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Crochet Projects for Beginners?

I am looking for easy beginner's crochet items. Any suggestions?

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October 10, 20160 found this helpful

I love this simple stitch. If you can master a chain and a single crochet, you can make these for gifts or to keep.

Hot Pad: Chain 25, this gives you a 6" square base.
Make a single crochet in the 1st chain, skip a chain and make a chain 1, then a single in the 3rd chain...and the 5th, and 7th...etc. Make sure to do the last single in the end of the chain and chain 1, then turn.

Repeat this pattern till you have 23 rows. For some reason, a row is a bit taller than a chain, so your work will need an odd number of rows to make a true 6" by 6" square. Bind off and work in tail.

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Making two of these will give you the perfect thickness for a hot pad. Hot glue a cross on the back side of each almost to the edges but not all the way. Then set the other on top and press down. Sew around the edges in a running stitch (my fav') or a whip stitch. Now...

Pot holders are different than hot pads. One is to be around the burner and should never be acrylic. When it ignites, it's plastic so it goes molten and can burn you bad. Hot Pads are just to protect your counter and tables so they can't get close to the flame or burner.

These work up really thick which is also another reason for a hot pad as they don't fold or bend well.

Here is a photo of some I have done.
I hope that helps!!
Sandi/PBP

 
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October 11, 20160 found this helpful

Love this and thank you very much! God's blessings to you!

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