Crocheting Scrubbies: 3 Free Crochet Scrubbie Patterns

Learn How to Make Scrubbies With Crochet, Yarn, Plastic Bags, and Other Recycled Materials

Got dirty pots, pans and dishes that you need to clean up? Scrub them ’til they sparkle and shine! Our crocheted scrubbies will help you get the job done.

The following crochet scrubbie patterns are all free for you to use, and we’ve tried to keep the costs down in every other way possible, too. Many of the patterns listed below are made using cheap, free and / or upcycled materials. We hope you’ll find these patterns useful and practical.

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Free Crochet Scrubbie Patterns and Instructions

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Not only is the following pattern free; you can also use (mostly) free materials for making the project, assuming you buy produce that comes in abrasive plastic produce bags.

1. Free Crochet Pot Scrubbie Pattern

Crochet Pot Scrubber: Free Pattern

Crochet Pot Scrubber: Free Pattern

A plastic scrubber is helpful for removing baked-on foods from pots and pans. If you want to try making your own plastic scrubbers, you’re invited to grab my free instructions and pattern.

So far, this pot scrubber is my favorite — because it’s nice and flexible, and it’s abrasive enough to get yucky goo off of a pot or pan. As far as scrubbers go, it’s even kinda pretty, in a plastic-y, upcycled sort of way. It’s also a super quick project.

2. How to Make a Scrubbie Out of a Gauge Swatch

Learn How to Make a Scrubbie From a Gauge Swatch Using These Free Instructions

Learn How to Make a Scrubbie From a Gauge Swatch Using These Free Instructions

Need some ideas for what to do with your gauge swatches when you’re finished with them? I wrote an article on that very topic. One of the ideas on the list: Transform the gauge swatches into useful projects such as scrubbies and dishcloths. If you want to try the scrubbie option, check out these free instructions. This idea works for both knitted and crocheted gauge swatches.

3. Round Crochet Scrubbie — Free Pattern

Learn How to Crochet a Scrubbie With Our Free Crochet Scrubbie Pattern

Learn How to Crochet a Scrubbie With Our Free Crochet Scrubbie Pattern

Here’s one more crochet scrubbie pattern you can make using mostly free materials. This crochet scrubbie is constructed using plastic shopping bags and produce bags.

So there you have it: Useful ideas for how to make your own scrubbies. Happy crafting, and happy scrubbing!

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By Amy Solovay

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a crochet pattern designer, craft blogger and educator who learned to crochet as a young child. She holds a degree in textile design and spent about a decade working in the textile industry. She taught apparel marketing, trend forecasting and textile design courses to aspiring fashion industry professionals at California Design College. For five years, she worked as the Crochet Expert at, a web property owned by Dotdash Meredith, which is America’s largest publisher. Nowadays, she helps crafters improve their skills, and she teaches creative people how to earn income with crafts.

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