Adding a single crochet edging to knitted items

Round Hot pad / trivet mat

Yarn used: Patons Classic Wool by Yarnspiration.
Techniques used: Single crochet edging and short rows.
Video Tutorials that I watched to learn all these techniques (including the kitchener stitch) were by Staci of Very Pink.

The pattern is based on Simply Notable’s Crazy Eights dishcloth. Instead of a dishcloth I used four strands of yarn held together to knit a hotpad/ trivet mat. I also used a kitchener stitch instead of mattress stitch to join the two knitted ends together. I would prefer a seamless round dishcloth or trivet mat.

Adding a single crochet edging to knitted items gives them a finished and flat look. There are other crochet techniques that can be used to add a finished and decorative look to knitted items.

Knit-along by Hannah Wallace in Knit Simple Magazine, Holiday 2017 issue.
February 2018 square: Project details on my Ravelry project page