Monday, March 15, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Hot Pad

I've been converting the mug rug pattern from Annie's Spooktacular Crochet since I got the pattern in the fall to holiday hot pads. Lots of people tell me they make and use mug rugs but for our house the hot pads are just a more practical use of my time. We use these frequently while cooking and it brings a little holiday cheer to the process as I've been adding new holiday ones as the season's change.

I had been using crochet applique patterns for the hot pads but hadn't found anything I liked for St. Patrick's Day. I did see clover but I've done clover again and again and wanted something different. While looking through my pattern leaflets I came across a copy of Maggie Weldon's Crochet Holiday Fridgies and found the Pot of Gold. The leaflet is still available and you can purchase it here.

The fridgie pattern calls for worsted weight acrylic but does suggest you can use 2 strains of sport weight yarn together. The suggested hook is an H. I used an e hook and since I wanted cotton for safety I used the same yarn I used for the hot pad Omega Sinfonia.

For my own records and those of you who might want to find the yarn you can get limited colors online at Hobby Lobby which I do when it is on sale. However, my main source is Creative Yarns. The color selection is good, price is fair and the delivery is quite quick. For those who are curious I have not received anything from thiem for this review. People are quick to complain about bad experiences. I believe it is equally important to state when you receive good service and fair pricing.

I've discussed the mug rug conversion many times now. I follow the pattern for the mug rug as written for the front of the hot pad. I make the mug rug pattern in a single color for the back of the hot pad and then crochet them together with a sc around the edges.

Having discovered the fridgies as a replacement for the appliques I already have an idea in mind for my Easter hot pad.


Donna Reidland said...

My mom is the crocheter in the family. I'll have to share this with her!

Naush said...

Very pretty. It could even make a lovely gift for St.Patricks.
Thank you or sharing with us at Meraki Link Party. Hope you join back this week too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

This is such a fun and colorful project. You can make a version for other holidays too. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

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