Popcorn Stitch Round Hot Pad

Mar 18, 2012
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A free crochet pattern for a round popcorn stitch hot pad. The hot pad is pretty and could also be used underneath indoor planting pots. The finished size measures about 8" across.

Materials List

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton,


Finished Size

8" across.


3.5" over the first 2 rounds.



The special stitches in this pattern are the popcorn stitches. They are easy to make once you understand the basics of crocheting.

Beg PC: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work another 4 dc in same st or sp indicated, remove active lp from hook, insert hook in first of the 5 dc made, pick up the active lp and pull through.

PC: Work 5 dc in st or sp indicated, remove active lp from hook, insert hook in first of the 5 dc made, pick up the active lp and pull through.


The Pattern


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cineorita wrote
on Apr 19, 2012 8:20 PM

Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz .. I'm working by Diagram .. Try 2 share it after explaining by words plz

tcup345 wrote
on Apr 26, 2012 10:01 AM

I wonder... if you kept going around if you might be able to work this into an afghan.  I'm going to give it a try.


redraider61 wrote
on May 24, 2012 10:07 AM

YEAH!!! Finally someone actually knows how to do a 'Popcorn Stitch' the correct way. I have seen many patterns lately, even an old Merribee one I found, with a 'so-called' popcorn stitch in them but they are actually doing a 'puff' stitch'. The popcorn is done, as you did, working 5dc in the same stitch, drop the loop from the hook. insert hook in first dc and pickup the dropped loop pulling it through the first dc (all worked from the right side of your work) and ch1 to close. Whereas the 5dc puff stitch (can also be done with 4dc) is done by working *yo draw up loop in designated stitch, (yo pull loop through) twice*, keeping all loops on hook, repeat *to* 5 times, yo pull loop through all 6 loops on hook, ch1 to close. The puff stitch is best done on the wrong side of your work thus it will 'puff' out on the right side.

I have been crocheting for about 60 years and have perfected a lot of stitches and patterns to make them easier and more efficient to do. I have also created my own patterns, a friend and I are working on a pattern book with our own creations. He is doing the knitting ones and I am doing the crocheted ones.

Hopefully this will help some of you on the difference between the stitches.