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Free Pattern: Get Your Scrub On

Washcloths and scrubbies are some of my favorite projects, especially for road trips. I keep a skein of cotton and a hook in my car just in case I get stuck waiting some place. Because of this, I try to design cloths that are easy to make, even if people want to talk to you, yet also can clean like a boss.

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Get Your Scrub On Crochet Pattern

The pattern is free to follow along below. A downloadable, ad-free pattern is available from my shop for a small fee.

Get the ad-free, downloadable PDF today (free until February 15, 2024 at 23:59 MT) from my Ravelry Shop as part of the Washcloth of the Month Club CAL. No coupon required!

Materials

  • Yarn: 95 yards worsted weight cotton per item in choice of colors.
    Sample yarns: Cloth – Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Fleur De Lavande
  • Crochet Hooks: I (5.5mm), J (6mm)
  • Miscellaneous: yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Details

  • Measurements: Cloth: 7.5” square; Scrubby: 5.5” x 4.5”
  • Gauge: Not important for this project

Tips

  • First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain unless noted.
  • Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.
  • The repeat calls for “sc in next st, tr in next st” and creates a small puff. These rows are worked from the wrong side of the piece so the puff ends up on the right side. Make the sc which follows the tr is not too loose or the tr “puff” won’t be as obvious.

Directions – Washcloth

Finished size: 7.5” square

Tip: For a custom size, start with any length chain that is an even amount.

1. With a J hook and worsted weight cotton yarn, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (25sts) Stitch count remains the same.

2. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, tr in next st, *sc in next st, tr in next st*, repeat until 2 sts remain, sc 2. 

3. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 until cloth is square, approximately 10 more times (20 more rows).

5. This step is worked around the outer edge of the cloth. Ch 1, do not turn. Sc in the same st. Sc evenly down the side of the cloth (one st at the end of each row), (sc, ch 1, sc) in the first st of the bottom row, sc in each st until 1 st remains, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last st. Sc evenly up the next side of the cloth. (sc, ch 1, sc) in the first st of the top row, sc in each st to the end of the row. Sl st in the first st of the round to join. Finish off and weave in ends. 


Directions – Scrubby

Finished size: 5.5” x 4.5”

1. With an I hook and worsted weight cotton yarn, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (18sts) Stitch count remains the same.

2. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, tr in next st, *sc in next st, tr in next st*, repeat until 2 sts remain, sc 2. 

3. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 eleven more times (22 more rows). Finish off and weave in ends.

5. Fold the cloth in half, matching the first and last rows with wrong sides together. Hold the piece so the folded edge is away from you. 

This step is worked around the outer edge of the scrubby, sewing the layers together. With an I hook and matching yarn, sl st into the right end of the fold. Work through both layers of the fold. 

Ch 1, sc 17 sts evenly spaced across the fold with (sc, ch 1, sc) at the end of this “row”. 

Sc evenly down the side of the cloth (one st at the end of each row), (sc, ch 1, sc) in the first st of the bottom row, sc in each st until 1 st remains, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last st. Sc evenly up the next side of the cloth. (sc, ch 1, sc) in the first st of the top row (worked across the fold), sc in each st to the end of the row. Sl st in the first st of the round to join. Finish off and weave in ends. 

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