Why not put your crochet to work for you in the kitchen and dining room? These round crochet trivets are perfect for holding your hot items and they look pretty darn cute while doing their job. Whether you call it a trivet, a pot holder, or a hot pad, this round protector from the heat, will be a great handmade addition to your kitchen.
Best of all, you can make this free crochet pattern to match your kitchen decor or make pair them with the Round Crochet Dishcloths and you have a great gift set. Keep reading for all the details and the free pattern or you can purchase the ad-free PDF here in my shop.
How to Crochet a Round Trivet
This double thick crochet potholder is made by first working two of the same round sides and then easily joining them together with a final round. The double thickness adds an extra layer of protection.
The unique pattern calls for cotton yarn and uses a combination of single crochet rounds and spider stitch rounds.
It’s a great project for trying in different colors to match your own kitchen or the decor of a loved one. Since these pot holders don’t require much yarn to make them, they are also a great way to use up scraps of cotton you may have in your stash.
Yarn for the Round Crochet Trivet Pattern
The best yarn to use for kitchen items is 100% cotton yarn that can be tossed in the washing machine and dryer.
Cotton yarn is also great when you’re planning on using it with hot pans or hot dishes since it can withstand high temperatures. Acrylic yarn can melt, so it is better to stick to cotton to protect your hands and surfaces.
For these crochet potholders, I used I Love This Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby. It is a worsted weight yarn that is super soft and easy to work with. Last I checked, there were about 40 different colorways of I Love This Cotton Yarn which means you should have no trouble matching any color scheme you’d like.
Stitches for the Crochet Pot Holder
It might look complicated, but it’s not! The majority of the rounds in this free crochet pot holder pattern use single crochet stitches, and then there are rounds of spider stitches which add additional texture and interest.
The spider stitch pattern is a single crochet, chain 1, single crochet all in the same stitch. When you work multiple rows of spider stitches, you’ll be working the single crochet, chain 1, single crochet into the chain 1 space of the spider stitch in the previous round.
Instead of using a think crochet stitch, like the thermal stitch, you’ll get that extra protection and double-thick potholder by joining two identical circles. For the final round, and to join the two sides of the trivet together, you’ll do a round of spider stitches, which finishes off the beautiful round hot pad so nicely.
It is rated an Easy pattern since it only uses basic stitches like chains, single crochet stitches, and slip stitches and it works up fairly quickly!
If you are a beginner that is comfortable working in the round, increasing, and you understand the basics of the spider stitch, you should be able to tackle this simple dishcloth although it isn’t really a beginner project.
Round Crochet Trivet Free Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- US size J/10, 6.0 mm crochet hook
- I Love This Cotton Yarn (category 4, worsted weight cotton yarn)
- Samples used approximately 87 yds (1.7 oz) total in Antique Cream or Gold or Olive
- Large Eye Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker (optional)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
inc: increase (work 2 scs in the same stitch)
CC: Contrasting Color
MC: Main Color
Gauge: 2” = 7 rounds from the center
Finished Size: approximately 8” in diameter
The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
inc is used when you work 2 single crochet stitches into the same stitch.
parentheses () are used to indicate there are multiple stitches worked into the same stitch or chain space.
A number followed by sc without parenthesis indicates you will work one single crochet in the next number of stitches. Example 8 sc means to work one single crochet into the next 8 stitches.
The spider stitch is a (sc, ch 1, sc) worked in the same stitch. On the rounds with spider stitches, the stitch count is given in number of spider stitches since they are quicker to count.
Magic Circle with CC
Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first sc (6)
Round 2: ch 1, inc in each st, join with a sl st to the first sc (12)
Round 3: with MC, ch 1, *sc, inc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (18)
Round 4: ch 1, *inc, 2 sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (24)
Round 5: ch 1, *3 sc, inc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (30)
Round 6: with CC, ch 1, 2 sc, *inc, 4 sc, repeat from * around until there are 2 sts remaining, 2 sc, join with a sl st to the first sc (36)
Round 7: ch 1, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, skip sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (18 spider sts)
Round 8: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp, join with a sl st to the first sc (18 spider sts)
Round 9: ch 1, (3 sc) in each ch-1 sp, join with a sl st to the first sc (54)
Round 10: with MC, ch 1, *8 sc, inc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (60)
Round 11: ch 1, *inc, 9 sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (66)
Round 12: ch 1, 5 sc, *inc, 10 sc, repeat from * around until there are 5 sts remaining, 5 sc, join with a sl st to the first sc (72)
Round 13: ch 1, *11 sc, inc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (78)
Round 14: ch 1, *inc, 12 sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (84)
Fasten off and weave or tuck in ends.
Hold the two circles together with the right sides facing out. Join CC and complete Round 15 working through both circles.
Round 15: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, skip sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (42 spider sts)
Optional: chain 10 and join with a sl st to the first st.
Weave in ends and block if desired.