Crocheted Thick Hot Pad

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When I completed my first crocheted thick hot pad, I was in love with this stitch. This hot pad is flexible, yet it is thick enough to protect your hands and counters from burns. Achieving this thick crochet stitch is easy to do with a little practice.

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Thermal Stitch Thick Hot Pad
Thermal Stitch Thick Hot Pad

Craft Sale

This crocheted thick hot pad is ideal for craft sales. I have often seen this and wanted to make one. However, it was hard to find one place that had good directions. Therefore, I looked at a few of them and was able to figure this out.

Easy Crochet Thick Hot Pad Thermal Stitch
Easy Crochet Thick Hot Pad Thermal Stitch

Crochet Photo and Video Tutorial Near Bottom of this Crochet Pattern

In an effort to help provide clear directions for you to make one yourself too. Some people can learn from the written directions along and others like me, need photos and a video sometimes. I have included a picture tutorial below along with a video showing the crochet stitches being done as well.

Close up of Thermal Stitch
Close up of Thermal Stitch

Thermal Stitch

After making the first hot pad, I started to do some research on the various types of stitches used for creating a thick hot pad. I noticed some people called this stitch the thermal stitch. This is a double thick no-burn hot pad.

Thick Crochet Stitch

While I used this stitch for my hot pads, it would be ideal for a washcloth or any other project where you wanted a bit thicker crochet stitch and stability. I could see this stitch used to make a clutch. HUM…might have to give that a try someday.

Directions: Crocheted Thick Hot Pad


Approximately 7 inches X 8 inches


1 skein approximately 100 yards of cotton yarn.

The photos show two that I made. I used Peaches & Crème Rosemary for one and Peaches & Crème Navy Blue

Crochet Hook Size G

Yarn Needle

Scissors (here is a beautiful pair)


CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

Thick Crochet Hot Pad
Thick Crochet Hot Pad


CH 30

Row 1: SC in the back of the ST of the first loop on the 2nd foundational CH from the hook. Complete this process of SC in each CH across.

Row 2: CH 1. Put the crochet hook through the back of the ST of the first SC and the bottom loop of the foundation chain. (at the same time).  Yarn over and pull through the two first two loops on the hook and complete a SC with the last loop on the hook. Complete this process for each ST across. Make sure to go right to the end for nice even side seam as this last stitch is crucial in keeping the work square – you may want to count the stitches to make sure that you have completed 30 SC.

Row 3-25: Continue row 2.

You can make this hot pad larger or smaller by adjusting the number of chains in the foundational row or adding on rows to the work.

Final row: CH 1. Insert hook in both loops of the SC stitch, as well as, the back loop of the SC stitch on the row before. All at the same time. (3 loops and 1 loop on the hook.) Yarn over and pull through the three stitches, then complete the SC. Continue this in each SC through to the last ST. (If you want to add a hanging loop, do not fasten off at this point. If you do not want a hanging loop, go ahead and cut off the yarn leaving a 10-inch tail. Weave in ends and cut off the excess yarn).

Make the hanging loop: CH 8. Work a SC in the last SC. Cut off yarn leaving a 10-inch tail. Weave in ends and cut off the excess yarn.


As you continue to complete rows, you will notice that each row lays halfway across the previous row. This is the magic that makes this crochet stitch thick and thermal like.

As I mentioned earlier, make sure to pick up the last stitch in each row. Sometimes it can be small and tight and difficult to see. At times, I even have to pull the stitch out a bit to get it. If your hot pad is not squaring up, it could be that you are not picking up the last stitch. Count the SC if you need to as this can help make sure that you are getting all the stitches.

Photo Tutorial of the Crocheted Thick Hot Pad

Foundational Chain
Row 2 of crocheted thick hot pad
Row 2 a of crocheted thick hot pad
Detail of Rows
Final Row

Crocheted Thick Hot Pad Video Tutorial

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4 thoughts on “Crocheted Thick Hot Pad”

  1. I believe this is a pattern I was looking for for thick hot pad. Thank you I would look for sure pattern now and make sure this is the one I was looking for that has a closely-knit has our cozy crochet pattern on both sides. I need to ask another questions, wood the bulkey yarn work for this pattern ?

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I love my hot pads and I need to make more. As far as using bulky yarn, I think the end result would be quite thick…more like a trivet. It might also be hard to crochet this stitch with. For sure, I would try a small swatch and use a larger crochet hook. Let us know how it goes.

  2. Awesome pattern. This is a very simple pattern to follow, but the third row, for me was very, very slow going. After that it became a breeze to crochet. I love the texture of the hot pad. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I just love my hot pads and plan on making a few more soon. I have some old cloth ones that are getting tattered. So glad that you liked this pattern. I think they would make great gifts too.

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