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Crochet dog eye wipes

I try to be environmentally conscious when it comes to my pup Maggie and avoid waste where I can. I even use compostable poop bags, and all her waste and hair clippings go straight into the green bin for composting.

Being a white dog, she’s prone to tear stains, and the thought of buying disposable eye wipes didn’t sit well with me. And then I realised: hang on, my crocheted Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds would also make perfect reuseable doggy face wipes!

eco-friendly cosmetic rounds crochet pattern by planetjune

For fun, and to tell Maggie’s wipes apart from my own, I decided to crochet her a set that matches her colours – mostly off-white with a little light brown.

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

I used my favourite cotton yarn, KnitPicks Dishie in Swan and Linen, and the colours are a pretty good match!

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

And now for the moment of truth – will they work?

I saturated a wipe in lukewarm water and squeezed it out so it wasn’t dripping. After an initial sniff test:

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

…Maggie gave it the licky seal of approval:

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

I wiped her eyes well, and then she took over to finish the job to her exacting standards!

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

And here’s the finished pretty face once it had dried:

crocheted dog face wipes by planetjune

Mission accomplished!

As with my cosmetic rounds, I’ll toss the used wipes into a mesh laundry bag and run them through the washer and dryer with my laundry – it’s quick and easy.

eco-friendly cosmetic rounds crochet pattern by planetjune

An update on my personal cosmetic rounds: In case you’re wondering how reuseable crocheted facial rounds hold up, I’ve used one clean round every night for 9 months. I made enough to last me for 3 weeks before washing them, so mine have all been laundered many times by now.

They don’t look quite as crisp as new, but they are holding their shape well and are much softer than they were when new, so there’s plenty of life left in them before I need to make replacements!

If you’d like to make your own facial wipes – for humans or pets! – you can find my Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds pattern here 🙂


  1. Miriam P. said

    Aw, Maggie looks like such a sweetie!! Thank god for our animal companions, right?

    • June said

      Absolutely! She’s an absolute joy, and taking care of her also means taking care of myself at the same time. Animals are the best.

  2. Susan said

    Hi June!
    I loved your facial wipes post and comparison of the different yarn. It’s nice to have an update and clever idea for dog eye wipes! Thats Sooo Awesome!! Maggie looks just so Happy AND Beautiful! I also have been using cotton crochet facial wipes for about 2 years now. Mine have also held up fantastic! I haven’t had to make replacements yet either. I Love using them Much better than the purchased cotton throw away rounds.
    Blessings for Staying Safe and Healthy during these coronavirus crisis times.

    • June said

      Thanks, Susan! (Hmmm, I wonder what other disposable household items I can replace with reusable crocheted versions…) Maggie is my constant companion now, and we keep each other from getting too anxious during these troubling times – she couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. Take care!

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