Beauty,  Crochet

Crochet Face Scrubbies!

I have been crocheting since I was four years old.  Ask me what I have made over the years and my answer would be not much… Not because I haven’t made many items but because I have made many of very few things.  I never really learned to follow a pattern so over the years I pretty much started winging it when I made things.  At that point I am not sure if it was still even crochet but for the sake of argument – let’s assume it was.

What I can do – I can do fast.  Lately I have been venturing away from blankets, stockings, slippers, Christmas stockings, scarves and hats.  I do love to crochet – it is something I can do that is quite relaxing and productive.

Lately I have started making these awesome face scrubbies.  There are actually two versions – the one you see in these photos or one similar that has a loop on it for hanging in the shower.

Usually you would use 100% cotton yarn for these scrubbies but you can use alternative yarns if you’d like.  I scored this awesome yarn at Michael’s crafts on clearance and I absolutely love it.  It is Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn – I would have loved to make a blanket with it too but there weren’t enough skeins for that so I am sticking to smaller projects with it.  This particular yarn is 72% cotton and 28% nylon.

My favorite 100% cotton yarn is Sugar & Cream and so many colors are available on Amazon – white, solids, twists etc…  Lion Brand also has 100% cotton yarn options…

One skein of yarn makes quite a few of these scrubbies.  I have made 12 out of one skein of the Bernat yarn and still haven’t finished the skein yet.

Besides the yarn you will also need a size H (5mm) hook as well as scissors and a yarn needle (plastic or metal).

Start by wrapping the yarn around two fingers and bring the yarn back up through the circle you just created.   This is called a magic circle.  Insert your hook into it and half double crochet 8 in that magic circle.  Alternatively you can chain 8, slip stitch together then do 8 half double crochets.  The magic circle option is cleaner and neater but if you find it difficult to do, chains work too.  In both scenarios – slip stitch to close the circle of 8 half double crochets.

Chain 1 for next row and do 2 half double crochets in each of the 8 stitches.  Slip stitch to close that row.

Chain 1 for next row and do 2 half double crochets, then 1 half double crochet – repeat 2/1 all the way around through the sixteen stitches from the previous row.

Chain 1 for next row and do 2 half double crochets, 1 half double crochet, 1 half double crochet – repeat 2/1/1 all the way around through the sixteen stitches from the previous row.

Slip stitch

**SEE BELOW FOR ALTERNATIVE OPTION**Cut the yarn tail with about 6 inches to work with.

Yarn over, pull through – like a slip stitch but pull it all the way through.

Feed the tail into your yarn needle and start weaving it through in different directions to secure it.

The video below is from Melanie Ham

**ALTERNATIVE OPTION**After the slip stitch for your full round – chain 10 then bring back down and slip stitch into the original stitch.

Cut the yarn tail with about 6 inches to work with.

Yarn over, pull through – like a slip stitch but pull it all the way through.

Feed the tail into your yarn needle and start weaving it through in different directions to secure it.

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Note – mine do cup just a little and I probably am using too much tension.  But I can tell you as soon as they are used once and get wet – they flatten right out completely and the slight cupping is no longer an issue.

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