I turned her favorite stitch into this thick and colorful hot pad. This is a quick and fun project.
Works great as a thick dishcloth or washcloth, too!
CA/CB – color A/color B, CH – chain, HDC – half double crochet, SC – single crochet, SL ST – slip stitch, ST – stitch
- To make a "Group Stitch", work a SC and HDC in the same ST.
- A small "space" is made between group stitches. Those spaces are where your next row of group stitches will go.
- Change colors at the end of each row by completing the last SC with the new color. (See Pic 1)
- You will carry your unused yarn by crocheting over it in each row. (See Pic 2)
- Cotton is recommended because it can withstand very hot dishes. Acrylic or other synthetic fibers may warp or melt.
- To add a hanging loop: work (HDC, CH 8, HDC) in one corner.
- To make hot pad in a solid color, I still suggest you use 2 yarns because crocheting over the unused yarn adds thickness to the hot pad.
- Get creative with combinations of solid, variegated, self-striping, and flecked yarns.
- For a little added texture, work a DC in place of each HDC.
- Make an extra thick hot pad by holding 2 strands of yarn together (4 strands total).