simply used a slip-stitch to join the last stitch of the final row to the first stitch of that row and tied it off.


Aren't they cute? And they are wonderful for washing dishes by hand. I toss them into the washer with a load of towels when they get dirty and let them air dry.

I hope my plain-terms written tutorial is simple for you to understand and follow if you wish to make some crocheted dish scrubbers like mine. And if you do make them... enjoy!

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