If you are looking for a nice, thick hot pad, this is it! My biggest fear when using a crocheted hot pad is that it will have a hole somewhere in it that is big enough for me to get burned! And it’s a valid fear… by nature, crochet work has holes. So, when I created this pattern, preventing burns was the first thing on my mind! This pattern is DOUBLE SIDED for extra protection and incorporates two different stitches for safety, as well as beauty. I love the unique textures created by using different stitches on each side.(And, if you love Do-It-Yourself kitchen projects you might also enjoy my pattern for the Crochet Kitchen Scrubby!)
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2 skeins 100% cotton yarn (I used one neutral color and one bright color)
G6 /4.00 mm hook
I/9 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
Using the I/9 hook, 1″ = 3 1/2 sc
Finished product will measure 8.25″ x 8.75″
(sc) single crochet
(dc) double crochet
(sl st) slip stitch
Using the I/9 hook and your neutral color, chain 28.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd loop from the hook. Sc in each chain to the end. Turn. (27)
Note: for this side of the hot pad you will crochet in the back loop for all of the remaining rows (see photo below)
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch (in back loop only) and in each stitch to the end of the row. Turn. (27)
Rows 3-28: Repeat row 2. (27)
Fasten off an weave in ends.
Using the G6 hook and brighter (or darker color), chain 30.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. *Dc. Sc.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Turn. (29)
Row 2: Ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. *Sc. Dc.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Turn. (29)
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch. *Dc. Sc.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Turn. (29)
Rows 4-24: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 24 rows. Your last row (row 24) will be a repeat of row 2. (29) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Now you are going to create a colored edging around your neutral side (side 1). Using the I/9 hook, join your colored yarn to one corner of your neutral side. Sc in the corner and all the way around the 4 sides of the hot pad, as evenly as possible. At each corner, do 2 Sc, in order to create a turn. When you get back around to the joining corner, put one last Sc in the same stitch as your first Sc (so that this corner has 2 Sc like the others) and join with a sl st to your first Sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Now, align the neutral side of the hot pad with the colored side. At one corner, join both sides together with a Sc (still using the I/9 hook). Single crochet around all edges of the hot pad, joining them together as you go, as evenly as possible. Use 2 Sc at each corner to make the turn. When you get back around to the joining corner, put one last Sc in the same stitch as your first Sc (so that this corner has 2 Sc like the others) and join with a sl st to your first Sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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