Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Peek Inside - Hod Pads for the Floral Set

These are two sets of hot pads in the Floral set for the hope chest. The mossy green set was purchased on a clearance sale for $1.99 - I love it when I find such a wonderful deal and the color was just right. These are very heavy-duty with terry cloth on the back and hanging loops. Perfect! I crocheted the rosy red set using a "floret" stitch. This stitch is a combination of double crochet and slip stitch. It isn't hard, once you get the hang of it. I wrote out the pattern, in case you want to try it.

Floret Stitch Hot Pads
2 balls of cotton worsted weight yarn, size "G" hook

Chain 25.
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook. (Turning chain 3 counts as first dc throughout.) Dc in next chain and in each chain across. (23 stitches) Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: Skip first dc. [ Dc in next st, sl st in next st] across, ending in the top of the turning chain. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 3: Skip first stitch. [Dc in next dc, dc in next sl st] across, ending in the top of the turning chain. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 4-15: Repeat rows 2 and 3. Finish off.

Make 4 panels.

Edging: Hold two pieces together, back to back, with last row worked at top. Working through both pieces, cast on with a ch 3 in the space between the first and second dc at the top right corner. 3 dc in same space. Corner made. Skip next dc. Dc between dc stitches across to last dc (20 stitches). 5 dc in last dc space to turn corner. Skip next dc. Dc evenly down side to next corner (20 stitches). 5 dc in corner space. Skip next dc. Dc evenly down last side to corner (20 stitches) dc in corner; join with slip stitch to beginning ch 3. Sl st in next 3 stitches and finish off. Weave in ends.


  1. I love all the things you have selected and made for this set! These pot holders are adorable! I am going to have to work on my crochet skills. I wish I knew someone (in the flesh, so to speak) who could show me. I have a hard time following a pattern. I did make several VERY simple dish cloths for gifts this Christmas and a couple for myself. They are wonderfully absorbent. Thank you for posting all the tutorials and the things you are placing in Miss Abigail's hope chest. It is a wonderful tradition and you are an inspiration! My daughter has many things in her 'chest' now including some baby clothes for her future children.

  2. Love the look of these potholders- I have added them to my 'To Make' list!

    - Teresa


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