Potholders, or hot pads as some people call them, are a great project to crochet anytime of the year. From simple stitches to more complex designs, crochet potholders are the perfect project to make if you have some cotton yarn laying around.
I have gathered 30 fun crochet potholder patterns and put in this round up. There are all kinds of styles from simple to Holiday themed ones in this post.
Why are potholders a great project for any crocheter?
- They are fast and easy to make
- Require a small amount of worsted weight cotton yarn
- A small project that you can easily take on the go with you
- Can use simple stitches so that even a beginner crocheter can easily make them
- They even make great gifts
What Yarn is Best for Crochet Potholders?
A worsted weight yarn that is 100% cotton is the best yarn to use for making crochet potholders! Acrylic yarn is NOT a good option for making potholders as it could possibly melt from the heat of hot items placed on them.
Here are a few cotton yarns that I really like myself!
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Enjoy these 30 FREE Crochet Potholder Patterns!
1. Easy Double-Thick Potholder
These crochet pot holders are made with a special stitch called the thermal stitch that makes them twice as thick as normal crochet stitches. This makes them perfect for handling hot dishes.
Find the Easy Double Thick Potholders Pattern by Okie Girl bling n Things
2. Candy Corn Potholder
You can even add a fall touch to your kitchen with this adorable candy corn free crochet potholder pattern.
Find the Candy Corn Potholder Pattern by Madame Stitch
3. Modern Round Potholders
If you are wanting something different than the traditional square potholder, then this is the perfect pattern for you.
Find the Modern Round Potholder Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things
4. C2C Farmhouse Hot Pad
This free crochet pattern features a fun crochet technique called corner to corner.
Find the C2C Farmhouse Hot Pad Pattern by Made by Gootie
5. Cactus Potholder
These crochet cactus potholders would make for the cutest kitchen decor! They would even make for a great idea for someone who loves cactus.
Find the Cactus Potholder Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things
6. Happy Scrappy Potholder
This is a great project to use scrap yarn for as it doesn’t take much yarn to make. They will turn out really colorful too!
Find the Happy Scrappy Potholder Pattern by Madame Stitch
7. Lemon Peel Potholder
This easy crochet potholder pattern uses a fun crochet stitch called the lemon peel stitch and works up super fast.
Find the Lemon Potholder Pattern by Salty Pearl Crochet
8. Sunflower Potholder
This is actually a washcloth pattern that double great as a potholder, as long as it is made with 100% cotton yarn.
Find the Sunflower Potholder Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things
9. Shark Potholder
If you are looking for a fun potholder pattern then this one is for you!
Find the Shark Potholder Pattern by Blackstone Designs
10. Kitty Cat Potholders
If you are a cat enthusiast, then you have to make these adorable potholders! They would make the perfect gift for a fellow cat lover too!
Find the Kitty Cat Potholder Pattern by Blackstone Designs
11. Puppy Dog
This potholder pattern goes the same for dog lovers! Such a great gift idea for dog lovers!
Find the Puppy Dog Pattern by Blackstone Designs
12. Pumpkin Potholder
This is a fun project for the fall time! With it being a pouch design, it makes it a double thick crochet potholder.
Find the Pumpkin Potholder Pattern by Blackstone Designs
13. Gingerbread Potholder
If this isn’t the cutest potholder for the holiday season, I don’t know what is?! Pair this with a cookie mix and some kitchen utensils for the perfect gift!
Find the Gingerbread Potholder Pattern by Blackstone Designs
14. Snowman Potholder
This beautiful crochet potholder pattern is the same as the last one, adorable!
Find the Snowman Potholder Pattern by Blackstone Designs
15. Gingerbread Man Hot Pad
Place this festive potholder on your Christmas dinner table to protect it from hot pans and hot pots all while being such cute decor!
Find the Gingerbread Man Hot Pad Pattern by a Crocheted Simplicity
16. Easy Hexie Potholders
If you are wanting a simple crochet potholder but not a traditional square one, then this pattern is for you!
Find the Easy hexie Potholders Pattern by Green Fox Farm Designs
17. Plaid Potholders
Even though these potholders may look hard to make, they use basic crochet stitches like single crochet and half double crochets.
Find the Plaid Potholder Pattern by Stardust Gold Crochet
18. Ripple Effect Potholder
These thick crochet potholders have such a cute design! I love the texture and look of the stitches.
Find the Ripple Potholder Pattern by This Pixie Creates
19. Stargazer Potholder
This is another round potholder that is cute. I think that it would be easy to add a hanging loop on it so you can hang it in your kitchen.
Find the Stargazer Potholder Pattern by This Pixie Creates
20. Serendipity Potholder
This is another free pattern that has an awesome texture! It looks so good made in a solid color too!
Find the Serendipity Potholder Pattern by This Pixie Creates
21. Spiral Hot Pads
These crocheted potholders have a very modern look and feel to them!
Find the Spiral Hot Pads Pattern by Jewels and Jones
22. Double Thick Potholders
These easy potholders and made using the single crochet stitch and using the whip stitch to stitch them together in a way where they are twice as thick.
Find the Double Thick Potholder Pattern by Jewels and Jones
23. Bobble Heart Potholder
This potholder pattern would make for the perfect Valentine’s Day decor!
Find the Bobble Heart Potholder Pattern by You Should Craft
24. Candy Potholder
This is a very unique take on a crochet potholder pattern.
Find the Candy Potholder Pattern by Knitting with Chopsticks
25. Plaid Potholders
These have a very modern look to them and I love them made in these light colors!
Find the Plaid Potholders Pattern by Stitchberry
26. Pie Potholders
These would make for the perfect potholders to use at Thanksgiving!
Find the Pie Potholders Pattern by Melanie Garnet
27. Potholder Mitts
These are like mini oven mitts. Such an easy project!
Find the Potholder Mitts Pattern by Crochet Dreamz
28. Farmhouse Potholder
The texture of this potholder is divine! It uses 2 strands of yarn held together to make it a super thick potholder.
Find the Farmhouse Potholder Pattern by the Turtle Trunk
29. Mabel Potholder
This potholder pattern uses one of my favorite stitches, the moss stitch! Such an easy pattern.
Find the Mabel Potholder Pattern by This Pixie Creates
30. Flower Power Potholder
This potholder is made in 2 pieces and then joined together to make an extra thick potholder.
Find the Flower Power Potholder Pattern by This Pixie Creates
That wraps up this round up for 30 Free Crochet Potholder Patterns! I hope that you have found a pattern that you love! Go grab your crochet hook and yarn and let’s get started!
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