How to Crochet Pan Savers / Liners / Hot Pads

If you are like me and have a small kitchen with not much storage space finding ways to store your pots and pans to keep them from getting scratched up and damaged can be a little tricky! While I was in a store one day I saw a set of "Pan Liners" and thought to myself I can make that!

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I also thought to myself that I could make them a little prettier and cheaper ha ha! Why would I buy a set fr $14 when I could make them for less than $2 lol. The ones I saw in the store were solid gray and were just thin pieces of felt that were being marked up for profit! I just knew I could go grab some cotton yarn for $1.77 and save myself some money, so I did just that!


Now the caveat is that just because you can make them for around $2.00 doesn't mean you can't still make yourself a little profit! You could totally make these for friends and family as gifts and then if they do a little word of mouth marketing you could always make some to sell to their friends!



If you decide to add these to your personal Etsy Shop or craft store let me know! I would love to hear about your customer reviews and sales successes!


My testers had a great time testing the patterns and came up with some wonderful color combinations! The most fun thing about these is the texture and designs! Each size how its own design and texture!


Unfortunately cotton can be hard to photograph so you'll be able to see the fun textures better once you make them! That won't stop us from showing you how they came out though! Below are the final photos from several of my testing team members!


Rachna K. might have my favourite color combination with the white, coral and teal! I might just make myself another set with her colors!

Look how well it matches some of her kitchen bowl sets!

Tester Tanya P. did some fun color changes and outlining with her set!

Eliza G. showed us all how well they look with variegated yarn!

Before we get started on how to make these I would like to mention that because these are made with 100% cotton that they are also perfect for setting hot pans on! So feel free to make multiple sets for multiple uses in the kitchen!


If you enjoy this pattern and would like your own personal copy that you can print off and store in a binder without ads and excess pictures and words you can grab a copy from my Etsy or Ravelry Shop!


Here is how you crochet the pan liners:


“Textured Pan Savers & Hot Pads”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  1. 100 % cotton

  • I used “Lily Sugar `n Cream”

  • I used approximately one skein of 4 oz - 100% cotton - 200 yards to make a set that includes (1 Small Size, 1 Medium Size, 1 Large Size)

  1. Hook - H or 5mm

  2. Needle

  3. Scissors


Stitches:

  • MR - Magic Ring

  • Ch - chain

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Dc - double crochet

  • FPDC/SC - front post double/single crochet

  • BPDC - back post double crochet

  • Sp - space

  • #st - complete # number of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces

  • ( ) - do all in the same stitch

  • CS - Camel Stitch

  • CSFS - Camel stitch in the front side 3rd loop of the hdc st

  • BLO - Back Loop Only

Skill Level / Language - Comfortable Beginner/Intermediate. If you are unsure of any stitches, Youtube is a great resource! Written in American Standard Terms.


Special Stitches

Camel Stitch Front Side - for this pattern, work a half double crochet stitch into the 3rd loop on the front side of your work. You will not be using the traditional front or back loop at the top of your work. Note: on the medium size you will use a DC stitch instead of hdc.


Pattern Info - The sizing & gauge are not critical. Each size is a different design!

  1. Small Size - Approx. 7 to 8 inches

  2. Medium Size - Approx. 9 to 10 inches

  3. Large Size - Approx. 11to 12 inches

You can use these to line your pans when stacking so that you do not scratch up the pans or you can also use them to set hot pans on. They are similar to the felt ones shown in photo that can be bought in stores. The nice thing about the crocheted ones is they are a little more decorative and fun to look at! They are also easier to clean! I hope you enjoy these!


Pattern Instructions

Note: beginning chains do not count as a st unless otherwise noted

Note: begin each st in the same space as the beginning chain for entirety of pattern


Small Size:

Note: Odd rows are right side up

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: 10 Hdc in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: Turn, 2CSFS in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: Turn, BLO *hdc, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st) *center is made, switching to rows for the first spoke


1st Spoke:

  • Row 4: Hdc 5, ch 1. (5st) *the rest of the stitches from round 3 will be unworked until you reach the section for spokes 2 - 6

  • Row 5: Turn, CSFS across, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 6: Turn, BLO hdc across, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 7 & 8: Repeat rows 5 & 6 (5st)

  • Row 9: Repeat row 5, fasten off.


Spokes 2 - 6:

  • Begin: With the right side facing up, (the ribs from the camel stitches and BLO rows will be facing up), using new yarn join at next unworked st of round 3 and ch 1.

  • Row 1: Hdc 5, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 2: Turn, CSFS across, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 3: Turn, BLO hdc across, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 4 & 5: Repeat rows 2 & 3 (5st)

  • Row 6: Repeat row 2, fasten off. (5st)

  • Finish: Sc a border completely around all six sides of spokes, fasten off. *you can use this to go over all your tails so you do not have to weave in ends as well!

You're finished small size liner will look like this:

Medium Size:

Note: Odd rows are right side up

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: 10 Hdc in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 2. (10st)

  • Round 2: BLO 2dc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 2. (20st)

  • Round 3: *FPDC, 2dc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: BLO *Hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: Turn, *CSFS 3, 2CSFS*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (50st)

  • Round 6: Turn, *hdc 4, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (60st) *center is made, switching to rows for the first spoke


1st Spoke:

  • Row 7: Hdc 10, ch 2. (10st) *the rest of the stitches from round 6 will be unworked until you reach the section for spokes 2 - 6

Note: in next row you will use the Dc stitch when making the camel stitch instead of the hdc stitch

  • Row 8: Turn, Dc CSFS across, ch 2. (10st)

Note: in next 2 rows the ch 2 will count as a stitch, do the first FPDC in next st

Note: see next photo for visual aid on rows 9 and 10

  • Row 9: Turn, *FPDC, Dc*, repeat *to* across, FPDC in last st, ch 2. (10st)

  • Row 10: Turn, *FPDC, Dc*, repeat *to*, FPDC around the turning ch from row 9 to finish, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 11: Turn, BLO hdc across, fasten off. (10st)


Spokes 2 - 6:

  • Begin: With the right side facing up, (the ribs from the camel stitches and BLO rows will be facing up), using new yarn join at next unworked st of round 6 and ch 1.

  • Row 1: Hdc 10, ch 2. (10st)

Note: in next row you will use the Dc stitch when making the camel stitch instead of the hdc stitch

  • Row 2: Turn, Dc CSFS across, ch 2. (10st)

Note: in next 2 rows the ch 2 will count as a stitch, do the first FPDC in next st

  • Row 3: Turn, *FPDC, Dc*, repeat *to* across, FPDC in the last st, ch 2. (10st)

  • Row 4 Repeat row 3, but ch 1 instead at end. (10st)

  • Row 5: Turn, BLO hdc across, fasten off. (10st)

  • Finish: Sc a border completely around all six sides of spokes, fasten off. *you can use this to go over all your tails so you do not have to weave in ends as well!

Here is how your completed medium size liner will look:


Large Size:

Note: Odd rows are right side up

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: 10 Hdc in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 2. (10st)

  • Round 2: *Dc, ch 1*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *FPSC, 2sc in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: BLO *hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: *Sc 3, 2sc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (50st)

  • Round 6: *Hdc 4, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (60st)

  • Round 7: Turn, *CSFS 9, 2CSFS*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (66st) *center is made, switching to rows for the first spoke


1st Spoke:

  • Row 7: Turn, Hdc 11, ch 1. (11st) *the rest of the stitches from