I love crocheted Pot holders and Hot pads because they are easy to make, the make great gifts and they are a stash buster!
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Diamond Hot Pad & Pot Holder– Free Crochet pattern
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For this project you will need:
YARN: I used two skeins of Ice yarns’s Mirella Blue Shades which you can find here or use worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU or feel free use 3 Ply yarn which is 8 ply for AU this pattern is pretty flexible. Just be sure to use 2 skeins worked in tandem.
You’ll also need a stitch marker
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
TRC = Triple crochet
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.
Pattern with Pictures
I don’t have a tutorial for this project but I do have a video tutorial teaching the Diamond Stitch Crochet here.
Also if you’re new to pocket crocheting like this, then I invite you to check out this Pocket Crochet Ideas – Great crochet Summer Projects here.
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This stitch is done in multiples of 4 + 1
To Start: Using 2 strands of yarn.
Ch 33 for Hot pad (HP) and Ch 22 for Pot Holder (PH)
HDC in 2nd ch from the hook and in all 32 sts (HP) or 21 sts (PH). I did not do a row of HDC for my Potholder only for the Hot Pad. When you end the end of the row, we’ll continue our row but we’ll be using the bottom’s of our sts. So pivot your work and continue to HDC into all 32\21 bottom sts. Place marker at beginning st. You should have 64 sts (HP) \ 40 sts (PH) total. Ch 1
Working in one continues row now. From marker to marker.
Rows 2 – 12
sc in 1st st and in all 64 sts (HP) \ 40 sts (PH) total.
Now keep in mind that your beginning stitch has moved diagonally, so find your marked beginning stitch and trace it up to the first st on your current row. Place marker here if you want, but our real target is to place a marker on the beginning st 3 rows down.
Once you have it marked let’s continue.
SC in first 2 sts as normal. *Now we are going to be grabbing post’s from the sc’s 3 rows down to make our diamond pattern, so find your 3rd row down that you marked YO twice and grab up the post of the 1st sc and TRC onto it. Then SC in the next 4 sts. Now we’ll be making our next TRC.
Working 3 rows down again, we’ll be using the following sc to the one we used last time, to make our next TRC. The two TRC attachments will always be side by side 3 rows down for our diamonds. Once you have your TRC done you need to immediately make your next TRC, so yarn over twice and counting from our last TRC connection 3 rows down, skip 4 sts and in the 5th crochet your TRC. Then skip 2 sts on your current row and sc 4 sts.* repeat for row.
sc in all sts. When you come up to the TRC sections, I went through both the TRC st along with the SC behind it for those 2 sts. You don’t have to but I think it looks better. Just be sure that at the end of this row that you have the same amount of stitches that you started with. We started this with 64 sts (HP) \ 40 sts (PH) so we should have 64 sts (HP) \ 40 sts (PH) on this row, if you don’t then back up and do a few sc decreases until you do. Move your marker up to beginning of row.
Rows 15 and 16
sc in all 64 sts.
Row 17 – Second half of diamond
sc in next 2 stitches from beginning st. TRC using the sc stitch above your previous TRC 3 rows down, *then immediately start your next TRC and counting over 4 sts from your last connected TRC that you just did, attach your TRC on the 1st SC of your point. Remember we did our two TRC’s worked side by side before on row 14, we’ll be using the SC’s above those two TRC’s. So attach your new TRC onto the first SC then skipping 2 stitches on your current row and SC in the next 4 sts. TRC onto the next SC 3 rows down.*
Repeat for round until you reach your marker again.
Take your time when doing this first row of SC’s. When you come to a peak area I went through the TRC stitch and the corresponding SC behind it. Continue to sc in all sts. We started this with 64 sts so we should have 64 sts on this row, if you don’t then back up and do a few sc decreases until you do. Move your marker up to beginning of row.
Rows 19 and 24
sc in all 64 sts (HP) \ 40 sts (PH)
HDC in all sts.
For row 26 we’re going to be closing our Hot Pad \ Pot holder.
I used a simple slip stitch to close mine. Make sure you make your slip stitches loose enough so that it doesn’t pull the row tighter. Do your best to crochet loose and evenly down your row, going under all 4 loops. Once you get to the end of the row you can do a chain of 8 and slip stitch to the ending stitch to create a loop for hanging. Ch 1 and cut your yarn. Hide your tail.
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