Reusable Cotton Wool Pad DIY and Pattern Freebie

I am passionate about clean beauty and finding accessible, creative ways to reduce my carbon footprint, one of the main aims being to reduce the amount of things I buy and throw away! ie single-use face wipes, cotton wool etc. Not only are they packaged in non-recyclable wrapping and the materials used bleached or filled with nasty chemical... but they are made in factories and shipped across the world to giant stores.

So today I wanted to share with you my favourite clean beauty tool and the DIY tutorial to help you create your very own at home.

All you'll need is...

a ball of good quality cotton crochet yarn such as DMC denim which a lovely thick yarn or double up and use two strands of Paintbox vegan cotton DK.

a 4mm crochet hook

a pair of snips/scissors

a yarn neelde to sew the ends in

crochet eco face scrubbie diy

Start by making a slip knot. Now Ch4, then join with a sl st to the first stitch.

crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy

To create the jump up to your first row I then ch 3 to create this 'leg' which also acts as a stitch in your first puff.

crochet eco scrubby diy

Row 1: Ch 1, *puff st (yo, insert hook into central round, pull strand through, do the same 3 more times then pull your yarn through all 9 loops on the hook, close the puff with a chain), ch 1*, repeat * 6 more times then join with a sl st to the top of the first puff stitch and move with a sl st into the gap between the first & second puff. 7 puff st.

crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 puff st into the first gap, then 2 puff st into each gap all the way around. In this second round you don’t chain between the puff stitches. Once you have 14 puff st, join with a sl st to the first puff stitch. 14 puff st.

crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy

Now all you have to do is take your needle and sew in the cut yarn ends securely! Make a stash of 6/8 scrubbies and keep them in a clean jar or small drawstring bag ready for morning or evening cleaning!

crochet eco scrubby diy
crochet eco scrubby diy

Top tip... I use each scrubby/face pad a couple of times (rinsing between uses) then pop a few into a small cotton drawstring bag and pop in the washing machine on my usual cool 30 wash to keep them frseh!

Reusable Cotton Wool Pads DIY

You can download your DIY and Pattern Freebie pdf now and share some slow crafting joy with your friends.

And if you'd like me to record a special little video of the steps to accompany this tutorial comment on the post and i'll create one for you!

If you LOVE the idea of using these pads but don't want to make your own... I will make them for you x

Reusable Cotton Wool Pads DIY