Extra Thick Crochet Hot Pad
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.
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.
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On the brighter side, is the stitching done in back loop? Also is the dc,sc,dc, done in each stitch all the way across?
Hi Paula! On the brighter side, you do not stitch in the back loop. And yes, the dc, sc is done in each stitch across. Hope that helps 🙂
to keep 29 stitches, throughout, you would need to do sc in 2nd chain, and dc in next chain, correct? if you do sc, dc in second chain, and continue like that, you end up with 60 stitches at the end of the first row. So confused. please help
Hi Marcia. There should be only one stitch in each chain. So sc in the second chain. Then dc in the next chain. Then sc in the next chain. Then dc in the next chain, etc. Does that make sense?
yes, perfect! thank you for explaining! I will continue making the hot pad with confidence!
Great potholder – nice that it is nice & thick – very useful. Tk u for sharing the pattern with the rest of us. Great pattern. Love yr patterns – you have some great ones there. Love that Ripple Flower too – going to try that maybe on a bib. Great work! Again, thank you for sharing them.
Thank you so much for your kind words Helen!! I’m so glad you enjoy my patterns! 🙂
I love your solution to the fact that crochet work has a tendency to have holes in it. Also, the fact that you used two different stitches on each side of the hot pad is really cool.
Thank you so much. My husband had a hot pad just like this that I love. The thickness is just right and I wasn’t sure how to crochet it.
Yay! so glad this helps! 😀
Thank you ! I plan i making some this year 😀
Awesome! Glad you like it!
Made it, ❤️ it! Easy to follow instructions. I showed it to my crochet friends and they all want to make it too! What a great hostess gift! Thank you so much!
I am so glad you like it!!
Is hot August & need a fast project! Beginning Christmas gifts and this fits perfectly! Also, love the pattern change from front to back.
Thank you sooo much for this pretty pattern!
So glad you like it Michelle!
Thank you! I too appreciate all your free patterns and that you are so helpful. I plan to make these as part of Christmas gifts this year!
So glad you are enjoying them! 🥰
What do you mean by the last row of the brighter colored side being a version of row 2?
Hi Levi, It means you will end on a repeat of row 2 (you will not complete another repeat of row 3 after). Hope that helps!
Thank you so much! =]