30-Minute Trivet – Hot Pad Crochet Pattern (Free!)

Introducing…the 30 Minute Trivet Crochet Pattern! This hot pad crochet pattern might just be exactly what your kitchen needs this summer.

I think I have a problem with finishing patterns WAY long after I start them.

I say that because I started making this pattern a LONG time ago, like over a year!

Back then, I was attempting to make some kind of pillow cover, and honestly, the idea just flopped.

Fast forward to a few months ago, when I needed some extra summer crochet patterns. I found this old WIP in a random box and realized the hidden potential that it had had all along!

That’s right, I just had to take out a few rows, and then there was the trivet, already made for me! 🤣Needless to say, everything worked out in the end. And I’m happy I can now share the 30-minute trivet with you today—a free hot pad crochet pattern!

Hot Pad Crochet Pattern: the 30 Minute Trivet

The Yarn

For this pattern, you’ll want to choose a bulky, #6 weight cotton yarn. I used a Lion Brand yarn I had in my stash. You can imagine my disappointment when I went to grab a link from their website and found that it was discontinued!

So unfortunately, you can’t get the same yarn I used—but any bulky weight cotton yarn should work just fine! Here’s an example of a substitution that could work.

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How it’s Made

Before we get to the pattern, let’s talk a little bit about how this trivet is made.

You might notice that it is a big “motif” resembling a snowflake or a flower. To achieve this effect, we will work in the round!

There are only 6 rounds in the pattern, which makes this pattern soooo dang quick to make.

Thus the name: the 30-Minute Trivet! 😉

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Other Home Decor Crochet Patterns

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30 Minute Trivet: Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

All right, let’s get on to the hot pad crochet pattern now!!

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  • Lion Brand Fast Track Yarn, in 2 contrasting colors 
  • Substitute: any bulky weight cotton yarn
  • N/10mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle


  1. Trivet is worked in joined rounds 
  2. Follow each individual rnd to see when beginning chains count or don’t count as a stitch 
  3. Photo tutorial can be found on pages 3-6 (separate from the regular written instructions to make for easy printing!)


Approximately 12” in diameter (from tip to tip)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Double crochet – dc

Repeat – rep

Round(s) – rnd(s)

Skip – sk

Space(s) – sp(s)

Chain space(s) – ch-sp(s)

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

Special Stitches: 

V-Stitch: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch

Shell (sh): (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in indicated stitch


Note: to view the tutorial for this pattern, be sure to watch the video above! You can easily pause it at any point as you are working to view the different steps. 🙂 Prefer to have the pictures laid out and easy to see & print? That can be found in the ad-free PDF on Ravelry here.

Ch 5. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st), work 12 dc in ch-5 sp. Join with a sl st to beg dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch-2), dc in same st as sl st. *Ch 2, sk next dc, v-stitch in next dc. Rep from * 4 times. Ch 1, sk last dc, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 (final ch-sp made). (6 v-stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc in ch-sp (made with sc). *Ch 2, sk next v-stitch, shell in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 4 times. Ch 2, sk next v-stitch, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Ch 3, join with sl st to beg ch-3. Fasten off color A. (6 shells)

Rnd 4: Join color B with a sc in ch-3 sp of any sh. Sc in same ch-sp again, sc in next 2 dc. *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in middle of sh, sc in next 2 dc. Rep from * 4 times. 2 sc in last ch-2 sp, sc in last 2 dc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off color B. (48 sc)

Rnd 5: Join color A with a sl st in a sc above a sh (can be either sc that was worked directly in the middle of a sh). Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2). Dc in same st as sl st (v-stitch made). *Ch 1, sk 2 sc, v-stitch in next sc. Rep from * 14 times more. Sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 5 (ch-1 sp made). (16 v-stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ch-sp (made with the sc). Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp. Ch 3, sk next v-stitch, sc in next ch-sp. Ch 3, sk next v-stitch, *sh in next ch-sp. Ch 3, sk next v-stitch, sc in next ch-sp. Ch 3, sk next v-stitch. Rep from * 6 times. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. (8vshells)

Fasten off and weave in all ends. 

That’s all there is to it! Put your trivet on the table, all ready to keep it safe from a hot pan!

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