It’s January and that means it’s time to make some resolutions! One of my favorites is to Reuse and Recycle. Recently, I’ve been finding ways to reduce what I throw out. I’ve adopted microfiber cloths, reusable grocery bags, crochet market bags and now…a face scrubbie!
Face scrubbies are a wonderful way to incorporate handmade into your beauty routine. And, they’re a great way to adopt the “Reuse/Recycle” mentality.
Not only do they provide a little luxury in your daily routine, they help to reduce your impact on the environment. Little changes can make a huge difference which is why it’s important that we continue to find small ways to change our consumer habits.
A face scrubbie is a quick make and a project perfect for beginners. Crochet a durable face scrubbie that’s easy to clean after each use. Textured stitches create a rough surface for exfoliating power on one side while a smooth, gentle surface on the reverse provides the perfect finishing touch to your face regime.
I chose bobble stitch for this face scrubbie because it provides lofty bumps on the right side of the scrubbie for that perfect exfoliating surface. Because the bobble pops to the front of the fabric, the wrong side provides the smooth surface to complete your facial routine.
Cotton worsted weight yarn is a sturdy fiber that will hold up under repeated washing. Choose mercerized cotton to prevent pilling and stretching that may occur with repeated use. Use what you have in your yarn stash to save even more money!
The patterns are simple flat circles with the textured stitches incorporated into the design. Each face scrubbie works up quickly so making multiples takes no time at all. They make great stocking stuffers and gifts for friends, too.
What you need…
Yarn: Any worsted weight mercerized or anti-pilling cotton
Sample: Lily ‘Sugar n Cream’ in Hot Orange – 100% cotton (2.5oz/120yd; 71g/109m)
Hook: US size H-8 (5mm)
SKILL LEVEL: This pattern is beginner-friendly and is written in US crochet terminology.
SPECIAL STITCH: Bobble (bo): (The bobble is worked from the wrong side and pops out on the right side.) (Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo, draw through 6 loops on hook. (This will be followed by a sc to make the bobble ‘pop out’)
- The pattern instructions will indicate whether or not to turn at the end of each rnd. Pay close attention to this instruction because it will affect the outcome.
- The ‘Ch 3’ at the beginning of a rnd counts as a dc.
- The ‘Ch 1’ at the beginning of a rnd does not count as a st.
- beg – beginning
- bo – bobble (see SPECIAL STITCHES)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- rnd – round
- st(s) – stitch(es)
Rnd 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3, TURN. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, * (bo, sc) in the next st, ** 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending at **, dc in same st as beg ch-3, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3, TURN. (12 dc, 6 bo, 6 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, ending with dc in same st as beg ch-3, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3, DO NOT TURN. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and the next st, 2sc, (sc in next 2 sts, 2sc); rep from * around, join with slip st to beg st. (48 sc)
Fasten off and securely weave in ends.