Cosmetic Set by Heike Gittins

Cosmetic Set

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in DC
4.0 mm (G)
136 yards (124 m)
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This pattern consists of Crochet & Knitted Items

I think it is fair to say that we have all got a pretty good idea on how we are polluting our planet and that each and every one of us needs to wise up and do more to help save it. In today’s throwaway society we all need to start thinking about how we can make a difference in our everyday lives to minimise the pollution of our land and seas by cutting down on landfill rubbish. Everyone can do their bit, there are lots of ways to help and no matter how small, everything counts.

One area that has a huge impact on the amount of rubbish ending up in landfill and our waterways is the personal care industry. Most items are sold in plastic containers that are often non-recyclable and most wipes and cleansing pads contain polyester, polypropylene, wood pulp and a cocktail of plastics, making them non-biodegradable.

Swapping your single-use, disposable wipes and cotton pads for a more sustainable alternative will mean you are making a difference, both to your skin and the planet. Isn’t it time that we cared for the planet as much as we do for our skin.

You can of course purchase some reusable cleansing pads; they are becoming more and more available at a cost. If you are reading this likelihood is you are a crafter, in which case you can easily make some by following my easy instructions for these crochet pads using organically grown cotton. Of course you would want to store them somewhere too, so why not make the storage pouch at the same time.

All you need is some DK cotton yarn, knitting needles for the pouch, crochet hook for the pads and some of your time. A small amount of your time that will make a big difference to the beautiful planet that we call home.

Approx. 50g Eco Cotton DK for the bag (I used Nurturing Fibres Eco Cotton DK)
Small amount of cotton fabric for the lining
15cm Zip
4mm knitting needles
Matching size cable needle

Small amounts of Eco Cotton DK for the crochet pads (UK crochet terms)
4mm crochet hook
Darning needle