Crochet Simple Scallop Hot Pad

two hot pads on table with skein of yarn

Hello, Hannah here with a new quick and easy hot pad/potholder pattern! 

three hot pads with skein of yarn and hook

The border of these hot pads is technically called a shell border, but I worked the stitches in between the shells a little bit differently than we usually do which gave the border a more rounded and scalloped look.

I made these in some Valentine’s Day colors since I thought they’d make some lovely Valentine’s gifts, but the Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn I used comes in so many different colors, I think you could also find some beautiful shades for spring or Easter! You can find all the shades on!

Cookies on a plate on top of a hot pad

(Here’s the link to my sister Annie’s Cowboy Cookies from Daisy Farm Kitchen if you’d like to try them! They are delicious :))


Lily Sugar ‘n Cream The Original Yarn (100% cotton, 71 g/2.5 oz, 109 m/120 yds) 

1 skein any color

Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors


Finished size 8.75 in x 8.75 in

Gauge 2 in = 7 stitches and 6 rows of pattern


Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops. 

Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops. 

Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook. 


Chain 23. 

Row 1: Work 1 SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. Work 1 DC in the next chain. Continue alternating SC and DC across the row. Your last stitch should be a DC. CH 1 and turn. 

Rows 2 – 21: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, and 1 DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row. CH 1 and turn.

(We like to call this sequence the griddle stitch – You should always be working a SC into a DC and a DC into an SC. Each row should start with a SC and end with a DC.)

At the end of row 21, tie off and set aside. Then start from beginning and make another square that is identical.

Combining Squares

Line squares up evenly and tuck in ends into the center of the hot pad. In the top left hand corner, pull up a loop and CH 1. Work 21 SC down each side and 3 SC in each corner. On the last side, work 21 SC, then work 1 SC into the starting corner and slip stitch in the starting stitch. 

In the same starting stitch, *work 5 DC. Then work 1 slip stitch in the next stitch, skip one stitch, then slip stitch in the next stitch. Start in the next stitch and repeat from * around the hot pad. At starting corner, slip stitch down into the corner, then tie off. 

If you’d like to add finishing touches to your hot pad, lay it out flat on a towel or foam blocking boards if you have them. Use a spray bottle with water to dampen. Press the hot pad into straight lines, massaging the stitches and adjusting your tension. Pin with straight pins and let it dry.

hot pad with skein of yarn

Thanks for visiting Daisy Farm Crafts and happy crocheting! xo, Hannah

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