The fourth and final pattern in this series is the Triple Spoke face scrubbie. It gets its name from the spokes formed by the front post treble crochets worked in the third round of four. Read on for all the details.
Crochet face scrubbies are quick and easy to make. They serve the purpose of replacing washcloths and cotton rounds for an eco-friendly solution to your skin care routine.
There’s no learning curve to substituting scrubbies for your usual washcloth. Simply get them wet, add your favorite cleanser and wash your face. To launder your scrubbies, toss them in a mesh laundry bag or lingerie bag and run them through the wash as normal. I would recommend air drying your scrubbies – they are handmade after all!
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Let’s make the Triple Spoke Face Scrubbie!
Yarn: Any worsted weight mercerized or anti-pilling cotton
Sample: Knitpicks “Dishie Multi” 100% cotton (190yd; 100g) in color Route 66
Hook + Tools: US size H-8 (5mm) hook, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Finished size: Approx. 4″ in diameter
Skill level: Beginner; Written in English using US crochet terminology
- beg – beginning
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- FP – front post
- rep – repeat
- rnd – round
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- tr – treble crochet
- YO – yarn over
Note: Instead of working the dc or tr in the loops at the top of the st, the dc or tr is worked around the post of the indicated st. The steps for making the dc/tr are the same, only the location of the sts is different.
Front post double crochet (FPdc): YO, insert hook around post of indicated st from front to back to front, YO, pull loop back through from around post (3 loops on hook), (YO, draw through 2 loops) twice.
Here’s a great video tutorial of the Front Post Double Crochet:
Front post treble crochet (FPtr): YO twice, insert hook around post of indicated st from front to back to front, YO, pull loop back through from around post (4 loops on hook), (YO, draw through 2 loops) three times.
- 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.
- Do not turn after any rnd.
Rnd 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, FPtr around ch-3 of rnd 1, * dc in st behind FPtr just made and in the next st, FPtr around next st of rnd 1; rep from * around, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (24 dc, 12 FPtr)
Note: In rnd 3, the st behind the FPtr is worked.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, FPdc around FPtr of rnd 3 below, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, FPdc around next FPtr of rnd 3; rep from * around, join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (36 dc, 12 FPdc)
Note: In rnd 4, the st behind the FPdc is left unworked.
Fasten off and securely weave in ends.
You’re all done! Now that you’ve made the Triple Spoke Face Scrubbie, try one (or all) of these others in the series, available as free patterns on the blog. Just click on the photo of the one you want and it will take you right to the pattern.