Belle Fleur Hot Pad
131/4 inches wide x 12 inches long
• Lily Sugar’n Cream medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn (2½oz/120 yds/71g per ball): 2 balls #15 wine 1 ball #4 ecru • Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or
size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker
12½split sc = 4 inches; 8 split sc rnds = 2 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Do not join unless otherwise indicated. Place stitch marker on last stitch of round and move as work progresses. Only front of Hot Pad has a chart. Each square on chart equals 1 split single crochet.
Split single crochet (split
sc): Insert hook in V of sc st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.
Rnd 1 (RS): With wine, ch 85, using care not to twist ch, join (see Pattern Notes) in first ch, ch 1, sc in same ch as beg ch-1, working in back bar of ch (see illustration) sc in each ch around to last ch, hdc in last ch, change color (see Stitch Guide) to ecru, mark hdc with st marker (see Pattern Notes) as last st. (85 sts) Rnd 2: Split sc (see Special Stitch) in each st around. Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2. Rnds 4–48: Split sc in each st as indicated in chart (see Pattern
Notes) on page 59 across first 43 sts changing colors as indicated (front), continue with wine, split sc in each rem 42 sts (back). At the end of rnd 48, fasten off.
Block Hot Pad with image at center front. Working in back
lps (see Stitch Guide) with a length of wine, sew top and bottom edges closed. CW
Worked in the round, the split single crochet stitch gives this hot pad a knitted look and makes it extra thick.
Belle Fleur Hot Pad Chart COLOR KEY Wine Ecru