Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Small Project Challenge- Crochet Face Pads!

One of my big crafty goals is to learn to crochet. My most recent crochet project was this blanket and I'm keen to keep learning but I don't always have the time to commit to a big project, so for the small project challenge in March I decided that a crochet project was in order! 

For some time now I've been wanting to make some washable face pads for my cleansing routine- it seems so wasteful to keep throwing cotton wool pads in the bin, so I decided to crochet washable pads that I could wash and reuse!

I used Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK and the flat circle tutorial from Attic 24 to learn how to crochet circles. I found it really fiddly at first, but after many attempts I finally cracked it! They are by no means perfect examples of crochet, I've still got so much to learn, but I'm pleased to have accomplished the circles and the bonus is that they are useful too!

I fell behind a bit on this challenge because Mr Writer and I went on a little holiday at the last minute, so at the moment I only have a handful of finished circles, but I figure this is the kind of project I can keep adding to when I have time. A lovely lady from my day job has just crocheted a blanket in the same yarn and has given me the yarn she had left, so next I'm going to try crocheting some hexagon face pads! Watch this space!

Do you have any small crochet projects to share? 


  1. What a good idea! I always like to have a purpose for whatever I am making and what better than a project that results in a reduction of waste.

  2. Thank you! I'm the same, it spurs me on with the project if what I'm making has a useful purpose too