Poppy Scrubby for Dishes | Free Pattern

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I had to try the yarn!! Just had to! When I saw it at FabricLand last weekend I picked it up in Red, Black and White…

This is what I came up with and I actually really like using it in the kitchen! This scrubby works on the dishes surprisingly well 🙂 I still get the super hard scratchy pad out for the cemented stuck on stuff in baking pans but for all my regular dishes this is my new go-to scrubby. It seems to dry out quickly too after use which is a bonus for me and the yarn holds together just fine – even after multiple uses.

I was also concerned that it might scratch the top layer/coating of my crochet hooks when I crocheted with it – like when I was crocheting with wire last year – but it didn’t. I used my Clover Amour hooks and there were no scratches at all when I was finished making the project.

The only downfall for the yarn for me is it does not ‘rip’ out very well. It tends to get stuck on itself and it was very time consuming for me to unravel the first scrubby I created when I wanted to reuse the yarn. It is possible though – it just takes some time and extra-patience.

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Without further ado! Here is the Poppy Scrubby:

Poppy Scrubby | Free Pattern | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

I hope you like using your scrubby!

You can use the black center as a handle or flip it over to stick your fingers inside for extra scrubbing power.

Poppy Scrubby | Handle | Free Pattern | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Extra Scrubbing Power | Poppy Scrubby | Free Pattern | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby (Worsted Weight Yarn)
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Gauge is not imperative.

Finished Dimensions: 4 inches by 4 inches


US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
MR – magic ring / adjustable ring
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Magic Ring


Pattern Instructions

In black:

R1: MR: Work 10 hdc [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: hdc2tog around, finish off and weave in ends [10]

In red:

R1: Join with a sc in any hdc. Work 1 sc in each st around. [10]
R2: Rep R1 [10]

You are going to make 2 sets of petals by working one beginning in the fl of each st around and one petal will begin in the bl of each st around. Essentially R3 becomes 2 separate rounds. The front round (in the front loops)  is called Round A. The back round (in the back loops) is called Round B.

Round Splits into 2 rounds

Front Round and Back Round of Petals

RA1: Work 2 sc in each fl around [20]

now begin working around in the unused back loop to make the second petal round

RB1: Work 2 sc in each bl around [20]

You will now continue working RBwe will return to RA later!

You will now work in both loops again.

RB2: Work 3 sc in each st around [60]
RB3: Work 2 sc in each st around [120]
RB4: Work 2 sc in each st around; finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends. [240]

Now we are going to finish RA.

RA2: Join yarn with 1 sc, in an sc of RA1. Work 2 more sc in the same st. Work 3 sc in each rem st around. [60]
RA3: Work 2 sc in each st around; finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends [120]

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Poppy Scrubby Finished |oombawkadesigncrochet.com


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  1. I also had to purchase this yarn when I saw it in my local Wal-Mart and my kids are like what’s that for! I said to make scrubbies of course! Thank you for the wonderful pattern.