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Reusable Cotton Crochet Face Scrubbies – Free Pattern

Crochet face scrubbies are a quick and easy project you’ll love to make and give as gifts. They’re washable, reusable, and the perfect thing to add to your eco-friendly skin care routine.

4 cotton crochet face round scrubbies in pink, gold and white colors of cotton yarn

Crochet Face Scrubby Cloths

This crochet face scrubby pattern is a beginner-friendly project that’s easy to learn and quick to complete. Whether you need a quick gift, a craft fair winner, or a small scrap-busting project – you’ll definitly want to check out this pattern for crochet cotton face scrubbies.

I designed these little face cloths to replace disposable makeup remover wipes in my skincare routine. The soft puff stitches make them nice and squishy. And, the durable cotton yarn is absorbent and gently exfoliating.

Plus, they’re so fast to make! Once you learn the pattern, face scrubbies will be flying off your crochet hook in as little as 15-20 minutes.

Washable and Reusable

One of the things I love about crochet face scrubbies is that they are reusable and eco-freindly. They take the place of cotton rounds or a facial washcloth. They are made from durable cotton yarn, so you’ll be able to use your set of scrubbies for a long time.

They’re easy to take care of, too. Just toss the in the washer with your regular laundry! In fact, they’ll just get softer and softer with each wash.

Perfect for Scrap Busting

These scrubbies don’t take a whole lot of yarn, either. You can make a whole stack of face scrubbies from a single skein of cotton yarn! Or, use any worsted weight cotton yarn you have left over from other projects.

A Great Crochet Gift Idea

A set of these crochet face scrubbies is a thoughtful present that’s perfect for so many occasions: Mother’s Day, a special birthday, Teacher Appreciation, or just because. Tie a stack of 5 scrubbies with a nice ribbon, and wrap them up with a bar of cold-pressed soap for a memorable gift.

4 cotton crochet face round scrubbies in pink, gold and white colors of cotton yarn with a blue crochet hook

Favorite Cotton Yarns

When it comes to crocheting face washcloths or scrubbies, I prefer to work with cotton yarn.

Why? Cotton yarn is absorbent, durable, and reusable. It’s easy to wash and dry, too – just throw it in the laundry with the rest of your towels.

When you are shopping for cotton yarn, look for a high-quality yarn that feels soft against your cheek – you don’t want to use anything too rough on your sensitive skin!

Here are some recommendations:

  • You can’t go wrong with this all-time classic cotton yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream. It comes in any color imaginable, including stripes and ombre colorways.
  • Lion Brand 24/7 cotton is another great choice for making easy-care home, kitchen, and bath accessories. It’s 100% mercerized cotton yarn, which means it’s strong and shinier.
  • And last but not least, I recommend Dishie cotton yarn. It has a tighter twist than other cotton yarns (which means less splitting!) And, it has a great “squish factor”. It’s extremely durable and machine washable, too.

Other fiber blends could work for this pattern, too. I would bet that a cotton-bamboo yarn would make a great face scrubbie. (That said, I wouldn’t recommend using acrylic yarn for this project.)

You can find the ad-free, printable PDF version of this pattern right here.

Crochet Face Scrubbie Pattern

For this face scrubbie pattern, you’ll be working in the round in joined rounds. The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

Project Materials

Here are the materials you’ll need to make a set of crochet face scrubbies:

Measurements

The finished circle measures 3.75″ in diameter. You can add or subtract more rounds, following the established pattern, to change the size of the scrubbie.

Gauge

Meeting gauge isn’t critical to the success of this project.

If you want to crochet a face scrubbie the same size as mine, use a worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H crochet hook.

4 cotton crochet face round scrubbies in pink, gold and white colors of cotton yarn

Stitch Abbreviations

Here are the stitch abbreviations you may see in the pattern.

  • ch = chain(s)
  • puff = puff stitch + chain 1 combo, see description below
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Special Stitches

Rounds 2 and 3 of the crochet scrubbie are made with a special “puff stitch” which I’ve described below.

For even more information about the Puff Stitch and its cousins, check out this article: Puff, Bobble, & Popcorn Crochet Stitches: What’s the Difference?

Puff Stitch + Chain 1

As I’m sure you know, not all puff stitches are the same. Some are larger, some are smaller. Some patterns call for an extra chain stitch to close the puff, some don’t.

The puff stitch for this pattern ends with 9 loops on the hook. It is also finished with an extra chain-1 to close the stitch.

  • Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook)
  • Yarn over again, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop (5 loops on the hook)
  • Yarn over a third time, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop (7 loops on the hook)
  • Yarn over a fourth time, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop (9 loops on the hook)
  • Yarn over, and pull through all 9 loops on the hook.
  • Make 1 chain stitch.

Instructions

First, make a magic ring. (Click for a tutorial on how to start crochet with the Magic Ring technique)

Round 1: Into the magic ring, sc 10. Join the round with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. (10 sts)

how to start a round crochet scrubbie with a magic ring

Round 2: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch). Puff stitch into the same stitch and each stitch around. Join the round with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch. (20 sts)

Note: If you are wondering why I have 20 stitches at the end of round 2, remember that I’m ending each puff stitch with an extra chain 1. So I have 10 puff stitches + 10 chain stitches!)

how to crochet the second round of a reusable cotton crochet face scrubbie

Round 3: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch). Puff stitch into the same stitch and each stitch/chain stitch around. Join the round with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch. (40 sts)

Round 4: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. (32) Join the round with a slip stitch into the first sc. (40 sts)

Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends.

how to crochet the third round of a cotton crochet scrubbie made with the puff stitch

Optional Hanging Loop

You can also make a loop if you would like to hang the scrubbie on a hook to help it dry more quickly.

To make a loop: Do not fasten off at the end of the 4th round. Instead, make a number of chains about 3 inches long, and join the loop with a slip stitch back into the last stitch of the 4th round to secure. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

How to Use Face Scrubbies

Use the scrubbies as you would use a regular washcloth. Get the scrubbie wet and squeeze out any excess water. Add your soap or cleanser, and wash your face.

To wash your scrubbies, toss them is a mesh laundry bag or a lingerie bag and run them through the wash as normal.

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4 cotton crochet face round scrubbies in pink, gold and white colors of cotton yarn
Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern

Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern

Yield: 1
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: 1

Learn how to crochet your own reusable cotton face scrubbies to make your skincare routine even more luxurious and eco-friendly.

Tools

Instructions

  1. First, make a magic ring. (Click for a tutorial on how to start crochet with the Magic Ring technique)
  2. Round 1: Into the magic ring, sc 10. Join the round with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. (10 sts)
  3. Round 2: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch). Puff stitch into the same stitch and each stitch around. Join the round with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch. (20 sts)
  4. Round 3: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch). Puff stitch into the same stitch and each stitch/chain stitch around. Join the round with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch. (40 sts)
  5. Round 4: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. (32) Join the round with a slip stitch into the first sc. (40 sts)
  6. Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends.

Notes

  • If you are wondering why I have 20 stitches at the end of round 2, remember that I’m ending each puff stitch with an extra chain 1. So I have 10 puff stitches + 10 chain stitches!)
  • You can also make a loop if you would like to hang the scrubbie on a hook to help it dry more quickly.

To make a loop: Do not fasten off at the end of the 4th round. Instead, make a number of chains about 3 inches long, and join the loop with a slip stitch back into the last stitch of the 4th round to secure. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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Maryann Curtis

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Thank you for sharing. Lovely pattern. Great Instructions. Came out great.

Tabitha

Sunday 1st of August 2021

This pattern is super cute! About how much yarn would you say is used per scrubby? Or how many do you think you can get from a 100g skein? I'm looking to make about 125 of them for a bridal shower and struggling with how much yarn I should get (I live in a remote-ish area and need to order good cotton yarn).

Amber Majka

Friday 2nd of July 2021

These are awesome! I've made a ton for myself! I was wondering if it was okay to sell the scrubbies I make from your pattern.

Sarah Stearns

Monday 5th of July 2021

Yes you can! Please credit me with a link back to the pattern. Thanks!

Jonie

Saturday 8th of May 2021

This is the best scrubbie pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it! I made a bunch using Lily Sugar n Cream & cannot believe how well they work to remove eye makeup just using water and my regular facial cleanser!

Lillian

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

On the second round, should I still chain one after each puff stitch? Thanks!

Sarah

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

For this pattern, I've called for a puff stitch that's finished with an extra chain-1 to close the stitch. There's a full walk-through of the stitch written right before the pattern if you want to take a look. So yes, on the second round, you should be making 10 puff stitches + 10 chain stitches. Hope that helps.

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