I’m a big fan of washable crochet makeup remover pads – especially when made with organic cotton. They are really effective at removing makeup and grime and they can be washed and reused time, after time. As a bonus, because the crochet stitches are quite textured, you also get a gentle exfoliation at the same time as cleaning your skin!
There are so many of these patterns out there, it barely seems worth making another…however, I was asked to produce an IGTV tutorial by Folly Fairs as an addition to the virtual craft fair that’s running on Instagram on Sunday 4th October, starting at 11am. I thought a crochet scrubbie would be a quick and easy tutorial, which would produce a very useful finished item.
About Folly Fairs
Folly Fairs, run by Amy, support local crafters in the Surrey & Berkshire areas by running craft fairs where makers can sell and showcase their products. Additionally, Folly Fairs have showcased and promoted small crafting businesses during COVID lockdown, by running free Virtual Craft Fairs on Instagram & Facebook.
If you don’t crochet, but do like to use plastic free and sustainable products in your beauty regime, I thought it would be nice for you to see the handiwork that goes into making these popular products…perhaps you could be tempted into supporting a small scale crafter by purchasing some of their handmade face pads?
As an additional treat, there is also a giveaway running in conjunction with the Folly Fairs virtual craft fair. I have 4 x 4 sets of hand crocheted scrubbies (made by my own fair hands in organic cotton) to give away. You can win a set by:
- Following Folly Fairs & Mezzamay on Instagram
- Liking the giveaway post on each account.
- Commenting on each post and tagging someone who you think might like to learn more about local craft fairs and crafting.
So keep an eye out on our posts on Sunday 4th October!
Terms and conditions will be stated in the relevant Instagram post.
Washable Crochet Makeup Remover Pads – How to Make
These scrubbies are a slightly larger size than the ones you can typically buy – I prefer them bigger! I’m offering three sets of instructions – IGTV quick tutorial (great for crocheters with experience), YouTube video (best for crocheters that need some extra guidance) & Written instructions in a PDF format (perfect as a stand alone instructions or to use in conjunction with the videos).
IGTV Crochet Face Scrubbies Tutorial
You can find the link to the quick tutorial here:
If you prefer a more indepth tutorial, you can find that here, on my YoutTube channel:
Washable Crochet Makeup Remover Pads – Written Pattern
You can also find the written pattern below. For a downloadable version, with step by step photos, click here.
Tools & Materials
Aran/Worsted weight yarn in cotton (un-mercerised works best).
Per scrubbie : 15.0 meters (16.4 yards), 10 grams.
4mm / G hook.
or, for a smaller pad you can try DK or Sport weight with a 3.5mm / E or 3mm / D hook.
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
prev – previous
sk – skip
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc(s) – single crochet(s)
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet – instead of crocheting into the top of the stitch, you crochet around the post of the stitch below.
mini picot – ch1 loosely, sl st into the back ridge of the ch just made.
Ch4, join to form a ring.
Round 1 : ch3, 20 dc in the ring (keep moving the stitches to the right every now and then to make sure you have enough room to fit them all in); join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3. (20sts)
Round 2 : ch1, turn the work, working on the wrong side, 1sc into the sl st made from joining prev rnd, then 1sc into each of the next 19sts (Make sure you have 20sts – don’t worry if it seems like there is an empty stitch at the end of the round); join with a sl st into the 1st sc made.(20sts)
NOTE : All fpdc are worked around the dc stitches from Round 1.
Round 3 : ch3, turn work, working on the right side, sk the ch3 from Rnd1 and 1fpdc around the next dc; sk the sl st join from prev rnd; [1dc into each of next 2 sc stitches (the first stitch lies behind the fpdc just made); sk the next dc from Rnd1 and 1fpdc around the next dc] 9 times; 1dc into next sc stitch (the stitch lies behind the last fpdc made – again don’t worry if it seems like there is an empty stitch at the end of the round – just make sure you have 30 sts in total) ; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3. (20dc & 10 fpdc).
Round 4 : ch1, turn the work, working on the wrong side, 1sc into the sl st made from joining prev rnd, then 1sc into the next st; [2sc in next (the fpdc); 1sc into each of the next 2sts] 9 times; 2sc into the last fpdc. (40sts)
Round 5 : ch3, turn work, working on the right side, sk the sl st join from prev rnd, 1dc into next st; [1fpdc around fpdc from Rnd 3; make a mini picot as follows: ch1 loosely, sl st in back ridge of ch just made – this lies to the left; 1dc into each of the next 4 sc (the first stitch lies behind the fpdc just made)] 9 times; 1dc into each of the next 2sts (again don’t worry if it seems like there is an empty stitch at the end of the round again don’t worry if it seems like there is an empty stitch at the end of the round – just make sure you have 50 sts in total) ; join with a sewn bind off. (40dc & 10 fpdc).
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