Makeup Remover Pads – Crochet pattern

In our constant search for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, a key part is throwing fewer things away. Using some cotton yarn and an old white face cloth, it’s possible to make these reusable cotton face pads. Use, wash, and they are ready to go again. 


Read on to learn how it’s done. Craft + self care + renewable. What’s not to like?!

 The cotton yarn is chunky enough to produce a non-flimsy face pad that makes your nightly skincare routine extra satisfying.

Materials & Tools



Crochet hook: 4 mm

  • Stitch marker
  • 1 x 50 g Chunky Cotton
  • old towel or cotton flannel

Here we have used Copper Effect on White Cotton Yarn


 DIMENSIONS: 15 cm in diameter 


One yarn cakes makes 5 cotton pads!





  • ch: chain
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st: stitch

The Directions



 Follow instructions below and  the crocher chart on the right.


6 sc in magic ring, sl st to close

 Round 1: Ch 3, (ch1, 2 dc in magic ring) x 5 times, ch1, dc in magic ring, sl st in the third ch at

the beginning of the round.

 Round 2: Ch1, working in the next space (sc,hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) x 6 times, sl st in ch at the beggining

of the round, ch1.

 Round 3: Sc in same ch where the sl st has been done, (ch4, sc between two arcs of

previous round) x 5 times, ch4, sl st in ch at the beginning of the round.

You have just created 6 “4 ch” that seat above the flower creating a 3D effect.

We will go now to work on each of these arcs.

Round 4: Ch 1, working in the next space (Sc, hdc, 5dc, hdc, sc) x 6 times. Sl st in the ch at the beginning of the round.


To make these little friends, all you need is some yarn and an old white towel (perhaps one that’s past its best)! Otherwise, a cotton flannel is also a great choice (because they are all natural and have a very soft feel).

First, cut out 10-cm diameter circles: use an expresso cup or small bowl of roughly 10 cm and use it to trace a circle onto your fabric. Then cut using a pair of scissors.

Place your cut towel disc on the back of your crochet flower, filling the hallow space created by the 3D crochet ridge.

Sew the towel disc securely in place: to make a cleaner edge, fold back the edges of the towel disk before sewing.

Congratulations, your first makeup remover pad is ready! Make a bunch of them so you have plenty to hand!

Use these as mini washcloths to clean your face or in place of disposable cotton pads when removing makeup. The used discs can be collected in a mesh laundry bag for the wash or quickly hand washed with a bit of soap!

Enjoy! 🙂