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These pretty, beginner friendly crochet face scrubbies are shaped like flowers. Make them in gray to hide pigment stains from your makeup, or use any color of soft cotton yarn that suits your tastes!
Crochet face scrubby patterns usually work up in just a few minutes- which makes them perfect to give as gifts, or even to sell at craft fairs or on Etsy.
What is a crochet face scrubby?
These eco-friendly reusable cotton pads can be used in place of disposable cotton pads or makeup remover towelettes in your skincare routine. I like to use mine with micellar water to take off my eye makeup at the end of the day.
You can also wet them and use them to help cleanse and lightly exfoliate your face with or without cleanser.
When you’re done, you can leave them to dry. They wash up nicely with your towels, although you may want to consider putting them in a small lingerie washing bag so they don’t get lost in your dryer!
What type of yarn do you use to make a face scrub?
The best choice of yarn for crochet face scrubbies is 100% cotton. It’s absorbent, so you can use it with makeup removers if you like, and it’s sturdy enough to withstand regular washing in a machine.
You can use a regular dishcloth cotton if you like, but make sure you like how the yarn feels! My favorite type of cotton yarn is Pima cotton, if I can find it, but there are a few other cottons like ILTCotton from Hobby Lobby that are super soft.
When in doubt, feel whether the yarn is soft on the sensitive spot on the inside of your wrist, just where your watch band would sit. That’ll help you decide if you’d like how it feels as a face scrubby without having to hold the yarn to your face in public!
How many face scrubbies can you make with a skein of cotton?
This face scrubby uses Yarn Bee Pima Suprema, which has 180 yards in it, and each flower takes about 12 yards, give or take. That means I can make 15 face scrubbies from this skein of yarn.
If you substitute a different yarn, you’ll get a slightly different number. Lily Sugar’n Cream has 120 yards, so you could make about 10-11, and Knit Picks Dishie has 190 yards, so you could make 16!
- I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook
I prefer Furls Odyssey or (Streamline Metal) for working with cotton yarns, as it gives the best feel.
- Yarn Bee Pima Suprema,3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yd/165 m 100% cotton worsted  weight yarn, shown in charcoal colorway
You can sub any worsted weight cotton yarn.
- Yarn needle, and scissors.
I used less than 12 yards per scrubby.
Ch- chain; Dc- double crochet; Sc- single crochet; Cl- cluster stitch; Shell- shell stitch; St(s)- stitch(es)
Cluster stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops to complete st.
Approx. 3” diameter
Worked flat in rounds. Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout.
Charcoal Flower Face Scrubby Crochet Pattern
Round 1: In MR, ch 2, DC 12, sl join. 
Round 2: Ch 2, (cl, ch) in each st around, sl. [12 cl, 12 ch]
Round 3: Ch 2, 3dc in first st, sk 1 ch, sc in next st, *5dc in next st, sk1ch, sc in next st, sk 1ch* repeat * to * around, work 2 more DC into first st, sl. [30 dc, 6 sc]
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly as desired.