This crochet pot scrubber pattern is super quick and easy to work up! You can whip up several in no time! And it is super practical! The nylon fiber feels exactly like the wiry plastic scrubbies you can find at the store and works just as well! Super satisfying to create a project that is easy, cute, and useful as well!
The Origin of This Pattern
This pattern was one that came into existence because of the yarn!
When I picked it up in the store, I knew right away it needed to be a pot scrubber. The loosely woven nylon fibers feel EXACTLY like the plastic pot scrubbers you find at the store.
I was on a road trip with my son and husband when I pulled the yarn from my project bag and pondered the best way to construct my pot scrubber. It took a bit of brainstorming, but I had the time on the drive and eventually landed on the idea of creating a cylinder shape. I then cinched both ends of the cylinder shut and flattened the cylinder down into a little pancake that turned out to be the perfect scrubber!
Each scrubber is super quick to work up! It is such a fun and satisfying project to make!
The Yarn For This Pattern
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As I mentioned, this project started with the yarn! I came across this Lion Brand Stitch Soak Scrub at Joann’s recently. It must have been new since I hadn’t seen it before. Strangely, I could not find it on the Lion Brand website, but have only seen it at Joann’s so far. [Update: The yarn is now on the Lion Brand Website! Yay! I hope this means it will be sticking around for a while because I love it!]
I was worried that this yarn would be hard to see your stitches. It is kind of stiff and unwieldy. However, I was pleasantly surprised! It is a little more difficult to see your stitches than with traditional yarn, but not really as bad as I feared. Definitely easier than working with a fuzzy yarn or boucle, etc.
The final test was to actually do some dish scrubbing with it! I put one to work on a nice crusty sheet pan and it worked great! I now use them literally every day on my dishes and big plus: they go through the washing machine perfectly! Just toss them in with the rest of the laundry and they come out just like new!
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Gauge is not necessary for this pattern
3 ½” across and ¾” thick
(sl st) slip stitch
(dc) double crochet
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern. However, if you feel your tension is too tight or loose, go ahead and adjust your hook size accordingly. I tend to crochet tightly. Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge. So, if you find your scrubby is more loose than you would like, you can adjust your hook size.
Row 1: Ch 28. Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across. (26)
Note on sizing: my row was about 7” wide.
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (26)
Rows 3 – 7: Repeat Row 2.
Slip stitch the short ends together. Turn inside out to hide the seam. You will now have a cylinder with two open ends. Finish off and leave a tail approximately 8 inches long.
Use a yarn needle to weave the tail in and out along the open edge where you just finished off. Pull tail to cinch shut. Tie a knot to secure and weave in your end.
Attach a 12 inch piece of yarn to the opposite open edge of the project with a knot. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn in and out around the open edge. Pull yarn to cinch shut. Tie a knot to secure (do not finish off).
Flatten the cylinder, like an accordion, so that the two cinched ends are stacked on top of each other. Use the yarn needle and the remaining yarn to weave the yarn up and down a few times around the center of the project, securing the two cinched ends to each other. Tie a knot to secure and weave in your remaining ends.
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