I love switching home products to reusable ones. This easy textured crochet dish scrubbies pattern is a perfect way to create something functional and pretty. It’s also very beginner-friendly!
I created this pattern after falling in love with Red Heart’s scrubby yarn. I’d seen it in Michael’s before but never used it. This week I decided to buy some and boy was it a pleasant surprise! I love the yarn texture. It’s perfect for making crochet dish scrubbies.
The yarn is soft yet textured. It does a great job with cleaning dishes and it lathers up so well! After making 1 reusable sponge for my mom, she and my aunt requested 5 more. After that my sister-in-law wanted 12! Needless to say, these are a big hit in my family!
This textured crochet dish scrubbies pattern works in the round and uses one stitch: half double crochet (hdc). It’s very beginner-friendly and works up fast. I can make one within 10-15 minutes.
You’re welcome to sell any products you create using this pattern. I always appreciate design credit. You are not allowed to sell this pattern as your own.
Let’s make some crochet dish scrubbies!
Why Should You Use Reusable Dish Scrubbies Instead of Disposable Sponges?
1.) It’s Environmentally Friendly
As humans, we create an unimaginable amount of waste every day. Much of this waste is not biodegradable, meaning it won’t break down. Rather it piles up in our landfills, polluting our beautiful planet.
Disposable sponges add to this waste problem as we constantly need to buy more to handle our weekly dish load. Reusable sponges and scrubbies last longer, eliminating the amount of waste created.
2.) It’s More Hygienic than Sponges
Since these scrubbies are reusable and easy to make enough for a week’s worth of use, you’ll be able to stop spreading bacteria onto your dishes. Simply throw your dish scrubbies in with your kitchen laundry items and reuse them as needed. I like to use one per day and wash them all at the end of the week.
This is way easier than cleaning sponges that tend to go unwashed on sink counters and become bacteria breeding grounds.
3.) It’s Cost-Effective
DIY reusable sponges are cheap to make! One skein of dish scrubby yarn costs about $4.50-5.00 and makes between 5 and 6 scrubbies. With proper care these scrubbies will last much longer than your disposable sponges, saving you money in the long run.
We all love to save money!
Why Crochet Dish Scrubbies Yourself?
Because it’s fun and easy! Crocheting is such a great hobby that can be done anywhere.
If you’re a novice or advanced crocheter, you’ll enjoy this pattern. Plus it’s so satisfying to use something you’ve made yourself. You’re more likely to incorporate it into your routine. And, you get to decide exactly what colors you want so you can customize the scrubbies to your home decor.
Easy Textured Crochet Dish Scrubbies Pattern
1 skein dish scrubby yarn (I used the color Marble)
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull through 1 loop. You will have 3 loops remaining on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops.
- This yarn is textured and it might be hard to see your stitches depending on the color you choose. I kept my stitches loose which helped.
- Chain 1 at the beginning of round 1-4 does not count as a stitch. When using a stitch marker, add to your first stitch, not chain 1.
Textured Dish Scrubbies Pattern
Foundation: ch 3, sl to first ch, ch1
Row 1: 9 hdc into circle, sl to first hdc, ch 1 (9 stitches)
Row 2: *2 hdc* into first stitch, repeat from * to * 8 more times. Sl to first stitch and ch 1 (18 stitches)
Row 3: *2 hdc in first stitch and 1 hdc in the next*. Repeat from * to * 9 times. Sl to first stitch and ch 1 (27 stitches)
Row 4: *2 hdc into first stitch*. Repeat from * to * 26 times. Sl to first stitch (54 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
And that’s it! Hope enjoy this textured crochet dish scrubbies pattern. I love to see any creations you make. Tag me on Instagram @by.bindi.
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