Whether you need to protect your table from hot dishes or add a bit of decorative flair, crochet hot pads are perfect for the job.
I have compiled a collection of free crochet patterns for making hot pads and trivets, as well as pot holders that can be given as gifts – plus, they’re a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques.
Get creative and explore a range of options for quick projects that are great as gifts.
Find the links to all these patterns in today’s post!
Crochet Hot Pad Patterns
Pineapple Hot Pad by Kara Gunza
As Time Goes By by Polly Plum
Old Fashioned Pot Holders Pattern by Cathy Irish
You will need Crochet Size 10 and a 1.5 mm hook to make these potholders. This pattern was passed down in the family for a number of generations. Get the pattern here.
German Potholders by Cindasaur
For this project you should use a yarn made out of a natural fibre. 100% cotton is suggested. Choose a hook size smaller than the one recommended on your yarn label. Get the pattern here.
Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder by Andrea Mielke
To make this potholder you will need Medium Weight / Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (Andrea used Sugar ‘n Cream 4-ply cotton) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. The finished square measures approximately 5 inches. Get the pattern here.
Mandala Pot Coaster by Atty van Norel
Waterlily Hotpad by Stacey LW Lee
For this project you will need Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn  and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished round hotpad measures 8 inches diameter. Get the pattern here.
Mandala Hot Pad Trivet Cover by Hooked by Anna
Sport Weight 100% Mercerized Cotton and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook is recommended for this project. Get the pattern here.
If you love vintage patterns like I do, then you will also want to take a look at these Free Vintage Crochet Potholder Patterns.
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