It’s time for another Crochet On The Cheap and this time we’re working on a crochet facial scrubby pattern! We’re sticking with the toiletries for the moment, there’s a reason I promise, so a scrubby seemed like a natural progression.
Hint: This and the washcloth might be a good combo for a certain holiday in May that’s right around the corner..
Supplies and such
This pattern is a bit more like a base pattern, feel free to change out the yarn and hook size for what you have on hand. This is all about being budget friendly so use what you have! I will put some ideas on what to do with different yarn types after the pattern.
- 1 skein (104 yards) Premier Just Cotton (4) from the dollar tree
- you can use any 85% – 100 % cotton yarn you have or can get cheaply
- I/5.5mm hook
- yarn needle
*The Just Cotton is a bit light for a 4, so if you’re using a slightly thicker yarn just be aware that it might be a bit bigger than mine.
- st = Stitch
- Mc = magic circle
- sc = single crochet
- slst = slip stitch
- <> = Total number of stitches in row
Crochet Facial Scrubby Pattern
I use a locking Magic Circle for this project, I have a tutorial for the locking magic circle right here: How To: Make A Magic Circle Crochet Tutorial (Or An Alternative).
Round 1. In a locking Mc, put 8 scs, slst to the first st to join. <8>
Round 2. Ch 1, put 2 scs in the first st, *put 2 scs in the next st,* repeat until you come to your first st, slst to the first st to join the round. <16>
Round 3. Ch 1, put 1 sc in the first st, *put 1 sc in the next st, make 2 scs in the st after,* repeat until you come to your first st, slst to the first st to join the round. <24>
Round 4. Ch 1, put 1 sc in the first st, *put 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, make 2 scs in the st after,* repeat until you come to your first st, slst to the first st to join the round. <32>
Round 5. Ch 1, put 1 sc in the first st, *put 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, make 2 scs in the st after*, repeat until you come to your first st, slst to the first st to join the round. <40>
Round 6. Ch 1, put 1 sc in each st across the round until you come to your first st, slst to the first st to join the round. <40>
Tie off your yarn and weave in your end, making sure to weave it back and forth securely.
If you made the locking Mc like I did, you can just snip the starting tail. If you made a regular Mc or an alternative, then make sure you weave the tail around the center a few times to lock the end in place before you snip the yarn.
Okay, now that you have the pattern down, let’s talk customization.
If you want to, you can add a strap for the back so you can slip it over your fingers then don’t tie off after round 6, instead:
Row 1. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts <5>
Row 2-16. Ch 1, turn, put a sc in the same st, make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts <5>
Now, snip your yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and tie off your end.
Start to join the ends using the tail as shown.
I used the blanket stitch to join the ends since it’s a bit neater.
Don’t have the yarn I’m using no problem! If you have any cotton yarn that will do just fine. You can also scrubby yarn, acrylic, or thick blanket yarn* (polyester).
I prefer using cotton myself, but acrylic will work just fine too.
If you’re using a scrubby yarn you might want to go up a hook size since since it has a texture.
*The blanket yarn makes a soft gentle scrubby that’s good for removing make up or for sensitive skin that doesn’t like anything rough. If you use this thicker yarn, you might want to make less rows, go with what you think looks right. You’re going to want a larger hook size as well. I’d try a size or two down from the recommended hook size on the skein. You might want to make a swatch to see what works for you.
A change in size
Here is a round that I made with this same pattern but using a G/4.mm hook. I made 3 in this size and 3 in the I/5.5mm hook size, and 3 in the I/5.5mm hook size with a strap using 1 skein of Just Cotton yarn with 104 yards in it.
Note: My gauge/tension might be different from yours so the amount of rounds you get from a skein might vary.
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