...or flower applique, or small coaster if you're so inclined!
These are great for little makeup-remover pads. I must admit it never occurred to me to crochet something like that, but then I saw someone on ravelry who had done it, and hey, it IS a great idea. Reusable means less waste, and money saved which in turn means - you guessed it - more money for YARN!
I've been crocheting up a storm with these! Each takes no more than 10 minutes to finish, so the pile grows fast.
Use worsted weight cotton yarn and whichever hook you're comfortable with.
The finished tawashi in the picture measures ~3" across, I use a 6mm (J) hook because I have a bad habit of crocheting too tight.
With your center color, start with the famous magic ring.
Round 1: Chain 3, crochet 20 dc in ring (I don't count the ch 3 as a dc, because it's so clumsy to join to it), change to petal color, slip stitch to first dc to join.
Round 2: Chain 1, sc around, join to first sc.
Round 3: Chain 1, sc in same stitch. *skip 1 stitch, 7 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat between * 4 more times, 5 petals total. Join to first sc, weave in ends.
Add hanging loop if you feel like it - personally I think they look better without, I just toss them in the laundry after use anyway.
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