Geeking Out for Halloween Hot Pad by Darleen Hopkins

Geeking Out for Halloween Hot Pad

August 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in single crochet
4.5 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
approximately 8½” by 7”
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Who doesn’t love pumpkins? And who doesn’t love the nerd emoji? Merge the two together and the result is the most adorable jack-o-lantern ever. Halloween enthusiasts will love the Geeking Out for Halloween potholder. Start crocheting yours today and your inner nerd will thank you.

FINISHED SIZE: approximately 8½” by 7”.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate; pattern requires familiarity with intarsia/tapestry crochet. Details are slip stitched on.

GAUGE: 5 rows, 4 sts in sc = 1”.
Gauge ratio is important. The stitch is slightly wider than tall. If your gauge is off, your image will be skewed from the original design.

Yarn: KnitPicks/WeCrochet Comfy Worsted
(75% cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yards/50 grams), worsted weight (4) or equivalent

Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn

CA (white) White #25315, 50 g/109 yd
CB (orange) Carrot #25771, 30 g/66 yd
CC (black) Black #25316, 8 g/18 yd
CD (green) Peapod #24801, 8 g/18 yd

Hook: 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers; tapestry needle.

NOTES: Pattern is written using US terms.

The image is worked by adding yarn in different colors and working with a number of yarns attached at once. The sample was stitched with a variety of methods including working over the unused yarn tapestry style, floating the unused yarn on the WS and starting a new ball of yarn for a section. When you crochet your hot pad, use the method or combination of methods you prefer.

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es)
Surface Slip Stitch: Hold yarn on back of work, insert hook from the front to the back, yarn over and pull through loop on hook. Reinsert hook from the front to the back and repeat.

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Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed hot pads may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my website is appreciated.

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