This post was originally created by me for Darice.
I love today’s free crochet pattern because it is quick, easy, and useful! Like, really useful. These pretty little crocheted hemp scrubbies are the perfect things for scrubbing up your dirty dishes and anything else that needs a good scrub.
I’m convinced that hemp is best material for making scrubby pads, and here’s why: hemp is naturally antibacterial. So cool, right? That means these scrubbies won’t be all stinky and gross. The other great thing about hemp cord is that it comes in lots of colors so you have lots of pretty options.
Materials (I have included affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Persia Lou!):
Step One – Crochet Two Textured Circles
Before we get started, a quick tip: hemp is a little rougher than the yarn you are probably used to working with. Wrapping a band aid around the index finger of my left hand (where the cord runs over as I crochet) made it much more comfortable.
Hemp Scrubbie Pattern (Make 2 for each scrubbie)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – The front post double crochet is worked just like a regular double crochet, but instead of working the stitch into the top of the stitch from the previous row, the stitch is made by inserting the hook around the post of the previous row’s stitch from front to back. (See image below.) This raises the stitch up above the rest of the stitches and that’s what gives this scrubbie its texture.
Round 1: Work 8 scs into a magic loop. Pull to tighten, slip stitch to join.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dcs in each st around. Sl st to beginning ch 2 to join (16 dc).
Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), fpdc around same st, (dc, fpdc) in each st around. Sl st to beginning ch 2 to join (16 dc, 16 fpdc).
Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, fpdc around next st, *2 dc in next st, fpdc around next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 2 to join (32 dc, 16 fpdc). Finish off. Weave in ends using yarn needle.
Step Two – Crochet Two Circles Together
When you have two circles completed, you will crochet them together to give you a nice, thick scrubbie with texture on both sides.
Hold the two circles together with right sides facing out (with the raised fpdc stitches face out), and use the colored hemp cord to work one single crochet stitch through each stitch around the outside of the circle.
When you get back to the start, sl st to the first sc to join.
Step Three: Crochet Shell Edge
To create a shell border, begin with ch 1 and sc in the same stitch. Next, skip one stitch, and work three dcs in the next stitch. Skip one stitch again, and work a sc in the next stitch. The first shell is made. Continue in this pattern (sc, skip one st, 3 dc, skip on st, sc) all the way around the circle. Slip stitch to the first sc, finish off, and weave in the ends using your the yarn needle.
And you are all done! I made a little set of three in pink, mint, and teal. The colored thread is a bit softer than the regular hemp, so you may even want to make an entire scrubbie using the colored cord if you find the regular hemp too rough.
A few of these guys stacked up and tied with a bow make a sweet little gift.