Crochet an elegant hot pad to set your holiday dishes on this year. This beautiful round hot pad is thick yet lacy protecting your table and counters from too-hot dishes.These are perfect for Christmas gift giving, and is sure to be an item that will get lots of “ohhs” and “ahhs” at holiday parties.
But you don’t need to keep this just for special holiday parties, use this crochet hot pad year round for the small everyday-moments that are worth celebrating. Better to use this hot pad to it’s full potential than have it sit in a kitchen drawer for the next 15 years, afraid that you’ll ruin it if it sees too many dinners. 😉 Life is worth celebrating, you deserve pretty things no matter the occasion, and yes, I hope you feel a virtual hug through this message.
Please read the “additional notes” section for ways this crochet hotpad should and should not be used before beginning this pattern.
5 mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
100-120 yards #4 worsted weight Cotton yarn –> try Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie.
Blocking Board (Optional)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
BPsc = back post single crochet
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
FPtr = front post treble crochet
BLO = back loop only
sp(s) = space(s)
Picot sc = Insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 1 loop] 3 times to make a ch 3, then yo, and draw through last loop on the hook.
3-dc cluster = dc3tog in same stitch
Small puff st = yo, pull up a loop 3 times in same st, yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops
Puff st = yo, pull up a loop 4 times in same st, yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops
Finished piece is 9″ across excluding loop.
My circle measured a little over 3 1/4” across after round 6.
-This hotpad is not to be used a an oven mitt or potholder to pick up or remove hot dishes from the oven. It is only meant to set hot dishes on after they are done cooking.
-Cotton will scorch at 450 degrees F so if you have been cooking a dish at temperatures hotter than 400 F, please wait several minutes for the pot to cool down before setting it on this pot holder.
–ONLY use Cotton yarn for this project. NEVER use acrylic yarn for hot pads because it will melt.
Winter Opulence Crochet Hotpad (US Terms):
Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle, join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Round 2: ch 1, working in BLO, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (12 sc)
Round 3: ch 1, *small puff st, ch 1, move to next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first small puff. (12 small puffs, 12 ch)
Round 4: ch 1, picot sc in first st, sc in next st * picot sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first picot sc. (12 picot sc, 12 sc)
Round 5: ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc (36 sc)
Round 6: ch 1, BPsc around each sc st in round, join with sl st to first BPsc (36 BPsc)
Your project will probably cup a little at this point, just hang in there. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.
Round 7: Sk join st, *sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around. Final sl st counts as join (9 5-dc shells)
Round 8: working along back side, ch 5, sl st around BPsc between petals (this is just the closest BPsc to where you placed your sl st. You’ll be working into the actual sl sts in a few rounds. Final sl st counts as join. (9 ch-5 sp, 9 sl st)
Round 9: *sl st into ch-5 sp, (hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, hdc, sl st) in ch-5 sp; repeat from * around. Final sl st counts as join. (9 petals)
Round 10: ch 1, *BPdc around next 3 sts, BPhdc around next 3 tr, BPdc around next 3 sts, sk 2 sl sts; repeat from * along each petal. Join with sl st to first BPdc. (54 Bpdc, 27 BPhdc)
Round 11: ch 1, FPtr in sl st between first petals from round 7, *sk st, BPhdc around next 7 sts, sk st, (FPtr, ch 1, FPtr) in Round 7 sl st between next 2 petals; repeat from * around omitting final FPtr. Join with sl st to first FPtr. (9 7-st petals, 18 FPtr, 9 ch-1 sps)
Your project should start laying flat after this round.
Round 12: ch 1, FPdc around FPtr, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, [3dc cluster in next st, ch 1] 3 times, sk 2 sts, FPdc around FPtr, puff st in ch-1 sp, FPdc around next FPtr; repeat from * around omitting final FPdc. Join with sl st to first FPdc. (18 FPdc, 9 puff sts, 27 3-dc clusters)
Round 13: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Note: the ch-1 sps from prev round count as stitches. (108 sc)
Round 14: ch 1, BPsc around each sc, join with sl st to first BPsc. (108 BPsc)
Round 15: *sk st, 5 dc in next st, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around. Final sl st counts as join. (27 shells)
Do not cut yarn yet unless you want to skip the loop!
ch 13, sc in second ch from hook and in next 11 sts.
Fasten off leaving 6” tail. Sew far end of loop down to where you joined the round on round 15 with 6″ tail
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block to finish if desired
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