Rubber Ring Hot Plate Mat Pattern

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Rubber Ring Hot Plate Mat Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR FAST" Heavy Crochet Mercerized Cotton, Article 140
1 ball each White and Forest Green or colors of your choice.
Steel crochet hook No. 1
7 mason jar rings

Approximate size of mat 10 inches in diameter.

MOTIF: CENTER SECTION—With White ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 12 s c in ring, join.
2nd Round—Ch 3 (counts as part of 1st popcorn st), 3 d c in same space, slip loop off hook, insert in 3rd st of ch, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st, * ch 2, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c (popcorn st: 4 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st), repeat from * 4 times, ch 2, join in 1st popcorn st, cut thread.
3rd Round—Attach Green in any popcorn st, * ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, sl st in next popcorn st, repeat from * 4 times, ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 1, d c in top of next popcorn st (this brings thread in position for next round).
4th Round—* Ch 4, s c in next loop, repeat from * 10 times, ch 4, sl st in d c, cut thread.
5th Round—Over a mason jar ring, with White work 6 s c, 1 s c over ring and any loop of center section, * 6 s c over ring, 1 s c over ring and next loop of center section, repeat from * 10 times, join, cut thread.
6th Round—Attach Green and work 1 s c in each s c, join, cut thread.
2nd MOTIF—Work 1st 5 rounds same as 1st motif.
Next Round—Attach Green in any s c, s c in same space, * drop loop from hook, insert hook in back loop of 1 s c of 1st motif, pull loop through, s c in next s c of 2nd motif, repeat from * 5 times, work 1 s c in each remaining s c, join, cut thread.
Join 3rd motif to 2nd motif in same manner, leaving 22 s c free for inner edge of 2nd motif. Work 2 more motifs joining in same manner. Work 6th motif in same manner but joining 6 sts on opposite side to 1st motif leaving 22 s c free on inner edge of each motif. Work a center motif in same manner joining in last round as follows: attach Green in any s c, s c in same space, join next 6 sts to 6 center sts at inner edge of any motif, * 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c on center motif, join next 6 sts of center motif to 6 center sts on next motif, repeat from * 4 times, 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c of center motif, join, cut thread.