Place Mat & Hot Plate Mat Pattern

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Place Mat & Hot Plate Mat Pattern

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "SPEED-CRO-SHEEN" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 4 balls of No. 131 Fudge Brown and 3 balls of No. 1 White.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 1/0 (zero).

40 bottle caps ... 34 jar tops (Gerber's Baby Food), 2 inches in diameter.

Place Mat measures 15 inches in diameter.
Hot Plate Mat measures 9 inches in diameter.

PLACE MAT-Large Motif (Make 25) ... Starting at center with Fudge Brown, ch 4. 1st rnd: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join and drop Brown. 2nd rnd: Attach White to same place as sl st, make 2 sc in same place, * sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off White. 3rd rnd: Draw Brown through same place as sl st, ch 3, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join. 4th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, sc in each dc around. Join. 5th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each sc around. Join and break off, leaving a 10-inch length of thread. Insert 2-inch jar top and sew up opening by gathering last rnd.

SMALL MOTIF (Make 32) ... Starting at center with White, ch 4. 1st rnd: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join to top of ch-4. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in same place as sl st, * sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 3rd and 4th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Join. Break off at end of 4th rnd, leaving an 8-inch length of thread. Insert bottle cap and sew up opening as before.

Sew motifs together as shown in illustration, having a large motif in center, 8 small motifs on 2nd rnd, 8 large motifs on 3rd rnd, 24 small motifs on 4th rnd and 16 large motifs on 5th rnd.

HOT PLATE MAT ... Make 8 small and 9 large motifs. Join as for first 3 rnds of Place Mat.