Knit Back Scrubber

Knit Back Scrubber
Knit Back Scrubber

Get squeaky clean with this amazing and thoughtful Knit Back Scrubber. This free knitting pattern makes a phenomenal back scrubber that can keep your back clean and smooth. This craft project scrubs without being too rough, and it can get to those areas that are more difficult to reach. Even better, this knitting project can be washed by machine, too! It’s a great knitting design for someone who wants to be pampered, and it would make an excellent craft for a DIY spa gift basket.   

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Gauge16 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 21 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch. 

Finished Size4 3/4" width x 22" length [12 cm x 56 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Scrubby™: 1 ball of 715 Primrose
  • Yarn needle


Pattern Stitches

  1. Seed Stitch
    Row 1 (Right Side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.

    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit the purl sts, purl the knit stitches. Repeat Rows 1-2 for Seed Stitch.

  2. Stockinette Stitch
    Row 1 (Right Side): Knit all stitches.

    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl all stitches. Repeat Rows 1-2 for Stockinette Stitch.

Back Scrubber

Cast on 18 sts.

Row 1 (Right Side): *K2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (Wrong Side): *P2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Next Rows: Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 2" [5 cm] from cast-on edge.

Next Row (Right Side): K9, m1, k9—19 sts.

Next Row: Work in Seed St across row, ending K1.

Next Rows: Continue working in Seed Stitch until piece measures 20" [51 cm] from cast-on edge.

Next Row: K9, k2tog, k8—18 sts.

Next Rows: Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 22" [56 cm] from cast-on edge. Bind off all sts in ribbing.

Next Row: Fold cast-on edge over to meet the end of the 2" [5 cm] K2, P2 ribbing, this creates a “casing” to insert handles through. With yarn and yarn needle, sew cast-on edge to last row of ribbing, leaving ends open for inserting handles. Repeat on other end of scrubber.

Handle (Make 2)

Cast on 40 sts.

Row 1 (Right Side): K across row.

Row 2 (Wrong Side): P across row and at same time bind off all sts loosely.


Using a crochet hook, pull handle through casing on end of scrubber. With yarn needle, sew two ends of handle together securely. Repeat on other end of scrubber. Weave in ends.


= Knit 2 sts together (decrease)
Make 1 stitch (increase)
Stockinette Stitch

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I wish I would have seen this earlier, I would have made a half dozen of these for Christmas. I don't have time to do that now, but I may make a couple for stocking stuffers. Neat idea!

What size knitting needles?

nevermind......completely missed seeing the knitting needle size. DUH


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