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06 February 2009 @ 11:13 am
Hot Plate Mats  
Also from Star Gift Book No. 150.


Hot Plate Mats

Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" BLEND YARN Article 75
3 skeins Med. Blue, 2 skeins White or colors of your choice for 2 Round and 1 Oval Mat (4 skeins of one color will make set)
Aluminum Crochet Hook Size F

ROUND MAT
With White chain (ch) 4, 11 double crochet (dc) in 1st stitch (st) of ch, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd ROUND: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd ROUND: Ch 1, working in back of loop of sts only, 2 sc in same space, * 1 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, repeat from * all around ending with 1 sc in last dc, join in 1st sc.
4th ROUND: Ch 3, working in back loop of sts only, 1 dc in same space * 1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * all around ending with 1 dc in last sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
5th ROUND: Ch 1 working in both loops of sts, 1 sc in each dc, join in 1st sc.
6th ROUND: Ch 3, 1 dc in next sc, * 2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending with 2 dc in the last sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
7th ROUND: Ch 1, working in back loop of sts only, 1 sc in each dc, join in 1st sc.
8th ROUND: Ch 3, working in back loop of sts only, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, * 2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 3rd st of ch.
9th ROUND: Ch 3, working in both loops of sts, 1 dc in same space, *skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same space, repeat from * all around ending with a skip 2 dc, join, cut yarn.
LOOPS: Join Med. Blue in front of loop of st of 2nd round, *ch 9, sc in next front loop of next dc, repeat from * all around, join, sl st to next front loop of 3rd around complete loops same as last round, cut yarn. Join Med. Blue in any front loop of st of 6th ROUND and work 2 rounds of loops in same manner. Work another Round Mat to correspond.

OVAL MAT:
With White, ch 9, 4 dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts of ch, 5 dc in last st of ch, working on the other side of ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts of ch, join in the 3rd st of ch.
2nd ROUND: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, 2 dc in next dc, 5 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd ROUND: Ch 1, working in back loop of sts only, 1 sc in each dc working 3 sc in the center dc at each corning, join in 1st sc.
4th ROUND:Ch 3, working in back loop of sts only, 1 dc in each sc working 2 dc in each of the 3 sc at each corner, join in 3rd st of ch.
5th ROUND: Ch 1, working in both loops of sts, 2 sc in same space, * 1 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 1st sc.
6th ROUND: Ch 3, 1 dc in each sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
7th ROUND: Ch 1, working in back loops of sts only, sc in same space * 2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, repeat from * all around ending with 2 sc in last dc, join in 1st sc
8th ROUND: Ch 3, working in back loop of sts only, 1 dc in each sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
9th ROUND: Ch 1, working in both loops of sts, 1 sc in each dc, join in 1st sc.
10th ROUND: Ch 3, 1 dc in each sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
11th ROUND: Ch 1, working in back loop of sts only and in sc, increase 1 sc in every 3rd st, join in 1st sc.
12th ROUND: Ch 3, working in back loops of sts only, 1 dc in each sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
13th ROUND: ch 1, 1 sc in each dc, join.
14th round, ch 3, 1 dc in same space, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from beginning all around, join, cut yarn.
With Med. Blue work 3 groups of ch loop rounds same as Round Mat

Errata:
The original text for the oval mat had mistakes I corrected in my transcription, the way the original read was for
5th ROUND: Ch 1, working in both loops of sts, 2 sc in same space, * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 1st sc.
and
12th ROUND: Ch 3, working in back loop of sts only, 1 sc in each dc, join in 3rd st of ch.

I did the round mat in lavender and cream 4 ply worsted weight cotton with a size F hook, and the finished size is about 7 inches in diameter.


I really love the simple edging, and I think I may use it on other things, and the technique is super adaptable, the easiest change of course would be to make a slightly smaller mat by reducing the number of stitches in the first round down to 8 dc instead of 12, but you could also do one extra round of back loop stitches after round 3, then do a row of doubles and the edging to make a small puff, or.. well.. you get the picture. It's pretty adaptable.
 
 
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Lost Now Foundsuzmonster on February 6th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
I've always questioned the utility of acrylic yarn for hot pads. What really is the skinny on that? What temp is it good for? Will it melt? Educate me!!! Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with alpaca and silk wrapped up?
shala_beads: recipe cardshala_beads on February 6th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Well.. I wouldn't use it, especially since cotton is so cheap. Acrylic yarn does work well for washing dishes though!
I wouldn't use alpaca or silk either. *grins* those are for next to my skin! Not to protect my table.
I've used my crocheted cotton hot pads to pull things out the oven for years. Love them, they wash well, and they work great, even when my hands are slightly damp.
Lost Now Foundsuzmonster on February 6th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Cotton rules. I can't live without it. All hail 6.97 pound cones from walmart. Though I do wish I could buy in bulk sometimes to get color.
shala_beadsshala_beads on February 6th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
You can! http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/ Same stuff they sell at Wal-Mart.. and possibly the only "Made in America" product still at Wal-Mart.. *laughs*
I keep meaning to order from them at some point. My big cream shawl is Peaches and Cream!
(Anonymous) on December 4th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
yarn
what is "star" article 75? Is it cotton thread or worsted weight like Peaches and cream?