Patriotic Dual Thickness Hot Pad

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For people across this great nation, Memorial Day is a day to honor the fallen heroes who have bravely defended our country. While many will enjoy that extra day off work, go out of town, have a barbeque, it’s important to remember that many will also be grieving the loss of loved ones and may not be thrilled about celebrating this day. Should you know someone who may be grieving this weekend, I urge you to let them know you’re thankful and that you care.

In honor of Memorial Day, I gift to you this Patriotic Dual Thickness Hot Pad pattern. Perhaps you could give these as gifts to friends or family members of a fallen hero.

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Materials You’ll Need

Hook: H (8 mm) my favorite crochet hooks are by Athena’s Elements
Yarn Needle Lion Brand has a nice set of 6 nickel plated needles
Scissors (the pair I love are Fiskars Micro-Tip)
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie cotton yarn in red, white and blue
Ring from plastic water bottle

Stitches & Technique

Written in US terms

Chain – ch
Stitch – st
Single crochet – sc
Slip stitch – sl st
Space – sp

* Pattern will yield an approximately 6-inch by 6-inch hot pad.
* Yarn used for this particular project is Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie cotton yarn.


Hot Pad
, using blue yarn, make a slip knot and ch 60. Next, join your starting st to your end st with a sl st.

Row 1-2: Now, here’s what’s so easy about this pattern. All you’re going to do are sc st for the entire potholder. So, the second row you will sc 60 st(s) in blue.

Row 3-10: After that, you will sc 60 st(s) x2 rows in red, sc 60 st(s) x2 rows in white and continue to alternate until you’ve crocheted 8 red and 8 white rows.

Once you’ve done this, turn your work inside out and weave in the inside ends.

While your work is still inside out, hand stitch x stars with white yarn onto the blue area of the hot pad.
Starting at one corner of the blue area, insert yarn needle from the back side to front side. Work several diagonal slants of one row then work back in the other direction to cross your “x(s).” Make 2 rows. Weave in the end.

Then, turn your work right side out.

The next thing you’ll do is fold the hot pad to form a square. If you’re not near the corner, just sc a couple of more st(s) until you’re to the corner. Make sure to give yourself a long enough tail so you can sew up both sides of the hot pad.


Once you’ve sewed up the sides, it’s time to add the hanging ring.

Take the ring of a plastic water bottle, sc around the ring several times until the plastic ring is completely covered and then join with a sl st into the corner of the hot pad to finish off the hanging ring.

That’s all there is to it!

Copyright 2019 – Sheri Shaw – This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be changed, sold, or reproduced. You have permission to sell your finished product. All rights reserved.

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1 Comment

  1. Katie Gosley

    May 26, 2019 at 11:37 am

    What a wonderful tribute! Such a simple and easy project! I know I will be making a few of these!!!

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