Crocheted Snowflake Hotpad

Last year, I started a project of making a potholder each month for my daughters. Perhaps potholders aren’t all fashionable and stylish, but since you need to have them, I tried to use patterns that were at least pretty. This is the one for January called Winter Snowflakes. It went together very quickly and was essentially two big “granny squares” sewed together. I did line the inside with several thicknesses of cotton terry cloth for insulation purposes, just to be safe.

Snowflake Hotpad

G Hook
Color A – White
Color B – Fiesta Navy


With color A, ch 6; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1(right side): Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and following rnds), 15 dc in ring; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 16 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as a dc and a ch-2 sp), dc in same ch; sk next dc; *in next dc work (dc, ch 2, dc); sk next dc; rep from * 6 times more; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – 8 ch- sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, in same sp work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc); in rem ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc); join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 8 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next dc and in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc); in each rem ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc); join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, in same sp work(3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc); in each rem ch-3 sp work (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc); join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 8 ch-2 sps. Finish off Color A.

Rnd 6: Join Color B in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, in same sp, work (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) – beginning corner made; working in sps between dc, dc in next 5 sps, hdc in next sp, sc in next sp, sl st in next ch-2 sp; sc in next sp, hdc in next sp, dc in next 5 sps; * in next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) – 2nd corner made; dc in next 5 sps, hdc in next sp, sc in next sp, sl st in next ch-2 sp; sc in next sp, hdc in next sp, dc in next 5 sps; repeat from * twice more for 3rd and 4th corners; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, in next corner ch-3 sp work corner; * dc in next 6 dc, sc in next 7 sts, dc in next 6 dc, in next corner ch-3 sp work corner; rep from * twice more; dc in next 6 dc, sc in next 7 sts, dc in next 4 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now make a second one.

Outside border: I then placed them, wrong sides together, and single crocheted through both thicknesses with blue, sc along edge and doing 3 sc in each corner and adding a ch 10 loop in one corner in between the 2nd and 3rd sc of that corner.

47 Replies to “Crocheted Snowflake Hotpad”

  1. This is so cute! πŸ™‚ I love that you made us these fun potholders! You’ll have to show the rest of the months eventually!

  2. I would love to have the crochet pattern “Winter Snowflakes” however the link seems to be broken. Is there any other way I might be able to locate it? Thanks so much. You have a beautiful website and a lovely family.


  3. I’ll go on a search and find it right this minute. I’ll repair the link asap–so please check back. It was a wonderful, fun pattern and I know you’ll love it.

    Be right back.

    Oh, and thanks for pointing that out to us!

  4. I love this! I am a snowflake lover so this will be made real soon!! Thanks for the pattern!

  5. This is just beautiful. I will certainly do some for Christmas presents. Thanks. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  6. Such a beautiful snowflake crocheted potholder. I have bookmarked this and really would like to make a few of these for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing such a cool pattern free.

  7. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Launi. I have been looking everywhere for this pattern. I got it from one of my books that I have tucked-away safely ‘somewhere’. (LOL) I made it as motifs for an afghan and loved the pattern. I had one motif left over and trying to re-do it from that, it just didn’t look quite right. I’ve been looking all morning for the pattern. You made my day and now my husband can have the computer back. Thanks from both of us.

  8. I really like your Snowflake Hotpad. It’s very pretty. I have read the instructions but I still can’t do it. Can you make a video and show me each step slowly how to do it? It’s more easily for me to learn it PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  9. I made this last year for a xmas present and turned out beautifully. Now I am going to use this same pattern to make a blanket.

  10. Thank you for the pattern. I plan to make a lot of single snowflakes and use them to make a large afghan for my daughter in law!!

  11. I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing this pattern, its really pretty πŸ™‚ I’ve just finished making the snowflake part and cant believe how quick and easy it was following your pattern. I was wondering would it be ok with you if I shared this on ravelry? I know a lot of people would love to make this.
    Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  12. How flattering Emma. Thank you. I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed making the Snowflake pattern. You are welcome to share it on Ravelry. Would you mind linking back to Gracious Rain though? That will be wonderful. Thanks! Merry Christmas. :}

  13. Hi:

    On the snowflake potholder, what kind of yarn did you use?


  14. Hi! I love this pattern πŸ™‚ It is so beautiful. My Grandma recently taught me to crochet and since her favorite holiday is Christmas I would like to make this for her. I am having some difficulty in the very last step that says “work corner” – what does that mean? Does it mean to do the same thing I did in the ch sp from previous round? Or should I try a few SC in that space instead? I’m not so sure what to do there. You’re help you be greatly appreciated!
    Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, in next corner ch-3 sp work corner

  15. When I first saw this pot holder it looked difficult but I found its really easy and works up quickly. I love it. Thank you for sharing! πŸ˜€

  16. Just wanted to pass on hint. There is batting you can buy that is made for hot pads and other items that have to be able to handle heat. It is sold under several names but the fabric store can help you find it and works better than what you are using and is less bulky requiring only one layer. hope this help and thank you for the lovely pattern, looking forward to making some for the holidays for my kitchen!

  17. Just started this pretty snowflake. I’ve been crocheting about 60 yrs., but row 6 makes no sense to me. Please HELP. Thanks.

  18. Thank you so much for the lovely pattern!! I just made mine in red and white and it came out beautifully. Happy holidays!

  19. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I just sent one to my son and daughter-in-law and started one for my sister who loves snow. πŸ™‚

  20. Thank you so much for this pattern. I think it’s gorgeous. I’ve just started my first snowflake and will be making a blanket out of them. Thank you again πŸ™‚

  21. Thank you so much for sharing, my mom had started an afgan using this pattern. She died over 20 years ago and I didn’t know how to finish it. My mom was the type of crafter that she could look at something and go home and make it by memory.

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