How to Crochet a Scrubbie

By Pollyanna Royal
Crocheted scrubbies work well for gently washing facial skin.

Gently wash your vintage china plate or even your face with a crocheted scrubbie. These handmade scrubbies are quick and simple to crochet. Cotton yarn is the optimal type to use since it handles washing nicely and dries well. Either solid-colored or variegated yarns make for very pretty scrubbies in the kitchen or bathroom. This crochet scrubbie pattern is for a square, ribbed scrubbie.

Crochet a chain of 13 for a small, 2-inch sized scrubbie. In the second chain from the crochet hook, work a single crochet. Make one single crochet in each chain loop across for 12 single crochet stitches in the first row. Chain one and turn.

Work a single crochet in the back loop only in each stitch across. This will create a ribbing effect for a scrubbier piece. Chain one and turn.

Make 12 rows total continuing to do single crochets for each row in the back loop only, just as in Step 2 for a square scrubbie. Each new row adds to the ribbed effect. Fasten off at the end of the twelfth row and work in the yarn ends to hide them. This makes a square ribbed scrubbie.

Crochet a longer chain for a larger scrubbie. Make as many rows as you made chains for a square scrubbie.

Toss your crocheted cotton scrubbies in with the towels when you need to launder them. They machine wash and dry very well because they are made of cotton.

About the Author

Pollyanna Royal has been writing online articles since 2009, contributing to various websites and publications. She has an Associate of Arts in general studies and a Bachelor of General Studies. In 2002, Royal was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult learners in continuing higher education.