One ball of this sugar 'n cream yarn ( it will make one hot pad.) Look for worsted weight, cotton yard if you can't find or don't like this brand.
a size G crochet hook
1 tapestry needle to finish off the end of the hot pad
They've got all sorts of fun colors at the store to choose from. It was really hard to pick. My hot pad turned out looking like it was made for Easter. I think I'll do some more neutral colors next time, but I'm pretty proud of it so I'm going to use it anyway.
Here are a few videos to start with if you are new to crocheting all together. Even if you have never done it before, I promise you it's possible. The main video skips some of these basics, so watch these first two videos if you need to and then go onto the hot pad tutorial.
This is a video on how to start your original chain. If you need help making your slip not, watch the final hot pad tutorial video. She goes through some things kind of fast but you can see how she does the knot.
Here is a good video tutorial for the single crochet stitch. You will use this after you finish your original chain.
Lastly, here is the video I watched to learn how to make the complete hot pad.
I hope you are able to follow along. Let me know if you try it and how yours turn out! Good luck!