Free Crochet Hot Pad Pattern

Crochet hot pad in various colors with a pink heart at center

Free Crochet Hot Pad Pattern

A Crochet Hot Pad is not only easy and quick to make but it is also very practical in the kitchen. You can use crochet hot pads to handle the hot pots, pans and trays coming out of your oven but I like to use them on my dining table under warm serving dishes. I love that crochet hot pads add a decoration and charm to your table setting while also protecting your table from high temperatures.

Hot Pad with a Heart!

This crochet hot pad has a cute and simple heart in the center so it would be a great decoration for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year because who doesn’t like hearts? 🙂 The base circle is made with double crochet stitches and pretty cotton yarn. You’ll want to make sure you use only cotton yarn for your crochet hot pad project because the cotton yarn can withstand the heat from pots and dishes. (Acrylic blend yarns would melt and stick to your hot kitchenware and all of your lovely crochet stitches would be ruined – we don’t want that to happen!)

This free crochet hot pad patterns uses these crochet stitches: chains, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet along with an adjustable ring (I include a link to a video tutorial for making the ring). I think you’ll enjoy crocheting, using and/or gifting this hot pad project – Let’s get started!

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

Diameter of base circle = 7 inches

Size of heart = 2 inches x 1 3/4 inches

Supplies for the Crochet Hot Pad:

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4 different colors of cotton yarn (Size 4/medium weight)

(I used colors that I found in my stash – they all were muted tones and went well together. I thought it looked nice to use the same color for the last round (with the scallop edging) and for the center heart – In my example: Color A= bone; Color B = denim blue; Color C = light green; Color D = rose pink)

H/5mm crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through both lps on hk

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over

Special Stitches for the Free Crochet Hot Pad Pattern:

Join with dc (join with double crochet) = With slip knot on hk, YO, insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 2 times

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hk, insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through both lps on hk

Adjustable RingForm a loop with yarn around hand; Draw working yarn through ring to create a working loop; ch 1 to lock ring in place

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

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Notes:

There are 3 pieces to this crochet hot pad pattern – base top circle, base bottom circle, applique heart

The heart is sewn to the front center

The 2 circles are sewn together to give the hot pad a double-thickness and allow it to provide more protection

Free Crochet Hot Pad Pattern:

crochet hot pad base top circle shown without heart

Base Top Circle of the Crochet Hot Pad:

Round 1:

With Color A ch 4, 12 dc in 4th ch from hk, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. (12 dc)

Round 2:

Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st and in each st around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. (24 dc)

Round 3:

Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st; dc in next st; (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4:

With Color B, join with dc in any st; dc in same st as joining st; dc in each of next 2 sts; (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. Fasten off. (48 dc)

Round 5:

With Color C, join with dc in any st; dc in same st as joining st; dc in each of next 3 sts; (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. Fasten off. (60 dc)

Round 6:

With Color D, join with sc in any st; (sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st) around ending with sl st in 1st sc of Round. Fasten off. (15 scallops)

Bone colored cotton yarn and base bottom circle of the crochet hot pad shown in progress

Base Bottom Circle:

Work in Color A Rounds 1-3 as for Base Top Circle and do not fasten off.

Round 4:

Ch 3, 2 dc in same st; dc in each of next 2 sts; (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. Fasten off. (48 dc)

Round 5:

Ch 3, 2 dc in same st; dc in each of next 3 sts; (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) around, join with sl st to 1st dc of Round. Fasten off. (60 dc)

Close up photo of center heart

Center Heart of the Crochet Hot Pad Pattern:

Round 1:

With Color D in an adjustable ring work (ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1); (3 hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) 3 times; join with sl st to top of starting ch-2. Pull ring closed tightly. (You should have a square shape)

Round 2:

Sl st in each of the next 2 hdcs, next ch-1 sp and next dc; sk next ch-1 sp and next hdc; 7 dc in next hdc (this is the center hdc on this side of the square made in Round 1); sk next hdc and next ch-1 sp; sl st in next dc; sk next ch-1 sp and next hdc, 7 hdc in next hdc (this is the center hdc on this next side of the square); sk next hdc and next ch-1 sp; sl st in next dc. Fasten off with a long tail for assembly.

Finishing and Assembly of the Crochet Hot Pad Pattern:

Sew heart onto center of Base Top Circle using tapestry needle and yarn tail

backside of crochet hot pad

With Wrong Sides together sew Base Bottom Circle to Wrong Side of Base Top Circle lining up Rounds 1 to 5 of both circle – Use tapestry needle and yarn tail and pass through back loops of Round 5 of Base Top Circle and through both loops of Round 5 of Base Bottom Circle

Close up of how to sew the 2 circles together

Weave in ends

Close up of crochet hot pad with heart in center

And there you have it – your crochet hot pad is complete! I hope you liked crocheting this free crochet hot pad pattern. I love how these colors look together but think it would also look cute with bright colors, such as: bright white, turquoise blue, lime green and hot pink. What do you think?

You can find more heart-themed crochet projects here and here. And you’ll find all of my FREE patterns here.

Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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