Over the summer the Bee Moor crochet club, The Happy Hookers, are making these resuable make up wipes. The wipes will be sold in packs of eight to raise money for the our local charity, Cyril Flint, later in the year.
We chose this pattern because not only is it environmentally friendly and and an easy way to reduce our waste, but it is also a small and easy pattern for all abilities. If you would like to make some wipes for yourself, or to help us raise money here is the pattern to follow.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Drops Love You aran weight recycled cotton
- 5mm hook
- Yarn needle
HOW TO MAKE THE MAKE UP WIPE:
Chain 4, slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop.
Round 1: Into the loop make seven puff stitches (loose yarn over, pull loop through the middle, repeat this three times until you have seven loops on the hook, yarn over again and pull this through all seven loops, chain 1 to close the puff). 7 puff stitches in total.
Round 2: Make two puff stitches in between each puff stitch from the last round. 14 puff stitches in total.
Fasten off and sew in the ends with a yarn needle.
If you find your wipes to be too loose and holey then try a smaller hook size or a thicker yarn. If your puffs are too thick and you find it hard to crochet, try a bigger hook or looser tension when you hold the yarn.
Do you have any tips on how to reduce our waste on day to day items? Leave a comment below to give us your ideas.