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Free Crochet Pattern -
MAPLE LEAF Hot Pad
Maple Leaf Hotpad or Potholder

Materials: 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn 2 1/2 oz Variegated & 1 oz Brown

Crochet Hook Size H or 5.00 mm

Finished Size: Approximately 12" x 13"

Note: Make 2 and sew together

Pattern Stitches:

Treble Crochet: Yo twice , insert hook in st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and draw
through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

Decrease: Pull up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one
sc)

Shell: (2 dc , ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated)

With Variegated ch 6.

Rnd 1: (right side): Sc in second ch from hook and in next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch; working in free
loops of beginning ch, sc in next 3 chs, 2 sc in next ch; join with slip st to first sc: 12 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, hdc) in same st, 2 dc in next sc, (2 tr, ch 3, slip st) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc,
(sc, 2 hdc, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 tr) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, (hdc, sc)
in next sc, sc in last sc; join with slip st to first sc: 29 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next hdc, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) twice, (2 hdc, sc) in
next ch, slip st in next 2 chs, skip next slip st, slip st in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, hdc, dc) in
next hdc, (dc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in next sc, skip next slip st, slip st in
next 2 chs, (sc, 2 hdc) in next ch, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, sc in last 3 sts; join
with slip st to first sc; 39 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as frist dc, now and throughout), dc in same st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next
st) 4 times, (2 dc, tr) in next hdc, (tr, dc, hdc) in next sc, decrease twice, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in
next hdc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 sc, decrease twice,
(hdc, dc tr) in next sc, (tr, 2 dc) in next hdc, (2 dc i next st, dc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times:
join with slip st to first dc: 57 and one ch-1 sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 15 dc, 3 dc in next tr, 2 dc in next tr, hdc in next dc, sc in next hdc,
decrease twice, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in nnext 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp,
dc in next 2 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, decrease twice, sc in next hdc, hdc in next dc, 2
dc in next tr, 3 dc in next tr, dc in last 17 dc; join with slip st to first dc: 63 sts and one ch-3 sp.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2
dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next 2 sts, decrease twice, dc in next hdc, (2 dc in next dc,
dc in next dc) twice, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next
st) twice, decrease twice, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next dc, 2 dc in
next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 6 times; join with slip st to first dc: 86 sts and 3 ch-3
sps.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 11 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 12 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)
in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 4 sts, decrease twice, hdc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2
dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 7 dc, hdc in next dc, decrease twice, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 3,
2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 12 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in last 14 dc; join with slip st to first
sc, finish off: 94 sts and 3 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Brown with sc in same st joining; sc in next 15 sts, work shell
in next dc, sc i next 11 dc, work shell in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 6 dc, decrease, sc in next 5
sts, work shell in next dc, sc in next 4 dc, work shell in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 4 dc, work shell
in next dc, sc in next 5 sts, decrease, sc in next 6 dc, work shell in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 11
dc, work shell in next dc, sc in last 18 sts; join with slip st to first sc.

Stem: Ch 9, slip st in second ch from hook, sklp next 2 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in
last 3 chs, slip st in same st at base of ch-9; finish off.