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Crochet Pot Holders are very useful to have in your kitchen. I especially like these as they are crocheted in a way that they are double as thick by using a special crochet stitch. Scroll on down for the easy crochet potholder pattern!

2 cotton potholders laid next to a propane stove

I chose to use the thermal stitch for these potholders. It makes for a really dense fabric so you can set hot pans or hot pots on your counter or table without worrying about damaging the surface.

A beautiful crochet potholder or even a set of them would make for a great gift for someone. It’s nice to receive handmade gifts and handmade potholders would be useful for someone who enjoys cooking. They could think about you every time they use them

What Yarn Works Best for Crochet Potholders?

Cotton Yarn works best for crochet potholders. Some people may wonder why they can’t use acrylic yarn, but acrylic is just plastic so when it touches something hot, it will melt. I used a worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn for my double-thick potholder.

Some of my favorite cotton yarns are

There are so many different brands of cotton yarn that I’m sure you can find the best yarn color to match any kitchen decor.

This is a great way to use up some of your yarn stash that you may have laying around and make something that would be useful for your own home.

Are Potholders Hard to Crochet?

No! This would be a great project for even a beginner crocheter. It follows a 1 row repeat after the 2nd row, so talk about easy!

I don’t have a video tutorial specifically for these potholders, but I do have a video tutorial for the thermal stitch. So, if you are a visual learner, then that video will definitely help you.

These will probably be the easiest crochet potholders that you will ever make!

What is the Best Stitch for Crochet Potholders?

In my opinion, one of the best stitches that you can use to make a thick and durable pot holder is the single crochet thermal stitch. This stitch provides extra thickness that is needed when messing with hot dishes.

If you where to use a different stitch, I’d recommend using a thicker yarn or even using 2 strands of yarn because you want to make sure that the potholders are thick to protect you from burns.

Another great things about these potholders is that they are machine washable. If you get them dirty just toss them in the washer and they will be as good as new.

If you wanted to, you could leave the hanging loop off if you just wanted a square potholder. But, if you have a hook in your kitchen, these double thick crochet potholders would come in very handy.

Are Potholders Quick to Crochet?

With the pattern following a 1 row, repeat row, these potholders are super quick and easy to crochet. You could easily crochet a whole set in no time. This is a great pattern to work on while watching tv, riding in the car or while just lounging on the couch.

Check out some of my other Free Crochet Patterns that are great for the Kitchen!

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Double Thick Crochet Potholder Pattern

All crochet terms are US terms.

Skill Level – Easy / Beginner

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Things you will need:

  • I Love This Cotton in Antique Gold, Harvest Hues
  • H / 5.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle


  • Each potholder is approx. 6.5” x 6.5”

Abbreviation / Stitch Key:

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch (es)
  • sk = skip
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • blsc = back loop single crochet
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • t = turn

Special Stitch –

th sc = Thermal single crochet (insert hook into the back loop and into the front unworked loop of the stitch from the row below, yarn over and pull up a loop, you should have 2 loops on hook, yarn over pull through both loops on hook)

I do have a video tutorial for the Thermal Single Crochet HERE

Free Pattern –

Row 1: ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across (26)

Row 2: ch 1, t, blsc across (26)

Row 3 – 43: ch 1, t, th sc across (26)

Do not cut your yarn, we will now make the loop for hanging.

ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st down.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Fold the sc piece down in half to form a loop and sew it with the long tail.

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! So, whether you make this easy crochet potholder pattern or another one of my patterns, Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

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  1. Hi!
    Love all your designs! I am new at crocheting and was wondering if you would be willing to explain how to not loose or add stitches when crocheting. Its one of my most frustrating part off crocheting.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Thank you so much! I’d make sure since you are a beginner, to use a worsted weight either acrylic or cotton yarn because you will be able to see your stitches best with that. Count your stitches at the end of each row to see if you still have the correct number you are supposed to. When you make your turning chain and turn to start a new row, make sure that you start in the very 1st st, not the turning chain, but the very 1st st next to it. With practice you will get it and be crocheting lots of stuff!

  2. I love to follow you on all your patterns. They are great and easy to follow. I have to ask . How do you weave in your tails on projects? I have tried all kinds of ways and they still want to peek out ! Thanks

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I usually take my tail and go under (or through) probably like 6 or 7 stitches, come out and turn back to go back through them skipping the end stitch (if that makes sense). I don’t pull it too tight, but that usually keep the tail from wiggling out and being seen. I probably need to make a video explaining the process so it’s more understandable.

  3. Loved your video. I am 66 years old have been crocheting many years but always eager to learn new things. Thanks for using a larger hook and going slow. Looking forward to more!