This past spring when I released the Hello Sunshine Hand Towel to coordinate with The Sun's Out! Dish Scrubby, they got rave reviews. Everyone loved the coordinating towel and scrubby set and said they made the perfect set for gift giving. The set was adored so much that I decided to design a few Halloween character dish scrubbies to coordinate with my Halloween Towels (Ghost, Black Cat, & Frankenstein's Monster).
You can find the free crochet scrubby pattern for the Ghost Dish Scrubby in this post below, or you can purchase an ad-free print friendly version that contains ALL 3 Halloween Character Scrubby Patterns in one PDF, on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here.
You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Black Cat Dish Scrubby HERE.
You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Frankenstein's Monster Dish Scrubby HERE.
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You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Black Cat Towel HERE.
You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Ghost Towel HERE.
You can find the Free Crochet Pattern for the Frankenstein's Monster Towel HERE.
Cotton is the go-to fiber for crochet dish cloths, dish towels, and hand towels as it’s the most absorbent. There are several cotton yarns out there that would be perfect for this project, but I chose to use Lily Sugar n’ Cream 100% worsted weight cotton yarn. Lily Sugar n’ Cream is available in 39 colors so I was able to find the perfect colors I needed for this project within the same yarn line. For the scrubby portion, I used some of the Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle I had in my stash. If you do not have any brand of scrubby yarn in your stash, you can easily substitute cotton yarn.
Ghost Dish Scrubby – FREE CROCHET SCRUBBY PATTERN
The free pattern is below, but if you love to work offline, or need to order your yarn, I’ve got a couple other great options for you.
Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF, including all photo tutorials and ALL 3 Halloween Character Scrubby Patterns in one PDF, on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or Etsy here.
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- Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 Yarn - I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream; 4 / Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn; (100% cotton / 120 yards / 70.9 g / 109 m / 2.5 oz ) & Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle 100% Polyester (174 yards / 159 m / 3 oz / 85g). If you do not want to use the scrubby type yarns, you can use all cotton yarns.
- Ghost Yardage:
- White Cotton Yarn (30 yards)
- Black Cotton Yarn (18")
- White Scrubby Yarn (10 yards)
- Crochet Hooks: H/8/5.00mm; G/6/4.00mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Yarn Needle
- Scrap Piece of Yarn to use as a stitch marker
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Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch(s): chain(s)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- tr: treble crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- RS: right side
- Rep: repeat
- Rnd: round
- BLO: back loop only
- FLO: front loop only
- SM: stitch marker
- Join with a standing sc: Click HERE for photo tutorial
- Scrubby: 3.5" diameter (not including ears or features that stick out past the main center part of the scrubby)
- Ghost: 3.5" diameter (not including bottom of ghost)
- Lily Sugar n' Cream yarn, in the colors White and Black, were used for the cotton portion of the scrubby in the photos. Yarn details: 100% Cotton (120 yards / 109 m / 71 g / 2.5 oz).
- Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle yarn, in White, was used for the scrubby in the photos. Yarn details: 100% Polyester (174 yards / 159 m / 3 oz / 85g).
- Ghost Yardage: White Cotton Yarn (30 yards), Black Cotton Yarn (18"), White Scrubby Yarn (10 yards)
Ghost Dish Scrubby Instructions
Note: The scrubby is worked in continuous rounds to keep from having an unsightly seam. Do not join at the end of each round, instead use a scrap piece of yarn to keep track of the beginning of each round. Move the scrap of yarn up as you complete each round.
Center of the Scrubby
Rnd 1 (RS): Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & white cotton yarn, ch 2, work 6 sc into the 2nd ch from your hook. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Working in BLO, 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts) *Place a locking stitch marker in the FLO of the first st from Rnd 1. This is to mark where you begin the Ghost's Scrubby Center. See photos below.
Rnd 3: Working in BLO,*2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st, rep from * around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Working in BLO, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around. (36 sts)
Do not fasten off. Continue on to the Bottom of the Ghost.
Bottom of the Ghost
Rnd 1 (RS): BLO sl st in each of the next 3 sts, BLO hdc in the next st, BLO dc in the next st, BLO (dc, 3 tr, dc) in the next st, BLO dc in the next st, BLO sc in the next st, BLO 4 dc in the next st, BLO sc in the next st, BLO dc in the next st, BLO (dc, 3 tr, dc) in the next st, BLO dc in the next st, BLO hdc in the next st, BLO sl st in each of the next 3 sts. (28 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to the Finger Loop.
Row 1: Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & white cotton yarn, leave an 8" tail of yarn, ch 5, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across. Turn. (4 sts)
Rows 2 - 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Fasten off leaving an 8" tail of yarn to sew the finger loop onto the back of the scrubby. Using a yarn needle, sew the short edges of the finger loop onto the back of the scrubby to create a loop. See photo below. Continue on to Ghost's Scrubby Center.
Ghost's Scrubby Center
Rnd 1 (RS): With white scrubby yarn and a 4.00mm crochet hook, join yarn with a standing sc (click HERE for tutorial) in the FLO marked with a SM from Rnd 1 of Center of the of Scrubby, working in a spiral, sc in the FLO of every st thru Rnd 6 of the center of the scrubby. See photos below.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Ghost's Eyes.
Ghost's Eyes (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (RS): With black cotton yarn and a 4.00mm crochet hook, ch 2, work the following in the 2nd ch from your hook (sc, dc, 2 sc, dc, sc). Join with a sl st. (6 sts) Approximate finished size is ⅝" in diameter.
Fasten off leaving a 6 - 8" tail of yarn. Make the 2nd eye. Position the yarn eyes on the ghost as shown in the photo below and use a yarn needle and tail of yarn to attach them to the scrubby. Weave in ends.
MAKE A FUN CROCHET DISH TOWEL & SCRUBBY SET!
You’ll find the coordinating hand towel HERE!
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