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Christmas Checkered Hot
Pads
Christmas Checkered Hot Pads

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 3 ½ oz Skeins - 2 Skeins White (A), 1 each of
Green (B), Red                               ©) and small amount of Yellow (D)
Crochet Hook Size G/6 or 4.5 mm
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 10 ½" Square

Notes: Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.
To change colour in sc, insert hook in last st before colour change, yo with
working colour, draw up a lp, drop working colour to ws, yo with next colour,
complete sc.
Carry colour not in use loosely across back of work until needed again; do not
work over colour in use.

Pattern Stitch: Picot (p): Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Poinsettia Hot Pad:
First Side:
Row 1: (rs): With A, ch 33, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 3 chs,
changing to B in last st, * sc in each of next 4 chs with B ** , changing to A in last
st, sc in each fo next 4 sts with A, changing to B in last st, rep from * across,
ending last rep at **, do not change to A, turn. (32 sc)

Row 2: Matching colours on working row to colours on previous row, sc in each
sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 & 4: Rep row 2, changing to B at end of row 4.

Row 5: Working B over A and A over B, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 6-8: Rep row 2, changing to A at end fo row 8.

Rows 9-32: Work even on 32 sc in established check pattern, at end of row 32,
fasten off.

Second Side:
Rows 1-32: Rep rows 1-32 of first side.

Poinsettia:
Rnd 1: With D, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach C with a sl st in back lp only of any sc of last rnd, (ch 8, sc in 2nd ch
from hook, hdc in nest ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in back lp
only of next sc, on rnd 1) rep around, fasten off, leaving 18" end of sewing.
With tapestry needle, sew poinsettia to bottom left corner of first side.

Border:
Rnd 1: With ws of first and 2nd sides together, working through both
thicknesses, attach C with a sl st in upper right corner, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in
each st across to net corner, 4 sc in corner st, sc evenly sp over row ends to
next corner, 4 sc in corner st, sc in each rem lp across opposite side of
foundation ch to next corner, 4 sc in corner st, sc evenly sp over row ends to net
corner, 2 sc in same st as beg sc, ch 8 for hanging lp, sc in same st as last 2 sc,
join in beg sc, fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach A with a sl st in back lp only of last sc of last rnd, ch 3 (counts as
first dc), working in back lps only, 4 dc in same st * sk next st, sc in next st, sk
next st, 5 dc in next st, rep from * around, working behind hanging lp and
adjusting number of sts sk at end of rnd, if necessary, so pattern rep comes out
even, join in beg sc.

Holly Berry Hot Pad:
First Side:
Rows 1-32: Rep ros 1-32 of first side for poinsettia hot pad, substituting C for B.

Holly Leaf: (make 2):
Row 1: With B, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, dc
in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch * , 3 sc in
last ch; working across opposite side fo foundation ch, rep from * to * , sc in last
ch, fasten off, leaving an 18" end of loose yarn for sewing.

Holly Berry: (make 3):
With C, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join in beg sc, leaving 12" length
for sewing. With tapestry needle, using pic as a guide, sew holly leaves and
berries to bottom left corner of first side.

Border:
Rnd 1: With B, rep rnd 1 of border for poinsettia hot pad.
Rnd 2: With A, rep rnd 2 of border for poinsettia hot pad