Crochet materials and tools:
<> Crochet hook 7mm
<> Jersey Knit Material (T-shit yarn) – 90% cotton, 10% polyester, 200 grams.
Crochet hot pad size:
Diameter 15 cm. The size depends on yarn weight you are going to use.
Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
dc – double crochet
picot – ch 2, insert the hook in the 3d ch from the hook, yo and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.
Crochet sunflower hot pad:
Pink yarn: leave 20-25 cm tail.
Round 1: Make adjustable ring. 6 sc into the ring. Leave the working yarn and pick up the tail you left. Using the tail join the first and the last sc. How to do it: when you crochet the last sc, do not finish it and just draw up a loop. Pick up the tail and finish the last sc. At this point pull the tail to close adjustable ring. Next, insert the hook from back to front into the first sc and pull the tail through. After that again insert the hook from back to front underneath the back ridge and through the center of the last sc and pull the tail through. We have joined the first Round.
Check video tutorial if it is still unclear.
Round 2: Inset the hook into the st and underneath the back ridge and make a ch1(count as 1 sc), 1 sc into the same st, 2 sc in each st of previous round – 12 sc. Join using the tail you left.
Round 3: Inset the hook into the st and underneath the back ridge and make a ch1 (count as 1 sc), 2 sc in the next st, [1 sc, 2 sc] – repeat 5 times – 18 sc. Join using the tail.
Round 4: Inset the hook into the st and underneath the back ridge and make a ch1 (count as 1 sc), [2 sc in the next st, 1 sc, 1 sc] – repeat 5 times, 2 sc, 1 sc – 24 sc. Join using the tail.
Cut the yarn and change the color.
Round 5: Leave again 20 cm tail. Attach the new color yarn (with sl st). Take the working yarn and wrap sl st clockwise, ch1 (count as 1 dc). 1 dc into the same st. Ch1, 2 dc in the next st. [Skip the next st, 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc] – repeat 7 times. Joint using the tail. Do not finish the last dc – yo, insert the hook and draw up a loop, yo pull through two. Leave the working yarn and pick up the tail. Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook.
Round 6: return and little bit back and find a ch-1 space. Ch1, Take the working yarn and wrap ch 1 clockwise, ch1 (count as 1 dc). 1 dc in the same ch-1 space. Skip next 2 dc and make a sl st, [[3 dc, picot, 3 dc] – in the next ch 1 space, skip 2 dc and make a sl st] – repeat 7 times. [3dc, picot, 1 dc] – in the very first ch-1 space. Join using the tail.
Weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoyed crocheting this hot pad with me. Feel free to leave your comments and share with me your cute projects.