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Easy Crochet Hot Pad – Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

Spruce up your kitchen by making these cute + modern crochet hot pads. You can hang them up on a hook and take them down when you need them. They work great in the kitchen as they protect your countertops and keep your hands safe.

Pair it with this double-thick potholder and these rustic dishcloths and you’ve got yourself a nice kitchen collection!

You can learn how to make these hot pads by scrolling down or continue to read through some of the things you can do with this crochet trivet!

a double-thick crochet hot pad pattern you can make for your kitchen.

Crochet Hot Pads

My latest free crochet pattern is an easy crochet round hot pad. So if you’re in need of a new hot pad or want to make something for your kitchen, this is the perfect pattern for you!

It’s a beginner-friendly pattern and includes a helpful video tutorial. Furthermore, this crochet hot pad pattern is made in the round using the spiral technique. It’s a really simple crochet technique that uses only single crochet stitches (No slip stitching is involved when making this flat crochet circle).

Once you have the first couple of rows down, you’ll fly through this pattern. So I hope you enjoy making it and I would love to know your thoughts in the comment section on this easy crochet pattern.

two crochet trivet hot pads on a white surface

Crochet hot pads for any kitchen!

One thing that I love most about these easy crochet hot pads is that there perfect for any kitchen. Whether you have a modern kitchen or a farmhouse-style kitchen, these hot pads would fit right in. With its simple construction and textured look, they would look good in any space.

I’ve also added a loop to these hot pads, so you can easily hang them up in the kitchen. But you can also omit the loop and keep them in your kitchen drawer.

crochet hot pads in the kitchen with a tea kettle and wooden measuring spoons

A perfect house-warming gift or make them for markets!

Hot pads, coasters, or washcloths make great crochet housewarming gifts! They work up quickly and giving homemade gifts is just the best. I always love the reaction when they find out that it’s made by hand. How about you?

You can even add a couple of things to your homemade gift like a cookbook, measuring spoons, tea bags, or dishcloths. I like to add these things to a big basket and then I wrap it with some cellophane and add a bow. It makes the cutest gift!

Another good idea for these crochet trivets is to make them for markets. You can make a whole bunch in different colors and sells them in pairs. Maybe add some twine and a little handmade gift tag.

a modern crochet hot pad with a cookbook

The Yarn You’ll Use for This Crochet Hot Pad

I chose to work with Ganxxet double-thick Cotton Air yarn line. It’s a number 5 bulky braided yarn that’s made from cotton. Some of my favorite colors in this yarn line are natural, charcoal, beige, and cherry blossom.

This yarn is pretty neat because the fiber is not dyed. It’s actually made from old garments that get broken down and then it’s spun back into thin fibers. So it actually helps eliminate garment waste from landfills. Pretty neat right?

I highly recommend this yarn for this project, but if you can’t get a hold of this yarn, I would recommend going with a worsted weight cotton yarn. Just make sure you double the strands to create a thick yarn. I really like using Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn or WeCrochet Dishie yarn for crochet home-decor patterns.

a crochet round hot pad made from double-thick cotton yarn

Cotton yarn is the best for these crochet round hot pads!

I highly recommend using cotton yarn for these crochet hot pads. Since these will be used to put something hot on, you definitely want to use natural fiber. Cotton yarn is the best option in my option. Acrylic yarn can actually melt when something hot is put on it, so cotton is the way to go.

Plus, cotton yarn performs better if you spill something on it. Easier clean-up!

Other Free Crochet Kitchen Patterns

4 free crochet kitchen patterns: modern crochet potholders, crochet washcloths, boho coasters, and square crochet coasters.
  1. Modern Double-Thick Potholder – Crochet this easy and free cotton potholder using basic crochet stitches! You’ll be surprised how quickly these double-thick potholders work up. Make 2 for the perfect gift!
  2. Rustic Crochet Dishcloth – Spruce up your kitchen with these adorable rustic crochet dishcloths. These dishcloths can be used for many different things.
  3. Boho Crochet Coasters – Learn how to crochet these easy coasters for your coffee table. These easy coasters are made in the round using only double crochets. A perfect beginner-friendly project.
  4. Chunky Crochet Coaster – Whip up some square coasters for your coffee table with this beginner-friendly coaster pattern.

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crochet spiral hot pads with a cookbook and cotton tea towel pin

Crochet Hot Pad Pattern


Add some charm to your kitchen by adding these cute + modern crochet hot pads. These hot pads are perfect in the kitchen as they protect your countertops and keep your hands safe. This free crochet hot pad pattern is beginner-friendly and made in the round. It also includes a helpful video tutorial.

Create two for the perfect house-warming gift!


  • 1 ball of Cotton Air 3mm (bulky weight) in the color natural, 55 yards total. Or any other #5 bulky cotton yarn. – 1 ball makes 2 hot pads.
  • Size 8.0 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker (1)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Diameter: 7″ inches


4 rounds equals 2 inches


ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sl st – slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and loop on hook. 

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

sts – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S terms.
  • Worked in the spiral, no slip stitching is involved when joining the rounds.
  • Loop on top of hot pad is optional, it’s created by making chains.
  • Guided video tutorial is provided for this pattern

Crochet Hot Pads

R1: ch 2 (counts as first single crochet), 5 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Do not slip stitch. (6 sts)

R2: 1 sc in the first stitch of the previous round, place stitch marker. Make 1 more sc in the same stitch. Continue with making 2 sc in every stitch till the end of round. (12 sts)

R3: 1 sc in the next stitch (stitch where stitch marker is placed), 2 sc in the next sts. *1 sc in the next stitch, 2 sc in the next sts. Repeat from * till the end of the round. Do not slip stitch. (18 sts)

R4: *1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the next sts. Repeat from * till the end of the round. Do not slip stitch. (24 sts)

R5: *1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next sts. Repeat from * till the end of the round. Do not slip stitch. (30 sts)

R6: *1 sc in the next 4 stitches, 2 sc in the next sts. Repeat from * till the end of the round. Do not slip stitch. (36 sts)

R7: *1 sc in the next 5 stitches, 2 sc in the next sts. Repeat from * till the end of the round. Do not slip stitch. (42 sts)

At the end of round 7, remove your stitch marker, and make a slip stitch in the next 3 stitches (45).

ch 8 (creation of loop), slip stitch in the same stitch (stitch 45) of your last slip stitch.

You should have a loop, once your loop is made, slip stitch in each chain of the loop.

This is to create an extra sturdy loop. Break yarn and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed making these easy crochet hot pads! What are some of your favorite quick crochet projects to make for your home? Leave a comment down below. I would love to know!

easy crochet hot pads for your kitchen. Crochet hot pad pictured with a dishcloth and wooden spoons

Pat Malavasic

Friday 11th of August 2023

Would like the pattern for those small folded microwave hot pads.


Sunday 20th of August 2023

Hi there, you can find the double-thick folders potholders here:


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