I obviously met my tentative goal of finishing at least two projects this week! Not only did I crochet stuff, but I wrote a pattern as well! Phew, I'm all worn out!
We are big cast iron users here at the Langlitz household. Every day, we use cast iron at least once. And you would think that I would remember that when cast iron heats up, it heats the whole pan. Including the handle. Alas, at least once a week, I forget. And it can be a painful sort of forgetting.
So I finally got around to doing something about it. And, I figure there are other scatterbrained people like me who don't remember that things on top of fire get hot, so I wrote up this very simple pattern to share with you.
Worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Sugar 'n Cream)
G (4mm) Hook
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
NOTES: I recommend weaving in the tail from the foundation chain before you get to round 7. After that, it's very hard to do. Also, please don't use acrylic yarn...as with all plastics, it will melt. Additionally, this cover is for stovetop use, please don't leave it on a pan that is going in the oven.
Round 1. Sc 5, rotate your work clockwise and sc 5 across, working in the free loop of each chain from the foundation row. (10 sts)
Round 2. Inc in first st, sc in next 3, inc* to the end (14 sts)
Round 3. Inc in first st, sc in next 5, inc* to the end (18 sts)
Rounds 4 and 5. Sc in each sc around
Round 6. Sc 4, dec, sc7 ,dec, sc3 (16)
Rounds 7 thru 20. Sc in each sc around
Round 21. Reverse single crochet in each stitch.
Tie off and weave in your ends! If you don't like the RSC border, you can always leave it plain or add something like a simple picot edging.