Patriotic Knit Scrubby

Patriotic Knit Scrubby
Patriotic Knit Scrubby

Show your American pride with the Patriotic Knit Scrubby. This easy free knitting pattern makes the perfect gift when you head to a 4th of July party, Olympics viewing party, or any other summer bash. The knit start-shaped scrubby is easy to work up and will make you smile all year long. After all, the all-American colors of red, white, and blue are always in style. Once you make one for the hostess with the mostest, you'll definitely want to make one for yourself too. Washing dishes has never been so festive or fun. This knitted dishcloth pattern is hard to beat.

NotesThis project is worked back and forth in rows. Side edges are sewn together when Star is finished.

kfb: Knit 1 front and back (increase) Knit next st, then knit it through back loop.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

GaugeGAUGE: 16 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge

Finished SizeStar measures 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Scrubby™: 1 ball each 905 Cherry A, 10 Coconut B and 870 Royal C
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • 4 stitch markers, yarn needle

Star Center

  1. With A, cast on 5 sts.
    Row 1: [Kfb] 5 times – 10 sts.
    Row 2: K2, place first marker, k2, place 2nd marker, k2, place 3rd marker, k2, place 4th marker, k2.
    Row 3: [Kfb] 10 times – 20 sts; 4 sts between each marker.
    Row 4: Knit.
    Row 5: Change to B, [kfb, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker] 4 times, kfb, knit to last st, kfb – 30 sts. Row 6: Knit.
    Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 5-6 – 50 sts at end of last row; 10 sts between each marker.
    Rows 11-12: Change to C and repeat Rows 5-6 – 60 sts; 12 sts between each marker.

  2. Shape First Star Point
    Rows 1-2: K12, leave remaining sts unworked.
    Row 3: K2tog, k8, k2tog – 10 sts.
    Rows 4-5: Knit.
    Row 6: K2tog, k6, k2tog – 8 sts.
    Rows 7-8: Knit.
    Row 9: K2tog, k4, k2tog – 6 sts.
    Rows 10-11: Knit.
    Row 12: K2tog, k2, k2tog – 4 sts.
    Row 13: [K2tog] twice – 2 sts. Row 14: K2tog – 1 st. Fasten off last st.

Shape Second-Fourth Star Points

Join C in next unworked st of Star Center. Repeat Rows 1-14 of First Star Point.

Shape Fifth Star Point

Work as for Second Star Point until Row 13 has been completed.

Shape Hanger

Row 14: Change to B and k2. Repeat Row 14 until Hanger measures 3” [7.5 cm].
Bind off, leaving a long tail.


Sew side edges together to create Star. Fold bind-off row of Hanger to tip of point and, using long tail, sew in place.
Weave in ends.


A, B, C
Color A, B, C
knit 2 sts together
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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My daughter crocheted a scrubby for me and I really liked it, but I don't crochet and this is the first knit pattern for one that I have seen. I will be making several of these... and not just for the Fourth of July! By changing the colors, I can make them for any occasion, but I will probably just match my kitchen and use them all the time.

What a cute scrubby! thanks for sharing I don't crochet and there seem to be more patterns for crocheted scrubbys than knit. Can't wait to make one.

I only knit and so glad to see another scrubby knitting pattern and being very Patriotic a must do. Just need the blue scrubby yarn. A


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