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Modern Crochet
Potholder Patterns

–All Free Patterns–

Make something cute and functional for your kitchen with this collection of free crochet potholder patterns.

They also make practical and beautiful housewarming gifts.

Choose a natural fibre like cotton or wool when making potholders; something that will hold up to heat.

Free Written Patterns

Granny square crochet potholder.
Photo: mamainastitch.com

Modern Granny Square Crochet Potholder from Mama In A Stitch

I love the graphic contrast of the black and white yarn used in these cute little granny squares. The potholder is made from nine little squares that are seamed together using an invisible seam. The back is worked in simple single crochet.

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Sugar’n Cream from Lily.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE:
NOTIONS: A 4 mm (G-6) to 4.25 mm (G) crochet hook, scissors and a tapestry needle.

Felted crochet potholders hanging in a kitchen.
Photo: hobbii.com

Pot Holders with Bubbles from Hobbii

A fantastic free pattern featuring a fun bubble stitch. These crochet pot holders are felted in the washing machine to create a lovely thick fabric.

SIZE: approximately 8-8½”.
YARN REQUIRED: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight, 100% wool yarn, e.g., Snowstorm from Hobbii. You will need about 80 g of yarn for each pot holder.
NOTIONS: Leather cord (optional), a yarn needle, scissors and an 8 mm (L-11) crochet hook.

Gray crochet potholder.
Photo: yarnandchai.com

Malia Potholder from Yarn + Chai

This free pattern features a beautiful bean stitch design. The potholder is crocheted in a single piece, folded in half, and then seamed to make it extra thick.

SIZE: 7¾” x 7¾”.
YARN REQUIRED: About 170 yards (156 m) of #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton yarn, e.g., I Love This Cotton!, from Hobby Lobby.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, a 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook, a yarn needle and scissors.

Crochet potholder with Christmas tree embroidery.
Photo: jewelsandjones.com

Crochet Christmas Tree Potholder from Jewels & Jones

This holiday-themed pot holder is decorated with a pretty embroidery pattern. Use it as a potholder, or use it as a hot pad for your Christmas table. You’ll be using two strands of yarn held together in this pattern.

SIZE: 7½” x 7½”.
YARN REQUIRED: For the ecru colour #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton yarn, e.g., Cotton Et Lin from Yarn Bee. For the embroidery stitches, you’ll need a #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton yarn in green and red. You’ll need one ball (180 yds/165m) of yarn for the main section, and only small amounts for the embroidery.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.

C2C crochet potholders.
Photo: hobbii.com

“C2C” Potholders from Hobbii

The C2C Potholders pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures to guide you through.

SIZE: about 8″ x 8″.
YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/8 from Hobbii. You could also use two strands held together of a #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight, cotton, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/4. You’ll need about 130 g for a set of two.
NOTIONS: Leather string to create a loop for hanging, scissors, a yarn needle, and a 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook.

Mosaic colorwork crochet potholder.
Photo: yarnandchai.com

Mosaic Potholder from Yarn + Chai

The Mosaic Potholder is a stylish free crochet pattern that uses the mosaic crochet colourwork technique and the spike stitch. It’s made from a rectangle folded in half and seamed together.

SIZE: 7¾” x 7¾”.
YARN REQUIRED: For colour A (light), you need #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., I Love This Cotton!, from Hobby Lobby. For colour B (dark), you need #10 Cotton Thread, e.g., 100% Egyptian Cotton #10 from Artiste. You’ll need about 150 yards of each colour.
NOTIONS: A 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook, a yarn needle, and scissors.

Crochet potholder featuring puff stitch.
Photo: highdesertyarn.com

Brioche Bun Pot Holder from High Desert Yarn

The Brioche Bun potholder pattern gets its name from the soft and squishy Puff Stitch used in its design. It is double-sided, with the second side stitched in plain half double crochet.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Cotton Aran from Paintbox Yarns. You’ll need 70 yards of yarn for the side using the Broche Bun stitch and 50 yards for the half double crochet side.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, tape measure, stitch markers, and a 4.25 mm (G) crochet hook – or hook required to meet gauge.

Teapot sitting on a crocheted hot pad.
Photo: mamainastitch.com

Best Modern Hot Pad – Crochet Pattern from Mama In A Stitch

Suitable for a beginner, this free crochet hot pad pattern is designed to be a heavy-duty item in your kitchen. It can be used as a trivet or a potholder, is extra thick, and uses a solid stitch pattern, so there aren’t any holes.

SIZE: about 8¼” x 8″ (21 cm x 20 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand. 4 / Medium / Worsted weight cotton, e.g., 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand. You’ll need about 124 g of yarn.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, a leather hole punch, scrap leather for the handle (optional), and a 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.

Round, pink crochet potholders.
Photo: garnstudio.com

Flower Blades by DROPS Design

Flower Blades is a free crochet potholder pattern worked in the round. The potholders are crocheted with two strands of yarn held together; this creates a variegated look on one side.

SIZE: 9¾” in diameter (25 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., DROPS Belle from Garnstudio. You will need 100 g in Off-White, 100 g in Mauve, and 50 g in Dandelion.
NOTIONS: A3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook, a measuring tape or ruler, scissors, and a yarn needle.

round crochet potholder
Photo: garnstudio.com

Easter Sun Crochet Potholder Pattern from DROPS Design

This free crochet potholder pattern uses the bobble stitch and front post stitches to create this gorgeous textured design.

SIZE: 8¾” in diameter (22 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Aran weight cotton, e.g., DROPS Paris from Garnstudio. You’ll need three 50 g skeins of off-white, two 50 g skeins of light grey, and one 50 g skein of mustard. This is enough yarn to make two potholders. If you are using only one colour, you will need 200 g in total.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and a 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.

blue and white crocheted potholders
Photo: knottednest.com

Black Bean Dyed Crochet Pot Holder from Knotted Nest

Did you know you can dye yarn with black beans? Although you can make this crochet potholder in any yarn you like, dyeing cotton yarn at home sounds like a fun project.

SIZE: The finished size is approximately 7″ x 7″ (18cm x 18 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton. You’ll need 120 yards for each pot holder.
NOTIONS: A 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook., a 55 mm wooden ring (optional), scissors, and a yarn needle.

Spotted crochet potholder
Photo: raffamusadesigns.com

Scrappy Dots Crochet Potholder from Raffamusa Designs

This colourful crochet potholder pattern is made up of 21 mini granny squares that are crocheted together. It’s a great project for using up leftover scraps of cotton from other projects.

SIZE: 6.2″ x 6.2″ (16 cm x 16 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Cotton DK from Paintbox Yarns.
NOTIONS: A 3 mm crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors.

Crochet potholders, a teatowel , and spoons.
Photo: jewelsandjones.com

Modern Double Thick Crochet Potholders from Jewels & Jones

This stylish crochet pot holder is an easy beginner-level pattern, and the double-thick design makes it very practical.

SIZE: 7½” x 7½”.
YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Dishie from Knit Picks. You’ll need two balls of Dishie yarn (or similar).
NOTIONS: A 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Single Crochet.

Two crochet potholders, yarn, and a crochet hook.
Photo: sarahmaker.com

Easy Double Thick Crochet Potholder from Sarah Maker

Learn how to crochet potholders with this easy free pattern. The pattern has a clever diagonal/origami-style design.

SIZE: 7″ x 7″ square.
YARN WEIGHT: 100 g of #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn. e.g., Sugar’n Cream from Lily.
NOTIONS: A yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape, insulated lining fabric (optional), and a 5 mm crochet hook.

Blue crochet potholder with bobble stitch.
Photo: Katie Vasquez

Bobble-It-Up Pot Holder from Katie Vasquez

Bobble-It-Up is a simple, free crochet pattern for a double-thick potholder featuring the puff stitch.

SIZE: 7½” x 8″.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., I Love This Cotton!, from Hobby Lobby.
NOTIONS: A yarn needle, a stitch marker, scissors, and a 3.5 mm crochet hook.

A brightly coloured vintage crochet potholder.
Photo: raffamusadesigns.com

That ’70s Potholder from Raffamusa Designs

This beautiful tapestry colourwork potholder has a fun vintage-look. It’s an intermediate/advanced pattern with a clever construction method based on the magic square potholder – also known as an orgiami potholder.

SIZE: 6″ x 6¼” (15 cm x 16 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #2 sport weight yarn, e.g., Catania from Schachenmayr. You’ll need six different colours.
NOTIONS: A 2.75 mm crochet hook, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Two filet crochet potholders with leather loops on a timber board.
Photo: millabilla.dk

Filet Crochet Potholder from Milla Billa

The Chef’s Potholder is an easy, free crochet pattern with a filet crochet front and a simple single crochet back. The two pieces are crocheted together.

SIZE: 7¾” x 6¾” (20 cm x 17 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 medium/worsted weight cotton, e.g., Drops Paris from Garnstudio.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a stitch marker, a yarn needle, a 3.5 mm crochet hook, a leather cord, and a pair of pliers.

Red and white crochet potholders.
Photo: leeleeknits.com

Free Crochet Potholder Pattern from Leelee Knits

A free crochet potholder pattern using the decorative ‘bumpy rows’ stitch and a neat single crochet border.

SIZE: 8″ x 8″.
YARN WEIGHT: About 70 yards (64 m) of #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Dishie from Knit Picks.
NOTIONS: A 4 mm crochet hook, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Two filet crochet potholders with centre heart motifs.
Photo: lululoves.co.uk

Sweetheart Pot Holder Pattern from Lulu Loves

This cute free pattern features a filet crochet heart motif and a contrasting colour for the back, which creates a shadow effect. The pattern is written in UK terms.

SIZE: 9¾” x 9″ ( 25 cm x 23 cm)
YARN REQUIRED: 80 g of #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Paintbox Cotton Aran.
NOTIONS: 4 mm or 4.5 mm crochet hook, scissors, a yarn needle, and a wooden ring.

A bright yellow crochet potholder with a fuschia pink heart motif.
Photo: youshouldcraft.com

Bobble Heart Potholder from You Should Craft

This free pattern features a bright bobble stitch heart.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 medium/worsted weight cotton, e.g., Sugar ‘n Cream.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, a 5 mm hook, and a 5.5 mm crochet hook.

Free Patterns with Video Tutorials

Video: forthefrills

Tassa – Easy Chevron Pot Holders from For The Frills

This beautiful pattern features the gorgeous herringbone/chevron stitch and is worked entirely in one piece. The YouTube tutorial accompanies the free written pattern (linked below). You will work with two strands of yarn held together in this pattern.

SIZE: 8½” x 8½”.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Dishie from Knit Picks. You’ll need one skein per pot holder, about 75 g each.
NOTIONS: A 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook, a yarn needle, and scissors.

Video: Diving Ducks Crochet

Crochet Potholders for Beginners from Diving Ducks Crochet

This tutorial will teach you how to make an easy and thick crochet pot holder. This pattern uses two strands of yarn held together to make the potholder extra thick.

YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Royal Cotton 8/4 from Garn Royal.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a tapestry needle.

Stack of crochet potholders.
Photo: sewrella.com

Crochet Potholders – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial from Sewrella

This free written pattern includes a video tutorial to guide you. It’s crocheted in the extra-thick thermal stitch.

SIZE: The finished size is 7″ x 7″.
YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight, cotton yarn. You will need approximately two 70 g skeins for each potholder.
NOTIONS: A darning needle, scissors, and a 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hook.

A crochet circle potholder with kitchen paraphernalia.
Photo: thispixiecreates.com

Circle Potholder from This Pixie Creates

The Encircle Me Potholder is a cute crochet potholder made from two circles that are joined together to form a protective double layer. This pattern uses front-post stitches, reverse single crochet (crab stitch), and simple colour changes. There is also a video tutorial for this pattern.

SIZE: 9½” diameter (24 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: 4 medium/worsted weight cotton yarn. E.g., Knit Picks Dishie Yarn. You’ll need about 105 yards (96 m) of the light-coloured yarn and 70 yards (64 m) in a contrasting colour.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and a 4 mm crochet hook.

Pink crochet potholders hanging in a kitchen.
Photo: hobbii.com

Singlerib Potholders 8/8 from Hobbii

The Singlerib Potholder,designed by Tine Sommer Hansen. The rib pattern is created with back post double crochet and front post double crochet stitches. The written pattern includes detailed photos and step-by-step instructions. There is also a YouTube tutorial to guide you; the video is in Danish with English captions.

SIZE: 7½” x 7½”.
YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/8. You will need about 60-65 g of yarn for each potholder.
NOTIONS: Leather cord (or similar) for creating a hanging loop, a yarn needle, scissors, a 2.75 mm (C-2) crochet hook, and a .50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.

A pink and black granny diamond potholder.
Photo: thispixiecreates.com

Striped Granny Diamond Potholder Pattern from This Pixie Creates

This free pattern is made from a large granny square that is folded to create a double-thick potholder. It includes written instructions with beginner-friendly, step-by-step photos and a video tutorial. The granny square uses half-double crochet stitches to create a dense fabric.

SIZE: 8″ x 8″ (20 cm x 20 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 medium/worsted weight, cotton yarn. E.g., Knit Picks Dishie Yarn.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, stitch markers, and a 4 mm crochet hook.

Video: Stardust Gold Crochet

Gingham Plaid Potholders from Stardust Gold Crochet

Learn how to crochet these cute gingham check potholders with this free written pattern and step-by-step video tutorial.

SIZE: 7¾” x 7¼” (19.5 cm x 18 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Capri Eco Cotton from Loops & Threads.
NOTIONS: Wooden rings, scissors, a darning needle, a 5 mm crochet hook.

A taupe-coloured textured crochet potholder on a linen background.
Photo: rajiscrafthobby.blogspot.com

Easy Double Thick Textured Crochet Potholder from Raji’s Craft Hobby

This free pattern for a double-thick crochet potholder features a lovely textured stitch. The written pattern includes step-by-step photos and is supported by a video tutorial.

SIZE: 10″ (25 cm) square. The size is easy to adjust.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.

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