My name is Susan Lowman. I've been crocheting for over 35 years and designing for over 15 years. I have over 200 published crochet designs in various crochet books and magazines. In addition, I blog ...
My name is Susan Lowman. I've been crocheting for over 35 years and designing for over 15 years. I have over 200 published crochet designs in various crochet books and magazines. In addition, I blog about crochet and self-publish crochet patterns on my website, TheCrochetArchitect.com. I am also a technical crochet editor and teacher, as well as an active professional member of CGOA.
I learned to knit in the summer of 2013 and I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm having a blast learning more knitting techniques. You'll see some of my knitting designs here on Craftsy, too.
I thank God for the gift of creativity He has given me and I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with others.
What could be nicer for Valentine's Day than to include this wiggly crochet hot pad and coaster in your holiday dcor (well, flowers and chocolates would be nicer, but they don't last as long)? The hot pad is perfect for your Valentine's Day meal hot dish while the coaster keeps surfaces unharmed from water rings. And they make great gifts, too!
This design was previously published in the booklet "Hot Stuff for the Holidays" by Jeanette Crews Designs in 2003. Since that company no longer exists, I decided to bring this pattern back for your stitching and decorating pleasure!
The pattern includes 2 wiggly crochet charts: one for the hot pad and one for the coaster, as well as written instructions and a brief tutorial on doing wiggly crochet.
This pattern is also available as part of the set of 6 Wiggly Hot Pads & Coasters for $11.95.
The hot pad measures 6" wide x 5 1/2" high and the coaster measures 4" wide x 3 3/4" high. They are made in White, Candy Pink and Orchid Pink, but you can use any size 10 cotton crochet thread you desire.
These designs are done in wiggly crochet where the foundation mesh is crocheted first, then the design area is worked on top of the foundation mesh. Give wiggly crochet a try. You'll be glad you did!