April 9

Rainbow Scrubby ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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If you think of April showers bringing May flowers, you’re like me. But with everything going on in the world with COVID-19, I want less showers and more rainbows in my life. This month’s scrubby, the rainbow scrubby free crochet pattern, is all about reminding us that there’s rainbows after the rain.

Rainbow dishcloth free crochet pattern

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Why Crocheted Scrubby Patterns?

December 2019 started my scrubby craze with the Melted Snowman Scrubby! This year, there will be a new crocheted scrubby every month, forever free on the blog. This year-long project will give us a chance to create a new one every month, as well as replace our previous one, but also use up that scrubby yarn we have on hand. Because if you’ve made scrubbies before, you know that a little ball of scrubby yarn can make MANY projects! We’ll be going through the year trying new brands but the end result will be the same every month. A fun little project perfect for your home or a gift! So get those hooks ready because scrubby #3 is ready! Find January’s Kitchen Scrub-Bean Scrubby hereFebruary’s Heart Scrubby here, or March’s Lucky Scrubby here.

Free Rainbow Scrubby Crochet Pattern





Size Length Width
One Size 6” 3.5”



13 hdc by 11 rows = 4”


Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • Slst: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)




Rainbow Scrubby Crochet Pattern

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Special Pattern Notes: Beginning chain does not count as a stitch unless noted. Chains not in stitch counts.


Rainbow Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern

Ch 2 with red

R1: Starting in 2nd ch, 6 hdc switching to orange on last st – 6 sts

R2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in same and each st across switching to yellow on last st – 12 sts

R3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat * across switching to green on last st – 18 sts

R4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same and next, 2 hdc in next, *hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next, repeat * across switching to blue on last st – 24 sts

R5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same and next 2, 2 hdc in next, *hdc in next 3, 2 hdc in next, repeat * across switching to purple on last st – 30 sts

R6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same and next 3, 2 hdc in next, *hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next, repeat * across – 36 sts

Finish off and weave in ends.

Rainbow Scrubby Crochet Pattern

Join white yarn on right side of raw edge of rainbow.

R1: Ch 1, work 19 sc evenly across bottom of rainbow – 19 sts

R2: Ch 1, turn, 5 hdc in same, *skip 2, 5 hdc in next, repeat * across – 35 sts

R3: Turn, slst in the next 3 sts, slst in between hdc clusters, ch 1, 5 hdc in same space, *skip 5 hdc, 5 hdc between next hdc clusters, repeat * across – 30 sts

Finish off and weave in ends.

Keep Those Scrubbies Clean!

These are many ways to disinfect these kitchen cleaners. Though the fool-proof way of making sure no one gets sick is to always dispose of them and start fresh! If you’re not ready to toss though, here are a few ways to disinfect:

  1. Use the sanitize setting on that dishwasher!
  2. Soak in vinegar for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Can also use a bleach solution using 3/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water.
  3. Microwave a WET scrubby for 2 minutes, let cool completely. (Make sure there’s no metal and scrubby is wet as it may cause fire.)
  4. When in doubt, toss it out!

Things to keep in mind: What are you using them for? A scrubby that is just for cleaning a drinking glass will last longer and be less likely to hold bacteria than one that’s used to clean off meat juices. This is also a great reason to use different ones for different tasks! Store your scrubby where it can completely dry. Hanging them allows them to not sit in water causing bacteria to multiply.


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