Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern

Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern | The Zen of Making

I’ve been making and using crocheted dish scrubbers for a while, and I’m totally loving them as an alternative to the gross bacteria-filled sponges and scouring pads that used to clutter my kitchen. They’re washable, reusable, and so easy to make that I can almost finish one during my daily commute. (Stop freaking out—I take the subway to work. No traffic laws were violated in the making of this post.)

Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern | The Zen of Making

I’m so in love with these double-sided dish scrubbers, that I just had to share my pattern with you. The best part: with the loop at the top, you can hang them right on your faucet to drip-dry in the sink! (You may laugh, but I know that somebody out there is geeking out with me on this.)

Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber, Side 1
Yarn: Worsted weight cotton (100g)
Hook: H/5

With color A:
Chain 2
Round 1: In second CH from hook, SC 6 times, SL to join (6 stitches)
Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in each SC, SL in first SC (12 stitches)
Round 3: CH 1, *1 SC in SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (18 stitches)
Round 4: CH 1, * 1 SC in 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (24 stitches)

With color B (color change optional):
Round 5: CH 1, * 1 SC in 3 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (30 stitches)
Round 6: CH 1, * 1 SC in 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (36 stitches)

With color A (color change optional):
Round 7: CH 1, * 1 SC in 5 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (42 stitches)
Round 8: CH 1, * 1 SC in 6 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (48 stitches)

Make hanging loop with color A:
Round 1: CH 1, 1 SC in SC, CH 10, SL in SC
Round 2: CH 1, SC 22 times in CH-10 loop, SL in SC
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber, Side 2
Yarn: Jute twine (7 lb load)
Hook: H/5

With jute twine:
Chain 2
Round 1: In second CH from hook, SC 6 times, SL to join (6 stitches)
Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in each SC, SL in first SC (12 stitches)
Round 3: CH 1, *1 SC in SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (18 stitches)
Round 4: CH 1, * 1 SC in 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (24 stitches)
Round 5: CH 1, * 1 SC in 3 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (30 stitches)
Round 6: CH 1, * 1 SC in 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC (repeat from * to end), SL in first SC (36 stitches)
Fasten off and weave ends into back.

Attach to side 1:
With color A, leaving a long tail at the start, SL through both cotton and jute layers (starting on jute side) in each jute SC around edge. (SL in jute twine SCs will not exactly match SCs on cotton side. Skip a SC on cotton side every few stitches as needed.)

Once back to first SL, cut yarn and pull end through to jute side, leaving a long tail. Tie the two tails together, trimming off extra length. Hide ends by pulling them between the two layers with a crochet hook.

Note: Cotton side will be smaller than jute side, and will stretch as the sides are attached.

Need it charted? Click here to download the PDF with pattern charts!

6 thoughts on “Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern

  1. Love these! My sister knitted me some dish cloths and I was so impressed with their durability that I made some and sold them on my etsy. I like to use the sugar and cream 100% COTTON. I love these scrubbers, so they are next on my list. And you can be happy knowing I love the hanging tab you added! Ingenious!!

  2. My Grandmother made these using material she made by cutting about 1″ strips of nylon net like material. She would crochet these things by the dozen while Grandfather drove or while sitting at night after all other chore were done. They were hugely popular.

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