crocheted hot pad, must try this stitch, makes a nice thick fabric.

Miss Abigail's Hope Chest: crocheted hot pad - Double Thick crochet stitch technique; makes a great hot pad when worked in cotton yarn.- But this will sure use a lot of yarn.

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Foundation Single Crochet is an elegant alternative to the traditional chain start  Tutorial

FSC Tutorial (foundation single crochet): This creates a beginning row of single crochet, each with its own chain at the bottom, for a sturdy, elastic foundation.