Making Hot Pads To Go With My Chickens

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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.

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The hot pad is my own design. (Chicken potholder pattern is in Gooseberry Patch, Fun-to-Crochet Gifts book.)

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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!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/96058755/pattern-hexie-granny-crocheted-hot-pad

Chicken Potholder. Taking My New Skills For A Test Drive.

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Well, I did it!!

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.

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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.

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Adding the bottom part to the top.

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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.

And done!!

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