Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Starburst Hotpad Pattern

So I've been on Ravelry a lot in the past couple days, and I noticed this awesome pattern for a starburst hotpad, but the link is no longer active. Since this was always a free pattern, and since there was a French copy available, I re-translated it to English and published it here so everyone has access to it.
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All credit for this pattern is given to Loretta Schepp - I am just making it accessible again since the link is broken. The pictures in this tutorial are mine and may not be shared without my permission.

Materials: Worsted weight cotton in two colors. A multicolored strand and a solid color look great, or two solid colors together will work too. If you're feeling really creative, you could even use a third color for the connecting of the motifs and sewing them together.
Hook size: 4-5mm (G-H), or whatever size you usually use with your cotton.
Embroidery needle to sew in ends and for attaching to make starburst appear.

Crochet 5 motifs:
With the color A (multicolored) Chain 5, sl st to close the circle.
Round 1: Chain 3, 3dc in the circle, chain 6, * 4dc, chain 6 *. Repeat 2 times from * to *. Sl st in the 3rd loop of starting chain. Finish off. (Four 4dc groups and four ch6 loops)
Row 2: With the color B (white), join in a ch 6 loop. Chain 3, 11dc in the same space * 12dc in the following space*. Repeat 2 times from * to *. Sl st in the 3rd loop of starting chain. Finish off.

Attaching: Place motifs facing up. With color A, join at the beginning of one 12dc cluster. Sc around the top of that cluster and the next. (24 sc). Join with a sc to the 2nd motif at the beginning of a 12dc cluster. Crochet in next 23 dc. (24 dc) Continue for all five motifs. On the last motif, crochet all the way around, and join back to the fourth motif. You will crochet back around the bottom of all the motifs. Slip stitch in the first sc. All squares should have a row of color A around them. Tie off. Use your tail to tie the first motif to the fifth motif with all motifs facing up.

Making the starburst:
You will be using a strand of cotton yarn in color A to sew the motifs together, and then you will press the corners out to make the starburst. Connect your yarn to the sc between the two inside 12dc groups on the first motif. Thread between the two inside 12dc groups on all five motifs and back to the first one, then pull tight. Finish off.

Pull the petals out from each group and flatten. If you want them to stay permanently, you can tack them down with a small piece of yarn or sewing thread, or you can gently iron them on steam press.


  1. Thank you for the translation. I can't wait to try it.

  2. Thank you for this translation. I'm going to be doing alot of Christmas gifts now. These are adorable!