Ruffled Hot Pad

Size 8 x 1/2" across
Gauge: 5 hdc rows = 2". Rnds 1 - 3 of back = 2 x 1/2".
Worsted-weight yarn - 2 ozs. variegated and 1/2 oz. solid color.
Size H crochet hook.
Back: Rnd 1: With variegated, ch3, 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch 2, (8 hdc).
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch 2 (16).
Rnd 3: Ch2, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around, join. (24).
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join (30).
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join (40).
Rnds 7-8: Rep rnds 4 and 5 ending with 50 sts in last rnd.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join, fasten off (60).
Front: Working rnd 4 and rnd 7 in back lps only, work same as Back.
Ruffles: For first ruffle, working in front lps of rnd 3, join solid color with sl st in any st, sl st in next st, (sc, 2 hdc) in next st, (2hdc, sc) in next st, *sl st in each of next 2 sts, (sc, 2 hdc) in next st, (2 hdc, sc) in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sl st, fasten off.
For next ruffle, working in front lps of rnd 6, work same as first ruffle.
Assembly: To join, hold front and back, wrong sides together matching sts.. Working through both thicknesses, join solid color with sl st in any st, (sc, 2 hdc) in next st, (2 hdc, sc) in next st, *sl st in next 2 sts, (sc, 2 hdc) in next st, (2hdc, sc) in next st; repeat from * around to last st; for hanger, (sl st, ch 8, sl st) in last st, join with sl st in first sl st, fasten off.