Saturday, January 14, 2012

African Flower Hot Pad


I got the idea to make this hot pad from A Granny A Day blog. It's such a cute idea and will make wonderful gifts for Christmas next year!


It's a very simple pattern and it is quite quick to make! I used a size G hook and 100% cotton yarn for this pattern.

Download the Printable Pattern


African Flower Hot Pad

To Start Front: Make an adjustable ring, or ch 5 and join with slip stitch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as first dc), 1 dc in ring, (ch 1, 2 dc in ring) 5 times, ch1, join with sl st to first dc {6 shells}
Row 2: Join into a ch space. In each of the 6 ch sps: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc). Join with sl st to first dc.
Row 3: Join into a ch space. In each of the 6 ch sps: 7 dc. Join with sl st to first dc.
Row 4: Join at the beginning of the 7 dc sps. 1 sc in each of the next 7 st, dc {which you join to the 2nd row in order to form the petal}, (7 sc and 1 dc) 6 times.
Row 5: Join above any dc st. sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Row 6: Join into last st made. Ch 3 {counts as first dc} and 2dc into the same stitch, (ch1, skip 2 sts and make 3 dc into the next stitch) around. Join with sl st.
Row 7: Join into a ch 1 space. Ch 3 {counts as first dc}, 2dc, ch1, 3dc, {ch1, 3dc into next ch 1 space, ch1, 3dc into next 1ch space, ch1, into the next space 3dc, ch1, 3dc} around. Join with a slst to the 3rd ch of original 3ch.
Row 8: Join into a ch 1 space. Ch 3 {counts as first dc} and 2dc into the same stitch, (ch1, skip 2 sts and make 3 dc into the next stitch) around. Join with sl st.
Row 9: {Optional} Repeat Row 8.

To Start Back: Make an adjustable ring, or ch 5 and join with slip stitch to form a ring.

Row 1: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, 11dc into ring, join with sl st. DO NOT TURN.
Row 2: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, 2dc into each stitch around, join with sl st.
Row 3: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next) around, join with sl st.
Row 4: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) around, join with sl st.
Row 5: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) around, join with sl st.
Row 6: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) around, join with sl st.
Row 7: ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) around, join with sl st.
Row 8: {if completed optional Row 9 for the front} - ch 3 {counts as first dc}, dc into same st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) around, join with sl st.

Put the two pieces together, right sides facing out. Crochet together with any edging you want. Here is one option.

Edging: Join with sl st. ch1 and sl st into the next stitch, ((sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sl st into the next 2 stitches) around. Now ch as many stitches as you want to make the hanging loop and slst into the same stitch to join the loop.

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    1. Thank you! I'm experimenting with more colors to find a pattern that I really enjoy!

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