Friday, 9 August 2019

Some Eco Crochet - Cotton Pads


With all the trends at the moment pushing us to be more eco friendly I really like the idea of more and more reusable items in my home. On top of that I have been getting into looking after my skin better and trying to cleanse, tone and moisturise most days. I'm not perfect but I'm a lot better than I used to be.

So I have included a quick little pattern that I have worked out as a cute little circle and figured if you want to make these too you can use this pattern.

Materials:

Bendigo Woollen Mill 8ply Cotton in Two Colours
3.5mm Crochet Hook

Abbreviations:
TR - Treble stitch (double in the US)
DB - Double Stitch (Single in the US) 
CH - Chain stitch
Join - slip stitch to join
 

Instructions in UK terms:
Colour A
Start with a magic circle and ch2 into the circle.


Row 1: Crochet 12 TRs into the magic circle. Join into the top of the first TR. The chains do not count as a stitch. (12 stitches)



Row 2: Ch2, 2TR in every stitch, join (24 stitches)



Row 3: Ch2,*2TR in the first stitch, 1TR in the next stitch* repeat between * * until the end, join and finish off the thread (36 stitches)


Change to Colour B



Row 4: Ch1, *2DB in the first stitch, DB in the next 2 stitches* repeat * * to the end join and finish off thread. (48 stitches)



And here we have a finished circle.


I have already made about 10 of these little circles, and a whole pile of different ones before I settled on this pattern as making the best size and the cutest look.

I figure these are better than throwing out a whole pile of pads and much more eco friendly and much more friendly for my wallet in the long term. Particularly since these balls from Bendigo Woollen Mills are 200gms. I bought these 4 balls AGES ago. They are almost done soon....

I hope you like these little patterns and they give you an idea of what you can make around the house.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

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