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Kiss the Cook Hot Plate Mats

Crochet pattern for vintage hot plate mats

This pattern uses American crochet terms. US single crochet = UK double crochet. US double crochet = UK treble and so on


  • J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen or other size 10 pearl/perle cotton, 2 balls of any variegated color.
  • Steel Crochet Hook No. 7/1.65mm
  • 12 bone rings, 7/8 inch in diameter at outer circumference.
  • 28 yards of heavy cord, or fine clothes-line.

This amount is sufficient for a set of 3 hot plate mats.


When completed, large mat measures 8 x 12 inches across center; medium mat, 7 x 10 inches; and small mat, 6 x 8 inches.


Large Mat

Make 18 sc closely in each of 4 rings, covering only half of each ring; make 36 sc in next ring. Join with sl st to 1st sc made on this ring.

Working over other half of each ring, make 18 sc in each of remaining 4 rings, joining with sl st to 1st sc of each ring.

Now working over cord, make (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times.  * Make 8 sc over cord only, skip 5 sc of this ring and 5 of next,  sc in next 8 sc, again working over cord as before.  Repeat from * across, skip 5 sc on last ring, sc in next 26 sc, working over cord and increasing as necessary to keep work flat.

Work along opposite side to correspond.

Now working over cord as before, sc in each sc around, increasing as necessary at ends of oval to keep work flat, until piece measures 8 x 12 inches.

Cut off cord and sl st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.

Medium Mat

Using 4 rings (instead of 5) in the center, work as for Large mat until piece measures 7 x 10 inches.

Small Mat

Using 3 (instead of 5) rings in the center, work as for Large mat until piece measures 6 x 8 inches.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. This digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 16th 2012. All rights reserved.