Want to make a super special crochet hot pad for someone you know. Just follow this free crochet pattern and photo tutorial to learn how to embroider your own custom message on a hot pad for someone you love.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Griller’s Crochet Hot Pad pattern. You will also find the material list, stitch list, gauge, stitch video tutorial, and sizing information.
Making a Special Crochet Hot Pad for the Grill Master
I love to cook and bake but my husband loves to grill. Recently he asked for his own set of crochet pot holders and I was happy to oblige. Since Father’s day was around the corner, I decided to take a little extra care and make something custom for him.
Customizing your Hot Pad
For this project, I embroidered one piece of the hot pad before crocheting the two pieces together. You are welcome to free-hand embroider crochet your pot holder but I will show you a trick that I used to make embroidering just a bit easier. Make sure to check out the photo tutorial after the pattern.
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Griller’s Hot Pad Crochet Pattern
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100 yds Yarnspirations Sugar and Cream Cotton (Weight: 4/medium –200 yds, 4 oz, 113g)
15 yds of an Accent Color
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Washable Fine Tip Marker, Fine Tip Permanent Marker or Paint Pen
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
LDC – Linked Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 LDC x 4 rows = 2 inches
Size: 7 X 7.5 inches not including the loop.
Linked Double Crochet Video Tutorial
Linked Double Crochet – LDC – Photo Tutorial
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Griller’s Hot Pad Crochet Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– Do not substitute the Linked Double Crochet for the standard double crochet as this will make the gaps between the stitches larger.
Row 1: LDC into 3rd CH from the hook. LDC in next 25 CH.
Rows 2 – 16: CH2, turn, LDC in each ST across. (26 STS)
Single Crochet Border: CH 1, turn so you are working down the sides of rows 1-16, work 2 SC into the side of every row. CH2, at the corner, turn to work along the opposite side of the starting chain, work 1 SC into the opposite side of each starting CH. CH2 at the corner, turn to work into the other sides of rows 1-16, work 2 SC into the side of each row. Ch2 at the corner, turn to work into the top of row 16. Work 1 SC into each ST of row 16. CH 10, SLST to first SC of this row.
Make your second side then continue.
Embroidering on Crochet
In order to make nice neat words with embroidery on crochet, I decided to use an easy trick. Before starting your letters, take a fine tip marker to lightly draw your letters on your crochet piece. I had to use a paint pen because my yarn was so dark in color, but a fine tip washable marker or permanent marker will work as well. Just make sure to be careful, as you won’t be able to remove the marks. You will then embroider on top of the marks, covering them up. This is shown in the photo below. This method is not perfect but still comes out nice. When you wash your crochet pot holder the marks will slowly fade.
Crocheting the Pieces Together
For this row, we will use the accent yarn color and we will be crocheting into both pieces of the hot pad at once.
Make a slip knot and put the loop on your hook. Line up your two pieces of crochet so that the loops are on top of each other.
Joining row: Work a SC into the stitch directly next to the loop. (If you are right-handed you will work into the stitch on the left side of the hook. If you are left-handed you will work into the loop directly to the right of the loop.) Work through both layers of crochet. Work 1 SC into each pair of STs down this side of the hot pad until you reach the CH corners, *Work 3 SC into the CH2 corners. Work 1 SC into each pair of STs down this side of the hot pad until you reach the CH corners.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. This should get you to the CH 10 loop. Working into both loops, work 16 SC into both loops. This will create a nice stiff loop.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now your Griller’s Crochet Hot Pad is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.
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