Crochet Cotton Pads: Tutorial + Pattern

by Olia
crochet pads tutorial for beginners

Add a spa vibe to your home with the fluffy and soft reusable cotton pads crocheted by yourself. It is an easy and fast project that will allow you to showcase your green side and will add a cozy spa accent to your bathroom and daily skincare routine.

This tutorial is ideal for beginners as we will use just 2 basic stitches and all you will need is a skein of chunky cotton yarn, crochet hook 8 mm (metric size), and a few minutes of your time. The pads we will do today are different from the regular handmade cotton pads or disposable discs you will find in the stores. They are bigger and fluffier what makes them a real game-changer when it comes to daily skincare (see the image below to compare). They feel like a real treat!

You will need:

  • crochet hook 8 mm (metric size) // US 11 or L // UK 0
  • 1 skein of chunky cotton yarn “Navy ” of Adriafil or you can use 2 strands of Pima Cotton by We are Knitters // 3 strands of Safran cotton by Drops Design.

In general, for this project you can use any cotton yarn that recommends using 6 mm crochet hook, or 2 strands of yarn that recommends using crochet hook 4 mm.

Make a loop and with hook 8 mm chain 3 stitches. Join the stiches in a circle by slip stitch.

Row 1: chain 3, 12 double crochet (UK treble) stitches inside the circle, join with slip stitch in the first double crochet stitch.

Row 2: chain 2, 2 half double crochet stitches in each double crochet (UK treble) stitch of the previous row, join with a slip stitch. Cut the yarn and weave the ends.

That’s it, you are done! Now you can make a set of 2,5,7 or 10 pads to use one every day. You can wash your pads by hand or in a washing machine. These pads will add a nice personal touch to the beauty or skincare gift for a friend or family member.

I designed these pads for newborn babies – to use as a sponge for washing the baby during the first week when the umbilical cord should not get wet. But when I tried them to dry my face after removing makeup it was like a breeze of freshness for my face and I literary felt my skin breathing. Try it yourself, and tell me if you feel this too!

I would LOVE to see how your project turns out! Tag me @olga_zhudro on Instagram to share your beautiful work (in progress or finished). Happy making!

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