How to Crochet Reusable Face Scrubbies

Completed crochet face scrubbie with bar of soap and crochet hook.
Mollie Johanson

A Crochet Pattern for a Clean Face

Seven teal and cream-colored crochet face scrubbies with purple crochet hook.
Mollie Johanson

Why buy disposable cotton face rounds when you can crochet your own cotton face scrubbies? This free pattern shows you how to crochet a simple spa accessory that's as lovely as a lacy doily and useful as the rounds you typically buy.

Not only are these cost-efficient, but they're eco-friendly, too. Plus, isn't it more fun to wash your face with something that looks pretty?

Because this is a small and easy pattern, it's a great way to practice a few basic crochet stitches and techniques. All you need to know is chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet stitch, and half double crochet stitch. In less than an hour, you'll have an entire project finished.

You can make a whole stack of face scrubbies with a single skein of cotton yarn, or you can put your leftover lengths of yarn to use.

And if you love these for your own use, why not make them as gifts, too?

Face Scrubbie Materials and Abbreviations

Ball of teal yarn and purple crochet hook.
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  • Worsted weight cotton yarn (about eight yards)
  • Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn or tapestry needle


  • ch = chain stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Note: All instructions use U.S. terms.

Gauge is not important for this pattern.

Cotton Face Scrubbie Crochet Pattern

Teal yarn crocheted into a circle with a purple crochet hook
Mollie Johanson / The Spruce

Ch 4 and join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 2 and then sc into the center. [ch 1 sc into center] Repeat this 4 times. ch 2 and join to first stitch with sl st.

You should have 12 stitches around the circle.

Round 2: ch 2. [hdc into the gap from the previous round 2 times, ch 1] Repeat this 5 times. hdc into the gap from the previous round. ch 1 and join to first stitch with sl st.

You should have 18 stitches around the circle.

Round 3: ch 2. [sc 2, ch 1] Repeat this 8 times. sc 2. Join to first stitch with sl st.

You should have 27 stitches around the circle.

Round 4: ch 1. [ch 3 and then sl st into the next st. sc.] Repeat 12 times. ch 3 and then sl st in the last stitch.

Secure the last stitch and weave in the ends with a yarn or tapestry needle.

Use Your Finished Face Scrubbie

Completed teal crochet face scrubbie with purple crochet hook.
Mollie Johanson / The Spruce

These little rounds work up quickly and are enjoyable to work on. They're also a great way to use up the ends of skeins after knitting dishcloths. Make a bunch of them so you have plenty on hand.

Use your finished scrubbies as mini washcloths to clean your face in the morning or in place of disposable cotton rounds when removing makeup.

Collect the used scrubbies in a mesh laundry bag and toss them in the wash.

These also make a great gift. Make them all in one color or crochet a rainbow of them. Pair them with a nice bar of soap for a handmade mini spa gift.