Crochet Winter Tree Stripe Hot Pad

Crochet Winter Tree Stripe Hot Pad

As a final project of 2018, I made a few last minute gifts–hot pads with a simple tree on the front. These winter looking hot pads I felt would be able to be used beyond the Christmas holidays. Plus they are super easy and quick.

I found a wonderful cotton to use at my local Joann’s Craft store, but I realize this is a world wide audience and you’ll want to find this online. It’s Wool and The Gang Cotton XL. I’d search on the Wool and the Gang Website first, then try Amazon, then sometimes I have luck on Ebay.

I’m figuring something out about JoAnn craft store with yarn, I think the companies make an exclusive color to be sold only at JoAnn for a time an then they don’t carry it anymore. So that’s why you’ll want to search other places.

It’s worth the search. I really loved working with this cotton.

I used the herringbone half stitch. Which is one of my very favorite stitches to use. You simply are yarning over, inserting your hook into the stitch, yarning over again and pulling through, but pull through the next loop too, (that is what is setting it apart from a regular double crochet.) Then, yarn over one more time, and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Here’s a video demonstration of the herringbone half stitch, (if it doesn’t load, make sure your ad blocker is off, if it still doesn’t load, click here to view on YouTube.)

Materials

2 balls of Wool and the Gang Cotton XL in white and any other color of your choice (I used Light Blue Jeans)

Size J Hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle, (blunt type with large eye)

A PDF of this pattern is also available on Etsy

Pattern

Chain 26 with white.

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work one Herringbone Half Double Crochet, (HHDC) in each chain across, CH 2 and turn. (24 HHDC)

ROW 2: Work HHDC in the top of the first HHDC of the row below and HHDC in each stitch across. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 3: HHDC in each of the first 4 stitches, pull through with color on the last step of the 4th HHDC stitch, HHDC in each of the next 16 spaces carrying the white strand along and crocheting over it, pull up the white on the last step of the 16th stitch, HHDC with white in each of the last 4 spaces, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 4: HHDC in each of stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 5: HHDC in each of the next 5 stitches, pulling through with the new color on the last step, (carefully pull the color across the back of the work, since you will be making a back, this will not show, there is no need to cut the yarn after every row, just pull the strand across the back of the work, use this technique now and throughout.) HHDC in the next 14 stitches, HHDC in each of the last 5 stitches. Ch 2 and turn.

ROW 6: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 7: HHDC in each of the next 6 stitches with white, HHDC the next 12 with new color, HHDC in each of the last 6 stitches. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 8: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 9: HHDC in each of the next 7 stitches with white, HHDC the next 10 with new color, HHDC in each of the last 7 stitches. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 10: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 11: HHDC in each of the next 8 stitches with white, HHDC the next 8 with new color, HHDC in each of the last 8 stitches. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 12: HHDC in each stitch across with white. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 13: HHDC in each of the next 9 stitches with white, HHDC the next 6 with new color, HHDC in each of the last 9 stitches, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 14: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 15: HHDC in each of the next 10 stitches with white, HHDC the next 4 with new color, HHDC in each of the last 10 stitches, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 16: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 17: HHDC in each of the next 11 stitches with white, HHDC the next 2 with new color, HHDC in the each of the last 11 stitches, CH 2 and turn.

ROW 18 and 19: HHDC in each stitch across with white, CH 2 and turn. Tie off.

Make the back of the hot pad by starting with 26 chains in any color, work the first 9 rows, using the above HHDC stitch in one color, then the final 10 rows in the second color. Tie off.

With the right side facing out, use a single crochet stitch to crochet the two together, pulling up your first loop into any corner working 3 SC into each corner and one SC per row.

When you return to the starting corner, slip stitch to join, then chain 12, work SC in each CH back down toward the hot pad, slip stitch to the starting CH to form a loop. Tie off and weave in all ends to secure.

Enjoy your hot pad!

Here is a picture of another hot pad I made using the same yarn. I really love this yarn for hot pads! (Click on the picture to find the pattern for the waves hot pad.)

crochet waves hotpad

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xoxo,

Tiffany