2-in-1 Dish Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern – No More Sponges!

Crochet Double Sided Dish Scrubby Free Pattern

I used to have a separate scrubber and a dish sponge in my kitchen sink caddy, but now I only have one of this fellow. Who would say no to being efficient and having one less thing to sanitize??

Half scrubber, half dish cloth, this dish scrubby will make you ditch those gross sponges. Plus, it’s super easy and cheap to make!! OK, I may be getting a little too enthusiastic about a dish scrubby, but I cannot tell you how proud I am of myself for coming up with the idea to use different materials on each side to make a 2-in-1 😉 While getting the work done, both sides are still gentle enough to be used on most surfaces (stainless steel, ceramic, nonstick, copper, etc.)

One quick story about crocheted dish scrubbies: when I got married, an old relative on my husband’s side couldn’t make it to our wedding because she was ill and bedridden. Instead, she sent us a bag full of dish scrubbies that she crocheted herself while praying for us. I have to say, out of all the wedding gifts, those little scrubbies were the most meaningful, not to mention the most useful. They were all different sizes and shapes: strawberry, watermelon, star, flip-flop, and even a wedding dress! I’m sad to say that I didn’t think to take a picture of the lot.. :'(Crochet Dish Scrubby Double Sided

This one that I made is not anywhere close in terms of craftsmanship, but nevertheless does its job equally well! The larger holes allow the scrubby to dry fast and the cotton material lathers dish soap surprisingly well. OK, without further ado, here’s the free pattern:


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Techniques used:

  • double crochet (dc)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • single crochet decrease (sc dec)

6 Easy Steps:

  1. We will be making the scrubber side first by bunching tulle to use it as yarn. Make a slip knot, then chain 1.

Crocheting with Tulle Dish Scrubber

  1. Work 12 double crochets (dc) into the original slip knot. You should end up with a tight circle. Slip stitch (sl st) into the first  dc.

* If this is your first time learning how to double crochet, I recommend visiting this informative website: Annie’s Craft Store

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern

  1. Ch 3 and dc into the same base stitch. Work 2 dc’s into each stitch until you get to the end of the circle. Sl st into the first dc of the row. 

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern

  1.  Ch 2. *Single crochet twice into the same stitch, then single crochet once into next stitch * Repeat (*) until the end of the row. Once you complete the last sc of the row, tie the cotton yarn onto the loop. Drop the tulle and sl st into the first dc of the row with the cotton yarn.

* If this is your first time learning how to single crochet, I recommend visiting Annie’s Craft Store

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern
Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern
  1. Note: You will be working around and around in a decreasing spiral from now one. Work all your stitches into the back loop only. *Single crochet twice, then single crochet decrease once*. Repeat (*) until the hole is about dime size.

If this is your first time learning how to single crochet decrease, I recommend visiting Purl Soho

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern

  1. Cut a tail of about 3 in and with a yarn needle close the hole by sewing adjacent stitches together. Weave in ends and fasten off.

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern

Now you have a handy dandy 2-in-1 double-sided dish scrubber! Yay! I recommend sanitizing these little ones every week by soaking in vinegar for about an hour. I’ve never had any problems with mildew or odor.

Have leftover yarn? Head over to my super, super easy free pattern for making coffee cozies!  How to crochet a coffee cozy for absolute beginners. Step-by-step instructions and FREE pattern!
I would love to see all of your scrubbies! Try different color combinations to make a vibrant collection! I will definitely be making a few extra to give to my friends.

Double Sided Dish Scrubber Crochet Free Pattern

Crochet Double Sided Dish Scrubby Free Pattern

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    1. Briana

      Hi Jen, I love when that happens! There’s nothing like using what you already have to make something useful for $0 🙂 Have fun!

  1. Briana

    Those are so cute!! I wish I knew how to crochet!!! I am going to share with this with my daughter and have her make me some!! Thank you for joining us at Create and Celebrate!!

    1. Briana

      It’s not too hard to crochet if you’re interested, I promise! And this is a great beginner project once you learn a couple basic skills (slip knot, chain, yarn over, etc.) Feel free to check out my beginner crochet post where I show you how to make a coffee cozy while learning the basic skills. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Briana

    This was super helpful. My mother has been wanting a kitchen and dinning room set. I finally found good material for scrubbies! Definitely going to be trying to add this into my set as well for her. Thank you!

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