Crochet Christmas Tree Puff Hot Pad

Hello crochet friends! Last year my mom made these cute Winter Tree Stripe Hot Pads for the holidays, so this year I thought I’d make a similar version with puffs instead of stripes and we love how they turned out! These hot pads (or potholders) are made by crocheting two squares (one with puffs, one without) and crocheting them together. There is a video at the end of this post if you’d like to see how to work the stitches and how to combine the squares! 

Materials

for one hot pad

Yarn

1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn (colors pictured are Teal and Ecru)

Hook

 Size H, 5.00mm crochet hook

Tools

Tapestry Needle, Scissors

Size

Finished size appx. 7.5 in x 8.5 in

click here for printable tree chart

Stitches

Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 

Puff Stitch: *YO, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop. Repeat from * 2 more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook. 

Pattern

A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy

First square

Chain 23. 

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. Chain 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as a stitch.)

ROW 2: Work a HDC in each of the first two stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * seven times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last two stitches. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Work a HDC in each of the first three stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * six times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last three stitches. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 5: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 6: Work a HDC in each of the first four stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * five times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last four stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 7: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 8: Work a HDC in each of the first five stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * four times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last five stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 9: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 10: Work a HDC in each of the first six stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * three times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last six stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 11: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 12: Work a HDC in each of the first seven stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * two times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last seven stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 13: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 14: Work a HDC in each of the first eight stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * one time. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last eight stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 15: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 16: Work a HDC in each of the first nine stitches, then work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch.  Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last nine stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 17: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 18: Work a HDC in each of the first ten stitches, then work a puff in the next stitch. Work a HDC in each of the next ten stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 19: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 1 and tie off. 

second square

Chain 23. 

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. Chain 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as a stitch.)

ROWS 2 – 19: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

After both squares are made, weave in all ends with a tapestry needle. Lay the square with the puffs on top of the flat square, and with the puffs facing toward you, pull up a loop in the top left hand corner and chain 2. HDC the two squares together by inserting your hook through both sides of each square. Try to work one HDC per row on the sides, and one HDC per stitch on the ends. Work three HDCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the starting chain 2 and chain 10. Then slip stitch into the corner again and tie off. You can wrap your tail around the bottom of the chain 10 a few times before weaving it into the hot pad if you’d like. 

Here is the video!

Thank you so much for visiting our blog, I hope you enjoy making these fun hot pads! When you’re finished, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Hannah

Crochet Christmas Tree Puff Hot Pad

Crochet Christmas Tree Puff Hot Pad

Materials

  • YARN - 1 ball Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn
  • HOOK - Size H/5.0 mm hook
  • TOOLS - Tapestry needle, scissors
  • SIZE - Finished size appx. 7.5 in x 8.5 in

Instructions

STITCHES

Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 

Puff Stitch: *YO, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop. Repeat from * 2 more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook. 

PATTERN

First square (see chart on page 4)

Chain 23. 

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. Chain 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as a stitch.)

ROW 2: Work a HDC in each of the first two stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * seven times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last two stitches. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Work a HDC in each of the first three stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * six times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last three stitches. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 5: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 6: Work a HDC in each of the first four stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * five times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last four stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 7: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 8: Work a HDC in each of the first five stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * four times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last five stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 9: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 10: Work a HDC in each of the first six stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * three times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last six stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 11: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 12: Work a HDC in each of the first seven stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * two times. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last seven stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 13: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 14: Work a HDC in each of the first eight stitches, then *work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * one time. Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last eight stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 15: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 16: Work a HDC in each of the first nine stitches, then work a puff in the next stitch, and a HDC in the next stitch.  Then work one more puff stitch into the next stitch, and end the row with a HDC in the last nine stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 17: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 18: Work a HDC in each of the first ten stitches, then work a puff in the next stitch. Work a HDC in each of the next ten stitches. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 19: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 1 and tie off. 

second square

Chain 23. 

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC in each chain. Chain 2 and turn. (turning chain does not count as a stitch.)

ROWS 2 - 19: Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

After both squares are made, weave in all ends with a tapestry needle. Lay the square with the puffs on top of the flat square, and with the puffs facing toward you, pull up a loop in the top left hand corner and chain 2. HDC the two squares together by inserting your hook through both sides of each square. Try to work one HDC per row on the sides, and one HDC per stitch on the ends. Work three HDCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the starting chain 2 and chain 10. Then slip stitch into the corner again and tie off. You can wrap your tail around the bottom of the chain 10 loop a few times before weaving it into the hot pad if you'd like.