Scrubby and Creme Dishcloth

After seeing the instructions for the Throwback Thursday Dishcloth, I thought the idea of adding a second yarn on to a dishcloth would work well for our new yarn Scrubby. I had some leftover Scrubby at home and so here are instructions to use Creme de la Creme and Scrubby for a great dishcloth!

One side of the dishcloth is soft regular cotton, great for delicate dishes or ones that don’t need to be scrubbed hard. The other side has Scrubby on it and is better for dishes that need some help.

These instructions make a fairly small dishcloth, since I prefer small ones. If you want a larger dishcloth, start with more chains at the beginning and/or add more rows.


pink dishcloth materialsCoats Creme de la Creme: 1 ball 710 Pale Pink
Red Heart Scrubby: 1 ball 709 Bubblegum
Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 5mm (US H-8)
Yarn needle (not pictured)

Note: One ball each of Creme de la Creme and Scrubby will make multiple dishcloths.


With A, ch 22.
Row 1: Hdc into 3rd chain from hook and hdc across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout) and hdc into the back loops of the next stitch. Hdc across going into back loops only. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 and hdc into the front loops of the next stitch. Hdc across going into front loops only. Turn.
Rows 4-10: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending with Row 2. Fasten off.

One side of the cloth will have the free loops that were unused (left) and the other side will be smoother (right). We will be working on the side with the loops.

pink dishcloth wrong side

pink dishcloth right side









pink dishcloth attach scrubby 2


With B, sc into the free loop in the bottom right corner of the dishcloth.
*Sc across in the free loops.
Sc into side of hdc and turn dishcloth upside down.
Sc across in the free loops on the next row.
Sc into side of hdc and turn dishcloth rightside up.
Repeat from * until all of the free loops are worked.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.



pink dishcloth scrubby side

pink dishcloth smooth side










Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; hdc = half-double crochet; sc = single crochet

pink dishcloth glamour shot 2

30 thoughts on “Scrubby and Creme Dishcloth

  1. Sandra

    I just got my Scrubby yarn in the mail today! Can’t wait to try this pattern – it looks perfect

  2. Loleta bell - Davis

    What a great idea. Can’t wait to try making it. Great stocking stuffer.

  3. Elaina

    Could you give directions for this in knitting? I don’t crochet.

    • redheart Post author

      Dear Elaina, Thank you for your question! We do not currently have the pattern in knit, but you may be able to make a similar dishcloth using double knitting.

    • Lynda

      I agree. Please do this pattern in knitting!! I love the idea of scrubby yarn.

  4. Linda Mackenzie

    Could someone please tell me where I can purchase the scrubby yarn in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area? And how much is it per skein?

    Thank you

    • redheart Post author

      Dear Linda, Thank you for your question! Please contact our Canadian Consumer Services line at 866-761-1082 for assistance.

  5. Diane Chicklo

    This will be great for left over yarn. Is the scrubby yarn in stores?

  6. Ronalyn Hurley

    I’m having a terrible time crocheting with Scrubby . I cannot see where to place the hook. Your pattern looks doable and I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Kathy

    This looks great and something new, but has someone come up with a pattern for a knitted dish cloth with the Scrubby yarn?

    • redheart Post author

      Dear Kathy, Thank you for your question! You can find our knit Scrubby patterns in our Free Patterns section here.

  8. Pam Rapp

    Great idea …I’d like to make a few for the daughters …where can I buy it? Thkyou …

        • redheart Post author

          Hi Cindy, Thank you for your comment! Scrubby is currently available on, and it will be available in local stores later this summer.

  9. Cindy

    I have asked this before, but gotten no response. Is the scrubby material safe for non-stick pans? Thanks!

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Cindy, Thank you for your question! Yes, you can use Scrubby on nonstick pans.

  10. Emma

    Just wondering if the scrubby yarn Hass hit retail stores yet?

  11. Patti Keefer

    I finally found Scrubby yarn at Hobby Lobby. It is so much fun to make scrubby cloths!

  12. Jessica

    I have made three dishcloths using the scrubby yarn. All in knitting cause I can’t seem to figure out how in the heck you crochet with it. I do both knit and crochet. If you could give some suggesrions on how to crochet with it it would be greatly appreciated.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Jessica, Thank you for your question. Scrubby can be difficult to crochet with, since you can’t see the stitches in the same way you can see regular yarn. We suggest using your fingers to feel the stitches more than you rely on your eyes to see the stitches. It will probably help to use brighter colors, and to make sure you’re working in good light.

  13. Carly

    Can you use this material on Teflon pans or will it scrape the teflon off? Thanks!

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Carly, Thank you for your question. Yes, it can be used on Teflon.

  14. Barb

    Check out a great knit pattern for Scrubby on website.


    Love the two sided crocheted scrubby but wish you could explain it better about the free loops you go into
    Or is there a video you have on this please email me thanks

  16. Jan Ertzberger

    This yarn is extremely hard on your hands. I crocheted one skein into a dish cloth and my hands were sore, texture is very rough to work with. Dishcloth is also heavy. Not happy at all with product. You only get one dishcloth out of one skein. Sad Day.

  17. Debbie

    How do you wash these? Can they go into the washing machine and also into the dryer?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Debbie, Yes, you can machine wash warm, gentle cycle, and tumble dry low.

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