Chocolate Chunk Hot Pad

So remember a few weeks ago, (months? I have no real perception of time.) I shared that I wanted to branch out a little bit from beanies and make some other fun quick projects? Well I did. Sort of. That weekend I went H.A.M on a hot pad pattern because I happened to be baking cookies. Then I thought, YES! This turned out so awesome, I want to try other foods as hot pads. And unfortunately that is as far as that got me. But I do have the pattern for the chocolate chunk hot pad, and I want to share with you. It’s super easy. And with this pattern (and it’s cousin twice removed pattern which is coming soon!) I was able to try out hobby lobby’s I love this cotton. Guess what. I do, I do love this cotton. It’s amazingly soft for cotton and I have found that I actually look forward to creating with it. And it does have some pretty awesome colors and quite the selection in my honest opinion.

In fact, I love hobby lobby yarn so much that a lot of my new beanie patterns feature it because it’s such a delight to work with. I have quite a few super easy beanie patterns on the horizon as well. They’re written, on paper. But they need photographed and typed and edited and oh my gosh. But it will all happen, I promise.

Eventually I wanted to start making videos of my patterns for those who learn better that way, however right now, I just can’t add one more thing to my plate. Because of this, I have a special email – oakandautumn@yahoo.com that I encourage you to use ANYTIME, day or night to email me questions about my patterns so that I can help you. This goes for purchased patterns and free ones right here on my blog.

I promise to answer you as quickly as possible. 🙂

So onto this awesome pattern.

MATERIALS

F hook

1 skein each of hobby lobby I love this cotton in Taupe and Brown.

scissors

yarn needle

ABBREVIATIONS

DC – double crochet

MC – Magic circle

SL ST – slip stitch

PATTERN NOTES

– You will always Ch 1 at the start of each round.

– You may want to decrease your number of rows of increase, this hot pad pattern is large.

– If you are not familiar with surface slip stitching, you may want to consider doing a magic ring with 8-10 single crochet and fasten off and then attach those circles to the top panel .

PATTERN — (make 2.)

Make a magic ring, and do 11 DC into the circle. Tighten, and join to the first DC.

Round 1 – 2DC in each st around.

Round 2 – DC in the same st as join, 2DC in next st, DC in next st, 2DC in the next st. – repeat around.

Round 3 – DC in same st as join, DC in next st, 2DC in the next st. place one double crochet in each of the next two sts, 2DC in next st – repeat around.

Round 4 – DC in same st as join, DC in each of the next two sts, 2DC in the next st, place one DC in each of the next three sts, 2DC in next st – repeat around

Round 5 – DC in same st as join, DC in each of the next three sts, 2DC in the next st, place one DC in each of the next four sts, 2DC in the next st. – repeat around

Round 6 – DC in same st as join, DC in each of the next four sts, 2DC in the next st, place one DC in each of the next five sts. 2DC in the next st. – repeat around.

(Stop here if you want a small hot pad.)

Round 7 – DC in same st as join, DC in each of the next five sts, 2DC in the next st, place one DC in each of the next 6 sts. 2DC in the next st. – repeat around.

(Stop here if you want a medium hot pad)

Round 8 – DC in the same st as join, DC in each of the next six sts, 2DC in the next st, place one DC in each of the next seven sts. 2DC in the next st. – repeat around.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

To make the chocolate chips – pull up a loop through the front of your first circle, then sl st loosely in a circle, cut your yarn and pull through your loop (as if making a chain or fastening off.

Insert your hook through the back side to the front and pull the left over yarn through. You can either tie the two ends together, or weave them back and forth making sure the leftover yarn doesn’t show through the front side. (I tied mine together and snipped the ends off.)

Repeat this randomly across the first panel.

When you are ready, put the wrong sides of both panels together, then you can either sl st the two circles together, or sc the two circles together. Then fasten off and weave in your tails.

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