Hot Plate Mats or Covers Pattern

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Hot Plate Mats or Covers Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON, Article 40; or
"DE LUXE" CROCHET COTTON, Article 346
2 balls Shaded Yellows or color desired; and
1 ball each Kelly Green and White will make the small mat or cover.
1 additional ball Shaded Yellows is needed to make both mats.
Steel crochet hook No. 7.

SMALL MAT OR COVER

With Shaded Yellows ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 5, d c in ring, * ch 2, d c in ring, repeat from * 5 times, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd Row—Over each loop work 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c, join.
3rd Row—* Ch 5, sl st in back of work between next 2 petals, repeat from * 7 times.
4th Row—Over each loop work 1 s c, 7 d c, 1 s c, join.
5th Row—* Ch 6, sl st in back of work between next 2 petals, repeat from * all around, cut thread.
6th Row—Attach Green and work 1 s c, 1 d c, 7 tr c, 1 d c, 1 s c over each loop, join, cut thread.

2nd FLOWER: Work 1st 5 rows same as 1st flower.
Next Row—Attach Green and work 1 s c, 1 d c, 4 tr c in same loop, join to center st of any Green petal of 1st flower (to join: slip loop off hook, insert in center st of petal of 1st flower, pick up loop and pull through), 3 tr c, 1 d c, 1 s c in same space of 2nd flower, 1 s c, 1 d c, 4 tr c in next loop of 2nd flower, join to center st of next petal of 1st flower, 3 tr c, 1 d c, 1 s c in same space of 2nd flower, finish row same as 1st flower. Work 3rd flower in same manner, joining to 2 center petals of 2nd flower leaving 2 petals free at top and lower edge between joinings, cut thread.
Attach White between the 3rd and 4th free petal of end flower, ch 7, * s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, tr c between petals, ch 3, repeat from * once, s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, tr c between next 2 petals keeping last loop of tr c on hook, tr c in joining keeping last loop of tr c on hook, tr c between next 2 petals of next flower, keeping last loop of tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time (a tr c cluster), ch 3, s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, tr c between petals, ch 3, s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, work a tr c cluster between flowers, * ch 3, s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, tr c between petals, repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, s c in 2nd tr c of next petal, ch 5, skip 3 tr c, s c in next tr c, ch 3, tr c cluster between flowers, finish row to correspond join­ing last ch 3 in 4th st of ch.
2nd Row—Sl st into loop, ch 6, d c in same space, * ch 1, 1 d c, ch 3, 1 d c (shell) in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 1, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in tr c cluster, skip the ch 3 loop, * ch 1, shell in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next tr c cluster, skip the ch 3 loop, * ch 1, shell in next loop, repeat from * 15 times, ch 1, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next tr c cluster, skip the ch 3 loop, * ch 1, shell in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next tr c cluster, skip the ch 3 loop, * ch 1, shell in next loop, repeat from * 7 times, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd Row—Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c (shell) in next shell, re­peat from * all around, join.
4th Row—Sl st to center of shell, * ch 7, s c in center of next shell, repeat from * all around, cut White.
5th Row—Attach Shaded Yellows in any loop, ch 3, 5 d c, ch 3, 6 d c over same loop, * 6 d c, ch 3, 6 d c over next loop, repeat from * all around, join.
6th Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each d c and 2 d c, ch 3, 2 d c in each ch 3 loop, join.
7th Row—Ch 4, 1 tr c in each d c and 2 tr c, ch 3, 2 tr c in each ch 3 loop, join, cut thread.
8th Row—Attach White in ch 3 loop, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * ch 1, 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c (shell) in next ch 3 loop, repeat from * all around, ch 1, join.
9th Row—Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, 2 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in same space, * ch 1, 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c (shell) in center of next shell, repeat from * all around, ch 1, join, cut thread.
10th Row—Attach Green in center of shell, ch 3, 2 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in same space, ch 1, s c in the ch 1 between shells, * ch 1, 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c in center of next shell, ch 1, s c in the ch 1 between shells, repeat from * all around, ch 1, join, cut thread.
11th Row—Attach Shaded Yellows in any s c, * ch 1, 1 s c in each of the next 3 d c of next shell, 1 s c, ch 3, 1 s c in center of same shell, 1 s c in each of the next 3 d c of same shell, ch 1, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread.

The following directions are for a 7 x 12 oval rack cover:
Casing: With wrong side of work toward you, attach White between shells of 9th row, * ch 7, s c in the ch 1 between next 2 shells, repeat from * all around.
Next Row—Sl st to center of loop, * ch 7, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around.
Next Row—Same as last row but having 5 chs in each loop, cut thread.

LARGE MAT OR COVER

Work flowers for center same as small mat but working 4 flowers instead of 3 and joining in same manner.
Attach White and work in same manner as 1st row of small mat working over 3rd flower same as over 2nd flower and working a tr c cluster between 3rd and 4th flowers.
2nd Row—Same as 2nd row of small mat but working shells across 3rd flower same as across 2nd flower and working 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in the tr c cluster between the 3rd and 4th flowers.
3rd Row—Same as 3rd row of small mat.
4th & 5th Rows—Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c (shell) in center of next shell, repeat from * all around, join.
Repeat the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th rows of small mat.
12th Row—Same as last row, cut White.
Next Row—Attach Green and work same as 10th row of small mat.
Next Row—Attach Shaded Yellow and work same as 11th row of small mat.

The following directions are for a 10 x 15½ oval rack cover:
CASING: Work same as for small cover attaching thread in 10th row, but having 3 rows of 7 ch loops instead of 2 rows.