Reusable Crochet Face Scrubbies

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Pattern to crochet face scrubbies.

Easy crochet pattern – reusable cotton face scrubbies.

Reusable Crochet Face Scrubbies

I don’t know why but washing my face at the end of the day is one of my favorite routines. I love the fresh clean feeling of newly washed skin. And since I know how to crochet, I thought “Why not make my own facecloths?” Reusable crochet face scrubbies are better for the environment anyway.

Determined to be a little nicer to the planet, I picked up some cotton Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn and my crochet hook and got busy. You’ll need to know how to double crochet and slip stitch crochet if you want to make these pads too.

The circle crochet pattern is fabulous for removing makeup and leave your face feeling really clean. Plus they’re easy to wash.

If you don’t know how to crochet in the round, it’s really easy with this pattern. I think crochet in the round is so soothing and meditative, so making these was a breeze for me. I’m also making them to donate to the hospital along with my caps for a cause hats.  Often times people end up in the hospitals unexpectedly and don’t have overnight bags. The hospital uses these crochet scrubbies to add to little washing kits for overnight patients.

These reusable scrubbies are quick and the easy crochet pattern can be made in less than half an hour. I recommend using cotton yarn to make these crochet face scrubbies as it’s better for the skin, the environment and easier to clean. 

This easy crochet project uses only a small amount of yarn, making it a great crochet pattern to use up scrap yarn.

Reusable  Face Scrubbies Pattern


  • Cotton yarn (approx. 40 yards) – Bernat Handicrafter used in this pattern
  • Crochet Hook – US H8/5 mm.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl st. Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
  2. Make 8 sc into the ring. Join with sl st.
  3. Round 1: Ch 1 and then 2 sc into the same stitch. Now do 2 sc in each stitch around and then sl st to join.
  4. Round 2: Ch 1 and then 1 sc in same st. [2 sc in the next stitch then 1 sc in the next], repeat in each remaining stitches around.
  5. Round 3: Ch 1 and then 1 dc in same st. [2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next TWO stitches], repeat this in each remaining stitches around.
  6. Fasten off and weave the ends into the scrubbie using your yarn/tapestry needle.

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Reusable Crochet Face Pads

Reusable Crochet Face Pads


30 Comments on Reusable Crochet Face Scrubbies

  1. Vivi
    November 7, 2013 at 11:08 AM (8 years ago)

    Hello, i’ve just discovered your blog and it’s just a great pleasure to read it ; i would like to thank you for sharing your creativity

    • Jamey
      November 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM (8 years ago)

      Thanks Vivi for your very kind remarks. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog.
      ~ Jamey

  2. Kimberly S
    November 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM (8 years ago)

    The scrubbies and storage are just lovely! What a great gift idea. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  3. Corkie
    November 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM (8 years ago)

    Great idea! I think I will add a strip of tuille (like when you make kitchen scrubbies) to some of them, perhaps just one color. Then I can use these when a little exfoliating is called for. Would make great gifts, perhaps along with some homemade soap or lotion. Thanks

  4. Pimme
    November 11, 2013 at 7:36 AM (8 years ago)

    To wash these, can you just throw them in the washer and dryer?

    • Jamey
      November 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM (8 years ago)

      Yes, you can just pop them in the washer and dryer and keep reusing them.
      ~ Jamey

  5. Gina
    November 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM (8 years ago)

    I use baby wipes too. Do you just use water or something else on the pretty, little scrubby to get makeup and mascara off?

    • Jamey
      November 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM (8 years ago)

      Hi Gina,

      I have pretty sensitive skin so I put Spectro Jel on my little crochet face scrubbie and then just scrub away. The Spectro Jel works really well to get any makeup off.

      ~ Jamey

  6. susan
    November 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM (8 years ago)

    such a sweet idea. i will be making these for my daughter for christmas. where do you buy spectro jel? thanks again

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  7. Rachel
    November 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the adorable idea! I just learned to crochet within the past year and have developed quite a love for it. A very sweet idea to make for yourself or someone else.

  8. teresa
    November 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM (8 years ago)

    Hi Jamey I will make these for my daughters,sisters and neices for Christmas I also printed other patterns as well.

  9. Corkie
    November 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM (8 years ago)

    I made several of these using up odds and ends of leftover cotton yarns. Love them! I’m sending each of my girls a few along with a tin of your Energy Balls and the recipe. Thanks for the Christmas gift giving help!

  10. Melissa Reasoner
    November 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM (8 years ago)

    I love this idea. I do have one question. Looking at the picture it looks like last row is double crochet, but the pattern does not read that way. I definitely am going to make some for my young daughters. Thank you.

    • Jamey
      November 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM (8 years ago)


      Thanks for the great catch. I’ve adjusted the pattern now. Thanks so much.
      ~ Jamey

  11. norma jean
    November 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM (8 years ago)

    this is a great idea! thank you so much for sharing. God bless you!

  12. Kristin
    December 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM (8 years ago)

    This is probably a silly question, but where did you get that little jar where you display the scrubbies? My friends would love these for gifts! Thanks!

    • Jamey
      December 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM (8 years ago)

      Hi Kristin,

      I live in Canada and I’m not sure if this store is in the US but it’s called Winners. I think it’s very similar to TJ Maxx in the US. Sorry, that’s probably not that much help.
      ~ Jamey

      • Kristin
        December 13, 2013 at 5:50 AM (8 years ago)

        Thank you!

  13. Kristin
    December 6, 2013 at 7:12 AM (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the easy and fast tutorial! I’m a newbie and this is a great beginners project, just in time for Christmas! 🙂

  14. Dee
    April 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM (7 years ago)

    I stumbled upon your pattern whilst searching for wash cloth patterns. What a great alternative your scrubbies are! I just made my first one using Scrub It cotton. It’s in the laundry for a pre-wash and I can’t wait to try it tonight at shower time. Thank you for sharing this creative and lovely pattern!

  15. Jane
    April 24, 2016 at 3:31 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you James! I love your colourful face scrubbies

  16. Shannon
    November 16, 2016 at 6:18 AM (5 years ago)

    These look super cute and i love that they are eco-friendly. One question though; Can these be used for mascara/black eye makeup or will they get too dingy?

    • Jamey
      August 8, 2019 at 8:42 AM (2 years ago)

      I think they probably would over time but I would solve that by making a few in darker colors like navy or black.

  17. Beth
    February 7, 2017 at 5:53 PM (5 years ago)

    These are absolutely adorable!! Is it ok to sell the scrubbies I make?
    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  18. janis
    December 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM (4 years ago)

    Love the facial scrubbies. Is there a patter for the paper holder…looks like a gift holder for the scrubbies. if so, i can not find it. thank you. janis

  19. Terri
    April 8, 2018 at 4:40 AM (4 years ago)

    I went to Etsy but pattern has been removed. Can I still get this pattern somewhere?

  20. Delores
    August 29, 2018 at 10:50 PM (3 years ago)

    I just downloaded your pattern for your face scrubbies. I crochet so these will make nice gifts for my family members. I make a similar scrubbies out of nylon netting for washing dishes. Am looking forward to doing these scrubbies. I am going to use the Sugar and Cream Colton yarn. Thanks so much.

  21. Robyn
    January 6, 2019 at 11:53 AM (3 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,

    Would you happen to know offhand how much yarn is used to make one of these?

    • Melody Callaway
      June 23, 2020 at 3:16 PM (2 years ago)

      I just wanted to let you know that I made some of your reusable crochet face scrubbies and they are so cute. I did test out washing and drying them and they came out great. Thank you for the pattern. I gave my first set to my Seventeen yr old daughter. Now I have to make several sets for myself. Melody Callaway

  22. Danielle
    October 24, 2020 at 3:59 PM (1 year ago)

    What is the diameter of those lovely scrubbies? I am looking for the jars and can’t find them – The am in Alberta, Canada.vThank you for sharing the pattern.


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