The Best Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbies | Crochet Pattern

Cotton face scrubbies are something that I use daily to remove my makeup and cleanse my face. Instead of spending money on packs of them to just throw away, I decided to make myself a set of face cleansing pads that I can easily toss in the laundry and reuse over and over again.

Crochet Pattern: Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbies

Since these pads are made out of cotton yarn, they are soft, and will dry in about the same time it takes a washcloth to dry. They also lather pretty good, so I don’t feel like I have to use as much cleanser as I do with other absorbent face scrubbies. These can be made in many colors. I like to keep a set of white ones for days when I wear no makeup and am simply washing my face, and a set made with gray yarn for days I’m washing away foundation or eye makeup.

Here’s another handy tip–if you are traveling somewhere, lather your cotton face scrubbies up with your favorite cleanser and lay them out to dry (without washing them out). Once dry, pack them in a small, sealed bag in your makeup bag. When you get to your destination, pull one out, wet, lather back up, and wash off your face! Save space in your bag from not having to pack your entire bottle of face wash. Genius, right?

Crochet Pattern: Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbies

Skill Level: Beginner

This pattern is written in American Standard Terms. Please view my terms of use if you plan on making this pattern for any reason other than for yourself.


  • Crochet Hook – Size I/9 5.25mm
  • Cotton Yarn (I used the Sugar and Cream brand in white) – approx 240-inches per scrubby
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations/Techniques Used:

  • Magic Circle (also known as magic ring, or magic loop)
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch

Written Instructions:

Create a Magic Circle and ch 3.

Row 1:  12 dc in circle. Join with sl st.

Row 2:  Ch 3. 2 dc in every st (24 dc, 25 counting original ch 3). Join with Sl st.

Row 3:  Sl st in every st (24 sts total).

Finish by weaving in ends. Cut remaining yarn.

The finished cotton face scrubbies will be approximately 3-inches wide. I normally create these in sets of 5-7. If you make some of these, I’d love to see yours! Tag me @thecrochetnerd on Instagram.