Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas project, I have this Corner to Corner Holiday Hotpad. This is the time of year when we gather with friends and family in our homes or in our community. We share our table and time. A beautiful way to dress up the table is to make these lovely potholders to protect the tabletop from the hot food. Disclaimer The Corner to Corner stitch has some small openings in the stitch. This is ONLY for protecting your table and NOT for using to grab hot dishes from the oven. These are made from cotton and would also work as washcloths. Any way you wish to use these, they make a wonderful gift.
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Materials you will need:
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–Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in the colors Country Red, Indigo, Jute, Emerald
-G-4.25mm crochet hook
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of the increase part of this pattern as you want to make it as long/wide as you want.
-This pattern is worked using the diagonal box stitch (c2c) in half double crochet stitches.
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Ch2Sp: Chain 2 Space
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.
(Change color each row for the first 12 Rows)
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 Chs, Change color (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
From now on, you’ll start increasing 1 box stitch in each row.
Row 2: Turn your work. ch 5, HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 Chs (first box st of the 2nd row made), sk all 3 sts of next box, sl st into Ch2Sp of that box st; ch 2, work 3 hdc in same Ch2Sp (2nd. Box st of the 2nd row made). Change color.
Row 3: Turn your work, Ch 5, HDC in 3rd Ch from hook and each of the next 2 Chs. (first box st of the 3rd row made) *sk all 3 sts of next box st and sl st into the Ch2Sp at left of that box st, ch 2, work 3 hdc in same Ch2Sp . (2nd. Box st of the 3rd row made); repeat from * for the next box St (3rd. Box st of the 3rd row made).
Continue repeating Row 3 increasing 1 box st each row, Change color each row as per the photo/video tutorial.
After Row 12, you will start decreasing each row and no more color changes.
First Decrease Row (Row 13):
Turn your work. DO NOT chain 5 anymore.
Row 13: Sl st loosely into top of each HDC st of the last box stitch made in the previous row, then sl st into next Ch2Sp of last box st from previous row, Ch 2, work 3 HDC into same Ch2Sp (First box st of decrease row made); *Sk the 3 sts of next box st and sl st into the Ch2Sp at left of that box st, ch 2, make 3 HDC into same Ch2Sp, repeat from * until you reach to the last box st of previous row. Join with sl st to Ch2Sp of last block st from previous row.
Next Decrease Row (here Rows 14-23): Repeat the steps from row 13, each row decreasing 1 box st each row until you get to 1 box st by row 23.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 1: Attach yarn to any corner, Ch 1, SC in same corner, Ch 2, SC in the corner again, [Ch 2, *SC in
between the next 2 block Sts, Ch 2, repeat from * until next corner**, work (1 sc, 2ch, 1 sc) in next
corner] x 4 times, but at 4th repeat (on 4th side) end at **, join with sl st to first St.
Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 sp of first corner, Ch 2, *5 DC into ch2 sp of first corner, SC into
next Ch 2 sp, *5 DC in next ch 2 sp, SC in next Ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations