Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crochet Pattern: Re-Usable Women's Pads

I've been using these for over two months and decided it was nigh time to share the pattern I had gotten figured out.

This is a free pattern, that I'm sharing with you.  Please do not post this pattern as your own. If this looks a lot like a pattern you've seen before online, I'd like a link to that please.  I went hunting for a pattern like this back on this article and never found anything. If you decide to make and sell, please credit me.

If there are any problems with this pattern, please comment so that I can update either terminology or stitch count etc.

For your yarn I recommend using Lily Sugar'n Creme cotton and an F/3.75 hook.

Re-Usable Pads -
For heavy flows, make 2 ovals and one filler.
For medium flows, make 1 oval and one filler.
For light flows, make 1 oval.

Chain 24 foundation single crochet.

Row 1:
Chain 2 (does not count as hdc), 2 hdc in same stitch.  *1 hdc in next 22 stitches.*
In last stitch, 5 hdc to form the end. Repeat **.  3hdc in last stitch, slip stitch in first hdc to join.

Row 2:
Chain 2.
1 hdc in joining stitch. 2 hdc in next stitch.  *1 hdc in next 22 stitches*
On the end:
2 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next stitch.  3 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next stitch.  2 hdc in next stitch.
Repeat **.
On starting end: 
2 hdc in next stitch.  1hdc in next stitch.  3 hdc in next stitch.  Slip stitch join in first hdc.

Row 3:
Chain 2.  1 hdc in joining stitch and next stitch.  2 hdc in next stitch.  * 1 hdc in next 23 stitches*
On the end:
2 hdc in next stitch. 1 hdc in next three stitches. 3hdc in next stitch. 1 hdc in next three stitches. 2 hdc in next stitch.
Repeat **.
On starting end:
2 hdc in next stitch.  1 hdc in next 3 stitches. 3 hdc in next stitch. 1 hdc in next stitch. Slip stitch join into first hdc.

Last Row:
Chain 1, sc in each stitch all the way around, slip stitch join in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Filler layer:
Chain 21 single crochet foundation

Row 1:
Chain 1, 1 sc in all stitches to end, chain 1 and turn.

Row 2:
Repeat row 1 until same width as ovals.

Assembly Notes:
Use a yarn needle and put two lines of stitching in the middle of the center stitch and edges.  Do not sew the edges shut as when you wash them, they won't be able to dry properly without the air flow.

"How does it stay it place?"
You can crochet simple ties using chain stitch, or even make wings. Fastening them with buttons or snaps.  That's up to you.

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