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I got the inspiration for this project while browsing Pinterest (as many of my bright ideas do!). I was scrolling along when I saw Scrubby yarn. I raised an eyebrow. What in the world would anyone want to do with icky scratchy yarn? Then, I read the packaging “Great for Washcloths!” Well ladies and gentlemen, I have been on a washcloth knitting spree the past few months. Funds have been tight, and cotton 100% yarns tend to be the most cheapest option at the craft stores I frequent. I was sold once it hit me that I could step up my washcloth/dishcloth game.

I got thinking. I knew that I didn’t want to use this particular yarn. I wanted to experiment a little bit. So, I headed to the craft section of the nearest store and picked out some cotton (for its absorbency) and craft tulle (for its skritch scratchy texture). I knit these two together. I didn’t bother cutting the tulle down, because I knew I wanted to have a thick and dense-ly knit finished product.

Scrubby Pattern:



  • 1 Ball of 100% cotton yarn: I used…. “Peaches and Cream”
    • 100% Cotton Yarn. Worsted Weight.
    • 120yds
    • 2.5 oz
  • Size US 8/ 5mm knitting needles
  • 1 Spool of Tulle
    • 6″ x 25 yd



  • Cast on 20 stitches holding both the cotton yarn and tulle together
  • Knit in the garter stitch until you have 20 ridges
  • Cast off
  • Weave in ends

Optional: I left a little loop while weaving in the ends on one side. This way I can hang mine up!



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