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Starburst Hotpad
Designed by: Loretta Schepp

Materials:
1-1/2 oz. variegated 4-ply worsted weight yarn (Color A)
1 oz. white 4-ply worsted weight yarn (Color B)
Crochet hook size G (6-4.25mm)

Finishing materials: Tapestry needle

Finished Size: 8" in dia
Gauge: 2 rows = 2"

Pattern Notes: You will crochet five (5) individual motifs. Joining them together will create the starburst look. Keep motifs right side facing you. If making this design at home the best way to have a steady hand is get comforable at your desk and focus on making this cute crochet design.

Make Five (5)

With Color A (variegated) ch 5 and sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1) Ch 3, 3 tc in ring, ch 6. * 4 tc, ch 6 * repeat between * two more times. Sl st to beg. ch 3. Cut yarn and tuck in ends.

Rnd 2) With Color B (white) join yarn in any ch 6 sp, ch 3 (beg. tc), 11 more tc in same sp. * 12 tc in next ch 6 sp * repeat between * two more times, sl st to beg. ch 3. Cut yarn and tuck in ends.

Assembly:

With right side facing and using Color A, sc around the top half of the first motif ( 24 sc). With a sc join second motif to first and sc around top half of second motif. Continue this until all five motifs are connected. Do not break yarn.

Sc around the lower half of each motif and in each joining sc being careful not to turn piece. Join with sl st to first sc.

With a double strand of yarn and your tapestry needle draw through only the center sc of each motif. Pull tightly, make knot, cut yarn and tuck in ends between motifs.

As you begin drawing the yarn through the center sc of each motif you will notice the petals forming.

You may crochet these in pastel, variegated or solid shades of yarn. There is never a bad combination when working this pattern.

Note: Cotton yarns are always best to use when making hotpads, potholders or items where hot dishes are involved. 4-ply yarn comes in both cotton and acrylics. Please always use caution when dealing with hot dishes.

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