Crochet Face Scrubbies + How to Puff Stitch

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You’re here for a quick and easy pattern for cotton face scrubbies, right?

Well hot damn, girl! You’re in the right place!

At this very moment, you’re ONLY three rounds away from a handmade, crocheted cotton face scrubbie that can replace the disposable cotton pads you use with toner or make-up remover.

Grab your hooks and follow this step-by-step crochet pattern and photo tutorial — then make a crap-load of scrubbies for yourself and your friends!


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As part of my personal push to go green, I whipped up some little cotton face scrubbies to replace the cotton balls I use for toner and makeup remover.

This is a really quick project that doesn’t use much yarn, so it’s a great way to do some stash busting (which is exactly what I did with some of the extra yarn I had from the Bobble Heart Potholder).

If you can do the puff stitch, you’re good to go! If not, I’ve included a quick photo tutorial to help you out (check it out below!).


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Before you begin, round up your supplies or hit up JoAnn Fabrics! I had a pile of cotton yarn leftover from random projects, so I just used that.


Worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Sugar’n Cream from my stash)
J-10 crochet hook
Tapestry needle, to weave in ends


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Puff Stitch Tutorial:

Yarn over, and put hook under (top left), yarn over again, and pull through (top right). Repeat this process 4 more times, until there are 11 loops on your hook (bottom left). Yarn over one final time, and pull through all of the loops (bottom right). Finish off with a chain stitch.

Now that we all know how to puff stitch, let’s move on to the scrubbies! Don’t forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue!




Whip up these cute and easy cotton face scrubbies to replace cotton balls in your home! Use them for toner or removing make-up. Free crochet pattern and photo-tutorial via @YouShouldCraft



28 Responses

  1. These are cute and I love being greener in my every day habits. (Also, I love your tutorials. Even someone like me can figure it out – and I’m such a slow crocheter.)

  2. Great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday, such a fun little project!

  3. I absolutely love these! They’d make great little gifts, too.

  4. These are pretty! The colors are so bright! I wish that crocheting was as easy as it looks.

  5. My mother in law crochets, I think I need to share this with her and beg her to make me some!

  6. Such a cute idea! I’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet forever. I’ve even bought the supplies to start (had them for a while), hopefully this will actually inspire me to start.

  7. I’ve always wondered how to do this… looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Looking forward to making these! I’m slowly getting rid of single use items, and just ran out of cotton balls which means I need to whip some of these up! Have you used them to remove nail polish? For some reason I see other tutorials that say for toner and make up but avoid nail polish remover and I’m not sure why. Maybe it would remove color from the yarn?

    • I’ve never tried them with nail polish remover, so I’m not sure what the result would be. The polish colors would probably stain the cotton pad pretty badly, and I feel like after a few times the nail polish would block the pad’s absorption of the remover? Let me know if you try it though!

  9. Sharon Hibben

    I think the reason you are getting 32 sc is because of the chain in between the puff stitches. I love the way these turn out. Thank you for sharing

    • Thanks Sharon! And yes, you’re absolutely right about the 32 sc. The math section of my brain must have been broken when I originally wrote this post, because when I went back to make the printable version of the pattern I was like, “Duh!!”

  10. Kathy Grindrod

    Can you use the scubby yarn for this. I’ve always wanted to try that yarn and I thought maybe this pattern might with with that yarn.

    • Hey Kathy! You could definitely use the scrubby yarn if you wanted to make tiny dish scrubbers or something, but I don’t think it would be very comfortable for wiping your face.

      • Kathy Grindrod

        Thanks Alex. I was thinking of using them for doing the dishes. I also didn’t think they would be comfortable for the face.

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  12. Tiina from Finland


    you asked: “Maybe one of you can explain this to me, but I kept getting 32 sc, which seems wrong. It worked out though!”

    You have 16 puffs and a chain between puffs. That makes totally 16 + 16 = 32.

    • Yes, thanks Tiina! I’m not sure what I was thinking when this post was originally written, but when I went back and made the printable pattern I realized how stupid I had been.

  13. Another Tiina from Finland

    This is a great idea! I hate that I’m always running out of cotton wipes, this could be the solution!

    I was wondering how you maintain the scrubbies. Do you simply rinse them through immediately after use or pile them up somewhere to wash in a machine? Or something else?

  14. Fantastic tutorial! Just what I was looking for with a small amount of cotton yarn left to use up. Thank you! I blogged about this and you can read it here:

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