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Flower Hotpad


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Add a touch of spring to your kitchen with this fun Flower Hotpad pattern. This knit washcloth pattern is made with a series of layered knit petals, creating a stunning ruffled effect. Play with the color combinations to make a series of gorgeous spring-inspired designs. Knitted dishcloth patterns don't get this intricate and full-of-life. You might even find yourself hesitant to use it because of how beautiful it is. Try making some for your friend's housewarming party to add a homey feel to a new house.

Flower Hotpad
Flower Hotpad
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Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream  (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) (00001 White) - 1 ball
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream (Stripes: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds)
    • Contrast A (21732 Pinky Stripes) -  2 balls
    • Contrast B (21712 Lime Stripes) -  1 ball


Measurement: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] diameter.


Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.



With MC, cast on 4 sts.
1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. Divide 8 sts onto 3 needles (3, 3, 2). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
2nd, 4th and 6th rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
7th rnd: *K3. M1. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
8th rnd: Purl.
9th rnd: *K4. M1. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
10th, 12th and 14th rnds: Knit.
11th rnd: *K5. M1. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
13th rnd: *K6. M1. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
15th rnd: *K7. M1. Rep from * around. 64 sts.
16th rnd: Purl.
17th rnd: *K8. M1. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
18th, 20th and 22nd rnds: Knit.
19th rnd: *K9. M1. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
21st rnd: *K10. M1. Rep from * around. 88 sts.
23rd rnd: *K11. M1. Rep from * around. 96 sts.
24th rnd: Purl.
25th rnd: *K12. M1. Rep from * around. 104 sts.
26th, 28th and 30th rnds: Knit.
27th rnd: *K13. M1. Rep from * around. 112 sts.
29th rnd: *K14. M1. Rep from * around. 120 sts.
31st rnd: *K15. M1. Rep from * around. 128 sts.
32nd rnd: Purl.
Cast off.


1st Ruffle
With A and pair of needles, cast on 3 sts.
**1st row: (RS). K2. Sl1. Pick up and knit into first purl st of 8th rnd of Base. psso.
2nd and alt rows: Knit to last st. Inc 1 st in last st.
3rd row: K3. Turn.
5th row: K4. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
7th row: K5. Turn.
9th row: K6. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
11th row: K7. Turn.
13th row: K8. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
15th row: K9. Turn.


Cont as follows:
17th row: K9. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
18th and alt rows: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
19th row: K8. Turn.
21st row: K7. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
23rd row: K6. Turn.
25th row: K5. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
27th row: K4. Turn.
29th row: K3. Sl1. Pick up and knit into next purl st of 8th rnd. psso.
31st row: K2. Turn.
32nd row: Knit.**
Rep from ** to ** 3 times more (all purl sts of 8th rnd have been worked).


2nd Ruffle
With A and pair of needles, cast on 3 sts.
Rep from ** to ** 8 times, working into sts of 16th rnd of Base. Cast off.


3rd Ruffle
With A and pair of needles, cast on 3 sts.
Rep from ** to ** 12 times, working into sts of 24th rnd of Base. Cast off.


4th Ruffle
With B and pair of needles, cast on 3 sts.
Rep from ** to ** 16 times, working into sts of 32nd rnd of Base. Cast off.


Sew cast on and cast off ends of Ruffles tog.


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is there a place i can get the pattern in it corrected for with the stitches per row as a check that I am getting the pattern correct ? thank you

the pattern flower hotbed is missing a line in the directions. under 1st ruffle....line 16 should be Knit

I was expecting an ebook with 13 patterns, all I get is the waterlily teapot stand, where I am going wrong?

Row 17 and going forward is incorrect. It says K9 Sl1 but by then I have 11 stitches so should be K10 Sl1 and so on. It is not working out right and I have followed the directions meticulously to that point. Help!! Thanks. MaggieNow

I had a hard time with it as well. Because I was knitting line 16 as row 2. That is where a correction should be by adding row 16 Knit. I was very frustrated as well. But, if you look at the decreasing part it has a final even row just knit.

I converted this hot pad into a darling pink flower hat! Fun!

I can't get past row 2. on leaves... tells me to K3 and turn... then K4. I have tried this several times and just don't "get" it. How can I K4 if I only have three stitches on my left needle.

Its a short row shaping, so you are knitting the 3 stitches forward and then knitting 4 stitches back, which means you are adding a stitch not previously knit to the new row. if you have followed the previous directions correctly you have more than enough stitches to complete this row when you add a new stitch from the right hand needle. hope this helps.

My mother uses old towels as trivets, when ccompany has been invited for a meal. I love the size of this Flower Hotpad!!! I have metal trivets, but none large enough for a baking dish. The dish easily falls off of the trivet. I am looking forward to useing up my stash to make several of these..... such a smart idea I would never have though of it myself!

hi i am aaltje gawlik i was wondering og the crochet verson f it is posible to get it also for free ,thank you very much, from aaltje

Gorgeous item! I too would love to crochet it. Is this on Allfreecrochet site?

Where is row 16 on first ruffle?

Look at row 2 "2nd and alt rows: Knit to last st. Inc 1 st in last st."

Wow! this is a beautiful pattern and I always dream of doing this. I am a crocheter and I tried to convert this pattern but could not arrive at it rightly. Is it possible to get the crochet version of this beautiful flower hot pad?

it is beautiful send more

Third try was the charm....I am almost finished...really like it. Note: Do not increase on row 16 when making the ruffle and row 32 do not increase or decrease...hope this helps

I am anxious to try this pattern again. I wish there was a video to show how to get it started properly....thank you

Started this pattern. Finished the base but having trouble getting started with the first ruffle. Am just not getting how to do the first few rows. Can anyone help please?????

I get the M1, but my # of st at the end of each round is less two. What gives?

I think this will be a challenge but beautiful when completed.

I would like to try this pattern. Can someone tell me what 'M1' means?

After reading the directions...I believe it stands for " Make One" stitch after the knit stitch. It fits with the number of stitches for the next row.

M1 does mean make 1.


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