Happy warm weather, friends!
Okay, well it’s warm here in southern Florida (what else is new?) and I’ve got summer on the brain – beach trips, warm sun rays, and fruit salad.
I love the colors of summer – in the sun everything looks brighter and more saturated. Everything is warm and brought to life with vibrant pinks, yellows and blues.
One of the things I love doing when I get this feeling every year, emerging from the dead chill of winter and looking toward the warmth is jazz up my home decor with some new bright things.
What better way to embrace this than with a super easy crochet pattern?
I don’t have many trivets or hot pads in my kitchen collection and wanted something bright and happy for my table – enter the summery hot pads!
I took inspiration from watermelon, citrus, and berries for these color schemes but you could follow this pattern with any color combo – it is really so versatile.
And did I mention this is probably the easiest pattern I’ve published to date? So straight forward and worked up for me in about 15 minutes.
I love a quick project!
(Pssst – its perfect for beginners too.
(PS – anybody do craft fairs or sell at farmer’s markets in the spring or summertime? This project would be perfect as I’m sure you won’t sell as many scarves or hats in July! Utilize different color combinations – patriotic, team colors, solids, or play with variegated yarns!)
Here is the handy video tutorial!
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
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- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
-Worsted weight yarn (cotton or acrylic works great – I used Caron One Pound in Grass Green, Bright White, Soft Pink, Ocean, and Sunflower)
-Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
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Begin with a magic ring in desired center color (I chose pink), Ch 2, 12 Dc inside ring, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 2: 2 Dc in each st around (24 sts), sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 3: Repeat Round 2 (48 sts)
Round 4: Dc in each st around, color change to WHITE on last yarn over of last st before join (*see video for details!) sl st to join, CH 1
Round 5: Sc in each st around, color change to GREEN on last yarn over of last st before join, sl st to join, Ch 2
Round 6: Dc in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off, weave in all ends
Make this baby in any colors you like for any season! It’s perfect for those favorite dishes to rest their warm little bottoms on, don’t ya think?