Winter Opulence Round Hotpad by Kirsten Holloway

Winter Opulence Round Hotpad

Crochet
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
My circle measured a little over 3 1/4” across after round 6.
5.0 mm (H)
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
One Size
US
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Crochet an elegant hot pad to set your holiday dishes on this year. This beautiful round hot pad is thick yet lacy protecting your table and counters from too-hot dishes.These are perfect for Christmas gift giving, and is sure to be an item that will get lots of “ohhs” and “ahhs” at holiday parties.

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Difficulty:
Intermediate

Materials Needed:
5 mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
100-120 yards #4 worsted weight Cotton yarn ONLY use cotton yarn for this project
Yarn needle
Scissors
Blocking Board (Optional)

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
BPsc = back post single crochet
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
FPtr = front post treble crochet
BLO = back loop only
sp(s) = space(s)

Additional Terms:
Picot sc = Insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop 3 times to make a ch 3, then yo, and draw through last loop on the hook.
3-dc cluster = dc3tog in same stitch
Small puff st = yo, pull up a loop 3 times in same st, yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops
Puff st = yo, pull up a loop 4 times in same st, yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops

Measurements:
Finished piece is 9” across excluding loop.

Gauge:
My circle measured a little over 3 1/4” across after round 6.

Additional Notes:
-This hotpad is not to be used a an oven mitt or potholder to pick up or remove hot dishes from the oven. It is only meant to set hot dishes on after they are done cooking.
-Cotton will scorch at 450 degrees F so if you have been cooking a dish at temperatures hotter than 400 F, please wait several minutes for the pot to cool down before setting it on this pot holder.
-ONLY use Cotton yarn for this project. NEVER use acrylic yarn for hot pads because it will melt.