Here is a my review on this make
➔ Video tutorial at the end of this post.
Difficulty rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (Simple)
- 5mm 100% cotton yarn
- 4.5mm or a 4mm crochet hook
Abbreviations (UK Terms)
- MC - Magic Circle (here is a video on how to make a Magic Circle)
- CH - Chain
- SS - Slip Stitch
- DC - Double Crochet
- PS - Puff Stitch (here's a video on how to do Puff Stitch - it's the first tutorial in the video)
Puff Stitch directions: Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch (or magic circle), yarn over and pull up a loop. Do this three times. You should now have 7 strands on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 strands. CH 1 to close the stitch.
There is a useful video here but for this pattern you do it three times and not 5.
If you are new to crocheting or new a refresher I really recommend to channel Bella Coco on YouTube. Here are some video's for beginners. Sarah-Jayne also have videos for left handed crocheters.
How to make your cotton pad
MC. CH 1 to secure to circle then do 8 PS into the MC. SS into the first PS CH. (8 PS)
SS into the space between the two PS in the previous round. CH 1 to start then do 2 PS in each space between. (16 PS) SS into first PS CH.
CH 1. DC into next CH of the PS and continue to do this around the whole cotton pad. Continue around (31 DC). SS into first CH.
Hanging loop (optional)
(Added after making the video, I just thought this morning when using my cotton pad that it would be handing if I could hang it up to dry)
To create a loop to hang your cotton pad CH 9 and the SS into the next DC.
Weave in your ends and the tail from your magic circle and voilá you're done!