10 Stylish Crochet Hot Pad Ideas For Your Kitchen

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Round up of 10 stylish crochet hot pad patterns to make for your kitchen. Add a touch of style to your home with these quick and easy crochet hot pads.

Crochet items are not always just about aesthetics. There are many functional and practical items you can make with crochet.

Amongst many others, crochet hot pad or trivet is one of those. I think these are great makes that work up quickly. Great projects for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.

The great thing about making your own crochet hot pad is that you can totally customize it. Whether it is custom colors to fit in with your kitchen decor or the style of the hot pad, you can totally make it your own.

Although there are many great patterns, a crochet hot pad is also a great project if you wanted to freestyle it. However, you need to remember a few things.

3 Tips to Crochet Hot Pad Patterns

1. Use 100% Cotton Yarn

Firstly, make sure to use 100% cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is plant-based and the most important quality is that it won’t melt when exposed to heat. It is also easy to keep clean as it can be washed at very high temperatures. Cotton yarn also doesn’t stretch and get out of shape. 

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Here are different Cotton Yarns I love and recommend:

2. Crochet Stitch that have NO gaps or holes

Secondly, use a very tight crochet stitch that has no holes or gaps. This is to protect your fingers or work surfaces. If you use open stitches, make sure to use super bulky yarn so it is thick.

Crochet Stitches that have no holes:

3. Thick Crochet Texture

Thirdly, make sure your crochet hot pad is super thick. I suggest making a double-thick hot pad by folding the fabric over or making two separate pieces. You can then sew these together with an extra layer of heat-resistant material in the middle.

10 Stylish Crochet Hot Pad Ideas For Your Kitchen

10 Free Crochet Hot Pad Patterns

I have chosen some great crochet hot pad patterns using different stitches, styles, and techniques. I hope everyone will find a project they can make.

There are plain trivets that will fit in any style of kitchen and would make a lovely gift.

I have also included novelty hot pads in different shapes. We have shamrock, sunflower, or apple-shaped hot pads.

These projects are also great for stash busters that will use up any leftover cotton yarn. You can make one in one evening and clear some of your stashes.

Double Thick Diagonal Pot Holder

This great crochet potholder uses linked crochet stitches. Using Linked Crochet allows you to remove the gaps that are usually created when crocheting regular crochet stitches.

With linked crochet, you connect a just-made stitch with a new stitch during the “yarn over” part of a stitch before even inserting your hook into the next stitch.

The patterns are worked in rounds into a square shape, then folded over diagonally. This creates double-thick fabric perfect for potholders.

Amazing Crochet Potholder – Double Thick Diagonal Free Pattern is a free pattern on my website.

Double Thick Diagonal Potholder Crochet Pattern

Thermal Stitch Crochet Hot Pad

I love this SC Thermal stitch hot pad. As mentioned the potholder pattern is crocheted using the Thermal Stitch which is also known as the Double Thick Crochet Stitch. You can also use the HDC Thermal Stitch or DC Thermal Stitch to crochet hot pads.

I have an extremely detailed photo and video tutorial available for you as well. So you can learn a new stitch and make something useful and practical too.

The way the thermal stitch is worked creates a double-thick fabric already. So there is no need to make two layers or separate pieces.

Free Crochet Potholder Pattern using Thermal Stitch is free on my blog, check it out.

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Cross Stitch Trivet

If you’re looking for a simple and easy to crochet potholder with an interesting texture then why not try the Single Crochet Cross Stitch to make one? This pattern is easy enough for beginners!

Cross stitch is a unique crochet stitch that creates an interesting pattern. However, it will only work when crocheted in the round. It is because the stitch only works on the right side of your work.

It means you will work this crochet hot pad in a round creating two layers of fabric at the same time.

To check out this free pattern, please click HERE.

Cross Stitch Trivet

Shamrock Crochet Hot Pad

This is a great crochet hot pad that would make a lovely gift for someone. Whether it would be for a kitchen enthusiast who loves cooking and baking. It would also make a great housewarming gift.

To wish good luck with something handmade and thoughtful would for sure make the person feel happy and appreciated.

This pattern also comes with matching coasters, so why not make a beautiful set for gifting?

FOLLOW THIS LINK to get the free crochet pattern.

Shamrock Crochet Hot Pad

Sunflower Pot Holder Pattern

This is a great pattern that would for sure stand out from the crowd. However, it is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern.

The only stitches you need in your crochet arsenal for this pattern are sc, hdc, double and treble. The main body of the panels is made with single crochet stitches and the petals of the sunflower use a combination of hdc, dc & treble to create each petal.

These potholders are a great way to use up scrap yarn you have on hand. You can follow THIS LINK to get the free crochet pattern.

Sunflower Pot Holder Pattern

Apple Shaped Trivet

Apple Shaped Pot Holders are just what an apple-themed kitchen needs! Another great thing about apples is that they are the quintessential teacher’s gift!

Whether for an apple kitchen or a favorite teacher, these Apple Shaped Pot Holders are the perfect gift. It also has a little pocket at the front.

The pocket is functional, so you can add treats, bagged cookie mixes, spatulas, or even recipe cards! What a great idea!

The free pattern is available ON THIS WEBSITE.

Apple Shaped Trivet

Bobble Heart Crochet Hot Pad

Crochet a sturdy, double-layered cotton potholder in a fun, bright bobble heart design! This project features the bobble stitch which is a super thick stitch creating double layered fabric.

It is a great potholder to use on the table because the puffy bobbles will help to keep the heat from a hot pan away from it.

You can make these in so many color combinations. Choose cheerful colors to brighten up a kitchen or more subtle colors for a vintage vibe.

The pattern is available for free, CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Bobble Heart Crochet Hot Pad

Round Crochet Hot Pad

This is a beautiful crochet potholder worked in the round. The combination of stitches and colors makes this potholder rather decorative.

The great thing about that is, you can leave it out on your table or kitchen side as a decorative item even when it is not in use.

You can choose a combination of colors to match your kitchen and use it all year round.

THIS BLOG POST has the free crochet pattern.

Round Crochet Hot Pad

Scrappy Dots Crochet Hot Pad

The crochet Scrappy Dots Potholder is a colorful pattern that will bring so much color into your kitchen decor!

This potholder is the perfect project to mix and match all your leftover cotton and create your own unique confetti color scheme.

The little dots do not use much yarn at all, so you can use up even the tiniest of leftovers. You can check out the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Scrappy Dots Crochet Hot Pad

30 Minute Trivet Pattern

As the name suggests this is one of the quickest projects to make. As you can see this trivet is a little different as it uses open lacy stitches.

That means you can only use it as a hot pad placed on your table or work surface. You will not be able to carry a hot pot with it.

Although it has open stitches, it uses bulky, #6 weight cotton yarn. That makes an extra thick hot pad that will lift the hot pot off the surface and protect it.

You can get the free pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

30 Minute Trivet Pattern

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