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Sakura Face Scrubbies

Have you ever thought of going a bit greener? Using less plastic, producing less waste? This is the time to change! Use these instead of the cotton wool you are currently using. They’re completely reusable, made of 100% cotton. You can wash them in the washing machine too when they get dirty. 🙂

This is very quick and easy project to make.

I wanted to make something different from the round face scrubbies, so this is what I came up with.

They look super cute, like little cherry blossoms, called sakura in japanese.

The pattern is beginner friendly and I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I did!

Difficulty: Easy

Size: This pattern has only one size, approx. 3.5” diameter on the widest point

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook (Get great hooks HERE)
  • approx. 60-65 yards (30 grams) 100% Cotton DK yarn to make 5 scrubbies (I used Stylecraft Classique cotton DK and Oxford Yarns Eco Cotton in different colours)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Special Stitches:

Front post double crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout
  • Each round starts with a Chain 1, 2 or 3. These are not counted as a stitch unless instructed otherwise

To start: MR

Round 1: CH 3, DC 12 into the ring, join with a SLST to first DC (not CH 3)                                            


Round 2: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, FPDC around the CH 3 from previous round and same ST you just put a DC into, *1DC in next ST, FPDC around the same ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first DC                 

(12 FPDC, 12 DC)

Round 3: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next ST (that’s the first FPDC from previous round), FPDC around the same ST you just put a DC into, *1 DC in next 2 STS (note: the 2nd ST is always the FPDC), FPDC around FPDC* repeat *to* to end join with a SLST to first DC                           

(12 FPDC, 24 DC)

Round 4: SLST to first FPDC from prevoius round, CH 1, SC in same ST, SK 2 STS (those are the 2 DC from prev. round) 7 DC in next FPDC, *SK 2 STS, SC in next FPDC , SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next FPDC* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                             

(6 SC, 6  Petals of 7 DC)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Thank you for choosing this pattern for your project! I’d like to see your finished work so please remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet or #SakuraFaceScrubbies on Instagram

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Happy Crocheting!

2 thoughts on “Sakura Face Scrubbies

  1. I have made two of these bags and really love them. Thank you for your instructive videos.

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