Cobalt Snowflake Hotpad

The Cobalt Snowflake Hotpad is the ideal accessory for any dinner party. Work up a few of these to match your dining room’s décor and have the perfect set of decorations to protect your table.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 6” diameter

Gauge: 4 rnds = 1” in dc; The Lower Section, with this gauge, is 4.25″ in diameter 

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Red Heart Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 350 yards [320 meters]): Navy (MC, 1 ball), Natural (CC, 1 ball)

Hook: US size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook, or size to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Increase (dc inc): Dc twice into same st.
Triple Crochet (tr): Yo 2 times, insert hook into desired st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through two loops) 3 times. Note: When a tr is the 1st st of a rnd, it should be replaced by sc 1, ch 3.
Triple Crochet 7 Together (tr7tog):  * yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through two loops) 2 times * 7 times, yo and pull through all 8 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

This lacy hotpad is 2 layers thick with a picot edging. The upper and lower sections of the hotpad are crocheted separately and then joined together in the third-to-last rnd. The lower section is simple dc in MC, worked in a spiral (my spiral dc hotpad pattern). The rest is Irish lace.

Pattern

Lower Section – Worked in a spiral

Using MC, make a slip ring.
Rnd 1: (Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 10 dc) all in ring. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Dc inc in each st around. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: *Dc inc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * 12 times. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: *Dc in next st, dc inc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * 12 times. (48 sts)
Rnd 5: *Dc inc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * 12 times. (60 sts)
Rnd 6: *Dc in next 2 sts, dc inc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * 12 times. (72 sts)
Rnd 7: *Dc inc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * 12 times. (84 sts)
Rnd 8: *Dc in next 3 sts, dc inc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * 12 times. (96 sts)
Rnd 9: *Dc inc in next st, dc in next 7 sts; rep from * 12 times. (108 sts)
Partial Rnd 10: Dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st 1 st to end partial round. (108 sts)
Fasten off.

Upper Section

The Lower Section is attached on Rnd 5.
Using MC, make a slip ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in ring, ch 6, (tr, ch 3) 5 times in ring. Join to 3rd ch of ch 6. (6 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 2: 7 Tr in each ch-3 sp around. Fasten off. (See note in Notes section on how to work 1st tr.)
With CC, placing the 1st tr of Rnd 3 in the 1st tr of Rnd 2.
Rnd 3: *Ch 5, tr in next 7 sts; rep from * 6 times. Join with sl st to 1st ch of rnd. Sl st in next 2 sts to reach center of ch-5 sp.
Rnd 4: *Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 13, tr7tog into 7-tr block of previous rnd, ch 13; rep from * 6 times. Join to 1st sc. Sl st in next 7 sts to reach center of ch-13 sp.
Continuing with CC, join Upper and Lower Sections:
Rnd 5: *Sc into ch-9 sp of Upper Section, ch 3, (sc in next 7 sts, sk next 2 sts) all into Lower Section, ch 3; rep from * 12 times. Join to 1st sc of rnd. Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 1 to reach 7-sc block.
Rnd 6: Starting in the 1st sc of the 7-sc block, * tr in next 7 sts, ch 5, sk next (non-block) sc; rep from * 12 times.  (See note on how to work 1st tr.) Join to 1st tr of rnd. Sl st next 3 sts to reach center of 7-tr block.
Rnd 7: *Sc into 4th tr of 7-tr block, (tr in next st, ch 5, sl st into 4th ch from hook, ch 1) 5 times into ch-5 sp, tr into same ch-5 sp; rep from * 12 times. Join to 1st sc of rnd.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends. Block. yarn ball

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