I like to use up scraps of cotton yarn by crocheting my own reusable cotton face cleansing pads. It takes about five minutes to make one, and each one lasts a long time; I have been using mine for several years now, and they are still in great shape. Just throw them in the wash with the rest of your laundry.
These also make a nice addition to a gift set for a friend.
Ways to use crocheted cotton face cleansing pads
There are a few different ways you can use your crocheted reusable cotton face cleansing pads. Here are a few ideas:
Facial cleansing. Dampen your cleansing pad with warm water and apply a dollop of your facial cleanser. Use it to apply the cleanser to your skin. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.
Removing makeup. Apply makeup remover to your face pad and use it to wipe your skin clean; then wash your face as normal. Take it a step further and make your own makeup remover.
Applying toner. After cleansing, apply toner to the cotton pad and apply to your face as usual. For a homemade toner, mix one part apple cider vinegar and four parts distilled water, adjusting the ratio depending on your skin type.
How to crochet reusable cotton face cleansing pads
Ch = chain
DC = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Using a size H crochet hook, ch four. Twelve DC in the fourth chain from the hook.
Sl st in the top of the beginning “chain three” to finish the first round. Ch three.
Two DC in each DC around, for a total of 24 DC in the second round. Sl st in the top of the beginning “chain three” and finish it off.
Weave in the ends using a tapestry needle.
That’s all there is to it; now you can make yourself a set using scraps of leftover yarn from past projects, or you can make a nice matching set – for yourself or a friend. Have you made or received these as a gift? Did you enjoy them? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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