Mandy's Washable Make Up Wipes

Mandy's Washable Make Up Wipes

November 13, 2020

If you've passed the shop recently you may have seen a beautiful little stack of crocheted makeup wipes in the window. These were made by our customer Mandy.  They would make a lovely, eco-friendly gift for a special person.

Mandy has given us permission to reproduce the pattern here and it's also available on Ravelry so what's stopping you having a go?

If you make some, we'd love to see pictures (tag us on Instagram or Facebook) and, if you're a Ravelry user, create a project over there. That will help Mandy reach a wider audience.

a stack of finished makeup wipes with a bottle of makeup remover

Washable Make-up Wipes by Mandy Challis

Each one of these everlasting make-up wipes can be made in as little as 15 minutes.

It won't take long and you'll have a set ready to give as a Christmas stocking filler. Present them in a small organza bag and, the lucky recipient will also have a bag to keep them together in the wash!

Using the lovely Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton DK, a little goes a long way, so you'll have plenty left to treat yourself!

Machine washable on a low temperature wash.


  • 1 ball Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton DK (100g)

  • 5 mm crochet hook

  • Needle and scissors

  • UK crochet terms


9cm diameter. Tension is not critical for this pattern.


If you are a confident crocheter, using a standard increase pattern, you could add additional rounds (before the final round) to make a circular face cloth to match.





Double Crochet


Treble crochet





Sl St

Slip Stitch


Washable Make-Up Wipe

Magic Circle

Make a magic circle and ch 1 (doesn't count as stitch).

Round 1

Dc 12 into magic circle. Join with Sl St into first Dc. (12 sts)

Round 2

Ch 2 (doesn't count as stitch here or throughout). 2Tr in first st. 2Tr in each st around. Join with Sl St to first Tr. (24 sts).

Round 3

Ch2. Tr in first st, 2 tr in next. (Tr in next st, 2tr in next); repeat to end. Join with Sl St to first Tr. (36 sts)

Round 4

Ch2. Tr in first 2 sts, 2 tr in next. (Tr in next 2 st, 2tr in next); repeat to end. Join with Sl St to first Tr. (48 sts)

Round 5

Ch1. Sk first st. 3 dc in next. (Sk next, 3dc in next); repeat to end. Join with Sl St to first Dc. Fasten off.