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Crochet Trivet Pattern

Two crochet trivets, one green and one off white, lying on a gray concrete counter. Orange flowers are seen in the background and part of a cast iron skillet is to the left.

This crochet trivet pattern is one of the fastest and easiest projects ever. It is crocheted with a size 6 yarn and super simple stitches. The simplicity gives it a classic modern look that will fit right into anyone’s kitchen.

Trivets are a wonderful gift idea. They’re also a quick and easy project to work up really fast for a craft fair or market.

What’s the difference between a trivet and a potholder?

The basic difference between a trivet and a pot holder is their intended use. While they are both made to protect from heat in the kitchen, they are meant to be used in different ways.

A pot holder, or oven mitt, is meant to be worn on the hands to protect you from burning when touching a hot pan or skillet. While it is thick, it is also flexible enough to be folded so that you can bend it with your hands to fit whatever you are holding. It is sometimes double sided so that your hand can fit between the two sides like a glove.

A trivet, or hot pad, is meant to be placed on a surface so that a hot pan or skillet can be placed on it in order to protect that surface. Rather than protecting your hands, the trivet it meant to protect a table or counter. The trivet is usually much thicker than a pot holder since it is protecting from heat for a longer period of time and it does not need to be bent since it is lying on a flat surface.

Trivets can also serve a second purpose. Not only do they protect surfaces from heat, but they also protect from scratches and scrapes on a table or counter from heavy duty cookware.

Crochet Hot Pad/ Trivet Patterns

Interested in hot pads that can double as pot holders? You might like these patterns…

The Yarn for this Crochet Trivet Pattern

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First of all, a crochet trivet pattern should always be made of cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is the most heat tolerant yarn fiber. It is also very durable and easy to wash.

Want to learn more about crocheting with cotton?

For this trivet pattern, besides wanting a cotton yarn, I also wanted a chunky yarn. I wanted it to be very thick, since that’s traditionally a characteristic of a classic trivet. But also, I wanted it to have a simple, modern look.

I wasn’t sure if a chunky cotton yarn existed. I know there are plenty of worsted weight options and even some dk options, but I hadn’t seen a chunky or bulky option. I was so happy when I found that Hobby Lobby had a size 6 100% cotton yarn! The brand is Yarn Bee and it is called Cotton Knit.

Close up of a skein of olive green, chunky yarn. Yarn label says Yarn Bee Cotton Knit. Two crochet trivets are seen peeking in at the left. Background is a gray concrete counter with orange flowers in the back.

Besides being the chunky size I was looking for, Cotton Knit also has a nice texture and beautiful color options. It literally looks like a knitted cable tube. There aren’t a lot of color options, but the colors they have are great neutral and earthy tones.

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Diameter of circle is approx. 5” after Round 2.

Finished Size:

Approx 7” in diameter

Abbreviation Key:

(ch) chain
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(st) stitch
* * Repeat instructions between asterisks as any times as directed

Pattern Notes:

I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.


Round 1: Start with a magic circle. 8 Hdc in magic circle. Mark your last stitch with a stitch marker. <8>

You will not be joining at the end of each round but working in a continuous spiral. Move the stitch marker to your final stitch as you reach the end of each round.

Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. <16>

Round 3: *1 hdc. 2 hdc in next.* Repeat from * to * around. <24>

Round 4: Sc in next. Sl st in each st around (including the sc at the beginning of this round). Place your final sl st in the first sl st of the round.

Finish off and weave in ends. If you don’t have a yarn needle for bulky yarn, you might want to invest in these finishing needles like I did!

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products. Do not use this pattern to create video tutorials.


Olive green crochet trivet sitting flat on a concrete counter top. Text says 'Crochet Trivet' in black cursive lettering with white outline.

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