Easy Crochet Scrubbie – Mostly Mesh

Clean up with the Mostly Mesh Scrubbie! This easy crochet scrubbie pattern works up fast with a rolled mesh tube construction. A solid back with a handle helps hold it all together and makes it easy to use too.

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CAL Central Scrubbie Crochet Along

This pattern was designed for the 2020 Scrubbie Crochet Along at CAL Central. Join the fun on Facebook and Ravelry! Learn more and see the full schedule in this intro post.

CAL Central 2020 Scrubbie Crochet Along

Premier Home Cotton Yarn

For my scrubbie I chose Premier Home Cotton yarn, which I got in a goodie bag at a conference several years ago. The color is called Delft Blue.

Premier Home Cotton Yarn

This yarn is a blend of 85% cotton and 15% polyester. The polyester gives it a little extra strength and durability, so it’s perfect for scrubbies like this that will get a lot of hard use.

Rolling up the Mesh Tube

This easy crochet scrubbie pattern starts out as a long, mesh tube. To make it into a scrubbie, roll the tube up into a tight doughnut.

Sewing it closed at the end is optional. If you don’t sew it closed, then you can easily open it out all the way for quick washing and drying. I decided to sew mine closed so it would stay together well, even with heavy scrubbing.


Mostly Mesh Scrubbie

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

Project Level

Easy: Basic stitches in a repeating pattern.

Size

About 3.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches thick when rolled up.

Gauge

14 sc x 15 rows = 4 inches.

Use pattern as gauge swatch – Top (rnds 1-5) should measure about 2.5 inches in diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
ch-sp = chain space
rnd = round
RS = right side

Instructions

Except for handle, the entire pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless indicated. Mark first stitch of each round.

Top

Leaving an 8 inch tail, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only,(2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Working in back loops only, (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) around, sl st in next st. Do not fasten off. (24 sc)

Mostly Mesh Scrubbie Top

Handle

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 2 sts. (3 sc)

Row 2-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (3 sc)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. With RS of top facing, sk next 9 st on top, sl st in next 3 sts of handle and top together. Do not fasten off.

Joining handle to top

Mesh Tube

Rnd 1 (WS): Working into top: Ch 5, turn, sk first 3 sts where handle is joined, sc in next st, (ch 5, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st) 5 times. (6 sc, 6 ch-5 sps)

First round of mesh

For rnds 2-25, sk all sc and work only into ch-5 sps.

Rnds 2-25: (Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 6 times.

Fasten off, weave in ending tail.

If you do not plan to sew the scrubbie closed, weave in starting tail as well.

Mesh tube before rolling

Assembly

Make sure scrubbie is right side out, with handle on the outside.

Grasp open end of tube and fold the edges inwards.

Roll up mesh

Continue rolling the tube inwards tightly, until it rests firmly against top. (See video above or in Recommended Resources section)

Scrubbie rolled up

Optional: Using starting tail, sew back and forth through the mesh and center of top, pulling it together tightly at the center. Weave in end.

Sewing mesh closed 2

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