I’m hoping these Easter egg colored hot pads/pot holders will invite some warmer weather to my house because I am ready for spring!
These hot pads are super easy to make and a great project if you need to make some quick gifts! The main part of the hot pads are made with two simple stitches, and since I switched colors every two rows, I never needed to cut yarn – I just carried it up the side of my work from where I left off, which saved me a lot of time from weaving in ends. I made two squares that look exactly the same and then crocheted them together with a border around the edges.
The instructions below are for one hot pad, but if you are planning to make more than one, just know that one skein of White will be plenty to make the stripes for multiple hot pads – you’ll only need a whole skein for each of the colors. (Also note that I used the bigger 4 oz sized Lily Sugar ‘n Cream instead of the 2.5 oz size.)
for one hot pad
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton, 113g/4 oz, 184 meters/200 yards)
1 skein White, 1 skein Tangerine, Aquamarine or Rose Pink
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
finished size appx 8 in x 9 in
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop and pull directly through first loop on hook. YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) Slip Stitch: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop and pull directly through two loops on hook.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
FRONT AND BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.
With Main Color, chain 24.
ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, work HHDC in each chain. Chain 1 and turn. (23 st)
ROW 2: Work HHDC in each stitch across the row. On the last stitch, pull through with White. Chain 1 and turn. (Don’t cut Main Color.)
ROW 3: Work HDC Slip Stitch in each stitch across the row. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 4: Work HDC Slip Stitch in each stitch across the row. On the last stitch, work a HHDC and finish the stitch by pulling though the last two loops with Main Color. (Bring Main Color up from previous row so that it lays against side of your work; don’t cut White yarn.) Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 5: Work HHDC in each stitch across the row. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 6: Work HHDC in each stitch across the row. On the last stitch, pull through with White. (Bring White up from previous row so that it lays against side of your work.) Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 3 through 6 until you have six White stripes, and you end with 2 rows of HHDC in the Main Color. Tie off and weave in ends, then start from beginning and make another square that is exactly the same.
Place squares together so they are evenly lined up, with same sides facing each other. Pull up a loop in top left hand corner and chain 3. Work one round of DC around the hot pad, inserting your hook through both squares. Work one DC per row on the sides (or two DC’s per white section and 2 DC’s per color section) and one DC per stitch at the top and bottom of the hot pad. Work 3 DCs in each corner.
When you reach the starting corner, work 3 DCs around the starting chain 3, then continue working in the same direction around the hot pad, this time alternating front and back post DC. When you reach a corner, work 3 alternating front and back post around the middle DC of the 3 DC that made the corner in the round prior. Slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off.
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