Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Crocheted Hot Pad

Yesterday I was blindsided when I went for my annual physical. Somehow, my records were actually looked at and they discovered that I had not had a tetanus shot in 12 years. There was no escaping it. Plus, with the outbreak of pertussis in our county, they decided I needed the full DTP vaccination. Yea me. "It's going to hurt," they told me. Duh.
I managed to make it through the rest of the work day, but the pain was bad enough that I didn't feel like doing anything that required me to move my arm AT ALL. I decided to take advantage of this opportunity to learn a new crochet stitch as I only need one hand to do that.
Recently, I pinned a new pattern to my Pinterest Crochet board. The idea is to create a double thickness hot pad in one stitch. Kathleen @ Miss Abigail's Hope Chest does a great job explaining the stitch and provides images to help you along. In fact, the instructions were clear enough that I was able to pick it right up and not tear out any bad stitches. I think I might even use this style to create some place mats. Want to try it for yourself? Go here. Be sure tell her hello from me!

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