Scrubbies directions

Feb. 23, 2006
Here is the directions for crocheting the scrubbies.   Scrubbies

l yd. nylon netting    Cut into 2″ STRIPS (6 STRIPS= 1 Scrubbie
Crochet hook J or K.

Chain 3 or 4 stitches, go back to lst stitch and do 2 single crochet (SC) sts. in each hole  (makes a circle).   Do 2 strips in this pattern: 3, 4, and 5, strips, SC in each hole (turn) strip decrease by SC in every other hole. Pull the end in.

Suggestions:   To cut – fold netting lengthwise, use a piece of cardboard; cut 2″ wide for a guide.  Use spring type clothes pins to hold the netting while cutting strips.   Cut 6 strips then put a rubber band around them.

While I was in a doctor’s office waiting for someone, I crocheted three scrubbies and started on the fourth.

I have 25 scrubbies made for the MCC-Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale in March.


64 Responses to Scrubbies directions

  1. Bev Brzozowski says:

    My question was to anyone crocheting scrubbies is what do I charge other people when I make them. A lady wants 5 of them soon. I told her Id make them. She said just tell me how much you charge. I dont know what to charge her for 5. Id appreciate any help I can receive from this one. Never sold any. Always gave them away as gifts. But I sure like your pattern. Thank you! You can email me with a response, muchly appreciated. Oh and my dishrags, dunno how much to charge for them either. Ive always did this as gifts. Thanks again,
    Sincerely Bev

  2. MrsDoF says:

    Aunt Deanie says she gave a reply for Bev in an e-mail, but as crochet buddy, I know a little something about prices.

    I worked on a dozen pairs of cotton potholders for our Relief Sale, and really struggled with their price. The expense of new yarn went up more than a quarter a ball in just the last couple months.
    Plus, no matter how much fun I am having, I do want to earn a little extra for my time. One friend says to take the cost of the yarn and double it to get the start for price on an item.
    This meant my potholders were $7 a pair. I wasn’t sure anybody would be willing to pay that much for something that might get spaghetti sauce on it, but that was what I wrote on the sticker.

    When I went to the Needlework Booth at the Relief Sale, 9 pair of my potholders were already sold at the price I had set. Whew….

    The way they do the Scrubbies, there is a basket with all the Scrubbies in it.
    No matter who made them, or the style of pattern.

    The sign with the price was on the side of the basket.
    It was $1.50 each, or 3 for $4.00

    Myself, knowing the time it takes to cut the nylon into strips, I would add a little extra and make the price $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00

    I think the dishcloths should be sold for at least $2.50 each, again because the expense of cotton yarn.

    It’s fun to read about other crafters and their ideas! Hope this helps!

  3. momma says:

    Thank you for the directions. I’ll try my hand at it one of these days soon.

  4. Karen says:

    Last winter I sold my knitted scrubbies at a Farmers Market in FL. I only charged $1 each or $2 for doubles. I sold out every week.

    I have raised my prices to $3 for 2 small and/or $3 for 1 double. (I don’t work with change.) The small size is 3″ sq & the large is 4.5″ sq. If anyone wants directions for knitting scrubbies, please email me at For $5 I will include directions, one finished scrubbie and enough netting to make your own. + S&H.

  5. Dawn;Especially For You...; and CraftyGram says:

    As a fellow hobby/gift giving crafter I understand the difficulty in deciding what to price my crafts when people ask me to make things for them for payment.

    I have purchased the crochet round poof ball style pan scrubbie’s made with approximately 60 feet total length of netting, for $1 each. I would gladly pay $3 each for these. For the single layer scrubbers, I think $1 each is sufficient. Always keep in mind; The people interested in hand made items are truly appreciative of the craft. They understand the time, money and most of all, tallent that goes into hande made items. They buy them, because they are awe struck and think they can not make it themselves.

    I used to like the store bought poof ball style scrubbies until I found and totally fell in love with the handmade crochet version. They are so much more durable and I think they scour better than the store bought type as the material is closer woven.
    I’m “hooked”.

    My crochet experience is extremely limited, I came out to the web to get the pattern to learn to start making them for myself and my friends!

    Thank you for sharing your pattern and your tallent! Your are gifted.

  6. Barbara says:

    I recently learned how to make the doube scrubbies, and i am completely hooked on making them….sometimes even in the middle of the night, if I can’t sleep!!! I am shy about asking anyone to buy them, as I ngive them away, constantly. Any advice as to how to put a price tag on them would be greatly appreciated. There are so many uses for them, and everyone loves them!!!!!

  7. Sharon Fink says:

    I am really interested in the knitted scrubbies. I also am crochet dummie.

  8. Darla Kilgore says:

    I do the farmers market every sat. in Ellensburg, Wa and am always sold out of the scrubbies, i sell them for 2.00 ea or 3 for 5.00, all of them are double and I make them 4 rows around so they are a little bigger than most of them, some of them have the scrubbie on one side and the cotton thread on the other I also do the knitted dish rags, 3.00 ea or 2 for 5.00 My main item that I sell are the bags made from recycled plastic, hard to make enough, go over really well here in our town.

  9. L aura Gunderson says:


    Please send me your pattern for Knitted kitchen scrubbies…I can’t find one anywhere.

    Thanks a bunch and happyy knitting!


  10. JoAnne says:

    So when you run out of a strip you just start another?
    Do you connect them at all? I am confused.

  11. sharon robertson says:

    have been looking for a pattern for scrubbies that is made into a ball can’ seem to find one if anyone has a pattern would realy like to have a copy

  12. Melva says:


    I have always wanted to make these and now that I have a pattern I am so happy but…………..what kind of nylon do I buy to make these?
    Thank you for your help. I really need to make gifts this year and these are so wonderful for such.

  13. bj Miller says:


    My mother has been making scrubbies for a number of years, and she recently started to make the balls..she makes them big enough because the great grandkids love to play with them. I will check to see if I can get her to send me the pattern.

    BJ Miller

  14. Margueritte says:

    Could Barbara or Darla or anyone that has a pattern for the crochet scrubbies please share your pattern. I have one but not real pleased with it. I like the little larger ones that are double. If you could please help me I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance for your help. You are free to email me if have one.

  15. DARCI says:


  16. Joy says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I looked all over for one and was so happy when I found yours. I am just beginning to crochet. Could you please tell me how to decrease. Thanks!

  17. Joy says:

    Oops. I just realized that I was reading the directions wrong. Boy do I feel like a dummie. Thanks again for posting the pattern.

  18. Evelyne Proffitt says:

    I don’t wish to make but would love to buy. I used
    to get them from someone in Indiana at the Covered
    Bridge festival. I live in Naples Fla and would love
    to order some. Waiting for your reply, Thank you
    and have a great day

  19. Darla Kilgore says:

    Margueritte if you still need a pattern for the larger size scrubbies feel free to e-mail me at, I make the double, make two and crochet together, if you want single you can do that also. My problem is we live in a small town and can’t find any of the nylon netting here, have been buying it online so upped the price to $2.00 ea to make up for the shipping, I can buy 72″ wide, 40 yds for $39.99, comes out to about $1.00 a yd, lot of cutting but with 40 yards there isn’t many knots.

  20. carol says:

    can someone tell me how to handle the netting once it is cut–? i am having trouble controlling it–do you twist it some way or what? thanks carol

  21. Claudine says:


    I am looking for a way to supplement my income. Can you tell me more about the bags made from re-cycled plastic? Do you have a pattern? Thanks

  22. Samuel L. says:

    The topic is quite hot on the Internet at the moment. What do you pay the most attention to when choosing what to write about?

  23. Ruthie says:

    I made 70 for bazaars at Christmas and sold 6 for $5 or $1.00 for one, and sold them very fast. Our Walmart does not sell nylon netting just tulle which isn’t any good. Camping friends in the U.S. buy netting at Walmart 3 yds for $1.00 but in Ontario it is $1.29 a metre at Len’s Mill Store.

  24. shawn says:

    My mom and I are trying to make these. Once the netting is cut do you twist or fold it to crochet? We bought one as a guide and their stitches seem to be distinct and smooth. When we try them it seems to be frayed and unrecognizable stitches. We have seen on several websites where these are really easy to make, but we seem to be having trouble.

  25. LAJOAN says:

    I need the pattern for double scrubbies – not just two single ones crotched together but the larger round ones.

  26. Barb says:

    I would like a pattern for poofball Scrubbies, if you have it. The round ball scrubbie. If you want a fee please let me know. Barb

  27. Diane Cross says:

    I would love the pattern for proofball scrubbies.
    I now make the round scrubbie with tulle from walmart at .77 a yard, two pieces crocheted and then crocheted together. In Maine they sell for 1.00 each

  28. Madalyn says:

    I would like the directions for the scrubbies. I have been making the small ones, but would like to know how to make them larger. I start with the 6 strips, of 2″ net, but how do I make them come out larger.

  29. tammy says:

    Hi all,

    I too would love the pattern for the poofball scrubbies and larger sized ones if anyone is willing to share. I would be very grateful. I have one pattern and they turn out kind of flat, not real happy with that style. I like the full round looking ones also. Please email me if you want to share. Thanks in advance!

  30. tammy says:

    Hi there,

    I would also love to have the pattern for the poofball scrubbies. I have a pattern for the flat looking ones but not real happy with that pattern. I hope someone is willing to share. Thanks in advance!
    My email is

  31. Madalyn says:

    I would like to know where to buy nylon net for the scrubbies, that is all cut to size? Someone said it is available on line. What are the directions for the double scrubbie? Thanks for your help.

  32. Lani says:

    could someone please email me the knit pattern for the scrubbies.
    I would really appreciate it.
    Thank You

  33. Barbara says:

    can someone email me the patter to crochet some scrubbies and directions on how to do the netting into a ball of “yarn” that is the part I don’t understand. I know you have to cut it into strips, but then what?

    Send to thanks!

  34. Karen Flanary says:

    I too would like to purchase some of the larger scrubbies but not interested in making them. If anyone will sell me some please let me know….Thanks, Karen

  35. I am interested in buying the large crocheted dish scrubbies. I have tried to make them but haven’t had much luck. I’m not a crocheter so don’t understand the directions. thanks

  36. I am interested in buying large crocheted dish scrubbies. I have tried to make them but can’t seem to get the hang of it. would appreciate some advice. thanks

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  38. Marian Stein says:

    I could use a little more detail in the instructions — Do you simply crochet in the round and keep going? What does “Do 2 strips in this pattern” mean? Are there a total of 5 rounds and then decrease until it folds in? Thanx for your help!

  39. elizabeth says:

    I am also interested in making the scrubbies, and understand that the netting needs to be cut into strips but don’t understand how to attache them and make them into a ball to work with…Did find the netting at Fabricland with the craft type netting.

  40. Nancy Campbell says:

    I am interested in a knitting pattern for a scrubbie. Could someone send me one, please.

  41. Sharon C says:

    I am interested in the pattern for the poofball scrubbies. If someone has this can you please e-mail it to me. Thank you.

  42. Dave and Mary says:

    I am having trouble crocheting the netting. It turns out all frayed. Do you twist the netting to make crocheting easier? Please help!

  43. Nancy Campbell says:

    I would like to contact someone who makes the crocheted scrubbies to sell. I would like to purchase some for the holidays, while I learn to master the skill of making them. Thanks.

  44. Valerie Watkins says:

    Can you please email me the knit pattern for the scrubbies. I have tried to do the crochet scrubbies but they always turn out to be the size of a half dollar.
    Thank you
    Valerie Watkins

  45. elizabeth says:

    Pat’s Crocheted Scrubbie
    By Pat Linn, Saskatchewan, Canada

    One crochet hook (I used 5.50)
    Nylon netting cut into 2 inch strips about 8 to12 strips of 72 inches ea. (Approx. 60 feet)
    This netting can be purchased by the yard at any fabric or dept. store that carries crafts/fabric.
    Strips may be joined by creating a slipknot. Fold the end of a strip over 1″ and cut a 1/2″ slit across the fold. Repeat for the second strip. Lay strips one on top of the other running in opposite directions so that the cut ends overlap and the slits line up. Insert the uncut end of the bottom strip through the slits in both strips and pull through. Pull on both strips to tighten the knot, but don’t pull too hard, as this will tear the nylon. With strips together, wind netting “yarn” into ball. (Roll or twist netting strip as to make a yarn)
    Row 1) Chain 4
    Join with slipstitch to form circle
    Row 2.) Chain 4
    Do 11 double crochet into circle
    Join with slipstitch
    Row 3.) Chain 4
    Do 2 – double crochet into each previous row DC space
    Join with slipstitch
    Row 4.) Chain 4
    Do 1 – DC in each previous row DC space
    Join with slipstitch
    Row 5.) Single crochet around tightly in each DC space
    Now work in rounds, do not join at the end of each round,
    simply work the next stitch of the next round as indicated.
    Round 6.) Single crochet around in each SC space
    Round 7.) SC around in every OTHER – SC space
    Round 8, 9.) Alternate 6 & 7 until circle is closed
    Tuck in remainder of net strip into centre of scrubby

    Fill centre of scrubby with lengths of netting to your likeness of thickness
    This creative pattern was submitted to us by Pat Linn, please directed all questions and comments

  46. june telford says:

    i been making scrubies for a long time got all my kids and grandkids in them they love them can be used so many ways

  47. judy says:

    Can anyone e mail me a pattern for the scrubbie dishcloth or the scrubbie puff ball. would love to make some. needs to be easy. thanks much

  48. elizabeth says:

    please see my post from dec 2010 for directions to puffy scrubbies.

  49. Jodie says:

    I have been trying to make this scrubbie. I am a little confused at the beginning. It says chain 3 or 4 and go back to the 1st stitch and do 2 single crochet in each hole (is that each stitch or only the 1st stitch?) I understand you do 2 strips in this pattern (does this mean starting at the beginning with the chain 3 or 4 and do 2 strips or do you start with 2 single crochet. Is there any help or clearer instructions? Thank you!

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  51. Paula Tubbs says:

    I thank so much for the scrubbie pattern and
    instructions for cutting the netting. I saw a
    pattern for knitting scrubbies, but would rather crochet them. The pattern called for spools of netting no stores in my area carry the spools of netting. I bought the netting by the yard. Now I know an easy way to cut the strips. Many Many Thanks! Will make gifts for alot of poeple.

  52. Noel says:

    Your pattern is similar to mine:

    How do you connect your ends? I explain how I do it in this link. When I sold them, I asked $1 each but I have more fun just giving mine away now. I like to make each strip a different color for a nice variegated look.

    For christmas, try red and white strips for a peppermint candy look. Wrap them with some cellophane and put in a basket!

  53. Cheryl Cliff says:

    How wide do you make your strips for the new specialize netting for scrubbies that J a Frabrics started selling? With the regular netting I make them about 2 inches but with this new netting it is much thicker and courser. Thanks for the help!!

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  57. norma hasch says:

    I am looking for a pattern to crochet the poofyball scrubbies
    I would really appreciate it if someone can send me onel Thanks

  58. Darla Kilgore says:

    I buy rolls of nylon netting on e-bay, 6 inches wide and 40 yards on ea roll, for a minimal price the seller cuts the balls into 1 1/2 strips. So much easier to work with then buying it by the yard. I still make quite a profit when I sell the scrubbies at $2.00 ea for double sided. I make a bigger one also for $3.00 ea. The seller on e-bay has a lot of beautiful colors to choose from, and they don’t fade when washed and bleached.

  59. Sylvia says:

    I am just learning…. I get the crochet 4 or five and go back to the beginning to the second one sc 2. Please, can you be a little more specific.

  60. Donna Vail says:

    I am looking for a crochet scrubbie pattern that goes on a wooden spoon-any help will be greatly appreciated
    thank you

  61. connie says:


  62. G.N. Sherman says:

    My wife and I make “knitted” nylon scrubbies for flee market sales. They are 3+inches across and over an inch thick, and stuffed with netting, and the sides are tied togather to make flat. We make them in Purple, Red, Green and Yellow. They are $2.00 each plus postage. We keep a good stock on hand and can ship the next day. We accept checks or money orders. Contact; for details. Thanks

  63. […] Scrubbies directions | From Aunt Deanie – Feb. 23, 2006 Here is the directions for crocheting the scrubbies. Scrubbies. l yd. nylon netting Cut into 2″ STRIPS (6 STRIPS= 1 Scrubbie […]

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