Kaylee Crochet Scrubbies

I’m trying to reduce the amount of disposable products I use, and I find disposable cotton pads for my face particularly wasteful. Crocheted cotton face scrubbies are a great alternative that’s reusable, cheaper and easy to make. I often make a few when I want a break from a longer project. They make a great gift too- I often crochet sets as presents for friends/family members.

This week I made these fun spiral scrubbies, inspired by Kaylee from Firefly. The spiral makes them a bit more effort than simple scrubbies as you need to keep switching colours, but I really like the effect it gives. They are a little bigger than some scrubbies I’ve made- just under 4″/10cm in diamater- but still small enough to be easy to use for cleansing, removing make up etc.

I made these scrubbies from cotton yarn which is soft and gentle on the face, but you could use a scrubby yarn if you prefer for more exfoliation.

Materials

To make these scrubbies you will need:

  • Cotton aran weight yarn in white, red, green and yellow. I used Drops Paris White(16), Red(12), Opal Green(11) and Strong Yellow(14)
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Stitches used

This pattern uses US crochet terms. If you prefer using UK terms, see my post on converting patterns.

  • Magic ring
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet

Notes

This will curl a little as you crochet. Once blocked, the scrubbies are flat

When switching colours, you can either pull a long loop or use a stitch marker to hold the yarn. I chose to leave a long loop and be careful not to lose the stitch (see photos in pattern)

Pattern

With white, make a magic ring and ch 1

Sc, sc, dc in the magic ring

Switch to red. The photo shows how I left my white yarn, but you can use a stitch marker to hold the loop if you prefer

Hold the red yarn behind the ring and sl st

Sc, sc, dc in the magic ring. Push the stitches up against the white stitches

Switch to yellow. Sl st, sc, sc, dc in the magic ring. Push the stitches up against the red stitches

Switch to green. Sl st, sc, sc, dc in the magic ring. Push the stitches up against the yellow stitches

Close the magic ring

Switch to white. Dc in the next two stitches

Switch to red. Dc in the next two stitches

Switch to yellow. Dc in the next two stitches

Switch to green. Dc in the next two stitches

Switch to white. Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch

Switch to red. Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch

Switch to yellow. Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch

Switch to green. Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch

Switch to white. 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to red. 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to yellow. 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to green. 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to white. (Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch)x3

Switch to red. (Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch)x3

Switch to yellow. (Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch)x3

Switch to green. (Dc in the next stitch, then 2dc in the next stitch)x3

Switch to white. (Dc in each of the next two stitches, then 2dc in the next stitch)x2, dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to red. (Dc in each of the next two stitches, then 2dc in the next stitch)x2, dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to yellow. (Dc in each of the next two stitches, then 2dc in the next stitch)x2, dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to green. (Dc in each of the next two stitches, then 2dc in the next stitch)x2, dc in each of the next 3 stitches

Switch to white. 2dc in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, hdc in each of the next two stitches, dc in each of the next two stitches, sl st in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and weave in end

Switch to red. 2dc in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, hdc in each of the next two stitches, dc in each of the next two stitches, sl st in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and weave in end

Switch to yellow. 2dc in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, hdc in each of the next two stitches, dc in each of the next two stitches, sl st in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and weave in end

Switch to green. 2dc in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, hdc in each of the next two stitches, dc in each of the next two stitches, sl st in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and weave in end

Block the scrubbies. Once they’re dry, they’re ready to use

For a gift, I usually make scrubbies in sets of 5 or 7. You could also pair them with some soap or a cleanser. The scrubbies can be machine washed at 40C. I recommend not tumble drying them, and instead flattening after washing and allowing to air dry to help them maintain their shape.

This pattern is for personal use. You may not sell, alter or distribute this pattern in whole or in part. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the designer. You can of course make these for yourself or to give as gifts. If you prefer an ad free downloadable PDF pattern, it’s available in my Etsy store.

I love seeing what you make from my patterns. Tag me on instagram with your creations! If you need any help with this pattern, or any of my others, please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me at stringsandneedlesmail@gmail.com

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