Watermelon Hot Plate Mats and Napkin Holder
posted by Jane Lake
Adopt a watermelon motif for your kitchen this year with this free crochet pattern to make a set of watermelon hot plates and napkin holder.
The vivid contrast of red and green also provides a dramatic splash of summer color for dining al fresco under the stars.
Notes: This is a vintage pattern from 1954 that is often for sale on etsy, ebay and other sites. The pattern on this page is from my private collection of vintage patterns. This customized HTML version is made freely available to visitors of AllFreeCrafts ONLY and cannot be reproduced on other blogs or websites or made available for free download or resale. Please link to “Watermelon Hot Plates Crochet Pattern” to share this free pattern with others, or use the social media buttons at right to Like, Pin or Share. Thank you so much!
Although Knit Cro Sheen thread is still available, the colors cited are not current. Use your choice of suitable colors in Size 10 crochet thread for best results.
Watermelon Hot Plate Mats and Napkin Holder Patterns
Originally published in Coats & Clark’s New Quick Tricks Book No. 307, 1954
YOU WILL NEED:
J. & P. Coats “Knit-Cro-Sheen”
Art. A.64: 5 balls of No. 122 Watermelon and 2 balls each of No. 1 White, No. 49 Chartreuse Green and No. 49-A Killarney; and:
Coats & Clark’s O.N.T. SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY FLOSS, Art. c. 11:
1 skein of No. 12 black.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook
No. 5 for Hot Plate Mats; No. 6 for Napkin Holder
Wire napkin holder, 5 inches in diameter; round wire hot plate racks 9 and 11 inches in diameter; oval racks 7¼ and 12½ inches and 10 x 15-1/2 inches.
Use thread double throughout for Hot Plate Mats and single strand for Napkin Holder
Gauge: (Double Strand) 4 rnds make 1 inch.
LARGE ROUND MAT…Starting at center with Watermelon, ch 2.
1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place as sl st, 3 dc in each sc around. Join to top of ch-3.
3rd round: 2 sc in same place as sl st (1 sc increased), * sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.
4th rnd: Ch 3, * 2 dc in next sc (1 dc increased), dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
5th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st and in each dc around, increasing 7 sc evenly around. Join.
6th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next sc and in each sc around, increasing 14 dc evenly around. Join.
7th to 14th rnds incl: Repeat 5th and 6th rnds, being careful not to have increases directly above increases on previous rnd. Break off.
15th and 16th rnds: Attach White to same place as sl st and work as for 5th and 6th rnds. Break off.