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Striping Sparkle Scrubby

Updated May 22, 2023
Striping Sparkle Scrubby
Striping Sparkle Scrubby
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The Striping Sparkle Scrubby is a wonderful free knit dishcloth pattern you will work up in no time. Two shades of blue combine to create easy-to-knit scrubbies to help clean up the after dinner mess. These knit dishcloths are machine washable, so you can easily keep them fresh and looking their best. You'll love the ease of knitting with this sparkly yarn and the pattern has instructions for two different dishcloths, so you can make a perfect pair. Whenever your next housewarming party rolls around, you'll be able to make a fun and functional gift. This is one free knitting pattern from Red Heart you don't want to miss.

Notes1. These super simple scrubby dish cloths are worked in Garter stitch (knit every row), changing color every two rows to form stripes.
2. When changing color, do not cut old yarn color until instructed. Carry color not in use loosely up side of piece until next needed.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge18 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch (knit every row). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Finished SizeScrubby measures about 6 x 6” [15 x 15 cm].

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Scrubby Sparkle™: 1 ball each 8830 Blueberry A and 8506 Icepop B
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle


Dish Cloth I

With A, cast on 27 sts.
Row 1: With A, knit.
Join B.
Drop, but do not cut A. Carry color not in use loosely up side of piece. Rows 2 and 3: With B, knit.
Drop, but do not cut B.
Rows 4 and 5: With A, knit.
Rows 6–37: Repeat Rows 2–5 eight more times. Notes: The last row you work will be a 2nd row worked with A. You will have a total of nineteen stripes from beginning: ten A-colored stripes and nine B-colored stripes. Drop, but do not cut A.
Rows 38 and 39: With B, knit.
Cut B, leaving a tail to weave in later.
Row 40: With A, knit.
With A, bind off loosely.

Dish Cloth II

Make same as Dish Cloth I, reversing the yarn colors.


Weave in ends.


A and B
Color A and Color B
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Red Hearts Scrubby yarns are now available in three different styles which are sparkle, smoothie, and cotton. I prefer the cotton as it is really the best and most absorbent material to use in the kitchen and especially for something that will be near / used with water most of the time. These could also be doubled for more durability.

I make all my scrubbies now since they are so easy to put together. They wear longer and are easy to wash. I am always knitting something. Is it nerves? Haha! So why not something useful. And now my non-knitting friends want them as well. Thank you.

Kitchen scrubbies are so useful! I can never have enough and they do make good gifts. These knit up fast too. I like this pattern because the use of two yarns makes the knitting and end result a bit more interesting and fun. Thank you for sharing this pretty little project.


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