Crochet Pattern: Cat Scrubbie

By Candace – 8 Comments
Add some fun to bath time with this scrubbie made for cat lovers with small hands. The small size also makes it great for scrubbing the corners of dishes or cleaning other small items. Crochet a bunch of these little cat scrubbies in a different colors to make a set.

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Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) wide, 4 1/2″ (11.5 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 15 yards)
Scrap yarn for eyes and face
Crochet Hook J (6.0 mm)

5 dc = 2″ (5 cm)
3 rows = 2″ (5 cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Cat Scrubbie
Row 1: Ch 12, dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch, turn: 11 dc
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn: 13 dc
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn : 11 dc
Rows 4 – 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn
Row 7: Ch 4, tr3tog, finish off.
Attach yarn to beginning of row 6, ch 4, tr3tog, finish off.

Using photo as a guide embroider face to scrubbie.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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  1. Cate says:

    This scrubbie looks like my cat ! :-)

  2. Lyn says:

    I can see this added to a little girls jumper for pockets. Sweet!!

  3. You can use it to wash your cats dishes. You cat might not appreciate being scrubbed with it! 😉
    Hee- hee!

  4. Carol Crawford says:

    About the Cat Scrubbie… I don’t understand in Row 1 how I can dc in next 5 dc and then 2 dc in next dc… All I have is a chain of 12. no dc’s yet.

  5. Belinda says:

    this scrubbie can be used for the face, yes?

  6. Carol D says:

    I’m assuming you use a cotton yarn for this? acrylic really doesn’t make a nice scrubbie….and probably will not do the job.

    I also would like clarification of Row 1. the first comment from another Carol is correct. (I’m another Carol, and I don’t get it either!) We have a chain of 12 – WHERE are the dc we’re supposed to dc in?
    is there a row missing?
    I’d try this, but that would have to be clarified first….I am running out of time for all the gifties I have to make!
    It is cute…can you clarify, please? there’s not a reply to that question.

    • Candace says:

      Hi Carol,

      Mary is correct. you’re just dcing into the chains.

      For body, cotton yarn is better, but some people like to use up their scratchier acrylic yarns for dish scrubbies because they scrub better than softer yarns.

  7. Mary says:

    I think it’s just a typo in Row 1, it should read chain where she typed dc (dc in next 5 ch, not next 5 dc) and so on thru the row.

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