How to Crochet Face Scrubbies Tutorial

DIY Crochet face scrubbies pattern and tutorial || Eco-friendly + great beginner crochet project

Hi there, it’s San from Loopsan again, which means that there will be some crochet going on today :) The summer is more or less over, which means it’s time to think about some Christmas presents. Today’s make will be a perfect little present or just for yourself.

Reusable Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern

Make your own crochet Face Scrubbies!

  • Cotton worsted weight yarn in the colour of your choice. (make sure that you choose a nice and SOFT cotton otherwise your face scrubbie will really scrub your face off! haha!)
  • Size J/ 6 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

For this pattern you’ll need to know how to make single crochet (sc), and 3 dc containing bobble stitch (bo). So super easy :)

How to Crochet Reusable Face Washing Cloths

Let’s get started:

crochet face scrubbie tutorial

Make Magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc in your bobble stitch)

Round 1: bo, ch1, six times, join (6st)

face scrubbie diy

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc in your bobble stitch) *bo, ch1* in every st and ch st of previous round, join  (12st)

how to crochet

Round 3: ch 1, sc in bo, 2 sc in ch space of previous round, repeat around (24 st)

fasten off and you’re done!

make your own face scrubbie

I hope you liked this month’s crochet project, if you hop over to my blog you’ll find more free crochet pattern to try I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to see some pictures of your finished projects so please post some to my facebook wall.

Happy Crocheting! 


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  1. 1

    I am so excited to see this tutorial!!! Believe it or not, I picked up 30+ skeins of cotton yarn along the highway a couple of months ago. My hubby was kind enough to turn around after I screamed..”YARN!!” Someone had dropped all that yarn along the highway, I’m guessing accidentally!!! Now I have some projects to use it on!!!

  2. 2

    Hi.. I really want to give it a try, very nice tutorial and a great idea. I am wondering is there any problem if I use woolen yarn. Because I live in Pakistan and in spite of hard search I could not find cotton yarn in my area. It is difficult for me to order online as well. It might seem a strange question to many, but it really is a problem here.

    1. 2.1

      Yes, you can use wool yarn. It will probably be a bit scratchy though, but if you don’t mind, then wool should be fine :) Take care!

      1. Janice

        Oh no, no, no! I picked up some wool/cotton blend because I thought the cotton yarn would be too hard on my middle-aged face. The second the wool got wet the scrubbie collapsed and all five fingers went through the now worthless scrubbie. Unless you felt it or make it several rows of tight single crochet, I would suggest sticking to cotton yarn. That scrubbie went directly into the garbage totally defeating the purpose of reuseable. If you found a way to work with wool, I would love to hear about it.

  3. 3
    Susanna McClellan

    If round 2 has 12 bobble stitches, shouldn’t round 3 have 36 single crochets?

  4. 4

    I am not real sure about the magic circle…are there dc in it, and if so, how many? And exactly what are the steps to make one bobble? I am usually able to read and understand a pattern, but this has em stymied

    1. 4.1

      Did you look on YouTube? It’s easier to see than explain but is my favorite way to start a circle. Take the end of the yarn in your right hand and wrap over your left index finger, keep pulling and wrap loosely around third and and fourth finger twice and hold beginning of yarn and end from skein between thumb and pinkie. Then you start crocheting per the pattern. After you make the first stitch, it’s not so precarious, you will find you have a tail and two loops, one of the loops will pull the circle closed and the tail will cinch it shut. You get much tighter circle than closing a chain. And it takes practice, throw it across the room a few times. If you haven’t found it yet, YouTube, really. It’s life changing ;)

  5. 5

    Can you explain what you mean by bobble stitch? I have tried looking up tutorials but I’m not understanding how to use it in this pattern. Thanks!

    1. 5.1

      I can read a pattern as well. But I don’t get this one. Not sure how to do the BO.

      1. felicia

        I think the BO is this…(yarn over, insert into stitch, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 3 times. Now there are 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops..its basically a 3 dc together. I could be wrong but that’s what I did and it came out like the one in the picture.

        1. Jess

          I looked up how to do the bobble stitch for this and the result in the video is much different than the picture. The bobble stitch is used for making “bubbles” in a work. :/

        2. Lee

          I think you are right – it is actually a 3 dc ‘cluster’ stitch, not a ‘bobble’

  6. 6

    Can you use acrylic yarn?

  7. 7

    i think some clarification of this little pattern would be helpful. It seems there is some confusion as to whether the bobble you specify is actually a cluster, and how that ch 3 is the first part of that stitch……

  8. 8

    How many sc in the magic ring? I’m a little confused on that but the rest of the pattern I get.

    1. 8.1
      Cindy B

      I just tried this a couple of different ways, and what I think was intended (someone correct me if I’m wrong, please!) Is a magic circle made with dc instead of sc with a total of 12 stitches. Now if I can just get my tension right! Lol

  9. 9
    Lori D.

    Hello Linda! I love the idea of reusable cotton face scrubbies!!! No offense, but I have a few suggestions on your pattern:

    1) You already have a key explaining the stitches needed for this pattern; it would be helpful if you wrote the specific instructions for the “special” stitch (ie: The Bobble Stitch), or if you could paste a link to the specific video that shows the style of stitch you used in your pattern that would also be helpful. After reading through all the directions, it STILL took me a few minutes to figure out what “BO” stood for in the pattern; I almost thought it meant “Bind Off” as in knitting patterns.

    2) Please clarify which stitch you are actually using. Is it a Bobble stitch or a 3 Double Crochet Cluster stitch? There are too many different types of these stitches to not have some clarification.

    1. 9.1

      Like button this comment ^^^^

      1. Jenny

        YES!!! And I am confused as to why the content creator is only replying to comments that praise her, while ignoring the comments asking for clarification.

        1. Jenny

          I’m sorry, I don’t mean any offense by my comment-it’s just that it seems that a lot of people want to make these and can’t without clarification.

        2. Hi Jenny, I am the owner of this blog. The gal that wrote this blog post, San, is no longer on our contributor team and therefore does not check the notifications any longer. Her blog is: You can contact her there with your questions and I am sure she will be happy to help :)

  10. 10

    I used a true bobble or popcorn stitch and got a very different result. By the look of your finished product, this is not a true bobble stitch. Can you reiterate a little?

  11. 11
    Mrs. Paige

    This is the fourth face scrubby pattern I have done tonight, and by far my favorite!!!! Thank you so much for this pattern! It’s pretty, fast, a great size and the perfect thickness ?. I made a magic circle and chained three. Instead of bobble stitch I used a three double crochet cluster. It turned out perfect and exactly like the one in the pictures. Yay! I’m so happy ? lol!

    1. 11.1

      Thanks for the great feedback! So glad you liked the tutorial :)

  12. 12

    mine curled. did I crochet too tight ? love the pattern though! its going to make great gifts !

    1. 12.1

      Might have crocheted too tightly. Try a looser stitch :)

  13. 13

    It really sounds and looks easy, BUT once I tried to do it, I wanted to throat punch my computer. Maybe a few things could be specified in more detail for beginners?

  14. 14

    I used a true bobble stitch and it did not turn out to look like the picture, and it was super tight to do…and the chain 3 doesn’t fit in anywhere. ?
    These are super cute. I wish there were clarification.

  15. 15

    This reminds me of the dish scrubbies my mother used to make for me. She made them just like this only she used scratchy nylon net. Those were the best. Thanks for the reminder…I am making these for my dishes and getting rid of a ton of net.

  16. 16

    Love this, soo easy to make.. I have made a few for family members already and they love it..
    Thank you

  17. 17

    I love this pattern! And, I can’t find it anywhere else on the web but here. The directions were challenging for me (looks like I am not alone). But, I wanted to do these lovely scrubbies so much that I read the comments and did some extra research. I’m a beginner and these were really easy to make. The comments helped me a LOT figuring this out. I agree with the others who posted that the three double cluster stitch is the correct stitch to get this look. That is what I tried and it does end up looking like the pictures. I used an I hook instead of the suggested H. Because the first time I tried it I used the H and it looked way too loose. The I was much better. The only thing I don’t understand is how the chain 3 ends up being part of the first 3 double crochet stitch or as she calls it the BO. I may have to seek out a more experienced artist to help me with that one. Again, I love this lovely pattern and it really is simple once you figure it out. Don’t be discouraged. Give it a try and you will love it! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  18. 18

    Just have a few questions, how well do these face scrubbies work on your face and how well do they hold up in the wash?