Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Do you have a child who needs a fun and useful hands-on project? These double thick, no-burn hot pads are a great way to learn!
Hot Pad Supplies:
Crochet hook (size G)
Four-ply cotton yarn (2-2.5 oz. skein)
*One skein makes one hot pad. Use two skeins (same dye lots) for matching set.
Finished size: approximately 8” square.
Chain 30 stitches and turn.
Row 1, front side: In the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in the back of the stitch. Continue this single crochet stitch to the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 1, back side: Single crochet in back of both the stitch on the current row and the row directly below. Continue this single crochet stitch all the way back to the beginning of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2-22: Repeat row 1 back side directions down to the end, and back to the beginning of the row. Row 23, front side: Repeat current stitch to the end of row, chain 1 and turn.
Row 23, backside: Single crochet through front and back of both the stitch on current row and row directly below, and continue back to the beginning of the row.
Chain 8—(creates loop) attach at the base, tie off, weave ending and beginning tail into hot pad.
The original author of this article is Margie P. Memmott, M.S., C.F.C.S.