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Sanitary Pad Cozy (Free Crochet Pattern)

Updated on December 03, 2012
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Whenever we go out with the big black hole that is our purse, we tend to spend a lot of time just searching for tiny things we put inside it. One of the most important items ladies bring with them in case of an emergency are sanitary pads. Here is a fun way to keep them in your bags while maintaining the secrecy of what is inside the cozy.

This hub is a free crochet pattern for a simple sanitary pad cozy that is enclosed with a button inserted into a tab.

Materials and Gauge

  • Size 10 crochet cotton thread
  • No. 1 steel hook (or any size you want)
  • 1 button (you must choose one before you work on the tab part so you can make the button hole fit properly)
  • Gauge is not important for this project

Pattern

How to begin the cozy:

  • Find the number of chains you need by fitting it to your favorite brand of sanitary pad.
  • Add 2 ch (as turning chain) and start working the pattern around with 3 sts on each end of the chain and continuing around the opposite side of the starting chain.
  • Continue working the pattern until you reach the desired height.

The starting round should look like this.
The starting round should look like this. | Source

The numbers on mine:

Rnd 1: Ch 30, 2 hdc on 3rd ch from hook (ch 2 counts as first hdc all throughout), 1 hdc on each remaining ch until last st, 3 hdc in last ch, 1 hdc on each ch on the opposite side of the working ch, sl st on top of ch 2 to join, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc on each st around, join, turn.

Repeat Rnd 2 until you reach the desired height of the cozy. Mine reached up to Rnd 26.

Just keep going with Rnd 2 until you have finally covered the whole thing.
Just keep going with Rnd 2 until you have finally covered the whole thing. | Source

Note: You want to keep fitting the cozy onto your pad so figure out where you want to place the button and where you want the tab with the buttonhole to start. Once you figure out where you want it to start (mine was at Round 23), just leave the front loops of that round free and continue working on both loops for the remaining rounds of your cozy.

Here is the body of the cozy finished up to Round 26. You can see a line a few rows beneath the top that consists of the freed front loops of Round 23.
Here is the body of the cozy finished up to Round 26. You can see a line a few rows beneath the top that consists of the freed front loops of Round 23. | Source

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Sew on the button on your desired location.

Here is where I decided to sew on my button.
Here is where I decided to sew on my button. | Source

How to work the tab:

  • Go back to the front loops freed on the desired start of tab and work the desired width.
  • Make sure the width has an odd number of stitches because you will want to skip the middle stitch for the buttonhole and it will keep the look symmetrical.
  • Work both sides of the buttonhole and join them together in the next row. Make sure the hole is the right size for your button by trying it out.

The numbers on mine:

Row 1: Going back to Rnd 23, sl st to join on desired starting point, ch 2, hdc in the next 8 sts, turn.

Row 2-8: Ch 2, hdc in the next 8 sts, turn.

From this point, my tab reached the button. To start the buttonhole, work on half the number of hdc's you have (9 / 2 = 4 remainder 1). The remainder 1 is for the skipped stitch. Here is what it should look like before you go on to Row 9.

Here is the tab up to 8 Rows. It already reached the button so I started working on the buttonhole (Row 9).
Here is the tab up to 8 Rows. It already reached the button so I started working on the buttonhole (Row 9). | Source

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, turn. Keep working Row 9 until it fits the button. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Here is what one side of the buttonhole looks like.
Here is what one side of the buttonhole looks like. | Source

Row 9 (other side): Sk next st on unworked stitches of Row 8, sl st to join in next st, ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. Repeat the number of rows you completed on the first side. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Row 9 + x: To connect the 2 tabs, go back to the first side and sl st on each hdc, ch 1 when you reach the buttonhole, sl st on each hdc on the other side of tab. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Photo of the tab while not in use. Sorry about the loose ends.
Photo of the tab while not in use. Sorry about the loose ends. | Source

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      Rachel Vega 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great idea! And that cotton thread is beautiful. Voted up!

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      dezalyx 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks, theclevercat! The cotton thread is the most accessible material (apart from regular acrylic yarn) we have in the Philippines, so it is also my go-to material for designing patterns. :)

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      This is awesome and easy. My purse always is messy and I can hardly find stuff in it. And this secret sanitary pad cozy is a great idea amazing. Voted Up for Sure !!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I shared the link with my crochet group.

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