Learning to crochet can be tough, but never say never. The first thing you need to do is choose a project that matches your skills.
Try your hand at this project. These crochet facial puffs are a breeze to master. And when you’re ready to share your newfound skill with the world, they make for great gifts too.
Use them for removing make up and throw them in the wash after that. It’s a small step, but it is one way of reducing your carbon footprint.
DIY reusable facial puffs
Skill level: Intermediate
Time required: 15 minutes
1 For this project, use a 3mm crochet hook and lightweight fingering yarn or baby yarn. Start by making four chain stitches.
2 Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.
3 Make one chain stitch. Next, make a puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull strand through, do the same three more times then pull your yarn through all the loops on the hook.
4 Finish the puff stitch with one chain stitch. Add one more chain stitch.
5 Repeat instructions 3-4 to make seven puff stitches in total. When you get to the last puff stitch, skip the additional chain stitch. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first puff stitch.
6 Now you will be crocheting into the gaps in between each gap stitch. Make two puff stitches in each gap.
7 You should end with 14 puff stitches in total. Leave a 10cm tail and trim excess yarn.
8 Flip the piece over and weave in the ends with a darning needle. Trim excess yarn.
Lee Mei Li is the author of Hello Kitty Crochet. She crafts and blogs at www.amiguruMEI.com. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to try your hand at crochet? Here are some easy tutorials to follow.
- Make a handful of tiny crochet hearts. Tutorial at Thepartyartisan.co.uk.
- Livewellutah.org shares an easy pattern for burn-free crochet hot pads.
- Check out the cute crochet lace headband pattern at Bitsandbobblesblog. blogspot.com.
- Crochet your own dishcloth. Pattern at Bubblegirlknitandcrochet.wordpress.com.
- Learn how to crochet your first flower. Tutorial at Scrapbookandcardstoday-mag.typepad.com.
- Dharmaflyer.blogspot.co.uk shows you how to finger-weave a scarf.
- Crafts.tutsplus.com has a great pattern on making your own rainbow nesting baskets.
- Follow this easy pattern for making face scrubbers over at Dabblesandbabbles.com.
- Quirky fish appliques to the rescue! Tutorial at Jennyandteddy.com.
- When you’ve mastered the crochet game, try making these pretty crochet snowflakes from Flowergirlcottage.blogspot.ca.