New Scrubby Yarn

FlowerScrubby_2_IMG_5013NEW Scrubby Yarn!  Having a chance to see new yarn before it hits the market is a definite perk to working with Red Heart.

Like many of you, I will usually crochet or knit up quick washcloths for housewarming gifts. They are fun, fast and are always loved. So, when I saw the new Scrubby yarn by Red Heart which is made to use for just such a project I was totally excited. I couldn’t wait to show you the yarn and offer you tips on how to work with it.

While I was working with yarn of course I worked up a quick pattern that is already one of my favorites 🙂 You can get it free below; it is called the Flower Dishcloth Scrubby.

One of the great features of this yarn is that has wonderful nubbies (yes that is a technical term, LOL) that are perfect for scrubbing your body, face, or pots and pans! Plus, it dries quickly so you don’t get that funky sour smell that most hand knit dishcloths get when made out of cotton.

But, you don’t only have to use my pattern. There are so many wonderful free patterns over at RedHeart.com that use this yarn. Go take a look and see if there is one there that strikes your fancy.

Now, grab your hook, some Scrubby yarn, the free pattern and you too can make this fun and fast dishcloth. With the free crochet pattern and the free video tutorial taught by me, Marly Bird you will have nothing but success.

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Scrubby Patterns!

There are many patterns at RedHeart.com to use for with this fun yarn. Not only will you find the free patterns at RedHeart.com but you will be able to purchase the yarn directly from them!

To follow along with the video all you need to do is buy 3 colors of Scrubby and you will have more than enough yarn to make at least 10 of the Flower Scrubby Patterns below.

FREE Pattern from Red Heart:

Here is the link for the FREE Crochet Turtle Bath Scrubby, Chevron Dishcloth, Fancy Flower Scrubber, and the Flower Bath Scrub, from RedHeart.com

FREE Flower Dishcloth Scrubby Pattern shown on Video:FlowerScrubby_1_IMG_5020


RED HEART® Scrubby™: CA: Yellow, CB: Purple, CC: Blue

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9],

Susan Bates® Split Lock Stitch Markers–optional, see note below

Susan Bates® Steel Yarn Needle–to weave in ends

Stitches Used:

Magic Loop

Slip Stitch Join

Chain Stitch

Single Crochet

Double Crochet

Finished Size:

Flower Scrubby is approx. 6.5″ (16.5 cm) in diamater.


Using CA and magic loop, ch 3 (counts as dc), 8 dc in loop. Pull the magic loop closed and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain–9 dc.

*note: if you place a stitch marker in the chain that you will be joining to at the end of the round it makes it easier to find it when you need it.

*note: if the magic loop is too difficult you can begin with a ch 3 and join with a sl st to the first ch to form a ring; then ch 3, 8 dc in the space created by the ring, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain–9 dc. Now, you can continue in pattern as written.

Round 1:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in same stitch as joined to in the previous round, * 2 dc in next st; rep from * to last st, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain. Finish off–18 dc.

Time to change colors–

Round 2: With CB, join with a sl st to any dc. Ch 3 (counts as dc), * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain–27 dc.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same stitch as joined to in the previous round, ch 1, *sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc (shell created), ch 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain. Finish off–9 dc-5 shells.

Time to change colors–

Round 4: With CA, join with a sl st to any ch-1 sp.Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same stitch as joined to in the previous round (shell created), *sc in 3rd dc of next shell of previous round, shell in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last shell, sc in 3rd dc of shell of previous round, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning chain. Finish off–9 shells and 9 sc’s.

Time to change colors–

Round 5: With CC, join with a sl st to any 3rd dc of a shell, ch 1, sc in same stitch, shell in next sc, * sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc; rep from * to end of round, join with a sl st to the first sc. Finish off–9 shells and 9 sc’s.


Weave in all loose ends.

YouTube Video by Marly Bird:

YouTube Video Notes:

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Looking for more? I love making quick projects and even wrote a leaflet with Leisure Arts on how to do some fun things! If you too are looking for fun and quick projects go and check out the One Skein or Less book by Marly Bird.

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  1. Suzanne says:

    I got three skeins of this scrubby yarn in a special prize from listening to your podcast. I am so excited to work with it. Just as you described, it’s super! The video was very helpful to see how to work with this yarn. Thanks, Marly.

    • Sue says:

      The flower pattern is quite the challenge, and I consider myself very good at reading patterns.
      I think this yarn will be fun to use, but if there is a tutorial on the flower pattern, I would really like to see it. I made up a pattern of my own and I think it will work fine although the original pattern is really cute. Thanks, EUS

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