Modern Crochet Trivet Hot Pad free crochet pattern

Nov 17, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This modern crochet trivet pattern made with cotton rope is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Modern cotton rope trivet crochet pattern

I love hot pads and it seems like I can never have too many. This quick to make crochet hot pad uses large cotton rope for a super quick make and rustic texture.

I recently saw some “not handmade” knit cotton rope trivets at a high end store. They were sooo expensive but really cool.  I thought that a crochet version would make great gifts and perfect for Christmas this year.

Cotton Rope Trivet Crochet Pattern Details

I love an easy pattern and this one really is simple.  Since I was using such a large hook and rope together I wanted a stitch pattern that would leave stitches a little easier to work into.  So I decided on the beginner friendly single crochet Moss or Linen Stitch.  By working a single crochet into chain spaces it made this much easier to work with.

I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the Moss / Linen Stitch if you have never worked this stitch pattern before.  

I will warn you that when you work with large cotton rope your hands are going to feel like they are getting a real work out.  So, even though this square potholder will work up quickly I wouldn’t suggest deciding to whip out 10 of these in an evening.  Your hands will not thank you!

However, if you have a bridal shower gift that you left until the last minute this will definitely fit the bill.

I almost always gift cast iron skillets at the bridal showers I attend.  Cast iron is basically indestructible and will last a lifetime if taken care of properly.  These rustic modern pot holders are the perfect pairing with cast iron or any kinds of pots and pans.  They would also match any home decor so no worries about matching kitchen color schemes here, either.

rustic cotton crochet hot pad

I added a wood ring* for visual interest and practicality – a great way to hang this hotpad on a hook inside a cupboard for easy access.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

I found the cotton rope at my local Michael’s store.  I wanted something that was 100% cotton so it wouldn’t melt or scorch.  I decided against using cotton macrame cord as the majority of the ones I saw contained an acrylic of some sort.  They felt a little more “plastic-y” and I thought would be more likely to melt when applying hot pots. I was able to make 1 full potholder and 1/2 of another potholder with just one of the rolls of cotton rope from Michaels. If you think you are going to make a lot of these I would recommend getting the value pack of 9 rolls. Comes out to only $2.75/per hot pad!

I also checked out cord clothesline which is a bit more economical and comes in a larger quantity.  The ones I found locally also felt like they had more plastic or acrylic in them.  I was a little concerned about them as well. However, if you can find some true cotton clothesline that would be the way to go especially if you plan on making many of these.

You are not going to be able to use a tapestry yarn needle to weave in ends here so you will notice that I have a smaller hook listed in the supplies.  I am essentially using the smaller hook simply to help “weave” in the end after fastening off and adding the wood ring.  I worked over my first end at the beginning with my second row so no end to weave in there at all – just trim.

No need for a double thickness with this cotton rope trivet – they are super thick so you are going to have a lot of protection for your counter tops from hot dishes with these as well.

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Modern Cotton Rope Trivet crochet hot pad free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Bead Landing Cotton Rope Cord, 0.23 inches (6 mm) / 14 yards (100% cotton) 

Crochet hook size P/Q (15.0 mm)
Crochet hook size J (6.0 mm)
2.75” wood ring (optional)

Approximate finished size: 7” x 7”

Gauge: not necessary to project


ch(s) = chain(s)
sk = skip(ped)
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Skill level: Beginner

Recommended Tutorial:

Moss Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

Smaller crochet hook size is used to weave in the final ends.

Pattern Instructions

Chain 10

Row 1 (RS): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch,* repeat from * to * to end. Turn. Note: work over end from beginning to hide and secure end.

cotton rope hot pad process weave in end

Row 2: ch 1, sc in first sc (base of ch 1), sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to last st, sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 4 – 8: repeat rows 2 – 3, ending on row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching wood ring to corner.

Thread rope around space between last two sc stitches of row 8 and through middle of wood ring.  Repeat twice more.

cotton rope hot pad process add wood ring

With WS facing, using smaller crochet hook, weave in remaining end by inserting hook into loop of the stitch at the end of a row, pull end through along edge until end is secure.  Fasten off to hide end.

cotton rope hot pad process weave in final end

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!