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!
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″
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)
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)
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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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
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
(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.
(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)
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
**This pattern comes with a FREE PDF printable of the Celtic Knot Diagram- simply click here or on the image below to 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
2: With Right Side facing pin beginning end of green cord to black asterisk 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
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)
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
6: Pin all crossings to hold weaving in place and remove knot from corkboard
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
**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)*
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.
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)
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
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.
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2 thoughts on “Crochet Scrubbie Pattern”
Love this design! And all the different ways to use Celtic Knots.
Thanks! It is fun to make – so much fun I have another Celtic Knot scrubbie project in the works! 😊