Begin with a starting chain that is a multiple of 8, then add 1 more. For my purposes, I wanted a nice, small scrubber I could use on my skin or my dishes, so I began with 16 chains and added 2 more for a total of 17.
Row 1: Double crochet (DC) in the 3rd chain from the hook and in every chain across; when you finish you'll have 16 DC stitches.
Row 2: Chain 2, which counts as the first double crochet of the row here and throughout the pattern. Turn. Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) around the 2nd DC, then Back Post Double Crochet around each of the next four DCs. FPDC over the next 4 stitches, then BPDC over the next 4 stitches; repeat this until you have 2 stitches left in the row. FPDC around the next stitch, then DC in the final stitch.
Row 3: Chain 2 (counts as DC), turn. BPDC around the next DC, then repeat the following across: FPDC across 4 stitches, BPDC across 4 stitches. When you get to the last two stitches, BPDC around the first one and DC in the last one (top of the turning chain from the previous row).
Row 4: Same as Row 3.
Row 5: Same as Row 2.
Repeat rows 2-5 for the duration of the project.
For my small dish scrubber, I made a total of 8 rows.