Past Blast: Crochet Pattern: Re-Usable Women’s Pads

Evie: Yes I know, ew gross…. oh please.  If you have kids, have ever been around animals or hell actually have interactions with people every day, this is not that gross. Seriously.

I’ve been using these for eight months now 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:

Update 6/13/2017:  I’ve since found that it works better to lay your second layer on the oval, and then starting from the end, single crochet or slip stitch the next 5 stitches then switch to a chain stitch to make your ties.  This prevents stretching of the joins and leaves a much neater looking pad.

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