I am super stoked to be a part of the Spring Blog Hop hosted by Shanice of Crochetastic Boutique and Laura of Tender Warm Creations! If you haven’t been following along, you need to, fast! Each day for two weeks, a new designer has been featured daily and has provided a coupon code to get a FREE PDF copy of the featured crochet pattern, good only for the day they are featured and then it’s gone! You don’t want to miss it! It ends this Friday, April 3rd, so go check it out!
For my part, I’m happy to share with you lovely readers the new face scrubbie pattern I teased a bit on Instagram. I give to you the Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit!
I’ve been wanting to design my own face scrubbie pattern for a while now because I just love them in general. They are eco-friendly, easy to care for, and I can make them in all of my favorite colors to brighten up my bathroom counter. So when Shanice and Laura reached out to me to participate in their Spring Blog Hop, I thought, when better to design my face scrubbie pattern and make them in all these lovely spring hues!?
I’ve long been obsessed with all things hexagon, from the rose gold vinyl hexagons I decorated my hook case with (using my lovely Cricut Explore Air 2), or the beautiful hexagon cubbie shelves my step-dad made me to store all my yarn babies in, to jewelry, honeycomb (hence the “bumble” portion of the name) and so much more. And if you’ve been around here since the beginning and my Autumn Walks Triangle Scarf, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the puff stitch. It was only natural that these things would come together in a design at some point, and lo and behold, the Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit was born!
Why “beauty biscuit,” you ask? I don’t know…why not? It’s cute. And who doesn’t like cookies? (because the biscuits I’m referring to are the cookie variety you get to have with tea….another fave of mine)
Because this pattern is working a geometrical shape in the round, I’m classifying it as an advanced beginner pattern, since some knowledge of increasing in rounds is beneficial.
I use 100% cotton yarn for my face scrubbies, and while some might not agree with it, my preference is Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream from Yarnspirations. Yes, it’s the kitchen cotton, and yes, it’s a bit stiffer than other cotton alternatives (like Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton or Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton), but it is just as soft and in my opinion, it wears a lot better after multiple washes, pilling less than the other cotton I’ve used.
Cool, now that we’ve got that out of the way, lets get to it, eh?
Don’t let working in rounds spook you! I’ve got your back with step-by-step photos and instructions. And if the magic circle has ever confused you, try my non-traditional method here. Aside from that, all you need to know how to do is chains, single crochet, and the puff stitch! I’ve linked my step-by-step photo and video tutorials for these special stitches for you, just in case they’re not familiar to you. And if you would prefer to work this along side me, I’ve recorded a full pattern video tutorial of my Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit from start to finish on my YouTube Channel, which you can see below. So, you see!? No matter which way you prefer to learn a pattern, I’ve got you covered!
Oh, and just in case you would prefer a printable version of this pattern, you can find it listed in both my Etsy and Ravelry stores, and it also includes a handy stitch chart for the pattern, in case you prefer a more visual approach to working your patterns. The stitch chart is ONLY available through the paid pattern, and exclusive bonus to say thank you for supporting this small biz of mine. 😉
The Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit
by Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust
***An inexpensive, convenient printable version of this pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry stores, complete with full color photo tutorials for both the Magic Circle / Ring and the Puff Stitch, with links to supplemental videos for both, as well as a helpful stitch chart. Purchasing the printable version helps fund the upkeep of this website. Thank you for your support!
- Approximately 10 yds / 9 m of Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream, or comparable Category 4 worsted 100% cotton yarn
- Crochet hook in size J / 6 mm
- Tapestry needle
Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Magic Circle (MC)
- Chain (ch)
- Chain Space (ch sp)
- Skip (sk)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Puff Stitch
Side to Side: 3.375 in / 8.5 cm
Corner to Corner: 3.75 in / 9.5 cm
- This pattern is written in US Standard terms.
- This pattern is classified as Advanced Beginner, as some knowledge of working in the round is beneficial.
- This pattern can be altered for size or tension by adjusting hook size up or down as needed.
- Chain stitches at beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch.
- The chain stitch used to close and secure your puff stitch WILL count as a stitch for puff rounds.
- If you’d prefer a convenient, printable PDF version of this pattern, which includes both special stitch photo tutorials (Magic Circle / Ring AND the Puff Stitch) with links to video tutorials for each, as well as a helpful stitch chart for visual reference – available in the paid pattern only, visit my Etsy and Ravelry shops!
- I have recorded a video showing you how to make this pattern from start to finish, see below.
Start with a magic circle.
NOTE: If you prefer not to use a magic circle / ring, simply chain three, slip stitch to the first chain you made, and work your first round into the center space created in the middle of your three chains.
R1: Ch 2, *Puff Stitch into the center of your magic circle, ch 1, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to the top of the first puff of the round to close. (6 puffs, 6 ch-1s)
NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, you will find a step by step photo tutorial on Pages 5 and 6 of this pattern, or you can watch my video tutorial here.
NOTE: Please note that the chain stitch used to close and secure your puff stitch WILL count as the instructed ch 1 for this round and every puff round for the rest of this pattern.
R2: Ch 1, *sc top of puff from previous round, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to the top of the first sc of the round to close. (18 sc)
R3: Ch 1, *sc 2, puff next, ch 1, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to the top of the first sc of the round to close. (6 puffs, 6 ch-1s, 12 sc)
Pro Tip: When you see sc 2 in a pattern, as you see in this round, it means that you are to work a single stitch (single crochet in this instance) into each of the next two stitches.
R4: Ch 1, *sc 3, [sc, ch 1, sc] into the ch sp from previous round, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to the top of the first sc of the round to close. (30 sc, 6 ch-1s)
Pro Tip: When you see a group of stitches enclosed in parentheses ( ) or brackets [ ] within the text of a row or round’s instructions like you see with the “[sc, ch1, sc]” here, you will work that entire sequence of stitches into the same stitch as indicated in the instructions, in this case the top of the puff stitch from the previous round.
Pro Tip: Similar to Round 3, the “sc 3” here means to work a single stitch (a single crochet in this instance) into each of the next three stitches.
R5: Ch 1, *sc, ch 1, sk 1, sc, ch 1, sk 1, (sc,ch 1,sc) into the ch sp from the previous round, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to the top of the first sc of the round to close. (24 sc, 24 ch-1s)
Tie off, cut yarn, and weave in the ends!
Pro Tip: You can use the Invisible Slip Stitch to tie off your work so that your knot is hidden on the back (wrong) side of your work (see below pictures for a quick tutorial, or watch the video for this pattern to watch it in action), OR, you can use the Invisible Finish to tie off; Heart Hook Home has a great video tutorial for it here.
Congratulations! Make a set of them and gift them to your girlfriends, or keep them all to yourself. You’ve earned it! Or they make great sellers at markets and craft fairs too! Machine wash / dry these little workhorses, they’re super easy to care for.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Be sure to tag me (@hooksbookswanderlust) on social so I can see your makes! Use #BumblePuffBB and / or #labellevieforme on Instagram and Facebook! If you have any questions or problems, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time!
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