Here are some quick and easy hot pads perfect for your summer BBQs!
for 2 hot pads
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream The Original Yarn (super size, 100% cotton, 113 g/4 oz, 184 m/200 yds)
1 skein White, 1 skein Beach Glass, 1 skein Coral Rose
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 6.5 in x 6.5 in
Gauge 2 in = 7 st and 6 rows of pattern
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Berry Stitch: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through first loop on hook, YO, insert your hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all five loops on hook.
Chain 20 with White.
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 SC in each chain. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, then *work 1 Berry into the next stitch, and 1 SC into the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row. On the last SC, pull through with new color. Do not cut the White. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3: With new color, work 1 SC in each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.
Row 4: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, then *work 1 Berry into the next stitch, and 1 SC into the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row. On the last SC, pull up White and lay it along the side of your work, then pull through to finish the stitch. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4, continuing to carry the yarn up the side of your work each time you change colors. Finish the square when you have 5 White stripes and 4 color stripes between them (18 rows total). Then set square aside, and repeat instructions from the beginning to make a second square.
Note: Carrying yarn up the side is optional – you can also cut the yarn each time you save colors and weave in the ends, or just hide them in the middle of your hot pad when you combine the two squares.
Place squares together evenly so that textured sides are facing outward. Pull up a loop in top left corner with White and CH 1. Work SC around the hot pad, making sure to insert your hook through both squares. You’ll want to try to have 18 SC on the sides and one SC per stitch on the ends. Work 2 or 3 stitches into each corner so that it looks evenly rounded. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off.
Thanks for visiting Daisy Farm Crafts! xo, Hannah