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Crochet Hot Pad Free Pattern

In this free crochet hot pad pattern, we’ll be crafting with cotton yarn, a versatile material that not only offers durability but also adds a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen. This project is designed with simplicity in mind, featuring basic crochet stitches that weave together effortlessly to create a functional and stylish hot pad.

Get ready to stitch your way to coziness – it’s time to whip up the Rounded Square Hot Pad that not only protects your tabletops but also adds a touch of handmade warmth to your daily routine. Let’s dive into the soothing rhythm of crochet and create a piece that’s as functional as it is beautiful.

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Yarn Used

It’s super important that your handmade hot pads and potholders are made from heat resistant fiber. Acrylic yarn can melt under extreme heat. Cotton yarn is perfect.

Why cotton, you ask? Well, aside from its texture and absorbent nature, cotton is a natural choice for kitchen essentials. It’s heat-resistant, easy to care for, and provides a breathable layer that makes it perfect for handling those piping hot pots and pans. Plus, with the wide array of vibrant cotton yarn colors available, you can let your creativity run wild and customize your hot pad to match your kitchen decor or make it a thoughtful handmade gift for a loved one.

Other Materials needed for the crochet hot pad:

US G Hook (4mm)

Tapestry needle for weaving ends


16 hdc x 12 rows = 4”

Skill Level:

Advanced beginner +


8 x 8”

Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}

Fhdc = foundation half double crochet

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

Rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

dc = double crochet

hdc 2 tog = half double crochet together

ch 1-sp = chain 1 space

sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches used in the crochet hot pad:

hdc2tog: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through, yo over pull through 2 loops, insert hook in next st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.

Sedge st: (sc, hdc, dc) in same stitch


ch 1 for the Sedge st counts as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions for the crochet hot pad:

A tan colored crochet hot pad sits on a tan and black granite countertop with a lidded red pan on top of it.

Hot Pad {Make 2}

Row 1: Fhdc 24 or ch 25, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn [24]

Row 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc across to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn [26]

Rows 3-6: Rep Row 2 [28, 30, 32, 34]

Row 7: ch 1 {counts as sc} (hdc, dc) in 1st st, *sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) next, rep from * until 3 sts remain, sk 2, sc in last st, turn [11 sedge st, 1 sc]

Row 8: ch 1 {counts as sc} (hdc, dc) in 1st st, *sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) next, rep from * until 3 sts remain, sk 2, sc in last st, turn [11 sedge st, 1 sc] [11 sedge st, 1 sc]

Rows 9-14: Rep Row 8

Row 15: ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn [34]

Row 16: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn [32]

Rows 17-20: Rep Row 16 [30, 28, 26, 24] Do not fasten off. Continue to the border.


Ch 1, hdc in end of each row and each st with (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in each corner. Sl st to beginning st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Place the two hot pads wrong sides together, matching up corners. Working through both thicknesses, join in any non-corner stitch.

Ch 1, hdc in each st around with (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in each corner ch 1-sp. Sl st in beginning st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Block if desired.


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Tammy

    I was looking for a hotpad pattern. My sister loves the ones I’ve made her in thr past
    I like the look if this one and I’m sure she’ll love it too.

  2. Trisha

    Hotpad pattern..Thank you! Who doesn’t need hotpads? I enjoy making these for my friends who are always glad to receive them because they don’t knit or crochet.
    I like the appearance of this hot pad and the pattern is easy to follow.
    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your pattern.


      We always need hot pads! It’s so wonderful to enjoy our craft. I’m sure your friends appreciate them so much.

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