Learn more about the Red Heart Scrubby and what you can create with it. Red Heart Scrubby come in various types of yarns and it great for dishcloths, washcloths, and even wearable items.

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Red Heart has once again created a versatile line of yarn with many colors to choose from for your projects! Have you used the Scrubby yarn?

The original Scrubby yarn was, at first, a bit intimidating because I didn’t think I could crochet using the yarn but that was uncertainty talking. You have to get a feel for it with practice and take notice of how stitches look like. After that, it’s no problem what-so-ever!

With the Scrubby yarn, there are four types. The Original, the Smoothie, the Cotton, and the Sparkle. Let’s dive in!

Colorway

The original Scrubby and the Scrubby Smoothie both have 30 colorways. The Scrubby Cotton has 21 colorways and the Scrubby Sparkle has 14 colorways. All but the Scrubby Sparkle come in both solid and variegated yarns. Scrubby Sparkle only has solid colorways.

Yarn weight and length

All but the Scrubby Sparkle weigh 3.5 ounces (100 grams) in the solid colors and 3 oz (85 grams) in the variegated colors. The Scrubby Sparkle weighs 3 oz (85 grams).

The yardage is where the bulk of the difference between these four yarns.

You do get less yardage from the original Scrubby at 92 yards (85 meters) in length for its solid colors and 78 yards (71 meters) for its variegated colors. But, it is (most of the time) enough to crochet a project with one skein.

The Scrubby Smoothie is approximately 153 yards (140 meters) in length for its solid colors and 131 yards (120 meters) for its variegated colors.

Scrubby Cotton is approximately 145 yards (133 meters) in length for its solid colors and 121 yards (110 meters) for its variegated colors.

The Scrubby Sparkle is approximately 174 yards (159 meters) in length.

They are all a medium weight yarn (#4). With the amount of yardage in any one of these yarns, you can make at least one dishcloth or washcloth.

Gauge

If you are knitting, it is recommended to use the U.S. 8/5mm knitting needles. You would have 16 stitches by 21 rows in a 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) gauge in the original Scrubby and Scrubby Cotton, 16 stitches by 21 rows in the Scrubby Smoothie, and 18 stitches by 24 rows in the Scrubby Sparkle.

But if you are crocheting, it is recommended to use the I/5.5mm crochet hook. You would have 13 single crochet by 15 rows in a 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) gauge in the original Scrubby, 12 stitches by 15 rows in the Scrubby Smoothie, 14 stitches by 14 rows in the Scrubby Cotton, and 14 stitches by 13 rows in the Scrubby Sparkle.

Fiber

The original Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle are both made out of 100% polyester fiber. The Scrubby Smoothie and Scrubby Cotton are both made out of 100% cotton fiber. So, they are all great for projects that would need to absorb water and will dry up quickly.

Care Instructions

All four of the Scrubby yarns are machine washable but they require different care when washing your projects and drying them.

Red Heart recommends that the original Scrubby and the Scrubby Cotton be washed in warm water and use the gentle cycle and tumble dry low. But, you may want to lay your projects using the Scrubby Cotton flat to dry as it might shrink.

The Scrubby Smoothie and Scrubby Sparkle should be washed in cold water and use the gentle cycle. Scrubby Smoothie shouldn’t be dried in the dryer or dry cleaned. It should be laid flat to dry. The Scrubby Sparkle can be dried using the low tumble dry setting.

Next week, I’ll be sharing with you two patterns that I created using the Scrubby and the Scrubby Smoothie. In the meantime, I already have another pattern that I’m creating using one of these yarns.

Have you used any of the Scrubby yarns before? How would you like for it to be used?

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