I tend to shy away from pretty much all hot pad/pot holder crochet patterns, simply because there are so many out there that are either too thin to work at all as a pot holder and/or hot pad, or they have numerous holes throughout the finished pattern that just do not work well for anything other than a decorative purpose.
However, the pattern for this Country Crochet hot pad/pot holder pattern does, in fact, end up in a finished project that is definitely thick enough to use as either a hot pad or pot holder.
The project will take longer than a normal one, because this pattern has you work up two square panels and then attach them one on top of the other, resulting in a much, much thicker pot holder.
Additionally, the stitch used for the pattern, called the “spider stitch,” is not only absolutely gorgeous, but it also is much denser than other crochet stitches I have seen used for these types of patterns, which also helps immensely with protecting your hands or the counter from too much heat!
In addition, the finished project when the pattern is followed is a whopping 9 inches x 9 inches, making it much larger than other hot pads/pot holders!
It is very important that you DO NOT use acrylic yarn for making any type of heat-handling crocheted item, as acrylic yarn can literally melt and you will end up with a huge mess (and burnt hands too). You should instead choose a cotton yarn.
For this project, you will need medium-weight cotton yarn, a Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook, and a large eye tapestry needle to sew the two halves together.
Image & Pattern Source: stitching-together.com