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Monday, October 18, 2010

Crochet Pattern- Eco Friendly Makeup Remover Pads and Bag


Make up remover pads are a nice gift for eco-friendly women who wear make-up. They are also a great ends and bits stash burner. These can be laundered, and I'd recommend washing them in a bag. But hey, the pattern for the bag I made for them is on this page too! 

For this very easy version, I used a slightly textured stitch to make squares.

ch= Chain stitch
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
tr= treble crochet

American terminology
Size F hook, worsted weight cotton yarn
Textured Makeup Remover Pads

Chain 12 - 11 stitches plus 1 to turn, doesn't count as first stitch

Row 1: Sc in first chain from hook, sc in each chain (11 sts)
Row 2: ch 1 to turn (does not count as first sc here or throughout), sc in first stitch, *tr in next stitch, sc in next st*, repeat ** across
Row 3: ch 1 to turn, sc in first st, sc in each of the rest of the stitches
Rows 4-7: Repeat rows 1 and 2

Edge by doing a sc crochet in each stitch around with 3 sc at each corner. Break off and weave in ends.

The matching bag is easy for anyone who can make a granny square to make. 
Mini Granny Square Bag

Ch 6, join with slip stitch to make a ring
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, sl st to join at top of first ch 3 to join
Round 2: Sl st across dcs to first ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, *ch 1, 3 dcs in next sp, ch 2, 3 dcs in same space*, repeat ** around, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3 to join
Round 3: Sl st across dcs to first ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space,ch 1, 3 dcs in next sp,ch 1, 3dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, 3 dcs in next sp,ch 1, 3dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, 3 dcs in next sp,ch 1, 3dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, sl st to top of starting ch 3 to join
Round 4: Sl st across dcs to first space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next space*, repeat ** around, ch 1, sl st to join.
Rounds 5-11: Repeat round 4
Round 12:  ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join
Round 13: ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1) *skip 1 stitch, dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat ** around. Sl st to 3rd ch in ch 4 to join.
Round 14: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. Break off and weave in ends.

Chain 70, sl st down the chain, weave the chain through the spaces in the dc/ch row on the bag, tie ends together, and weave in ends to make a single loop. 

The same technique used for the makeup remover pads also works for tawashi for washing dishes. I just used a longer starting chain and did 2 rounds of single crochet, the second round is in the back loop of the first. Just remember, use an odd number of stitches! This was 13 stitches to start, and 13 rows. I use cheap acrylic yarn for most of my tawashi and they hold up very well. 



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  2. your work is stunning!!!! can't wait to make the bath scrubbies!! thank you!!

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  4. Hey, this is Sushi from LJ. :) I'm making a set of these for my sister, and it's just the kind of fun, fairly mindless project I like. It's not just one stitch, so it keeps me occupied, but it's not ultra-tedious. The little makeup squares are adorable, and I think I'm going to make myself a set after Giftmas. Thanks so much for writing this pattern!

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  5. Just letting you know that I just used your project as a part of my post about projects to help people with their new years resolutions.

    You can see the post here:
    http://trashmystash.blogspot.com/2011/01/5-resolutions-you-can-make.html

    Great project!

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  8. your work is stunning!!!! can't ambush to type the washing scrubbies!! thank you!

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