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! šŸ¤£Needless to say, everything worked out in the end. And I’m happy I can now share the 30-minute trivet with you todayā€”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 usedā€”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! šŸ˜‰

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Other Home Decor Crochet Patterns

1/ Spring Cleaning Baskets 2/ Striped Washcloth 3/ Stellar Mandala

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 donā€™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 12ā€ 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. šŸ™‚ 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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