How to Crochet Reusable Face Scrubbies

Easy Crochet Face Scrubbie Pattern
Mollie Johanson
Overview
  • Skill Level: Beginner

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 but as 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 this 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?

Sizing / Finished Measurements

Diameter: 2 to 3 inches

Gauge

Gauge is not crucial for this pattern. If you have trouble pulling the hook through your stitches, try a larger one; if the stitches keep falling off the hook, try a smaller one.

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain stitch
  • ch # = chain # stitches, where # is the specified number of stitches
  • ch-# sp = chain-# space; the space formed by the specified number of chain stitches in the previous row/rnd
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s) = round(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl = slip
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • [ ] = repeat instructions within brackets as directed

Notes

All instructions use U.S. crochet terms. The scrubbie is crocheted in the round, starting with a ring.

Ball of teal yarn and purple crochet hook.
Mollie Johanson / The Spruce

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • US H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Materials

  • 8 to 10 yard worsted weight cotton yarn

Instructions

  1. Making a Ring

    Make a slip knot and ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring.

  2. Foundation Round

    Round 1: ch 1, [ch 1, sc into the ring] six times, ch 1, sl st to first ch to join.

    You should have 12 stitches.

  3. Increase Round in Half Double Crochet

    Work two half double crochet stitches into each chain space, the open areas under the ch 1 in the last round, to increase.

    Round 2: ch 2, [2 hdc into next ch-1 space, ch 1] six times, sl st to first ch to join.

    You should have 18 stitches.

    Teal yarn crocheted into a circle with a purple crochet hook
    Mollie Johanson / The Spruce
  4. Increase Round in Single Crochet

    Rnd 3: ch 2, [sc 2, ch 1] nine times, sl st to first st to join.

    You should have 27 stitches.

  5. Picot Edging

    Rnd 4: ch 1, [ch 3, sl st in next st, sc in next st] 13 times, ch 3, sl st in the last stitch.

    Leaving 4-inch tail, cut yarn; fasten off. Weave in the ends with a yarn or tapestry needle.

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

Use Your Finished Face Scrubbie

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 crocheting dishcloths. Make a bunch of scrubbies so you have plenty on hand: use them as mini washcloths to clean your face in the morning or in place of disposable cotton rounds when removing makeup.

To clean, collect the used scrubbies in a mesh laundry bag and toss them in the wash.

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

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