These cotton facial scrubbies are perfect for cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin. Kids love using them, too. They’re the perfect size for little hands.
As you probably know, they’re all over Etsy and there are tons of patterns on Ravelry for similar items. Not a big fan of gaps while crocheting in the round, I usually crochet in spiral (no joining or chains), but that’s just not attractive when using double crochets on something this small. To help avoid the gap, I add an extra double crochet to each round and join in the first double crochet rather than the chain at the beginning of each round.
These are the perfect project for beginners or for those of us looking to use up scraps of yarn – they really don’t take much.
In case you’re interested in making your own, here’s the pattern. If you don’t crochet but think you’d love these, you can purchase them here.
– H (5.00 mm) hook
– Small amount of cotton yarn (worsted weight)
– Large needle for weaving
Your scrubbie should be approximately 3 1/4 inches in diameter. Gauge is not important in this project.
NOTE: Chains are NOT counted in the stitch count.
Round 1: work 12 DC into the first stitch from hook. Join in the top of the first real DC. (12)
Round 2: ch 2. Work 1 DC into the same stitch and 2 stitches in each stitch around. Here’s where this pattern is a little bit different. Rather than joining now, you’re going to work one extra stitch in the slip stitch where you joined the previous round (see photos below). Join in the top of the first DC. (24)
Round 3: ch 2. Work 2 DC into the next stitch. *1 DC in the next, 2 DC in the next* around. Work one extra stitch in the slip stitch where you joined the previous round. Join in the top of the first DC. (36)
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