A pink crocheted Single Crochet Face Scrubbie on top of a white cloth.

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Here is the easiest possible crocheted project for beginners. Using only a single crochet stitch, learn how to crochet by making a Single Crochet Face Scrubbie Cotton Pad.  Based on single crochets, it allows you to practice the most basic crochet stitch – the single crochet. 

High-quality crochet face scrubbie made of 100% cotton.
Single Crochet face scrubbie made of 100% cotton yarn

Finished size:

3 inches x 3 inches ( 8 x 8 cm ) square

The pattern is written in US Terms.

Materials you will need:

  • 100 % Cotton yarn in any yarn weights (a small amount will do). I used a worsted weight yarn.
  • Crochet hook (read the yarn label for info on which crochet hook size to choose)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle 


Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

St = Stitch

Sts = Stitches

How to make a Single Crochet Face Scrubbie Cotton Pad Step by step


  1. Start with a slip knot on your crochet hook. If you don’t know how to make one, you can find a tutorial here
  2. Make ch 11.

Row 1:

 Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (it will be the 10th chain you make). Sc in each chain. (You will get 10 sc in a row, as we needed 1 additional chain to make a sts).

Row 2 – 10: 

ch 1 and turn. Make sc in each chain (10 sc in a row). Repeat 8 times, to get 10 rows in total.


A pink crocheted Single Crochet Face Scrubbie on top of a white cloth.

Finish off: 

Leave 3 in of the yarn end and cut off the rest. Yarn over and pull through. Pull the hook out.

Pull the yarn to tighten the knot. Weave in the ends. 

Congratulations, you have just made your first crochet project! Keep practicing by making a few more  Single Crochet Face Scrubbie Cotton Pads in various colors. 

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