How pretty is this jar of crochet face scrubbies? Wouldn’t it make a great gift for all the thrifty and green moms in your circle?

I’m trying to get away from using disposable products when I can find (or make) a suitable alternative. And one area where I realized I use far too many disposable products is my skincare regimen. So I stopped buying disposable cotton pads and made myself and my daughter these washable cotton crochet face scrubbies to use instead.

I happened to have this pretty glass and brushed nickel jar on hand, so I sized my scrubbies to fit inside. Eight of them fit comfortably in the jar, and that’s just enough to ensure that I always have a few clean scrubbies on hand between laundry days.

Speaking of laundering your crochet face scrubbies, just toss them in a mesh bag, and wash and dry them with your towels. It couldn’t be easier to save money and reduce unnecessary waste.

Door 44 Studios crochet face scrubbies in pretty glass and brushed nickel jar. Also featuring organic lavender facial charcoal soap by Rocky Mountain Soap Market

I like mine so much, I thought I’d share the idea with you. Keep in mind that I’m a novice crocheter at best, so this is a very basic pattern. I was going more for function than form when I made them. Still, as plain and simple as they are, they look beautiful when stacked neatly in a pretty glass jar.

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I bought my jar at Bed Bath & Beyond quite a while ago, but when I decided to turn these scrubbies into a blog post, I found some similar jars on Amazon for a much better price. You can get a set of two jars for the price I paid for one. Add a skein or two of cotton yarn, and you’ll have two pretty and functional handmade gifts for around $10 each. Better yet, keep one for yourself and gift the other!

Crochet Face Srubbies Pattern

It takes me about 15 minutes to make one scrubby, and as I said, this is a super easy pattern. It’s also the first crochet pattern I’ve written, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions or offer feedback. I’ll be sharing more crochet patterns in the future because I have loads of ideas for useful and fun crochet projects. And I want to make sure that my crochet patterns are easy to follow.

Oh! One more thing before we get to the pattern… In case you’re wondering about that pretty bar of charcoal soap in my photos, it’s the Activated Charcoal Facial bar from Rocky Mountain Soap Market, and it is fantastic! RMSM is based right here in Colorado Springs, and they have a beautiful store downtown. Be sure to stop by if you’re ever in the area!

Okay. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed for the Crochet Face Scrubbies

  • 2 skeins of Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn – I used Crafter’s Secret Cotton in Rose Quartz from Hobby Lobby, but you can use any cotton yarn that you like. This is another one of my favorite brands. I was able to get almost eight scrubbies out of one skein of the Crafter’s Secret yarn, which is about 120 yards.
  • 4.00 mm G/6 crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving ends in your finished scrubbies)

Skill Level

  • Easy/Beginner

Abbreviations

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St – stich
  • Sts – stitches

Gauge

  • Gauge isn’t really important for this project. Be sure to measure your jar, though, and adjust the pattern accordingly. I found that I had to make my first row in single crochet instead of half double crochet in order to get my scrubbies to fit perfectly in my jar. So that’s how the pattern is written. You can easily adjust the size of your scrubbies by changing the number of rows. Or change the stitch type for one or more rows, as I did for my first row.

Instructions

Start with a magic circle. My favorite tutorial for creating a magic circle is this one by Tamara of Mooglyblog.com.

  1. Crochet Row 1

    Sc 10 times into your magic circle. Join to the first sc with a sl st. (10 sts)

  2. Crochet Row 2

    Ch 2 (counts as a stitch). 1 hdc in the first stitch. Hdc twice into each remaining stitch. Join to ch2 with a sl st. (20 sts)

  3. Crochet Row 3

    Ch 2 (counts as a stitch). 1 hdc in the first stitch. *Hdc once in the next stitch, hdc twice in the following stitch.* Repeat from * to *. Join to ch2 with a sl st. (30 sts)

  4. Crochet Row 4

    Ch 2 (counts as a stitch) and hdc in the first stitch. *Hdc once in the next two stitches, hdc twice in the following stitch.* Repeat from * to *. Join to ch2 with a sl st. (40 sts)

  5. Crochet Row 5

    Ch 2 (counts as a stitch) and hdc in the first stitch. *Hdc once in the next three stitches, hdc twice in the following stitch.* Repeat from * to *. Join to ch2 with a sl st. (50 sts)

  6. Crochet Row 6

    Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) and sl st in each stich all the way around Row 5. Join to first sl st with another sl st. (50 sts)

  7. Finish

    Tie off your yarn and weave in the ends.

Thank You!

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this simple crochet tutorial.

Although I love to crochet, I’m really a jewelry blogger and jewelry tutorials are the main focus of this blog. If you’re interested in learning to make wire jewelry, I’d love to have you join the Door 44 Studios community! If that’s you, be sure to favorite my Etsy shop for the latest ad-free printable PDF tutorials. As always, I’d love to see what you’ve made and hear your ideas and suggestions for new tutorials and blog posts. And be sure to connect with me @door44studios on PinterestInstagram, and Facebook.

Until next time, go make something beautiful!

~Wendi

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Door 44 Studios offers a free and easy pattern for crochet face scrubbies. Shown in a pretty glass jar that makes a thoughtful handmade gift for her. Also featured in this image is the organic lavender facial charcoal soap made by Rocky Mountain Soap Market.