A collection of patterns for crocheted dish scrubbies is available in About.com's Home section, which provides links to patterns for scrubbies and other kitchen products from various designers. These patterns are all free, and crafters can customize them in various colors and materials to fit the desired style and decor.
The patterns include some tips on how to upcycle some common household items into a plastic scrubbie. Plastic scrubbies are a bit more abrasive than those made from regular yarn and are effective for removing stuck-on messes from pots and pans. As an added bonus, plastic scrubbies are easier to clean and last longer than a scrubbie crocheted from acrylic or cotton yarns.