Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cotton Puff Free Pattern

I try very hard live green, we use biodegradable trash bags, we use cloth napkins and do not buy paper towels. We use compact florescent light bulbs and recycle all we can. About a month ago, my bag of cotton balls was nearing its end, and I wanted to create something, I could use like a cotton ball and not buy anymore. So I created this cotton puff, it is made with cotton yarn, fits on my finger and I can wash it in the washing machine. I think it works better than a cotton ball, it is much more cheery than a plain white cotton ball and for me it exfoliates too.

It is a quick pattern, easy practice increasing and decreasing. This is worked in rounds with no joining.

Peaches n' Cream, Cotton yarn, Fiesta is the color in my picture.
E Hook
Yarn needle

Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in st, 2 sc in next st, rep to 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep to 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Dec over 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, rep to 18 sc.
Rnd 7: Dec over 2 sts, sc in next st, rep to 12 sc.
Rnd 8: Sl st in each st around. Fasten off.
Weave in your ends.
If you have trouble getting a tight stitch, try a smaller hook.

This is a pattern, I created and would like to share. Enjoy!


Libby said...

Kudos to you for living "green." This is such a cute puff!

Doris Sturm said...

I think it's wonderful you're living green, Gwen. That puff looks so bright and colorful. Very nice work!

Have a great day!
Doris :-)

Libby said...

* Left you a little present on my blog. :-)

Deborah said...

Oh wow! I love this idea! Is it okay if I link your post to my blog? It's all about trying to be green...

Lauri said...

It is a very original idea!
Thanks for following my blog.