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Crochet makeup remover pads pattern

Swap out those cotton pads for reusable crochet scrubbies with our crochet makeup remover pads pattern!

how to make reusable cotton pads

We’re all about sustainable living here at Gathered and you’ve probably seen eco-friendly products are sweeping the beauty industry.

Since we’re so passionate about becoming more green we thought we’d ask the lovely Lyndsey Haskell to make a crochet makeup remover pads pattern for you!

Eco-concious crafting

Whether you’re swapping to a knitted reusable dishcloth or making your own DIY natural lip balm, there’s loads of ways every one of us can lower our impact on this little planet we call home.

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Cotton farming, unless organic, has a huge negative environmental impact and uses lots of water and chemicals in the farming process.

Thousands of makeup remover pads end up in landfills every year but Lyndsey’s crochet makeup remover pads pattern will help to tackle that –they’re not only good for the planet but also good for your bank balance!




The finished crochet face scrubbies are approximately 5cm (2″) across, they may shrink a little after the first wash. Just make a dense pad.


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet scrubbies pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

  • puff st yo, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through, do the same 4 more times then pull your yarn through all 11 loops on the hook, close the puff with a chain. You can  find out more in our how to crochet puff stitch tutorial .


These crochet face scrubbies are worked in the round. After you’ve used each cotton pad once or twice, pop them into the washing machine with the laundry and they can be used again. Use the coloured pads for removing make-up and the white ones for applying toner.

If you’re new to crochet then don’t worry. We have a crochet for beginners guide which will teach you all the techniques and stitches you’ll need for this crochet makeup remover pads pattern. We’ve also rounded up the best crochet hooks too!

Store your beauty supplies in style!

Use your crafty skills to keep your makeup supplies organised with our DIY makeup bag tutorial, and if you’re always on the go you might also like our DIY travel wash bag tutorial.

DIY make up bag pattern step

Free crochet face scrubbies pattern


You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Total time:

Step 1

Foundation ring ch4, then join with a sl st to the first stitch to form a ring.

For more help, head to our how to crochet a round tutorial which takes you through each step.


Step 2

Round 1 ch1, *1 puff stitch, ch1; repeat from * 7 times (8 times in all), join with a sl st to the top of the first puff st and move with a sl st into the gap between the first and second puff st (8 puff st)


Step 3

Round 2 ch1, 2 puff st into first ch-1 space, then 2 puff st into each ch-1 space all the way round. Note that you don’t chain between the stitches like you did on the first round. Once you have 16 puff st, join with a sl st to the first puff st (16 puff st)

Sew in the ends to finish, then repeat to crochet as many as you like.

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Save your yarn scraps and save the planet

The great thing about this crochet makeup remover pads pattern is that they only need a small amount of yarn – great for stash-busting. Remember to keep any leftover bits of cotton yarn and then you can hook a range of colourful pads to ensure you always have some ready to use.

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We love eco-friendly projects and you can find loads of recycled craft ideas for adults here on Gathered.

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