Sanitary Menstrual Maxi Pad by Stacy Clement-Kazimir

Sanitary Menstrual Maxi Pad

June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in sc
3.75 mm (F)
50 - 250 yards (46 - 229 m)
Pictured pad measures 9"/23cm long x 3"/7.5cm wide (6"/10.5cm wide at wings), & is 2 or 3 layers thick.
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3/12/2020 Update: With empathy for all who are quarantined and/or working from home due to the Coronavirus which is now officially declared by the WHO to be an international pandemic, this and my knit version are both FREE. Pass it on. Stay safe loves. ❤️

Hi there! This original pattern design in US crochet terms may not be distributed or sold as your own, but feel free to sell a finished pad made from this pattern.

To waterproof: since this crochet pad is intentionally made with two layers stitched together at the edges, it can optionally hold an insert between the layers if desired; popular choices for cheap waterproof inserts for handmade pads are to cut either a waterproof mattress cover, a vinyl waterproof table cloth, or a shower curtain liner to size, which for this pattern would be ~2.5” x 8.5”.

level: intermediate

skills: know how to ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), sc dec (sc decrease = insert hook, yarn over, pull back through leaving two loops on hook, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull back through leaving three loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all three loops; 1 sc dec made)

hook: F/3.75mm

yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton in 22 colors

additional materials: 0.5”/13mm wide button

size: pictured pad measures 9”/23cm long x 3”/7.5cm wide (6”/10.5cm wide at wings), & is 2 or 3 layers thick

As a crocheter for 20+ years now & a former professional proofreader, you can crochet this with the confidence that it has been gone over with a fine-tooth comb.

Feel free to contact me with pattern-related questions at any time, & I’ll typically get back to you within 24 hours.

Stace a.k.a. zonal