Crochet Picnic Gingham Hot Pads

Hey it’s Hannah, I realized this week that even though I’ve made a lot of projects carrying yarn, I’ve actually never crocheted anything gingham before (I guess my mom has made enough gingham for the both of us 😂), so I decided to make some gingham hot pads!

If this is your first time crocheting a gingham pattern, I think hot pads are a great place to start since they work up quick and you can easily undo to keep practicing the technique of carrying yarn. Here is a blog post with lots of tips for how to crochet gingham if you’d like to read it before you get started!

Materials

Yarn

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Original yarn* (100% cotton, 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards) To make two finished hot pads in the colors pictured you will need: 1 skein Ecru, 1 skein Tea Rose, 1 skein Tangerine, 1 skein Beachglass, 1 skein Seabreeze

Tools

Size H 5.00mm Hook, Tapestry Needle, Scissors

Size

Finished size: appx. 7 in x 7 in, Gauge: 4 in = 14 stitches and 10 rows

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Stitch

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

Pattern

Changing colors: Pull through with the new color just before you finish the HDC stitch, when you still have 3 loops on your hook. Lay whichever color you aren’t using across the top of your work and crochet over it until you are ready to use it again. To avoid your yarn getting twisted as you carry it along your work, it helps to always keep one color to the front and one color to the back each time you switch colors. Here is a quick video you can watch to show you what I mean: 

ORANGE SHADES HOT PAD (Ecru, Tea Rose and Tangerine):

Chain (CH) 23 with Ecru. 

ROW 1: With Ecru, HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook, then HDC in each of the next 2 chains. *HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Tea Rose, then HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Ecru, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn (turning chain does not count as a stitch). 

ROW 2: Wrap the Tea Rose around the side of your work and crochet over it as you *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Tea Rose. CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Ecru and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Ecru and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 3: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tangerine, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 3. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Ecru then CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Tangerine and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Tangerine and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 5: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 6: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Tea Rose. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 3 through 6 two more times.

When you finish the first square, tie off, weave in any ends and set it aside. Then make a second square, following the pattern from the beginning. When you have two squares, line them up evenly and place them together. 

Pull up a loop in the top left corner with Ecru, inserting your hook through both squares, and chain 2. Now, HDC around the edges of the squares, inserting your hook through both squares to stitch them together. Work 3 HDCs into each corner.

When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the corner, chain 10, then slip stitch back into the same corner to make a loop. Tie off, and leave a long tail that you can wrap around the base of the loop a few times, then weave the tail with a tapestry needle into the hot pad to keep it secure. Weave in any other ends. 

TEAL SHADES HOT PAD (Ecru, Beachglass and Seabreeze):

Chain (CH) 23 with Ecru. 

ROW 1: With Ecru, HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook, then HDC in each of the next 2 chains. *HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Beachglass, then HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Ecru, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn (turning chain does not count as a stitch). 

ROW 2: Wrap the Beachglass around the side of your work and crochet over it as you *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Beachglass. CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Ecru and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Ecru and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 3: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Seabreeze, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 3. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Ecru then CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Seabreeze and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Seabreeze and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 5: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 6: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren’t using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Beachglass. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 3 through 6 two more times.

When you finish the first square, tie off, weave in any ends and set it aside. Then make a second square, following the pattern from the beginning. When you have two squares, line them up evenly and place them together. (Follow instructions above to combine the squares). 

Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoying making these hot pads! When you’re finished, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see!

xo, Hannah 

*Daisy Farm Crafts in sponsored by Yarnspirations in 2020

Crochet Picnic Gingham Hot Pads

Crochet Picnic Gingham Hot Pads

Materials

  • YARN
  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Original yarn* (100% cotton, 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards) To make two finished hot pads in the colors pictured you will need: 1 skein Ecru, 1 skein Tea Rose, 1 skein Tangerine, 1 skein Beachglass, 1 skein Seabreeze
  • HOOK
  • Size H 5.00mm hook
  • TOOLS
  • Tapestry needle, Scissors
  • SIZE
  • Finished size: appx. 7 in x 7 in,
  • Gauge: 4 in = 14 stitches and 10 rows

Instructions

STITCHES

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

PATTERN

Changing colors: Pull through with the new color just before you finish the HDC stitch, when you still have 3 loops on your hook. Lay whichever color you aren't using across the top of your work and crochet over it until you are ready to use it again. To avoid your yarn getting twisted as you carry it along your work, it helps to always keep one color to the front and one color to the back each time you switch colors.

ORANGE SHADES HOT PAD (Ecru, Tea Rose and Tangerine):

Chain (CH) 23 with Ecru. 

ROW 1: With Ecru, HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook, then HDC in each of the next 2 chains. *HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Tea Rose, then HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Ecru, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn (turning chain does not count as a stitch). 

ROW 2: Wrap the Tea Rose around the side of your work and crochet over it as you *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Tea Rose. CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Ecru and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Ecru and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 3: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tangerine, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 3. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Ecru then CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Tangerine and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Tangerine and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 5: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 6: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Tea Rose, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Tea Rose. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 3 through 6 two more times.

When you finish the first square, tie off, weave in any ends and set it aside. Then make a second square, following the pattern from the beginning. When you have two squares, line them up evenly and place them together. Pull up a loop in the top left corner with Ecru, inserting your hook through both squares, and chain 2. Now, HDC around the edges of the squares, inserting your hook through both squares to stitch them together. Work 3 HDCs into each corner.

When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the corner, chain 10, then slip stitch back into the same corner to make a loop. Tie off, and leave a long tail that you can wrap around the base of the loop a few times, then weave the tail with a tapestry needle into the hot pad to keep it secure. Weave in any other ends. 

TEAL SHADES HOT PAD (Ecru, Beachglass and Seabreeze):

Chain (CH) 23 with Ecru. 

ROW 1: With Ecru, HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook, then HDC in each of the next 2 chains. *HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Beachglass, then HDC in each of the next 3 chains with Ecru, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn (turning chain does not count as a stitch). 

ROW 2: Wrap the Beachglass around the side of your work and crochet over it as you *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Beachglass. CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Ecru and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Ecru and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 3: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Seabreeze, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 3. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Ecru then CH 2 and turn. You can either cut the Seabreeze and leave a tail to weave in later, or leave the Seabreeze and pick it back up when you are ready to use it again. 

ROW 5: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 6: *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Ecru, then HDC in each of the next 3 stitches with Beachglass, always crocheting over whichever color you aren't using and carrying it along your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Beachglass. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 3 through 6 two more times.

When you finish the first square, tie off, weave in any ends and set it aside. Then make a second square, following the pattern from the beginning. When you have two squares, line them up evenly and place them together. (Follow instructions above to combine the squares).