Lemon Peel Crochet Hot Pad: Free Pattern

Lemon Peel Crochet Hot Pad: Free Pattern

Summer is in full swing and I’ve been doing a ton of crocheting! I have to admit, as much as I love crochet, I love simple crochet projects. I’ve made myself some sweaters, and and admire intricate patterns, but my favourite pieces to create are scarfs and shawls. You might have noticed that already though….However, I do like to spread my wings from time to time and today I am sharing with you a simple piece for the home, a hot pad. It’s an easy, practical piece and might even add a splash of colour to your kitchen. My kitchen is very simple, with browns and creams and so this hot pad will add a a bit of colour to my counter top.




I made this pretty piece using only two colours, a stitch I love, the Lemon Peel stitch. Which is just alternating double and single crochets, so it’s not going to be hard for even a beginner. Actually, this might be a good learning piece for anyone who’s just getting started in crochet. I used a thicker cotton yarn that washes fairly well, a popular yarn among crafters, Bernat Handicrafter. And the hot pad turned out very nicely in my opinion, perfect to place a hot pot on or even a coffee carafe. Trust me, hot pads have in come handy in my kitchen when I’m cooking a few different things all for one or two different dishes.

The Lemon Peel stitch creates a denser fabric, which I thought was perfect for a hot pad. And, I really love this stitch as it’s not so obviously crochet as others. I added a simple boarder so that hot pad would be complete and for the contrast of colour, and I now have a lovely new hot pad to save my counters and hands from hot pots and pans.


Lemon Peel Crochet Hot Pad Pattern


Gauge is not very important in for this project. 

Finished dimensions 

7 1/2” by 8” 


4.50mm (G) hook 
160 yards worsted yarn 
Craft needle 


Bernat Handicrafter 1 skein Vanilla Bouquet, 1 skein Tangerine 

Stitches Used 

Sc-single crochet
Dc-double crochet 




It’s a hot day today, so if you are looking to stay cool, you might to hook this up by the lake, or in a nice cool indoor room. Whichever takes your fancy! I hope you enjoy this pattern.


Happy Hooking,

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