Social Media Hotpads and Coasters: Facebook

One of the great things about crafting characters from literature is that everyone immediately recognizes them and connects with them. Well, what’s more recognizable than these lovely logos? Even though they have nothing to do with books, I’m paying homage to social media with these little beauties.

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There’s something about taking what is normally very slick, glossy, and … well … digital, and rendering it in an entirely different, homespun medium, don’t you think?

These make the perfect gift for the social media-crazed person in your life. Whip up a set for your company’s IT director, marketing coordinator, or social media manager. Or even the phone-addicted college student who hasn’t yet learned the damage that a hot pot can do when placed directly on a countertop.

I’m going to give you instructions to make each of these handy hot pads. I’m starting with the mother of all social media: Facebook.

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Complete Facebook Potholder/Hotpad

This project is also a great excuse for me to show you how to change colors when crocheting. Before beginning, watch my video Everything You Need to Know About Changing Color in Crochet. Also, check out my abbreviations page if you have any trouble reading this pattern.

Here is the pattern. Enjoy!

Facebook Potholder

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream because I love its durable, cotton look. Colors: denim and white.
  • H hook
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Front panel (make 1)
With denim, ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn
Row 2-29: Sc in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn.

Facebook color chart

Facebook color chart

  • I recommend that you do not hide the working yarn of the other color inside the stitches. When you do this, the contrasting color shows through a little, and since the potholder is made of two panels, the back panel will cover up the strands of loose yarn on the back side of the work.
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Back side of front panel — working strands are not hidden inside white sc

Fasten off, weave in ends

Back panel (make 1)
With denim, ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn
Row 2-29: Sc in each sc across (25) Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends

Picot Edging
Place top panel on top of bottom panel. Line up the stitches. I recommend blocking them before stitching them together, but if you don’t have time for that, it’s OK. They’re just potholders.
Rnd 1: Join white to any corner stitch, and work 3 sc into the corner. Sc evenly around. (Watch my video on crocheting around a piece if you need help with this.) Join to first sc with sl st. Ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 2: sc in first sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1 and sk nxt sc, sc in nxt sc. (Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in nxt sc, ch 1 and sk nxt sc, sc in nxt sc) repeat around. Sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Each of the potholders uses a different edging pattern, so you can add each one to your arsenal!

Various crochet borders

Various crochet borders

Tomorrow, I’ll share the Twitter pattern.

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