Beginner Oval Hot Mat

Hot pads are one of the most useful items to crochet and most of the time they are quick and easy to make.

When you create a hot pad or potholder it is best to use 100% natural cotton yarn. When you craft projects with acrylic yarn it melts when you place hot pans on them. One time I pulled an oblong baking dish out of a very hot oven and placed it directly on my cold tile counter top.  The dish exploded.  Since then I always use hot pads.

Hot pads make very useful gifts because everyone needs them.  This oval placemat is very quick and easy to make with worsted weight cotton yarn.


Beginner Oval Hot Mat

FP317
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Beginner
Size: About 10” wide, 7” long
Materials: Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn (or double strand Worsted Weight Cotton) – Green.
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)

Hot Mat
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 17, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 14 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, sc in next 14 ch; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (34 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, (sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc) twice; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (38 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (42 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * sc in next 15 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) twice; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (46 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) twice, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (50 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * sc in next 15 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) twice; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (54 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) twice, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (58 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * sc in next 15 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) twice; rep from * once more; join with sl st to both lps of first sc. (62 sc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) twice, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * once more; join with sl st to front lp of first sc. (66 sc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, working in both loops, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. (11 shells)
Rnd 11: * Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sl st in next sc; rep from * around. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Comments
  1. Cherie Durbin

    This hot mat is beautiful, Maggie. Just my style. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  2. Sue Datti

    Why do I have problems copying or printing these free patterns? They are no good if one can not print them out to make.

    • webmaster

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