A free crochet pattern for a rhomboid clustered hot pad. The clusters of the pattern help to give the hot pad extra cushioning in order to protect the surface from the heat. Although the pattern is worked in straight rows, the finished project results in a rhomboid or diamond shape. If you don’t like the diamond shape, you can simply block it to a square.
The pattern is easy to do after the basic crochet skills have been mastered. The only difficulties for the beginner would be the clusters and the reverse single crochet stitch. The reverse stitch is made similarly the same way that a regular single crochet stitch is made, only it is worked from left to right instead of from right to left. Click here for a tutorial on how to make the reverse single crochet stitch.
Rhomboid Clustered Hot Pat
Material: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Hook Size: H/8-5.00MM
Finished Measurement: Measures approximately 7.25 x 6.75 inches.
CL: *Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * another 4 times, 6 lps on hook, yo and pull through all 6 lps on hook.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *(CL, ch 1) in next st, sk next st, repeat from * to last 3 sts, CL in next st, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Turn.
Rows 4-15: Repeat rows 2-3.
Edging: With right side of work facing, reverse sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.