Or they could be table mats, place mats, pot holders, dish cloths…
The chickens can stand alone but I thought they would look nicer sitting on top of something. So, I created these mats. They are double-sided, nice and thick. I played around with the design, had a few flops, but finally got it to match up with the design in my head.
The hot pad is my own design. (Chicken potholder pattern is in Gooseberry Patch, Fun-to-Crochet Gifts book.)
I am calling them Granny Hexie Hot Pads/Table Mats. I used Patons Classic Wool. Ecru and Rich Red.
Update 2-2-13: Pattern is available for purchase here. Thanks much!!
I went back to one of the items I wanted to make last year but was clueless. It all made sense this time. I didn’t breeze through it. I took my time. And I understood all of the instructions. Imagine that!! 😀
Here’s a picture from the book, Fun-to-Crochet Gifts, from Gooseberry Patch.
I took photos as I made it. There are lots of pieces to sew together. Doing a whipstitch. Good practice for me for when I get to afghan making.
Adding the bottom part to the top.
I didn’t take any pictures of me making the little parts. The head, comb, wattle and beak. I figured I had taken enough already.