Tuesday, 7 April 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - FREE PATTERN #3

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads

FRESHEN UP with SPRING MAKEUP REMOVER PADS

Week #3 of Let's Play - Crochet Fun

How did you go last week?  Did you enjoy making the Spring Flower Motif? and did you manage to make the garland as well?
I had heaps of fun making my garland and they have brightened up my lounge room way more than I expected.  I am very pleased, indeed!


I would love to hear and see your creations so PLEASE DO SHARE THEM 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS OR ON MY CROCKNIT FACEBOOK PAGE

THIS WEEK #3
Spring time is all about new life, new beginnings, and we all know about Spring Cleaning.  So, with cleaning in mind I thought these little crochet cotton pads would be a great way to help with REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. Simply by making a batch of these reusable cotton makeup remover pads, we can help SPRING CLEAN and save the planet, in our own small way.  What do you think?  Is it a great idea?  or not?


free pattern crochet makeup remover pads


Lovely cotton makeup remover pads

This week's free crochet pattern involves one of my favourite stitches, the front post double crochet.  You get so much texture and a lovely stretchy, springy fabric with this one stitch.  So you will need to be comfortable with this FPdc stitch, to complete these makeup remover pads.

I had a play with some different yarns, and really liked using the finer cotton yarns like DMC PETRA, I also tried Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply, which made a slightly larger pad, but I am sure you could also make these cotton pads with any similar soft cotton yarn.

I know some of you are probably still enjoying an Easter break, and may not be ready to get into making these cotton pads, however, I do hope you manage to get some time after the break, and after the kids get back to school, because these are really fun to make.

So, for those who are ready to begin FREE PATTERN #3, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!


WHAT YOU NEED:  

Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply or DMC Petra 3 or similar cotton yarn
Hook:  2.5mm or 2mm
Notions:  Scissors, Yarn needle



PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to crochet in the round.  Stitch guide: single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, reverse single crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front


Rnd 1:  Magic loop, ch3, 11dc in loop, join in 2nd ch of ch3. (12sts)
free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 1 and 2:  Showing Front

Rnd 2:  Ch3, FPdc in ch3 below, 1dc in top of same ch3, * (FPdc, 1dc) in next st, rep from * around, join in top of ch3.  (24sts)

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 2:  Left Photo showing back; Right Photo showing front.



Rnd 3:  TURN, Ch3, *FPdc in next st, 2dc in next st, rep from * around, ending with 1dc in last st, join in top of ch3.  (36sts)

Rnd 4:  TURN, Ch3, *FPdc in next 2sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * around, ending with 1dc in last st, join in top of ch3.  (48sts)

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 4:  Showing Front.


Rnd 5:  TURN, Ch3, *FPdc in next 3sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * around, ending with 1dc in last st, join in top of ch3.  (60sts)

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 5:   showing Back.


Rnd 6:  Ch1, sc in same st, sc around, join in ch1.

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 6:  Sc - LEFT PHOTO showing back, RIGHT PHOTO showing front.


Rnd 7:  Ch1, rev sc around, join.  Fasten off, hide ends.

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads
Rnd 7:  Rev sc - LEFT PHOTO showing back, RIGHT PHOTO showing front.


Make as many as you like.  You can change colour in last two rounds for a different coloured edging.  Make a variety of coloured cotton pads.   

Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

free pattern crochet makeup remover pads

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!


LET ME KNOW how you go with this pattern and please share your creations. 
 I am always happy to help if you have any questions in regards to the pattern.



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Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
BARBARA SUMMERS WWW.CROCKNIT.COM
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. These are far to pretty for make up removal. I think i will try to make either an afghan or pillow cover with this design. Thank you again. :)

    Kaz fae Scotland. :D

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    1. Thank you Kaz fae Scotland, That is a great idea. I must admit I was thinking about expanding the design and into an afghan square, to be used for whatever. Please do share a photo of your afghan or pillow cover when you make it, would love to see what you create.
      Cheers
      Barbara

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