Crochet Scrubbie Pattern

crochet scrubbie made with a celtic knot in green, orange and white yarn sitting on the side of a sink

Crochet Scrubbie Pattern

Crochet Scrubbies are easy to make and very practical in the kitchen. Scrubbies are abrasive little washcloths that fit in the palm of your hand that help you clean your dishes, pots and pans. This crochet scrubbie pattern works up very fast and uses only basic crochet stitches. The key to making this crochet scrubbie is the special “scrubbie yarn” that I used. I really enjoyed working with this yarn that is meant for these washcloths – it is bulky and has a lot of texture in it but not so much that it hurts your hands while you crochet with it.

Celtic Knot Scrubbie

When I saw the colors this yarn came in I immediately had to buy the pretty green, orange and white to make an Irish-inspired scrubbie! I decided to combine a Trinity knot with a simple circle for this Celtic Knot Scrubbie. I love how this crochet scrubbie pattern turned out and love how it is useful, too. I think it would make a great housewarming gift since everyone has to clean dishes!

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

To go with this easy crochet pattern I have created a step-by-step video tutorial that will help you with each stage of this project. In the video I show you the supplies, how to crochet the cords, how to weave the knot and put it all together – I even include a few tips along the way to make your project turn out its best. Click here to watch the video (or scroll down below).

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Skill Level: Easy

Measurements: 5″ x 5″

special scrubbie yarn in green, white and orange with crochet hook and tapestry needle

Supplies for the Crochet Scrubbie Pattern:

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3 colors of bulky (Size 5) “scrubbie” yarn  (1 skein per color will make several scrubbies)

(I used Yarn Bee Scrub-ology Scrub It! In colors: green, white and orange)

J/6 mm hook

Jumbo Tapestry needle

Printout of Knot Diagram (download diagram here) – Left-hander diagram is found here

Corkboard or foam core board (1/4” thick and about 8” square)

10-12 sewing pins

Gauge: 6 sc = 2”

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With starting slip knot on hk, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Ch = chain

Hk = hook

Sp = space

YO = yarn over

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

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Notes:

First 2 cords are crocheted in green and orange

Then these cords are woven into the Celtic Knot

Lastly the 3rd color is used to crochet a simple edging around the knot

A small circle is crocheted and sewn to the Wrong Side to add stability and strength

Video Tutorial:

I’ve made a video tutorial to help you with this pattern – click the arrow to watch right here:

Crochet Scrubbie Pattern:

All special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Green cord completed for crochet scrubbie pattern

Green cord:

(Measurement = 15” long)

With green yarn ch 43

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each of the next 6 chs;

(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch (Point A – see knot diagram);

Sc in each of the next 13 chs;

(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch (Point B);

Sc in each of the next 13 chs;

(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch (Point C);

Sc in each of the next 6 chs.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for assembly.

Orange cord completed for crochet scrubbie pattern

Orange cord:

(Measurement = Approx. 7 ½” long)

With orange yarn ch 22

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off with long tail for assembly. (21 sc)

White circle completed for back of scrubbie

Back White Circle:

(Measurement = 3” diameter)

With white yarn ch 4

Round 1: Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hk; join with sl st to top of starting ch-4.

Round 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st; 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st to top of starting ch-2. Fasten off with long tail for assembly

Weaving the Celtic Knot

Supplies needed for weaving the celtic knot - diagram, pins, corkboard and cords

**This pattern comes with a FREE PDF printable of the Celtic Knot Diagram- simply click here or on the image below to download*

graphic for the diagram download

If you are a left-hander, please click here for the special “Left-Hander Diagram” 🙂

1: Print out Celtic Knot Diagram and pin to corkboard

Step one of weaving knot - green cord laid on diagram

2: With Right Side facing pin beginning end of green cord to black asterisk on diagram

Step 2 of weaving knot - green cord on diagram
Step 3 of weaving knot - green cord on diagram

3:  Following the arrows lay cord along the green path on diagram pinning as you go and making sure to correctly pass either over or under the cord – all 3 points of cord should line up with 3 points of diagram – A, B & C

Green cord woven into knot with orange cord ready to weave

4:  With Right Side facing pin beginning end of orange cord to black circle on diagram (this will be hidden under a section of the green cord)

orange cord being woven around green cord
orange cord being woven around green cord

5: Following the arrows lay cord along the orange path on diagram pinning as you go and making sure to correctly pass either over or under the cords

completed celtic knot with green and orange knot - green is in shape of a triangle and orange in shape of circle

6:  Pin all crossings to hold weaving in place and remove knot from corkboard

sewing the cord ends together with yarn tails and needle

7: Turn knot motif over so Wrong Side facing and sew ends of cords together using yarn tails and tapestry needle; Using yarn tails sew the cords at the center so they are secure

Finishing:

Edging:

**For the edging you will be working in a loop on the BACK side of the cords that make up the Celtic Knot – you will insert the hook into the loop or bump just below the back loop of each stitch (as shown by arrows in the photo below)*

Showing where to work the edging

With white yarn join with sc in back of st on cord (as described above) where arrow is pointing on diagram; 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts (on orange cord); [*sc in each of the next 3 sts (on green cord); sc in 1st ch of next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch of ch-2 sp; sc in each of the next 3 sts;* sc in next st (on orange cord); 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts] 2 times; Repeat from * to * one more time. Fasten off.

The white edging started around the knot motif

Backing:

Using yarn needle weave in all ends well making sure to go back and forth ending in the center of motif (this way tail ends are hidden under next step)

sewing the back white circle onto the back of knot motif

Using matching yarn tail and whip stitch sew back circle onto Wrong Side of motif lining up white circle with circle made with orange cord

Completed crochet scrubbie pattern in green, orange and white with a celtic knot at its center

Tada! Your Celtic Knot Scrubbie is complete 😊 Now you have a unique and practical crochet scrubbie for your kitchen! I hope you enjoyed making this crochet scrubbie pattern. If you don’t have the special scrubbie yarn, you could make this project with a regular bulky yarn and applique the motif onto another project. Make sure to pin the image below to your Pinterest board so you don’t forget where you found this project.

You can see more of my Celtic Knot crochet projects here and my FREE patterns here.

And now there is another Celtic Scrubbie pattern available in my Etsy Shop – the Celtic Rectangle Scrubbie – check it out here.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Image for Pinterest showing the Celtic Knot Scrubbie next to a kitchen sink and showing the photo of adding the edging on the knot motif

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