Learn how to crochet chevron pot holders with the Tassa Hot Pad tutorial! These simple crochet hot pads use the single crochet herringbone stitch to a modern and beginner-friendly home ware crochet project!
Scroll down for the free crochet pot holder pattern and step-by-step video tutorial.
This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details.
Thank you to WeCrochet for sponsoring this free crochet pot holder pattern! As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own 🙂
The Tassa Pot Holders are so stylish and easy to make! You simply crochet a square, add a loop handle and crochet the border – that’s it! This entire project is worked in one piece!
Since these herringbone pot holders work up quickly, they also make great gifts as you don’t have to worry about sizing! You can easily make these hot pads bigger or smaller by adding or removing extra chains to your foundation and then crocheting more or fewer rows. For this design I crocheted square pot holders but you can easily adapt this pattern to make rectangle hot pads too!
(P.S. does anyone know the difference between a hot pad and a pot holder?)
The Tassa Hot Pads are crocheted with yarn held double, which means we’ll crochet holding 2 strands of cotton Dishie yarn at once. This makes the pot holders thick and durable, while protecting you from heat. These pot holders are also designed to be very flexible, so you can easily fold them in half but if you’d like stiffer pot holders, you can use a thicker yarn but with the 5.5mm hook.
If you only have one skein of yarn, simply pull the strand of yarn from the centre of the skein and the other strand of yarn wrapped around the outside of the skein. You can hold them together and you’ll have 2 strands of yarn to work with.
Looking for more free crochet patterns?
The crochet techniques you’ll learn in this free pattern are simple, but a little bit more interesting than just rows of single crochet! The stitches you need are – Herringbone Single Crochet (also known as Chevron Single Crochet), Single Crochet, Slip stitch and chains.
So, if you’re a beginner crocheter looking to learn a new (easy!) stitch or a more experienced crocheter wanting a simple project, the Tassa Hot Pads are perfect for you!
The Herringbone Single Crochet is the star feature of these pot holders! I love how the chevron pattern adds so much texture and interest to something as simple as a potholder.
Last year I created a step-by-step video tutorial for the Chevron Single Crochet and a herringbone beanie pattern to go along with it. I absolutely love this stitch texture and wanted to include it in more patterns but time just flew by!
Normally I’m more of a garment designer and for a long time there weren’t many patterns that were wearable, modern and stylish but I think there are also SO many possibilities with modern crochet home patterns. Let me know if you’d like to see more home ware patterns!
The Tassa Hot Pads use WeCrochet Dishie yarn – pretty much my favourite yarn for all home projects! It’s a 100% cotton yarn that’s an aran/worsted/medium (4) weight and it comes in dozens of different shades and styles! You can get a twisted Dishie version with 2 colours mixed together and there are giant Dishie cones if you really want to make heaps of pot holders!
The reason why Dishie is such a great yarn for home goods is that it’s VERY tightly spun. This means that the yarn is extremely durable and it can be machine washed and tumble dried. Each skein of Dishie yarn is only $2.99 and 1 skein makes 1 pot holder so the Tassa Pot Holder Pattern is a great affordable project.
If you’re looking to substitute Dishie yarn, please make sure to choose a 100% cotton yarn. This is super important because if you place hot items on an acrylic yarn it’ll melt! Also, to be on the safe side I wouldn’t pick a cotton-acrylic blend, so make sure you choose a 100% cotton yarn that is tightly spun for the best results.
Pin me for later!
Purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version of the Tassa Pot Holder!
*"SC 10" means SC into the next 10 stitches.
*"3SC" means place 3 SC into the same stitch.
*The turning chain ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
*When using aran/worsted/medium (4) yarn, crochet coaster holding two strands together. If using sport/fine (2) yarn crochet coaster holding 3 strands together.
*If you only have 1 skein of yarn, you can pull one strand from the centre of the skein and a 2nd strand from the outside of the skein.
*If substituting your yarn, pick a 100% cotton yarn (acrylic yarns can melt if you place hot items directly on the yarn!)
*Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
*To alter this pattern simply add/remove chains and rows to make the hot pad larger/smaller. You can also add more chains and crochet fewer rows if you’d like to crochet a rectangle hot pad.
*The Tassa hot pad is thick but flexible. If you’d like a stiffer hot pad I’d recommend choosing a thicker yarn (chunky/bulky (5)) cotton but still use the 5.5mm hook for denser and stiffer stitches.
Yarn – WeCrochet Dishie – Aran/Worsted/Medium (4), 174m/100g, 190yds/3.5oz, 100% Cotton, Clarity (light grey) + Mint (light turquoise)
approx. 75g per pot holder
*You can also use a sport/fine (2) yarn. The cream hotpad uses 60g of WeCrochet’s Simply Organic Cotton Sport Yarn, Bare (similar shade is ‘Swan’ in Dishie Yarn)
5.5mm (US I) Crochet Hook
Stitches & Abbreviations
Ch = Chain
Sl st = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
HSCR = Herringbone Single Crochet Right Side
HSCW = Herringbone Single Crochet Wrong Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
21 x 21 cm / 8.5 x 8.5” square (not including loop)
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 13 stitches wide x 8.5 rows tall in herringbone single crochet
Check out the step-by-step video and photo tutorial of the herringbone single crochet!
Tassa Herringbone Hot Pad Crochet Pattern
Hold 2 (or 3) strands of yarn together.
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 28.
ROW 1 (RS): Working into the back bumps of the foundation chain, SC into 2nd ch from hook, HSCR in each ch until end, turn.
ROW 2 (WS): Ch 1, working from back to front SC in 1st st, HSCW in each st until end, turn.
ROW 3 (RS): Ch 1, SC in 1st st, HSCR in each st until end, turn.
Repeat ROWS 2 – 3 until ROW 17.
With the RS facing you, ch 20, remove crochet hook, insert into 2nd last HSCR, re-insert hook into chain, sl st.
Sl st in each chain across.
Sl st into corner st (the st connected to the beginning of the chain loop) of hot pad.
You can either fasten off or add a SC border. If you prefer the raw edge, proceed to ‘FINISHING’ instructions.
Single Crochet Border
SC evenly around the edge of the hot pad, placing 3SC in each corner without the chain loop.
When you reach the beginning of the round (last st should be placed in 2nd last HSCR), sl st into the corner st (the st connected to the beginning of the loop chain).
Fasten off and leave a tail of yarn approx. 25cm/10” long.
Wrap the tail of yarn around the base of the loop 5 – 7 times.
Weave in your ends.
Voilà! You’ve finished your Tassa Chevron Pot Holder 🙂