Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crocheted Scalloped Edged Hot Pad

Last week I showed you a super easy way to make a hot pad. Today I have another version that my sister taught me. It is not quite as quick and easy, but it makes up for that in style. Doesn't the scalloped edge add so much?

One nice thing about this pattern, is that you can make a longer hot pad. My sister made me one that is twice as long. It is perfect for cookie sheets, I don't have to get out two hot pads.

I started this a while ago and just recently finished it. Because of that I didn't have pictures of the steps. I started a mini hot pad to show you the process.

How to Make a Crocheted Hotpad with Scalloped Edge

How to Make a Crocheted Hotpad with Scalloped Edge

I used a G hook.

To begin, chain 30.

Row 1 - Single crochet in each chain. Chain 1.

Row 2 - Single Crochet in back loop and unused loop of each foundation chain. Chain 1.

Row 3 - Single Crochet in backloop and unused loop of each stitch in 2nd row. Chain 1.

Repeat this pattern of single crochet in backloop and unused loop from previous row.

Once you have made the hot pad as big as you'd like, you will do your last row. You will single crochet in both loops and also the unused loop from the previous row.

You could be done at this point...

but I wanted to add a pretty scalloped edge. To do this you need to single crochet around the three remaining sides of the hot pad. {The row you just finished will already be single crocheted} It can get a little confusing when you go down the side, but I just did one single crochet for each row.

Next you will start your scallop:  

Skip one stitch. In the next stitch you will double crochet, triple crochet and double crochet all in the same stitch. Then skip one stitch. Slip stitch in the next stitch.

Then repeat all the way around the hot pad. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Questions? I'd be happy to try and answer them.


  1. I'm pinning this tutorial because it's easy enough for this impatient crocheter to complete!

  2. Thanks Rachel, I am pinning this tutorial also to try at some point among all the other projects I am working on!

  3. Thank you so much for joining our party and linking up at the Busy Bee's party. We appreciate you showing us how to make this hot pad. It looks so pretty as well as useful! Thanks again!
    have a wonderful day!
    Joye & Myrna

  4. Rachel,
    This is a lovely hotpad. I am pinning it. It is really pretty.

  5. Wonderful project! I found your post at Daisy Cottage Designs and am now following you on Blogovin and GFC. Hope you can stop by and check out my blog as well. Have a wonderful weekend!