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Mesh Dish Scrubby Free Pattern

This is my follow-on pattern for How to Repurpose a Loofah, so if you have an old loofah you’ve been meaning to throw out, check out that post to see how to create a ball of “loofah yarn.” This pattern can also be made using other types of yarn, just make sure it’s a scratchy-type. I recommend using the plastic netting from something like a loofah, or you can even use store-bought tulle. 

If you do decide to use tulle, here is a pattern specifically for you 🙂

Once you break down the loofah, these scrubbies work up super fast. The main crochet techniques used in the pattern below are the Magic Circle (or Magic Adjustable Loop), the slip stitch, and the half double crochet stitch.

Things You Will Need

One Loofah (Approximately 8.75 yds of “loofah yarn”)

Size J hook (6.00 mm)

Tapestry Needle


Skills & Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

slst – slip stitch

* * – repeat anything inside the asterisks

Pattern Notes

Finished Scrubby Size: 3.75” in diameter and .5” thick.

You can make these scrubbies double-thick by following this pattern twice and then crocheting the two pierces together facing the wrong sides towards each other. If you are using a scrubby cotton yarn such as the Red Heart Scrubby Cotton yarn, here is a pattern for you that may be easier.


Round 1: 8hdc in mc, slst, ch 1 (8)

Round 2: 2hc around, slst, ch 1 (16)

Round 3: *2hc, hdc* around, slst (24)

Tie off and weave in your ends.

That’s it! If you are wanting to make it thicker, repeat the pattern, but don’t tie off, leave the yarn attached. Then, face the two circles together, wrong sides facing inwards and single crochet (sc) around. Tie off and weave in your ends!

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Hi! My name is Chrysta and crocheting is my hobby and passion.


  • Bret
    August 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    This is amazing!

    • Chrysta Silver
      September 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you!!


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