© June Gilbank 2019
Use these washable rounds anywhere you’d use a disposable cotton round or facial wipe – for cleansing, toning, or removing makeup – and save money while helping the environment! They crochet up in minutes, take very little yarn, and make a pretty and practical gift.
Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds is part of the PlanetJune Accessories range of crochet patterns by June Gilbank.
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– The pattern for the Mini size rounds (pictured below; these are perfect for applying toner!)
– Additional instructional photos and tips, including left-handed photos
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The complete pattern and instructions for the Standard size rounds is available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them 🙂
This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to www.planetjune.com/cosmeticrounds
|sc||single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)|
|sl st||slip stitch|
I used Bernat Handicrafter yarn for all the pictured samples. For the Standard size rounds, I used an entire 43g skein of Country Stripes (blue/green). You should be able to get at least 10 Standard sized pads from a skein.
For the half-sized Mini pads (pattern included in PDF version only) I used a partial skein each of Pinky Stripes and Lime Stripes.
Using a striped yarn is fun because you can crochet a variety of pads in coordinated shades from a single skein of yarn! You could also make a whole set in a single solid or variegated shade, or use up scraps of various skeins to make a colourful selection.
Tip: Don’t use these rounds for removing nail polish – it won’t wash out!
Gauge is unimportant for this pattern, but you don’t want huge gaps between your stitches that liquid will run through. If your gaps are too large, try a smaller hook.
Tip: Cotton yarns can be splitty. If your yarn splits frustratingly, try using a slightly larger hook.
After Round 1, you’ll be working in linen stitch (a ‘ch 1, sc’ repeat).
After Round 2, you’ll always work into the chain spaces of the previous round, instead of the stitches, until the final (edging) round, where you’ll work a round of slip stitches into each chain space and each single crochet stitch from the previous round.
To begin each linen stitch round, make the first ch 1, then slip your start-of-round stitch marker around the entire chain stitch you’ve just made (below, left). This will mark the position of the first chain space to work into at the start of the following round (below, right).
Working into the chain spaces and the stitches around the edge can be tricky – if you accidentally insert your hook in the wrong place when you aim for the chain space, you then won’t have anywhere to insert your hook to make the next stitch.
Look at the ch-sp (below, left). You’ll see the sideways ‘V’s belonging to two stitches sitting above the space:
If you pull up on the chain (A), you’ll see a vertical bar in the middle of the space, between A and B (marked by pink arrow, below, right).
Insert your hook before that bar to make the sl st into the ch-sp, and after that bar to make the sl st into the next sc.
Then continue to the next ch-sp and repeat!
Note: Please see the General Instructions, above, in conjunction with this pattern.
Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: (ch 1, sc) in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: *(ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-sp, (ch 1, sc) in next ch-sp; repeat from * twice more. (18 st)
Rnd 4: *(ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-sp, (ch 1, sc) in next 2 ch-sp; repeat from * twice more. (24 st)
Rnd 5: *(ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-sp, (ch 1, sc) in next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * twice more. (30 st)
Rnd 6: sl st in each ch-sp and each sc around. (30 st)
Cut the yarn leaving a 3″ (8cm) tail, join with an invisible finish, and weave in the ends securely.
After weaving in the ends, flatten the pad with your hand. You’ll see that the slip stitch round has smoothed out the edge into a circle (below, left) and given the pad a nice thickness at the edge (below, right).
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