Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby

A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby!

free crochet pattern granny square scrubby

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I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in 7 different shades. If you’re going to use yours as a dish cloth or hot pad, you can definitely use an acrylic yarn. I’m going to use this as a shower scrubby so I opted for a soft cotton.


Pattern Notes

  • The finished scrubby is about 6×6 inches.
  • I joined rows with an invisible join instead of a slip stitch.

Abbreviations (US terms)

dc – double crochet

mc – magic circle

inc – increase

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain


Granny Square Pattern (make 2)

Row 1: (with light blue) 12 dc in mc (12)

Row 2: (with dark blue) dc inc in each stitch around (24)

Row 3: (with peach) *inc, dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (36)

Row 4: (with fuschia) *inc, 2 dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (48)

Row 5: (with yellow) *inc, 3 dc* repeat from *to* 12 times (60)

Row 6: (with light gray) 7 dc, 5 dc in next st, 14 dc, 5 dc in next st, 14 dc,  5 dc in next st, 14 dc, 5 dc in next st, 7 dc (76)

Row 7: (with dark gray) 9 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 18 sc, 4 sc in next st, 9 sc (88)

Finish off and weave in ends.


Outer Edging and Loop Pattern

Row 8: sl st the squares together at the stitch highlighted in red, sc in the same st and in the next 20 st, sc inc in next 2 st, sc in next 19 st, sc inc in next 2 st, sc in next 20 st

Crochet around the bottom edge of of the squares individually (keeping the two squares separate so that the bottom edge is open).


Now work on the little loop

ch 16, turn, skip first ch, sc in next 15 st, turn, sl st in next 15 st, sl st to the edge of the squares.

granny square scrubby photo tutorial

Cut your yarn and weave in any loose ends.



Happy Hooking (:


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4 Replies to “Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby”

  1. What a smart idea to turn the motif from your tutorial into something useful! Mine usually become *another* coaster… 🙂
    I just found you and I think your work is great! Do you participate in linkups? If so, this project would be perfect for the GrannySpiration Challenge. I’m not running the linkup on my site this month, but you can find it at EyeLoveKnots if you’re interested:
    Hope you have a great day!

    1. I resisted the temptation to let these circles become coasters (I have many incomplete mandala ‘coasters’). I’d love to participate in a link up! I’ve only been in one so far and I definitely would like to try more. Do you have any favorite regular link ups that you participate in?

      Thanks so much for the advice!

  2. This scrubby is so cute, and a fun idea! And I just loooovvvee the way cotton yarn feels against the skin. This is a great make to pamper ones self with, and would also make a great gift! This is one of our most clicked projects from the September Granny Spiration Challenge. It will be featured in this month’s link up that will go live this Friday (6th) at midnight EST. Pinned for inspiration too. Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. Thank you so much! It was actually the first time I made a scrubby. I was so impressed with just how silky this cotton felt! I’d love to make little cotton face scrubbies as stocking stuffers. I loved looking through all the crochet-inspiration through your link up! I have to check what’s new this month.

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