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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kitchen Hot Pad with Pattern

So how are you holding out on those Resolutions for this year? We're only 9 days in, don't tell me you've given up already? Read this and see if it resolves your resolution stronghold:
  • If you’ve held out for over a fortnight into the new year, you’re doing well! However, we’ve reached the crunch point; January 17th is the most common date to give up on your resolutions, it’s marked by Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. Can you hold onto your convictions well into the new year, or is it easier to slip back into old habits? (from Days of the Year)
I know we aren't quite there yet, the 17th I mean, but can you believe that some people think you won't succeed past 17 days into your New Year's Resolution? Well, I "poo-poo" at their lack of confidence.


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Let's not get disheartened by others thoughts and concentrate on our own shall we? This week I have a pattern for you that will give you a jump start on your gift-giving for most any occasion. Kitchen hot pads are suitable for newlyweds, new home owners, college students and teacher appreciation. I love them myself and have several but I have to say that this one has become my new favorite.

Materials: (Color choices are your own) 
  • To start off, you're going to need two motifs from this pattern I posted a few months ago. It looks more complicated than it really is, I promise, if I can make it, so can you.
  • size H crochet hook
  • Matching or contrasting 100% cotton yarn (I used Sugar n' Cream)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Stitches used: (American terminology. Find a converter >here<)


To begin, find the "right" and "wrong" sides of your motifs. 



The "right" sides will look like this: smooth 'v' shaped threads pointing to the right
(if you're right-handed, to the left if you're left-handed).



The "wrong" sides will look like this: bumpy threads that hide the 'v' shape.

You're going to want to place the motifs in a "wrong" side to "wrong" side <OR> "right" side to "right" side - which ever one YOU think looks best. This will make sure that the work facing the user of the hot pad is the side that you worked so hard to make.
  • Attach your working yarn at any "point" in the motif (meaning the tip of a flower petal)


  • Ch 3, 2 DC in same space. *3 DC in next ch3 space. Repeat from * around.

  • Join to the top of the first DC. To make a loop for hanging: Chain 6 then slip stitch in same joining space. Tie a knot to secure.
  • Weave in all your ends.
And there you have it, one hot pad ready for use or for gifting!



Just so you know, the white motifs were for instructional purposes only. I'm the last person that needs white hot pads in the kitchen. LoL 

Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~


I often use YouTube and other blogs as a reference for stitches used in my projects.
If you have a stitch post or video that you'd like to see as a link on my blog,
email me at croch3t2002@gmail.com.


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