The Sun’s Out! Crochet Dish Scrubby – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello & Welcome! This crochet dish scrubby was the project we made during our 5th Mini-Mystery Crochet Along. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to sign-up for our newsletter so that you don’t miss out on future mini-mystery crochet alongs! I always send out a newsletter a couple days before the next MMCAL begins so you have time to choose yarn from your stash and get everything ready.

You can find the free crochet scrubby pattern for The Sun’s Out! Dish Scrubby in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here.


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For this project I chose to use some Red Heart Yarn’s Scrubby Smoothie & Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle I had in my stash. If you haven’t seen Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie, this is a soft 100% cotton yarn. If you do not have any brand of scrubby yarn in your stash, you can easily substitute cotton yarn.



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, on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or Etsy here

Save this pattern to your Ravelry favorites here.

Pin it for later here.



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  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • RS: right side
  • Rep: repeat
  • Rnd: round
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Join with a standing sc: Click HERE for photo tutorial



  • Easy



  • Gauge is not crucial for this project
  • Finished Size: 4.25″


  • I tend to crochet on the tighter side. You may need to go down a hook size (or two) to meet gauge if you crochet on the looser side.



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Crochet Dish Scrubby Instructions

Center of the Sun

Note: The scrubbyis 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.

Designer Note: If you prefer beginning w/ a ch 2, sl st in the 2nd ch to form a ring, instead of a Magic Ring, you can certainly use that method with no issues.

Rnd 1 (RS): Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & cotton yarn, begin w/ a Magic Ring, ch 1, work 6 sc into the Magic Ring. (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 1st st you can see from Rnd 1. This is to mark where you begin the Sun’s Scrubby Center later.

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 Flames.




Rnd 1 (RS): Working in BLO, (ch 2, dc in the next st, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from your hook, dc in the next st, ch 1, sl st in the same st as the dc you just worked, sl st in the next st) work from ( to ) 11 times, then ch 2, dc in the next st, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from your hook, dc in the next st, ch 1, sl st in the same st as the dc you just worked. (12 flames)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Hand Loop.


Hand Loop

Row 1: Using a 5.00mm crochet hook & 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. (4 sts)

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail of yarn to sew the hand loop onto the back of the scrubby. Using a yarn needle, sew the short edges of the hand loop onto the back of the scrubby to create a loop. See Pics in this pattern. Continue on to Sun’s Scrubby Center.


Sun’s Scrubby Center

Rnd 1 (RS): Using the scrubby yarn and a 4.00mm crochet hook, join yarn w/ a sc (click HERE for tutorial) in the FLO of the centermost st from Rnd 1 of Center of the Sun, working in a spiral, sc in the FLO of every st thru rnd 6 of Center of the Sun.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. You’re new dish scrubby is complete!!!


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You’ll find the coordinating hand towel HERE!

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If you enjoy this crochet pattern for your kitchen, you may enjoy these other projects as well. And if you just want to browse, you can find all of our free crochet patterns HERE.

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  1. Hi There! thanks for the tutorial! I was thinking of doing this with a few friends. How long does it take to make actually? Could it be done in one evening?

    1. Hi Melody,

      Yes! It would be a perfect project! If I were to sit and crochet (without talking to friends) it would take me 20 minutes (30 minutes max). 🙂

      Sounds like a fun time!

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