Crochet Flower Scrubbie

Pink crochet flower scrubbie on a white wooden background next to a small vase of lilly of the valley flowers

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.

**I enjoy working with this yarn so much that I’ve created 2 other scrubbie patterns: The Celtic Knot Scrubbie and the Celtic Rectangle Scrubbie **

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.

Graphic of the first page of pattern pdf for the crochet flower scrubbie showing you how to purchase it

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

Rounds 1 to 4 of the crochet flower scrubbie crocheted in red with the special scrubbie yarn next to it

Click on the supply name to purchase

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Bulky (Size 5) “scrubbie” yarn  (1 skein will make several scrubbies)

(I used Yarn Bee Scrub-ology Scrub It! in colors: Fire Red, Bright Pink and White)

J/6 mm Clover crochet hook

Stitch Markers by Clover

Jumbo Tapestry Needle by Clover

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

Video Tutorial!

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**


Round 1: 

Ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Do not join.

Round 2: 

Working in the back loop only, 2 sc in each st around. Do not join. (12 sc)

Round 3: 

Continuing to work in the back loop only, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. Do not join. (18 sc)

Round 4: 

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)

Image of the flower scrubbie in progress with arrows showing you where to start working into the unused front loops from rounds 1 to 4

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 🙂**

Inner petals: 

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;

The completed crochet flower scrubbie with blue arrows pointing to where last round of petals is placed between first round of petals

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.

The back side of the scrubbie shown with the handle sewn on


Ch 10 leaving a long tail at beginning of chain

Row 1: 

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (9 sc)

Row 2: 

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)

Three crochet flower scrubbies on a white wooden background made in pink, white and red

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!

Don’t forget to pin the image below to your Pinterest board so you don’t forget where you found this pattern! And click here if you would like to purchase the downloadable pattern PDF.

Remember, if you would like to check out my other crochet scrubbie patterns, click on these project names to see/purchase the pattern: Celtic Knot Scrubbie and the Celtic Rectangle Scrubbie

You can find all of my FREE crochet patterns here and my Celtic Knot designs and patterns here.

Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!


A long pinterest image of the pink and red crochet flower scrubbie images from the blog post for pinning to your pinterest board

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Flower Scrubbie

  1. Do you have a video tutorial for when doing the inside petals? I understand the first six petals but after that I’m not understanding the pattern.
    Thank you

    1. At this time I do not have a video tutorial for this project but I will consider making one. For now, look closely at the photo of the flower that shows the first 4 rounds completed (with a blue arrow on it) – because you worked in the back loops for those rounds you now have a spiral of unused front loops. You will work the inside petals into these loops starting with the first stitch of Round 1 and follow the spiral around. I hope this helps. 🙂 Please email if you have more questions.

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