From: The October 2016 Issue of I Like Crochet
Skill level: Intermediate
Autumn brings to mind falling leaves, pumpkins, and turkeys. But what about acorns? With their glossy golden brown bodies and cute little “hats,” acorns should really get more attention. (And don’t those caps look like crocheted tams?) Well, the Acorn Hot Pads are definitely attention-getters.
Pull this pair of hot pads out at any fall event and you’ll immediately hear, “Those are so cute!” Imagine setting a tureen of pumpkin soup on the table with one of these hot pads in each hand. Or, present a host or hostess with your signature pumpkin pie and the Acorn Hot Pads as a gift. Honestly, they’d look adorable just hanging on hooks as seasonal kitchen décor.
The Acorn Hot Pads bases are crocheted with a double strand of dishcloth cotton yarn, and the caps are crocheted with a single strand. The Diamond Stitch gives the caps their signature crisscrosses. An edging finishes off each base and a hanging loop makes the hot pads easy to store and display. You can work the hot pads in the lilac, cream, and brown shades shown in the pattern, or choose hues that match the color scheme of your choice. You can’t go wrong!
Award-winning crochet designer Jennifer Ryan created this pattern for I Like Crochet. Jennifer is a versatile designer whose patterns range from home décor to garments to jewelry. You’ll want to check out all her designs on I Like Crochet, as well as the Acorn Hot Pads.
The Acorn Hot Pads pattern includes:
- Complete stitch instructions for 2 patterns
- List of necessary materials
- Pattern and special stitch notes
- Finishing instructions
It’s not often you find a hot pad pattern that’s this cute and useful. Whether you make the Acorn Hot Pads for yourself or as a gift, you’ll delight everyone who sees them with this unique addition to your fall table!
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I made the cap and base, but I’m not sure what rev sc means and how or where to attach them. Do I overlap the cap onto the base?
Hi there! There’s a lot of helpful comments over on the pattern page if you want to take a look:
Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor
Jennifer: How do you go from row 1 back up to row 4 for the Cap on this pattern Further down row 5 to row 8. Is there a tutorial for this. No problem with the pads. Turned out nice. Help. Thank you.