Crochet Cotton Pads April 10 2013

Hello and welcome to What You Sow, here is the pattern for the Crochet Cotton Pads I originally shared on the Moral Fibres blog...feel free to share the pattern, make them, sell them... spread the word and get as many people using these as possible. If you crocheting isn't your thing, we also sell them in our shop and on Etsy

Let's reduce the amount of cotton pads we send to landfill!


You will need a size 4 crochet hook and some cotton yarn of your chioce. My favourites are Sirdar Simply Recycled and Rowan Purelife which both come in some lovely colours. You need about 8m of yarn.  


Ch4, then join with a sl st to the first stitch. 

Row 1: Ch 1, *puff st (yo, insert hook into stitch, pull strand through, do the same 4 more times then pull your yarn through all 11 loops on the hook, close the puff with a chain), ch 1*, repeat * 7 more times then join with a sl st to the top of the first puff stitch and move with a sl st into the gap between the first & second puff. 8 puff st. 

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 puff st into first gap, then 2 puff st into each gap all the way round. Note that you don’t chain betweenthe stitches like you did on the first row. Once you have 16 puff st, join with a sl st to the first puff stitch. 16 puff st. 

Sew in the ends and there you have your finished cotton pad. Make a bundle of them and store them in your bathroom ready to use at bed time!

If you don’t want to crochet them yourself, you can buy a pack of 5 Makeup remover pads from the What You Sow shop or if you live outside of the UK, you can find them on Etsy too. 

If you like this idea, please feel free to share the pattern and the images by reblogging or using on your own blog. In return, I’d just ask for a link back to this site somewhere in your post! 


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