I love the thought of festive handmade decor for the holidays. This crochet hot pad isn’t just useful but it looks stunning as well.
Work this up for your own home or make a couple up as gifts. Bring it with the dish you make for a gathering and leave the hot pad as a gift for the host.
This hot pad idea came about when I was working on another Christmas design this year. The Holiday Tree Wall Hanging releasing on December 18. When I showed my sister the Tree Wall Hanging she loved it and suggested it’d be nice as a Hot Pad so I decided to try it out as a hot pad.
This pattern is featured in the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home.
When you make a crochet hot pad be sure you make them with a cotton yarn. Cotton yarn can withstand heat and is durable. I love cotton yarn for any kitchen or bath items.
This hot pad sample uses Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn. This is about the only thing I use this brand of yarn for. For crochet hot pads and maybe a dish scrubbie.
A crochet hot pad is typically one of the first projects for a beginner. But his pattern has a difficulty level of Intermediate. If you are a beginner you may find this stitch pattern to be difficult to work with and follow.
This pattern only uses chains, slip stitches, and single crochet stitches so why is the pattern labeled as Intermediate?
Well, first would be the shaping. This shaping involves several different repeats that you need to follow closely. Also, the Spider Stitch used in this design in general can be hard for some to get along with.
If you need help or tips in working the Spider stitch you can find a helpful post HERE.
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- Yarn: 100 Yards of #4 Worsted Weight – 2 colors Lily Sugar ’n Cream (Sage Green A Main Color & Red – B Contrasting Color) or a suitable substitute cotton yarn
- Hook: US Size (G/6) 4.0 mm crochet hook
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors
- 9.25” tall x 8.25” wide – includes the hanging loop
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- 2 trees are worked and then seamed together.
- 1 tree is worked with a hanging loop and the second is worked without a loop.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked in the ch-1 sps. It may be tough at first finding the ch-1 sp between the 2 sc sts but as you keep working it gets a lot easier to distinguish the ch-1 sp.
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Tree 1 without hanging loop – make 1
With B, fsc 4, turn – 4 sc.
Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn – 4 sc.
Row 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in next] 3 times, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across until 1 remains, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 10 sc, 6 ch sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 12 sc, 6 ch sps.
Row 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across until 1 remains, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 14 sc, 8 ch sps.
Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in next 4 sc skipping the 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across leaving last 2 ch-1 sps unworked, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Rows 6-9: Repeat Rows 2-3. – Row 9 stitch count is 16 sc, 8 ch sps.
Rows 10-11: Repeat Rows 4-5 – Row 11 stitch count is 12 sc, 6 ch sps.
Rows 12-15: Repeat Rows 2-3 – Row 15 stitch count is 20 sc, 10 ch sps.
Rows 16-17: Repeat Rows 4-5 – Row 17 stitch count is 16 sc, 8 ch sps.
Rows 18: Repeat Row 2 – Row 18 stitch count is 18 sc, 10 ch sps.
Rows 19-22: Repeat Rows 3-4 – Row 22 stitch count is 26 sc, 14 ch sps.
Fasten off and weave in ends for Tree 1.
Tree 2 with hanging loop – make 1 with main color
Fsc 12, join with a sl st – 12 sc.
Ch 12, join, ch 1, sc in each around, join – 12 sc.
Continue working pattern from Tree 1 starting at Row 1. Do not fasten off after Row 22. You will use this working yarn to seam both trees together.
Place Tree 1 over Tree 2, grab working yarn from Tree 2, ch 1, sc evenly around, join with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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