MATERIALS: J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 5, 8 balls of Ecru and 2 balls each of Light Steel Blue and Dark Yellow will make 2 hot plate mats about 6 x 8½ inches ... Steel Crochet Hook No. 4.
Starting at one long side, with 2 strands of Ecru, make a chain 10 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * tr in next ch, sc in next 5 ch. Repeat from * across until row measures 8½ inches, ending with tr and sc. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Skip 1st sc, dc in next tr, dc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Sc in 1st dc, * tr in next dc, sc in each of next 5 dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows alternately until piece measures 6 inches, ending with the 3rd row. Break off.
CHAIN TRIM ... With 4 strands of Yellow, make two chains each 1 inch long; two 3 inches long; two 5 inches long; two 7 inches long; three 9 inches long. With 4 strands of Blue, make two chains each 2 inches long; two 4 inches long; two 6 inches long; two 8 inches long; two 10 inches long. Starting with Yellow and alternating colors, draw these chains through tr loops diagonally across mat. Cut off extra chain and sew ends in place.
With 4 strands of Ecru, make a chain long enough to go twice around outer edges, allowing for turning corners. Double this chain and sew adjacent sides together. Sew double chain along edges over ends of Chain Trim.
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