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Flower Hotpad

By: Lily Sugar 'n Cream

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.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Materials:

  • 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.

 

Instructions

Base
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.

 

FINISHING
Sew cast on and cast off ends of Ruffles tog.

 

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