Crochet Yarn Talk – Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Yarn

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Red Heart has developed a great line of Scrubby Yarns you can use to create projects for your kitchen and bathroom. Scrubby Yarns are fast drying and soft on the skin so they make perfect dishcloths and washcloths. Their newest addition to the Scrubby line of yarns is Scrubby Cotton.

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Crochet Yarn Review Scrubby Cotton

Brand: Red Heart
Yarn Name: Scrubby Cotton
Weight: [4] – Medium
Yarn Ball Weight: SOLIDS 3.5 oz (100 g) / PRINTS 3 oz (85 g)
Yarn Ball Length: SOLIDS 145 yards (133 m) / PRINTS 121 yards (110 m)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, tumble dry low. Due to the nature of 100% cotton, some shrinkage may occur.
Price: $4.99 (at the time this post was written)

Simple Circles Scrubby Dishcloth (shown in the image below on the left)

Polyomino Puzzle Dishcloth (coming soon) (shown in the image below on the right)

Scrubby Cotton and 2 Free Dishcloth patterns

Crochet Yarn Talk –  Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Yarn Review

Out of the 3 types of Scrubby Yarn available, Scrubby Cotton is my personal favorite because I prefer cotton yarns for bathing and washing dishes.  Scrubby Cotton is also softer and more absorbent than the other Scrubby Yarns but it still dries quickly! 

Working with the Scrubby Cotton Yarn is not difficult and it doesn’t snag on your hook. I used a Clover Amour hook to crochet my projects and I found it glided smoothly and was easy to maintain gauge. At first I was worried I wouldn’t be able to see the loops of my stitches as I worked but it was easier than I expected, both when working in rows and rounds.

I think a lot of our family and friends will be receiving dishcloths and washcloths crocheted with Scrubby Cotton. I’m pretty impressed by this product…and once you use cloths crocheted with Scrubby Cotton and you feel how effectively they clean and you see how quickly they dry I think you will want to have your own dishcloths crocheted with Scrubby Cotton too!

One of my Mother-In-Law’s pet-peeves with her old crocheted dishcloths is how slowly they dry…and how this can lead to a stinky dishcloth (Yuck)!  So I have already crocheted her a dishcloth using Scrubby Cotton to try and she will be receiving it next week 🙂 I can’t wait to see what she thinks!

Scrubby Cotton is available in 18 pretty shades:

Scrubby Cotton Red Heart

I think I’d like to try some of the variegated ones for gifts – especially Calm Print (Top Row, 3rd over) and Nautical Print (Bottom Row, 1st).

If you would like to purchase Scrubby Cotton Yarn for yourself to make some dishcloths and/or washcloths, you can purchase it on the Red Heart website here: Scrubby Cotton. I have also purchased some at my local Michael’s store in Waterloo, Ontario.

I have designed a few free patterns for you to use with this yarn (or with any Red Heart Scrubby Yarn) and I will leave the links below but you can also access a great collection of free patterns directly from Red Heart. Red Heart even has a 7 months of Scrubby Dishcloths and Washcloths Event taking place and there are a lot of fantastic free patterns available. You can learn more about 7 Months of Scrubby HERE and they even have a spot where you can sign up for an email when the next batch of free patterns are available. June’s theme was flowers and there are some very pretty flower cloths you can crochet for gifts available!

Here are a few of my free patterns for Scrubby Yarns:

Scrubby Bath Pouf

Easy Sunflower Scrubby Dishcloth

Cosmo The Little Lion

Poppy Scrubby for Dishes

 I would like to thank Red Heart for sending me free samples of their Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Yarn.

For more information about Red Heart please visit their Website, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.

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  1. Hi Verna, A couple of the kinds are a little more ‘scratchy’ than the others (the sparkle one is the most rough). The cotton scrubby is gentle though. It isn’t scratchy and has just a little bit of texture too it. All the best, Rhondda

  2. I haven’t tried scrubbby yarn yet. Why” Well it looks….scrubby…LOL
    Is it rough on the skin. Sounds from your review that it’s easier to work with than I would have thought. I’ll check out your links.

  3. Very welcome 🙂 My in laws really love it and have requested more dishcloths with it so I will hopefully have some new patterns added in the near future! All the best, Rhondda

  4. I have one ball of Scrubby yarn that I bought to try, but I’ve been putting off using it because of the texture. I’m going to try one of your patterns. Thanks!

  5. I haven’t tried Scrubby yarn, but I’ve been wanting to. Sounds great!

  6. The cotton version is actually much softer than the original blend – it might be worth a look at the store to see if the difference in fiber used helps – just to touch it and see 🙂 The roughest one on my hands was the sparkle one.

  7. Recently bought some of this yarn. Can’t wait to give it a try

  8. I love the uses of the scrubby yarn but it is so hard on my hands. I must find a way to protect my fingers without causing the inability to crochet effectively.

  9. Thanks for your info on scrubby yarn! I was initially put off by the texture and basically ignored the display in my local craft shop. But now, emboldened by your review, I have tried all three types (as well as some of your designs):))

  10. I appreciate that you explain how easy it is to use. I haven’t used mine yet, because I’m worried it will be hard to work with.

  11. I bought some of this yarn, but found it a little difficult to use. Thanks for reviewing this. It has helped me with using this yarn.

  12. I over this yarn the way it comes out when finished but I didn’t think it was easy to crochet with maybe knitting with it would be easier.

  13. I completed a Hawaiian hula outfit for an 18″ doll, using this Scrubby Cotton for the hula skirt. Silly me, I didn’t realize that it was different than the regular Scrubby, but did realize that it felt different. Thank you for this review and calling my attention to the fact that it is 100% cotton!

  14. I liked your thoughts on using scrubby cotton. I haven’t tried that one yet. Thanks for the links to the patterns too.

  15. Hi Maria, No actually the cotton scrubby feels like a soft terrycloth and when it is wet it seems even softer. 🙂 I just gave my Mother In Law her dishcloth so I am going to get her opinion too. All the best, Rhondda

  16. I haven’t tried any of the scrubby yarns yet, how does it feel when your crocheting with it? Does it feel rough on your hands?

  17. Im so glad tat thewy added cotton to the scrubby yarn, I like the original scrubby but the only thing its really good for is scrubby because It doesnt hold water at all

  18. I enjoyed reading this because I was curious about the yarn. Your comments about the softness of the yarn and it’s ability to dry fast encourage me to purchase some. Thank you!

  19. I just got a ball to try. I like that it feels softer than the original.

  20. I have been making scubbers with nylon net. Would like to try this new product.

  21. Thanks for this review and your free patterns. I love the colors that are available and how gorgeous the yarn is. Nice job 👌🏾