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How to Crochet Pan Savers / Liners / Hot Pads

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

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)

  2. Hook - H or 5mm

  3. Needle

  4. Scissors


Stitches:

  • 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 round 7 will be unworked until you reach the section for spokes 2 - 6

  • Row 8: Turn, Hdc 5, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 5, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 9: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 10: Turn, hdc 2, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 5, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 2, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 11: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 12 & 13: Repeat row 8 & 9

  • Row 14: Turn, CSFS 11, fasten off. (11st)

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 7 and ch 1.

  • Row 1: Turn, Hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 2: Turn, Hdc 5, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 5, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 3: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 4: Turn, hdc 2, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 5, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 2, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 5: Turn, hdc 11, ch 1. (11st)

  • Row 6 & 7: Repeat row 2 & 3

  • Row 8: Turn, CSFS 11, fasten off. (11st)


  • 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!

And last but not least this is how your large size will look!


That was fun, wasn't it! I enjoyed making these and I hope you did too! I am sure these will make great Christmas presents this year for family members and friends! I think after the height of the pandemic that everyone has been cooking a little more at home and these will make lovely additions to anyone kitchen!


Don't forget that if you loved this pattern and would like a printable copy that you can grab a copy from my Etsy or Ravelry Shop!



Before you go I would like to share some sneak peeks at some patterns that I will be adding to my shops soon and tell you about a Crochet Along I will be hosting via the blog in August!


A few weeks ago I made an applique pattern with some birds that would be perfect on a laphan (or other size blanket) for a senior citizen and several of my member commented that this would look great on a "Walker Pocket."


I have several members who have walkers, as well as several members who work in nursing homes and assisted living centers and they said that they would love to have a pattern to be able to have pockets to attach to walkers!


I decided to look up "Walker Pockets" on Amazon to get specs and sizes and set out to make a pattern! Currently, my testers are working on it but in a week or so it should be available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shop!


This will make a "New" type of gift this Christmas for Seniors for those that want an alternative to blankets! Here is a sneak peek of this design!



Another new design that I am also excited to share it the "Sassy Sloths" applique pattern! It is also in testing but will be available soon! This request for sloths came from my 6 yr old daughter named Cataleya!


She even named them and I am super excited about how they came out! They are so super cute and I can't wait to share them with you soon!



The last thing I would like to mention is the Crochet Along! We took a vote in my Facebook VIP group and the members voted on my new "Baby Cow Lovey" pattern for the crochet along!


This Crochet Along will begin August 7th and run through the last day of August! Each week I will post a section of the pattern on the blog and will make notification posts in the VIP FB group as well.


Every participant who posts a final photo in the VIP group will get a FREE code to get the Pattern from my Ravelry Shop! There will also be a photo contest as well with Prizes that will be announced very soon!


Make sure you are in the VIP Facebook Group so that you do not miss out on any of the announcements and prize info!


Here is what we will be crocheting! Isn't she adorable! If its for a boy you can always leave the flower off and change the colors!

If you would like to get a jumpstart on preparing for the CAL here is the materials list:


Materials:

  1. Worsted Weight 4 yarn

    1. 400 - 600 yrds white (or choice of color) - I worked from 2 skeins of craft smart white, 354 yrds / 7 oz / 198 g per skein

    2. Less than 285 yds of a primary accent color for border, snout, flower - I worked from 1 skein of Loops and Threads Impeccable Coral - 285 yds / 4.5 oz / 127.5 g per skein

    3. Less than 100 yards of secondary accent color for hooves/border - I used Loops and Threads Impeccable Classic Gray

    4. Black if crocheting eyes

  2. Hooks

    1. H or 5mm for main sections

      1. If you would like to make the lovey smaller you can use a G4mm

    2. 3mm for flower

    3. E or 3.5 mm if making eyes

  3. Needle

  4. Scissors

  5. Stitch Marker

  6. Safety Eyes - I used 2 - .39in (10mm)

  7. Poly fil

  8. Hot Glue - optional for extra security when using safety eyes

  9. Needles:

    1. Darning Needle

    2. Curved Tapestry Needle *optional but very useful when attaching the ears and flower


If you will be joining us for the Crochet Along please let us know in the comment section of this post or in the corresponding FB post in the VIP group!


I look forward to crocheting wit you and will see you again on August 7th for Part 1 of the Crochet Along! Have a great week!


Blessings,

Karen E.

Orchid and Bee's










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