Thursday, September 16, 2010

Free Crocheted Pot Holder Pattern



Today, I am going to share my all time FAVORITE hot pad crochet pattern! There are a lot of hot pad patterns out there, and this is my version. I remember making these for my mom when I was in high school. Of course, the pattern has changed a little bit over time. I make this hot pad whenever I am needing some new ones. Enjoy!

Please Note: This hot pad is double layered, so you are sure not to burn your fingers!

Materials Needed:
Worsted Weight 100% acrylic yarn
Size H crochet hook

Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Blo: Back Loop Only

Notes:
-Gauge: 8 sts x 8 rows = 2” (5 cm) You can move up or down a crochet hook size if your gauge is not right. For this pattern, though, don't worry too much about gauge.  We aren't making this to fit somebody, so it doesn't have to be perfect.
-Finished Measurement: 8" by 8" (including the little ruffle along the edging)
-sc over your loose ends as you go along so that you won't have to weave them in later.
-For this entire pattern we are going to be working in the Back Loop Only (blo). This is optional, but it will give the hot pad its textured look.

Directions: (Make 2 of these)

With H Hook, ch 2

Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2 sc)
Rnd 2: Working in the blo now and throughout the rest of the pattern, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, turn (4 sc)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (6 sc)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (10 sc)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (12 sc)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (14 sc)
Rnd 8: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (16 sc)
Rnd 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (18 sc)
Rnd 10: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (20 sc)
Rnd 11: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (22 sc)
Rnd 12: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (24 sc)
Rnd 13: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (26 sc)
Rnd 14: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (28 sc)
Rnd 15: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (30 sc)
Rnd 16: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (32 sc)
Here is how your hot pad should be looking:



Rnd 17: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 30 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (34 sc)
Rnd 18: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 32 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (36 sc)
Rnd 19: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 34 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (38 sc)
Rnd 20: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 34 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (36 sc)
Rnd 21: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 32 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (34 sc)
Rnd 22: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 30 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (32 sc)
Rnd 23: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 28 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (30 sc)
Rnd 24: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 26 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (28 sc)
Rnd 25: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 24 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (26 sc)
Rnd 26: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 22 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (24 sc)
Rnd 27: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 20 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (22 sc)
Rnd 28: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 18 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (20 sc)
Rnd 29: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 16 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (18 sc)
Rnd 30: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 14 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (16 sc)
Rnd 31: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 12 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (14 sc)
Rnd 32: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 10 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (12 sc)
Rnd 33: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 8 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (10 sc)
Rnd 34: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 6 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Rnd 35: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 4 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (6 sc)
Rnd 36: sc first 2 sts together, sc in next 2 sts, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (4 sc)
Rnd 37: sc first 2 sts together, sc last 2 sts together, ch 1, turn (2 sc)
Rnd 38: sc next 2 sts together, fasten off (1 sc)

Make one more of these, and then move onto the edging instructions.

Edging:

For your edging, hold both squares together like this:



For the first Rnd, crochet through both squares together:



Rnd 1: sc evenly around the entire edge of your hot pad (you will be "sewing" them together with single crochet's). When you get to a corner, sc in it three times:



join with a sl st, ch 1

Rnd 2: (3 sc in next st, sl st in next st)around, join with a sl st, fasten off.

Weave in your loose ends, and you are done!!



Now make a bunch of these to match your kitchen!! They make fun gifts for friends and family too!

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