We each picked out 3 colours to work with (you can see their colour selection here) and got to work making some dish cloths.
I couldn't wait to try these out. I usually use a knit hemp washcloth and I have a separate plastic scrubby, and lucky me, our sink backed up so after 4 days of waiting for a plumber I had a spectacular pile of dishes to wash. I have to say these dishcloths worked like a charm. They have a good amount of scrub to them so I can toss my old scrubbers. They do a decent job of cleaning my cast iron pans too, no small feat. I am pretty sure that this will be my go to yarn for dishcloths from here on out.
Final thoughts - Red Heart's Scrubby Cotton yarn can be difficult to work with at the beginning, but with a little perseverance they produce excellent, reasonably priced dish cloths with just the right amount of texture to get the job done.
Red Heart Scrubby Cotton from Yarn Canada checked all these boxes! My husband was very impressed by how much liquid the material soaks up and the added surface area from the boucle spun yarn did an excellent job of scrubbing away the dried on toddler food from the table. That being said, this yarn is not abrasive and will not scratch a surface. I've crocheted two dishcloths with it and my next project for it will be a shower mitt. The yarn is soft and would be a lovely exfoliating cloth to have in the shower.
I washed and dried my cloth with my other linens and the colours stayed true. There may have been minor shrinkage from eyeballin' it but I can't say for sure because I did not measure the initial cloth.
Because of the ply structure on the yarn it does make it challenging to work with but as soon as you get in a groove it's great. I crochet two dishcloths in an evening and was very impressed with how quickly they work up. The end product from the yarn far out weighs the short learning curve to get the yarn flowing smoothly through your fingers.
These cloths will definitely be used in the regular kitchen chores rotation and I would also recommended it for bathing. Cloths and shower mitts make great hostess gifts and are quick to work up with this yarn.