We’ve had several requests for this pattern. My Mom gave me the pattern that she made from an antique hot pad that was found in a church basement. She took it apart to see how it was made. It’s double thick.

(If you would like to make a different size, measure diagonal across the size square you would like to make and make a chain that long before starting the rest of these instructions.)

Use a G hook and cotton yarn (nothing that would melt from heat)

Chain 36

SC (single crochet) in 2nd chain and all the way around chain with 3 SC at bottom of chain.

Working on back loop, SC 15 rounds.

After crocheting all rows

Stop on side and slip yarn through.

Leave 12 inch tail. Turn to right side and fold into square.

See the diagnal opening?

Whipstitch edge together with tail.

The completed hotpad/trivet

If you want to see more pictures and step by step instructions go to:

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/diagonal_hotpad.htm

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