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Crochet and felted DROPS Christmas hot pad in ”Eskimo”.

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DROPS Extra 0-870

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-418
Yarn group E
Measurements before felting, diameter: approx. 35 cm / 13 3/4''
Measurements after felting, diameter: approx. 23 cm / 9''

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
100 g (= 2 skeins) color no 56 Christmas red, or use 01 off white.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 9 mm / M/13 – or size needed to get 8 dc = 10 cm / 4'' in width.

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Chain stitch (ch)
dc (US) / tr (UK)
Hot pad - crochet
Slip stitch (sl st)
tr (US)/ dtr (UK)

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Ch 4 on hook size 9 mm / M/13 with Eskimo and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 4 (= 1st tr), work 11 tr in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round = 12 tr.
ROUND 2: ch 4, * ch 3, work 1 tr in next tr, * repeat from *-* finish with ch 3 and 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round = 12 loops. Turn piece.
ROUND 3: ch 4, in every loop work: 4 tr, 1 ch. Finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 4: ch 3, * 5 ch, work 1 dc around next ch *, repeat from *-* finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 loops. Turn piece.
ROUND 5: ch 3, in every loop work: 6 dc, 1 ch. Finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Fasten off.

Place the hot pad in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach together with a towel.
Wash warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash.
After wash shape the hot pad to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat.
At subsequent wash, wash the hot pad at regular wool program.

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