Scrubbie Scourer Crochet Pattern

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This scrubbie is 100% biodegradable and was originally designed to replace the little green synthetic scrubbies I used to buy. As well as looking good, it’s great for scouring pans and anything that needs that bit of extra oomph to get it clean. It has a handy hanging loop and an open structure which allows it to dry between uses. It can be freshened up in the washing machine and used until it falls apart at which point I just compost mine.

The pattern uses treble crochet (US double crochet) worked as a circle and can be quickly made in a matter of minutes. It uses UK terminology. US alternatives are indicated.

I have experimented with different yarns and hook sizes. The yarn and hook used for this version can easily be substituted for whatever you have at hand.

scrubbie pattern pdf


10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.


Chain (ch)
Treble crochet (tr)      US = double crochet
Slip stich (ss)


Yarn     “Nutscene – the perfect garden twine”

Hook   8mm


Not relevant for this item.

To make scrubbie

  • Base ring Make 3 ch and join with a slip stitch to first chain to form a ring.
  • Row 1 3 ch (counts as first tr), 8 tr in ring, join with a slip stitch to top of 3-ch at beginning of round (9 st).
  • Row 2 3 ch (counts as first tr), 1 tr in ch at base of this 3-ch, 2 tr in each tr to end, join with ss to top of 3-ch at beginning of round (18 st).
  • Loop 12 ch, join with ss to second tr from base of this 12-ch (gap of 1 tr), ss into next tr. Fasten off.

To finish

Work in loose ends.

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