Keep Your Hands Safe From Burns With This Crochet Cow Hot Pad
Keep your hands safe from Kitchen burns with this Crochet Cow Hot Pad. It’s a wonderful design and makes a great addition to any home.
This fabulous hot pad should be approx. 8.5 inches / 21 cm square and has been crafted using a 3.5 mm / US E-4 / UK 9 crochet hook and Tapestry Needle.
There are no difficult or special stitches, just follow the pattern and have fun. You can also choose whether to add a Picot Border to finish or leave plain, it’s completely up to you!
For those of you who are new to Tapestry crochet, here is are an additional couple of notes from the designer….
…with tapestry crochet, it is always better to carry the second strand of yarn even in rows where you’re only using one color. This will avoid distortions and uneven tension in your finished piece.
Also, when turning your work at the end of one row/beginning of the next row, make sure to pass your unused color on the back of your work when you are crocheting on the right side, and on the front of your work when you are crocheting on the wrong side. Otherwise, you’d see the second color peeking through at the beginning of some rows on the right side, which is what you’re seeing right now if I understood correctly.
Also, to avoid seeing the carried yarn in between stitches, pull it gently every now and then, but don’t pull too hard otherwise you’ll shrink your work. And make sure to crochet quite tight so that the second color is well hidden inside your stitches!
For the stitch count, yes, you have to skip the very first st because the initial ch-1 counts as your first st. So, make sure not to skip that one ch/st at the end of the next row otherwise your rows will start getting shorter and shorter.
After chaining 20 and slip stitching into the last st of row 45, you should have a loop formed by those 20 ch. Then, all you do is crocheting inside that loop. So, not into the single chains but into the loop itself. You basically fill the loop up with single crochet stitches.
This crochet pattern is a wonderful design by Raffaella and you find her FREE pattern on Raffamusa Designs. It is also part of her Farmhouse Potholders Collection set of 7.
For those of you who haven’t changed color in Tapestry Crochet before, Rafaella has also written a tutorial for us to make it easier.
To access the FREE pattern for the coaster, please click on this link: Crochet Cow Potholder Pattern
Not to be confused with the designers Ad-FREE PDF PAID pattern, which Raffaella also offers.
If you like this coaster and would like to see similar FREE patterns for the home, please click on this link: Dishcloths & Potholders
Featured image: Raffaella/ Raffamusa Designs – thank you!