This is a very simple, basic pattern. There are no special stitches, and there is nothing fancy whatsoever in their appearance. If you just want a quick project, you want to use up your little cotton leftovers, or you are just beginning to learn how to crochet in the round (and want tons of practice!), then this pattern is perfect for you! I use these scrubbies daily, and unless I were to gift them away, I don’t see the sense in making them elaborate for my own personal use.
I had LOADS of cotton left-overs in my stash. Actually, I still do, but I used up most of my variegated yarns making these little scrubbies (about 30 of them!). The solid colors (which I also have A LOT of) will be put toward making a different project.
Also, if you are looking for a way to launder them in the washing machine, without them getting lost and mixed up with your clothing, check out THIS PATTERN for another quick make, also using leftover cotton yarn!
Scrap Busting Cotton Facial Scrubbies
© Amanda Bryant 2018
Leftover scraps of worsted weight cotton yarn- see photo at end of pattern- (all of mine are made using Peaches & Cream)
5.5 mm hook (or smaller if you prefer your stitches tighter).
Yarn needle, for weaving in ends
Finished Measurements: diameter- about 2 ¾ inch; circumference- about 8 ½ inches
Gauge: is not important. I like my scrubbies loosely stitched, so they aren’t quite so hard on my face. If you would like your stitches closer together, you can go down in hook size.
Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):
Sc- single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Round 1- make 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st to the beginning sc (8 sc)
Round 2- Ch 1, make 2 sc in same sc as join, and 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the beginning sc (16 sc)
Round 3- Ch 1, make 2 sc in the same sc as join, make 1 sc in the next sc, *(make 2 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the beginning sc (24 sc)
Round 4- Ch 1, make 2 sc in the same sc as join, make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc, *(make 2 sc in the next sc, make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the beginning sc (32 sc)
Fasten off and weave in yarn tails.
Shown in this photo below is an example of the amount of yarn needed…this little ball of yarn will make 2 scrubbies. I did take a photo of how much yarn is needed for just 1 scrubbie, but after later review the photo just didn’t turn out nice (it was too dark).