This pattern uses American crochet terms. US single crochet = UK double crochet. US double crochet = UK treble and so on
- Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Rug Yarn or other 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, 1 ball.
- Crochet hook US size G-6/4mm
- This amount is sufficient for 2 hot plate mats about 6 x 8½ inches.
Starting at center, ch 15.
1st rnd: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in 10 ch, 5 dc in last ch; then working along opposite side of foundation chain, dc in 10 ch, 2 dc in last ch (30 sts). Join with sl st to top st of first ch-3.
2nd rnd: Ch 1, * sc behind next dc-bar – to make a sc behind a dc-bar, insert hook between next 2 sts from back to front of work, pass hook over next dc and insert hook between sts from front to back, yarn over, draw loop through and finish as for a sc (sc will be behind dc-bar). Repeat from * around (30 sts). Join to 1st sc made.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as 1 dc), dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next 5 sts, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next 3 sts (40 sts). Join.
4th rnd: Same as 2nd rnd (40 sts). Continue thus, increasing as necessary (on odd rnds only) at ends of oval to keep work flat, until piece measures about 6 x 8½ inches, ending with 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Make another piece same as this.
The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. This digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 16th 2012. All rights reserved.