Acorn Hot Pads

Using a double strand of dishcloth cotton you can work up the perfect kitchen accessory for fall and it’s practical, too! Try your hand at increasing and decreasing with the Diamond Stitch for the signature acorn cap criss-crosses.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 7 ¾” long x 7 ½” wide

Gauge: 12 sts and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc using double-strand. Gauge is not necessary for this project

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Lily Sugar’n Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): 1322 Lilac (C1), 1 ball; 82 Jute (C2), 2 balls; 1130 Warm Brown (C3), 2 balls.

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Yarn needle

Special Stitches

FPtr = YO twice, insert hook around post of indicated st from front to back and then back to front again, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.

Pattern Notes

Both acorn bases are crocheted with a double-strand of yarn.

Acorn caps are crocheted with a single-strand.

Each FPtr stitch is worked around single crochet stitches located 3 rows below the working row.

Pattern

Base

Make 2, 1 with C2 and 1 with C3.

Ch 20.
Row 1: Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 19 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 3-15: Repeat Row 2.

Row 16 (RS): Ch 1, sk first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, tr in next st, ch 1, tr in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st in last st. Do not fasten off.

Edging

Now working down sides of Rows 1-16, ch 1, sc in end st of each row up to Row 1. Working along bottom of Row 1, sl st into first st, ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 15 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, ch 2, sl st on side of Row 1, continue working up sides of Rows 1-16, ch 1, sc in end st of each row, ending with sl st in end of last row. Fasten off.

Top Edging

With Right Side facing, join with sl st in 4th st from the right along top edge, ch 2, hdc in each of the next 12 sts, ch 2, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Cap

Make 2, 1 with C1 and 1 with C2.

Ch 26.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 25 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, now working in 3 rows below (into Row 1), FPtr around turning ch, sk 3 sc, FPtr around next sc, *now working back on current row (into Row 4), sk next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sts, FPtr around sc in Row 1 next to previous FPtr, sk 3 sc on Row 1, FPtr around next sc; rep from * across row, ending with sc in last 2 sts, FPtr in side post of last st on Row 1, turn.

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 27 sc.

Rows 6-7: Repeat Row 2.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, FPtr around 3rd sc in Row 5, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sts, now working in Row 5, FPtr around sc next to first FPtr, sk next 3 sc in Row 5, FPtr around next sc, [now back on Row 8, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, now working in Row 5, FPtr around sc next to previous FPtr, sk next 3 sc, FPtr around next sc] 4 times across row, ending with sk next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts (on Row 8), FPtr around sc next to sc worked in previous FPtr, sk next st (on Row 8), sc in last st, turn.

Row 9: Sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each st across row to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn – 24 sc.

Rows 10-11: Repeat Row 9 – 20 sc.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first st, FPtr in sc above first FPtr of Row 8, sk next 3 sc, FPtr in next sc, now back on Row 12, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *now working on Row 9, FPtr in sc next to previous FPtr, sk next 3 sc, FPtr in next sc, now back on Row 12, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across row, ending with sc in next 2 sts, FPtr in sc next to previous FPtr, sk next 2 sc, FPtr in next sc, now back on Row 12, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 13-15: Repeat Row 9 – 16 sc.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts, FPtr in sc above 2nd FPtr from Row 12, sk next 3 sc, FPtr around next sc, *now back on Row 16, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 3 st, FPtr around sc in Row 12 next to previous FPtr, sk next 3 sc, FPtr around next sc; rep from * across row, ending with sk next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Fasten off.

Hang Loop (Make 2 to match caps)

Ch 13.

Working in the back bar of the ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off – 12 sc.

Finishing

Using photo as a guide pin cap to base

Using either a single or double strand of yarn, join with sl st to bottom left of cap, rev sc around edge of cap making sure to pass through edge of cap and edge of base stopping at other end of cap. Fasten off.

Using a yarn needle and matching yarn, sew hang loop to top center of cap.yarn ball

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