I finally finished crocheting this flower hot pad last night. I had so many different projects going on at once that it took me about 2 weeks to make this, even though it can be made in a single day. This is the 12th fanciful flower hot pad that I have made, but it feels like I've made a lot more. It is a free pattern by my friend Claudia. She has a lot of great patterns available. If you would like to see several different versions of this pattern, checkout the crochet-along (CAL) that she hosted in 2011. I made 6 of these during that CAL.
I used a G hook and 3 colors of Plymouth Yarn Jeannee worsted weight cotton yarn (Colors 101 - pastels, 15 - pink, and 52 - blue).free pattern, so I am making another one of these bags. Oh, I also enlarged the bottom so that there were 30 stitches on each needle. I think the pattern say to have 18 sts on each needle before knitting the sides.