October 21, 2015 Meeting
Crochet Square Hot Pad / Potholder
1 Skein 100% Cotton Yarn (simila to worsted weight in thickness)
1 Crochet Hook, Size 'G' recommended (Size "H" or "I" also work, making looser stitches
1 Needle to stitch up closing seam
Crocheted Square Hot-Pad / Potholder
Using a Size “G” Crochet Hook, Chain 29 stitches for an approximately 4“ square Hot-pad / Potholder.*
In the second chain from the hook make a Single-Crochet stitch. Single-Crochet in each chain to the
end. Continue to make a Single-Crochet in each chain going back to the place you started. It looks as if
you are making a rug for a dollhouse at this point. As you continue crocheting around and around, the
piece begins to look like a small canoe. Keep the line of single crochet going around and around until it
is half as high as it is long.
Fold the “ends” toward the center to achieve a diagonal look to your work. When the “ends” meet, you
are ready to stitch the seam together.
You may want to make a loop on one of the corners for hanging it.
*To make a larger size Hot-Pad / Potholder
Use a larger Crochet Hook, such as an “H” or “I” Hook.
OR, Chain 33 or 37 to increase the size of your project. A Four-Stitch increase makes about a 1-inch difference in the measurement of each side of the square.