Free Pattern – Little Nubby Scrubbie

This textured scrubber is great for washing dishes, without scratching delicate finishes. Made with machine washable cotton, these should last a lot longer than store bought sponges.

The optional top flap makes a little pocket that you can slip your fingers into. This pattern works up quickly, so you can make a whole set in no time. Be sure to make some extras for gifts too!

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Little Nubby Scrubbie


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Easy – Basic stitches and simple construction.


Approximately 3.5 inches x 4.5 inches


First 7 rows of pattern should measure about 3.25 inches x 4.25 inches. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

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With 2 strands of yarn held together, Ch 12. If you will be making a top flap/pocket for your fingers, leave a long tail for sewing.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (11 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (tr in next st, sc in next st) across. (6 sc, 5 tr)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, (tr in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, sc in last st (7 sc, 4 tr)

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Rows 6-7: Repeat rows 2-3.

Your work should now measure approximately 3.25 inches x 4.25 inches. If you do not want to make the top flap/pocket, you can fasten off now and sew in the ends. Otherwise, do not fasten off.

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Top flap (optional):

Rotate work so that you are working into the sides of the stitches along the short edge.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each row across (7 sc)

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Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop only of each st across

Rows 3-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

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Fold top flap over at row 2 (where you see the line of free loops from the front loop only stitches), so that right sides are together.

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Use the long starting and ending tails to sew the flap into place, weaving in ends when done. Turn piece right-side-out.

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I hope you enjoy the pattern – big thanks to MixedKreations wilmalee for testing it!

A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store, or as a on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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