Making quick and easy hot pad (pot holders some might say) as gifts have been so fun. We like to make them to go with the Daisy Farm Kitchen recipes that Annie is making too. (She is posting all of our grandma’s delicious recipes, look under the Recipes heading under Menu.)
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m sharing a heart design. I like to use a Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch for hot pads as it eliminates a lot of holes. I also like to make them double-sided, so you will be attaching 2 together for extra thickness.
For this design, I also decided to use a puff border. To me it looks like icing around a cake and has a fun Valentine’s feel to it
You can find all of our other hot pad designs here if you’re looking for something else. We are going to continue to come up with more designs. Hot pads are a great way to practice crochet on quick projects.
Lily Sugar’n Cream The Original Yarn (100% cotton, 71 g/ 2.5 oz, 109 m/120 yds)
1 skein Tea Rose, 1 skein Cotton White
Size H/5.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
click here for printable heart graph
Finished size 10 in x 10 in
Gauge 4 in = 14 st and 12 rows of HHDC
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull a loop back through and continue pulling back through the first loop on your hook. YO and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.
HDC Puff: YO, insert your hook, (in this pattern you will insert your hook around the post of HDC stitch you just made) YO and pull and loop up, repeat from * 2 more times. YO and pull through all loops on your hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on your hook.
Print the graph. The odd rows are read right to left, the even rows left to right.
Chain 27 with White.
Row 1: Work 1 HHDC in the third chain from the hook. Work 1 HHDC in each chain across the row. Chain 2 and turn. (25 HHDC)
Tip: Turning chains do not count as stitches.
Row 2: (right side, keep all the ends to the wrong side of the work.) Work 1 HHDC in each of the next 12 sts. Change color, work 1 HHDC, change color, 1 HHDC in each of the remaining 12 sts. CH 2 and turn.
Row 3: HHDC in each of the next 11 sts. Change color, work HHDC in each of the next 3 sts. Change color, HHDC in remaining 11 sts. CH 2 and turn.
Row 4: HHDC in each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.
Rows 5 – 21: Follow the graph making the color changes as needed.
Tip: Do not cut the yarn, leave the tail to the wrong side of the work and pull through when needed. This is what the wrong side of the work will look like:
Before tying off, work one round of single crochet. Work 3 SC into each corner space, work 2 SC per the end of a row, skip a row, work 2 SC per stitch, skip a stitch. Join with a slip stitch to the starting SC, tie off.
Make a solid color backing using the pattern above, omitting color changes. Finish off with one round of single crochet as explained above.
Place the two squares together with the wrong side facing in. Join the two squares in any corner with a slip stitch then work single crochet into each single crochet around. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch, CH 2 and turn.
Work 1 *HDC into stitch. Work puff around the post of the HDC you just made by yarning over, inserting your hook around the post, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull a loop back through again, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook. Skip one stitch, repeat from *. When you get to the corners, omit skipping over one stitch.
To finish the round, work final puff stitch and join with a slip stitch to the first puff of the round. Tie off and weave in the ends.
For a video tutorial see below:
Thank you so much for coming by our website! xo, Tiffany
Click here or on image below for printable pattern