Easy Face Scrubbies – Free Pattern
Last week, I shared my pattern for the Puffy Bath Pouf as part of my Spa Day Series. Today, I’m giving you the next pattern in the series, Easy Face Scrubbies! These scrubbies are great for cleansing your face. They make great gifts and would compliment the Puffy Bath Pouf in a nice spa basket! Happy Crocheting!
Other Patterns in this Series:
Easy Textured Washcloths (2 patterns!)
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Easy Face Scrubbies
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- Approximately 20 yds of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn; I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* cotton yarn in the Mod Blue colorway
- Size H (5.00mm) Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st– slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
yo – yarn over
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- Cotton yarn is best for this project. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream but if you are using a thinner cotton, I would crochet with 2 strands held together to make the scrubbies thicker.
- yo, insert hook into stitch
- yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
- yo, insert hook into same st
- yo, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook)
- yo, insert hook into same st
- yo, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook)
- yo, insert hook into same st
- yo, pull up a loop (9 loops on hook)
- yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook
- ch 1 to lock the puff stitch in place
Magic Circle (Magic Ring, Adjustable Loop) by Moogly
Magic circle, ch 1
Round 1: 12 sc into the circle, join in beginning sc with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc into the first st, *2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the t-ch with a sl st. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3, 1 Puff st into each st around, join into the t-ch with a sl st. (24 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the top of each puff st and into each ch-sp around. (48 sts)
- Fasten off and join with an invisible join for a neater outer edge.
- Weave all ends.
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Thank you for this great pattern. Roughly how many 4″ face scrubbies will I be able to make from the 20 yards of cotton yarn?
Hi Angie! 20 yards will make one scrubby.
Thank you so much for this pattern! I was looking to make some make-up remover sponge type thingies and I think these are perfect to use with micellar water!!
I have just one question: do you think bamboo yarn would work well for this as well? or is cotton better?
Thank you so much!!
Hi Sofi! What a great idea! I’m actually not sure how the bamboo yarn would work as I have only tested these with cotton. It is definitely something to try though!
Hi Amy! These are so cute! I have made 4 so far and plan to keep going. Mine are so hole-y looking and yours look snug! I believe my yarn gauge is the same and I’m using the same size hook. Any suggestions? I am new to crocheting so am still learning lots! Thanks for such a cute easy pattern!
Hi Caira! What kind of yarn are you using? Some cotton is thinner than others and leaves the scrubbies looking more holey. You can try using a thicker yarn or try making the puff stitch heftier with an extra yarn over. Hope that helps!
Every pattern I’ve seen for these recommends cotton yarn – I have loads of wool yarn left over from past projects, is there a downside or reason for not using wool yarn for these?
Hi Tess! I think cotton is more popular because a lot of people are allergic to wool. Cotton is also easier to wash/dry. It really is a personal preference and you can feel free to use whatever yarn you like.
Hi! Does this need 20yds for each scrubbie? Thanks!
Hi Angela! Yes, it is about 20 yards per scrubbie
I’m confused. How many puff stitches and how many loops for puff stitch? You have 3,5,7, and 9 loops? Which one?
Hi Susan. I have posted the instructions for the puff stitch. I indicated how many loops you will have on your hook each time you insert your hook into the stitch and pull up a loop. You should have 9 loops on your hook at the end before yarning over and pulling through all of the loops to create the puff stitch. Also, the pattern indicates how many puff stitches you should have at the end of Round 3 in the stitch count.
Just made two whole sets in chocolate milk peaches and cream for my secret sisters for church so excited to give them on Sunday 😊 Thank you for these awesome patterns
That sounds awesome! I hope they enjoyed it!
I just made one (gonna make several for our spa night) and it was my first time with puff stitch. It was so much fun and sooooo pretty! I used a variegated lime green and can’t wait to make more. Thank you for such a great pattern!
Hi Beth! I’m so glad you enjoyed my scrubbie pattern! I bet the lime green ones look amazing! 🙂
Everyone is stating that they are having issues with it laying flat. Could this have anything to do with an extra stitch that is missing from your instructions?
Round 4: Ch 1. Sc in the top of each puff st and in each ch-1 space around. Fasten off and join with an invisible join for a neater, outer edge. Weave all ends. (48)
It states to sc in each puff AND EACH CH-1 SPACE…..There were no instructions to do a ch 1 after each puff
Hi Danette, the ch-1 is part of the puff stitch instructions.
Thank you so much; I am making a Spa Gift Basket for a charity event and this is PERFECT! Exactly what I was looking for!
I love this pattern! I’m having trouble making them lay flat though. I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong…any tips?
Hi Angela! It could be a gauge issue or the puffs could be too tight. Try going up a hook size with the puffs and try loosening the tension when making them to see if that helps
Do you sell these already made?
Hi Jenny, unfortunately I no longer sell finished items but I can put you in touch with someone that does.
I followed the pattern and ended up with a circle that is not flat. Once I started the puff stitch it caused the circle to raise along the ends as if it had too many stitches to stay flat. Did this happen to you? Am I using the wrong yarn?
It could just be a tension issue. Sounds like the puffs might be too tight. You can try going up a hook size for the puffs and see if that helps. Blocking it may also help.
So cute, but how on earth do you get them to lay flat? Are you making the single crochets super loose and everything else super tight? The scs are naturally smaller than the dcs so i do not understand how you get them to lie flat. Maybe if the first round was dcs, but is not. Also, do you do loose loops for your puff stitches?
Hi Grace, it sounds like a tension issue. You can try going up a hook size for the sc sts and then using the 5mm hook for the rest of the pattern. When working a puff stitch, I make sure the loops are loose but even. I hope that helps!
I love these and tried to make them, three times. Yours are perfect. Mine have big holes where I make the puffs and they don’t look very nice. They are also do not lie flat. Maybe it is my tension because I’m not used to crocheting in cotton. Im going to keep trying because i love these.
Hi Camille! Try going up a hook size and see if that helps. Don’t give up! You can do it! 🙂
I can’t seem to get my head around round 1. How do I make 12 sc into the magic circle? Or do I make 6 Sts in the magic circle and make an Inc in the 6 St’s of the mc???
Hi Pernille, you will work 12 sc into the center of the magic circle and in the second round you will be increasing so you have 24 sts.
Could you go into more detail on how exactly to work 12 sc into the 6 sts of the magic circle? I’m a knitter teaching myself to crochet and I just can’t grasp it. Thanks in advance!
Hi Christa, you are going to be working 12 sc directly into the magic circle. There aren’t any stitches prior to that (the 6 that you mentioned) There is a tutorial linked in the pattern that shows you how to make the magic circle and how to work into it. I hope it helps.
I’ve got this pinned to make! Can’t wait to try the pattern. Thanks so much!
Thank you Stephanie! I hope you enjoy the pattern!
I cannot seem to get mine to stop curling. Any suggestions?
Hi Jenny! It sounds like a tension issue. Maybe try going up a hook size?
Apparently I have a seriously tight tension issue. haha. no wonder my neck gets tired. ; ) Thank you for the suggestion. I need to loosen things up a bit.
I used to have really tight tension too and it was killing me! I just practiced and practiced and finally loosened up. It just takes time 🙂
They are looking much better. I took a picture but couldnt post it. Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful Jenny! If you are on Ravelry, you can always create a project and share your photo there 🙂
For the face scrubby you say “magic circle”. How big is that? I did six stitches but then can’t get the twelve stitches in. Confused
The magic circle is a great technique that is basically an alternate way of creating a circle. Normally you would chain and sl st to create a circle but with the magic circle, it allows you to have virtually no hole in the center. You can find a great tutorial here.
Has anyone tried hemp yarn?
I haven’t heard of anyone trying hemp yarn but it might be interesting! If you do try it, please let me know how it turns out. 🙂
Love this idea,I am making the spa day series for christmas gifts. Thank you for the idea
Thanks Rhonda! That sounds great! I hope that whoever you give the spa items to for Christmas really enjoy them!
I wanted to use this as a scrubbie for my dishes. I made two matching pads and used a SC to connect them together around the edges. LOVE it! Thanks for the pattern. It’s super cute and a nice distraction in the evenings after work.
That sounds awesome! I am glad my scrubbies were used for a different purpose other than being used as a face scrubby! I love the creativity 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed the pattern!
Hiya, I was thinking about using king cole bamboo cotton which is 50% bamboo and 50% cotton, do you think this would still be ok for facial use?
Hi Sarah! I’ve never personally used it but it’s supposed to be smooth on skin and non-allergenic. I would think it would be a good option 🙂
I’m confused maybe? I did 12 sc into my magic circle, that’s all good. But the 2nd row is chain 3 (first dc) then 1 dc in next, then 2 dc in next* around. No matter how I do the math I only come up with 19 stitches? What am I missing?
Hi Cindy! The ch-3 counts as 1 dc and the 1 dc that you are working next is going to be worked into the first st as the ch-3. Then you will proceed with 2 dc into each remaining st around. I hope that makes sense!
I had trouble getting this to lay flat, especially when i pulled the center circle closed. Stretched it a little, left the whole open in the center, and it is mostly flat. hmmm…..
Hi Shannon! It sound like it could be one of two things. Either your tension is a little too tight or you missed a stitch somewhere so the stitches didn’t increase like they were supposed to and it started curling up.
I can’t wait to make ALL of your Home Designs! Thank you so much!
Thank you Shanista! I hope you like them all! 🙂
I was having terrible getting them to lay flat also, but loosened my tension and they are better. Still a little wavy, but flatter. I kind of like the waves.
These are so adorable!!
What is the magic circle? You need to chain a certain amount of stitches.
Hi Jan, you can find a tutorial here: http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/11/how-to-make-a-magic-ring.html
So in round 4 it says to SC in each puff stitch and ch-1 space however in round 3 there’s no instructions to ch-1 between each puff stitch.
Nvm I see it as part of the puff stitch instructions. I didn’t read to the end. >_<
Glad you found it! 🙂
Hi, these look lovely! How many chains for the magic circle? Many thanks, Maggie
Hi Maggie! The magic ring (magic circle, adjustable loop) is an alternate to chaining and slip stitching into a ring. You can find a great tutorial here: http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/11/how-to-make-a-magic-ring.html
Hi Amy, many thanks! I am making the spa day basket for my nephew’s fiancee’s bridal shower. Really enjoying making it. I apologize for my late reply to your kind answer to my question. Best, Maggie
No worries Maggie! I hope your nephew’s fiancee loves the basket!
Love the colour and stitch, thanks for sharing the pattern!
Thank you! Happy crocheting!
Love this pattern…the one picture looks like this scrubby is 3 layers together, if so what would be the best way to attach them together…thanks
Hi Barbara, I just stacked them together. They are not attached. If you wanted to attach them, then I would say for the last scrubbie, leave a long tail instead of finishing it off and using a yarn needle, sew the scrubbies together using a whip stitch.
Love these spa patterns! Quick question. How on earth do you get your magic circle to cinch up so tightly!? I swear no matter how many times I work with this cotton, I can never get the damn thing to close up half as well as yours seem in the photos lol
Hi Molly! It took me a lot of practice. I pull and adjust the stitches around the circle. It also cinches up really well once you weave the tail into the center. I hope that helps! 🙂
I’ve made 6 of these so far and I love them. I do have a simple question though.. How big is the circumference suppose to be for these. They seem larger than your average face scrubbie. I love them, just want to make sure I’m making them proper.
Hi Maggie! Sorry for the delay. The diameter of these scrubbies are 4″ across and the circumference is approximately 12.5″ I hope that helps!
These are so pretty! I’ve got some cotton yarn left over from another project that would be ideal. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Eline! I hope you enjoy the pattern! 🙂
Really Cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I do have one question. How do I stop the round from curling?
Hi Kati! It sounds like a tension problem. I would maybe try going up a hook size or 2 and seeing if that helps 🙂
You’re welcome Annie! Enjoy! 🙂