Crochet Hot Plate Mats





Materials: KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 3 balls of White or Ecru, or 4 balls of any color. Steel Crochet Hook No. 6.





These covers can be made in any size desired. Oval cover measures 7 x 9 1/2 inches; round cover 8 1/2 inches in diameter.

OVAL COVER . . . Starting at center, make a chain 3 inches long.
1st rnd: Make 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, 7 dc in last ch; then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in each ch across. 3 dc in same place where first 3 dc were made. Join with sl st in top st of starting chain.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in each dc across to the 7 dc at other end, 2 dc in each of next 7 dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, 2 dc in each of last 3 dc. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st. Increase across curve as follows: (Ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 4 times. Work along straight edge as follows: * Ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across to the 14 dc at other end. Increase across curve as follows: (Ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 7 times. Work along straight edge as follows: ** Ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from ** across to last 5 dc, increase across curve as follows: (Ch 2, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc) twice; ch 2, join with sl st in first sc made.
4th rnd: Ch 3, (3 dc in next sp, dc in next sc) 4 times; * 2 dc in next sp, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across to curve at other end, (3 dc in next sp, dc in next sc) 7 times; ** 2 dc in next sp, dc in next sc. Repeat from * * across to last 3 sps, (3 dc in next sp, dc in next sc) twice; 3 dc in last sp. Join.
5th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, increasing as necessary across curved ends to keep work flat. Join. Continue working 1 rnd of sps and 2 rnds of dc, increasing as necessary across curved ends to keep work flat until piece measures 1/2 inch smaller than desired size, ending with 2nd rnd of dc’s.





Now work edging as follows: 1st rnd: * Ch 3, holding back the last loop of each dc on hook make 2 dc in same place as sl st, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (2-dc cluster made), ch 4, make a 2-dc cluster in 4th ch from hook, skip 3 dc, sl st in next dc. Repeat from * around, joining last cluster with sl st in base of first cluster.
2nd rnd: sl st to top of first cluster, ch 1, sc between clusters, * (ch 4, 2-dc cluster in 4th ch from hook) twice; sc between next 2 clusters. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

ROUND COVER . . . Starting at center, ch 4.
1st rnd: 13 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st in 3rd st of starting chain.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around, joining last ch-2 with sl st in first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 3, * 3 dc in next sp, dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
5th rnd; Ch 3, dc in each dc around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat (about 14 dc). Join.
Repeat 3rd, 4th and 5th rnds incl until piece measures 1/2 inch smaller than desired size, ending with 5th rnd. Work edging same as edging on Oval Cover. Break off. Starch lightly and press.

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  1. Malena Butler June 29, 2012
  2. Malena Butler June 29, 2012

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