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Help with my great grandma's hot pad pattern?

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I just introduced myself and am so thrilled to be here to hopefully get some help. I have a hand written pattern that belonged to my great grandma, and a finished hot pad, but I can NOT figure out how to do it! My Grandma/best friend is 87 and it has been too long since she made one for her to remember how to do it without using her own hands, but she is too shaky and had arthritis too badly now to help me. I would be over the moon if someone could help me learn it so o can carry on this tradition in our family ❤️

I'm not sure if it would be possible for someone to video how they do it, but that would be amazing if you could so I can watch it over and over if I get stuck. I can start it with the loop and get the first 3 little sections done ok, but I get lost after that.

 

These are made with knit-cro-sheen and a #9 hook. You make 2 of them, then attach them around the edges with a stitch.

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welcome to the ville!

 

looking at the hotpad, I beleive the main stitch pattern is the diagonal brick or block stitch  http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-corner-to-corner-diagonal-box-stitch/     or  here http://www.crochetcabana.com/html/specialstitches1.html#diagbox

 

I don't know how to do the miter, but will look for a pattern and post again if i find one.

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Thank you for sending those links.  Those do look close, but not the same pattern, unfortunately.   The pattern on the hot pad starts with 3 "shells" as she calls them in the pattern, then row 2 has 5 shells, and they increase by 2 until I believe there are 21 at the longest part of the diagonal. 

welcome to the ville!

 

looking at the hotpad, I beleive the main stitch pattern is the diagonal brick or block stitch  http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-corner-to-corner-diagonal-box-stitch/     or  here http://www.crochetcabana.com/html/specialstitches1.html#diagbox

 

I don't know how to do the miter, but will look for a pattern and post again if i find one.

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As far as i can see, it is a version of the same st pattern, set up differently to form the miter. I agree you could not make the hotpad from what i posted.

A different version in rows rather than diagonal http://www.crochetspot.com/stitches-for-your-crocheting-arsenal-part-3/. Crazy st on that page

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well, this isn't much, but i found an entry on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crazy-cloth-dishcloth

but the blog that had the pattern is defunct.  the construction looks very similar to me so you might find some helpful comments on the project pages there.  

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I've been playing with the pattern, I grabbed some cotton yarn and larger hook just to play, this is what I have so far 

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:applause 

I'm so glad you figured it out!  It looks great!  I'm sure your grandma will be touched that you are carrying on her tradition. 

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