Crochet Flower Scrubbie
I love the scrubbie yarn you can get now and I love flowers so I thought I would combine the two to create this Crochet Flower Scrubbie! This project works up quickly with basic crochet stitches and a small amount of the bulky yarn. I think this would make a great hostess gift with a matching “Two Color Dishcloth” (found here) – It could also be a great co-worker or teacher gift since everyone needs to wash dishes!
Special Scrubbie Yarn
This yarn has just enough texture that it cleans dishes well but not too much texture that it hurts your hands to crochet with it. It comes in beautiful and vibrant colors and does well with getting wet. It even dries quickly and keeps its shape. I found this scrubbie yarn at Hobby Lobby – see the supply list below for the exact name and colors.
Stitches you Need to Know to Make this Crochet Scrubbie:
To make this Crochet Flower Scrubbie you need to know the slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet stitches. You also should know how to work in the round (that means – work in a circle with the Right Side facing at all times). This project also has you working in specific loops of each stitch so that you can easily create the 3D petals in the center and the nice strap on the back. And don’t worry if you get a different number of petals – all flowers are not exactly alike but are still pretty! And your Crochet Flower Scrubbie will clean dishes just fine no matter the number of petals!
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Now Available!
Now there is a step-by-step video tutorial available for this project – in this video I show you all the steps including how to make the inner 3D petals. Click here to see the video.
Pattern PDF Available in my Etsy Shop
You can now purchase the pattern PDF (which is an instant download) in my Etsy Shop here (or click on the image below) – Thank you for your support! This PDF includes all the photos and instructions you see here in a convenient large-print printable version.
Skill Level: Easy
Flower = 4 ¼” diameter; Strap = 3 ¾” long x 7/8” wide
6 sc = 2″
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Supplies for the Crochet Flower Scrubbie
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Bulky (Size 5) “scrubbie” yarn (1 skein will make several scrubbies)
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Back Loop Only = Insert hk only into the back lp at the top of the stitch
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
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
Ch = chain
Hk = hook
Sp = space
YO = yarn over
Lp = loop
Sk = skip
Click the image below to watch the step-by-step video tutorial!
Project is worked in the round
Mark 1st st of each round with a stitch marker
First a simple circle is crocheted working in the back loop only
Then petals are added to the outer edge and around the inside of the circle (in the unused front loops)
Lastly a small band is crocheted and sewn to the back as a strap
Instructions for the Crochet Flower Scrubbie:
All special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
**Remember you can purchase a pattern PDF in my Etsy Shop here**
Ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Do not join.
Working in the back loop only, 2 sc in each st around. Do not join. (12 sc)
Continuing to work in the back loop only, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. Do not join. (18 sc)
Continuing to work in the back loop only, (Sl st in next st, ch 2, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st) around; sl st in 1st sl st of round. Fasten off. (6 petals)
Notice how working in the back loops for Rounds 1-3 created a spiral of unused front loops – you’ll be starting the next section in the first unused front loop indicated by the blue arrow – Just follow the spiral as you work to create the 3D petals
**Remember, if you need help with the inner petals you can watch the video tutorial here – In the video description you can click ahead to Round 5 if you want 🙂**
Now working in unused front loops of Rounds 1 – 3 join with sl st to 1st st of project; (2 hdc, sl st) in same st, sl st in next st;[(sl st, 2 hdc, sl st) in next st; sl st in next st] 2 times;
(3 dc in next st, sl st in next st) 6 times;
This photo shows you where the last set of petals will go – each of the 6 last petals is pointed to by a blue arrow and is between the outer petals made in Round 4
Now working just in front of large flat petals from Round 4,
*You may need to skip some stitches so that your petals end up in between Round 4’s petals*
[(sl st, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st) in next st between next 2 petals, sl st in next st in center base of next petal] around 6 times. Fasten off.
Ch 10 leaving a long tail at beginning of chain
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (9 sc)
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off with a long tail.
Finishing for the Crochet Flower Scrubbie:
With yarn needle and yarn tails sew strap to back of flower
Weave in all ends
(Click here to watch a short video tutorial on tips for weaving in ends)
The Crochet Flower Scrubbie Completed!
And that’s how you make the Crochet Flower Scrubbie! I hope you enjoyed crocheting this project. Which color did you make it in? Please leave a comment below and let me know. I would love to hear about your project and color choices. I have given several of my crochet scrubbies to friends and family and they all say they LOVE them – They love how they are a pretty decoration for their kitchen and how well they clean the dishes! Yay!
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