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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.

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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

Double Thick crochet potholder pattern

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

Candy Corn crochet potholder pattern

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

Modern Round crochet potholder pattern

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

C2C crochet potholder pattern

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

Cactus crochet potholder pattern

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

Happy Scrappy crochet potholder pattern

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

Lemon Peel potholder pattern

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

Sunflower potholder pattern

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

Shark crochet potholder pattern

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

Kitty Cat potholder pattern

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

Dog crochet potholder pattern

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

Pumpkin crochet potholder pattern

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

Gingerbread crochet potholder pattern

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

Snowman crochet potholder pattern

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

Gingerbread Man crochet potholder pattern

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

Hexie crochet potholder pattern

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

Plaid crochet potholder pattern

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

Ripple crochet potholder pattern

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

Stargazer crochet potholder pattern

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

Serendipity crochet potholder pattern

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

Spiral crochet potholder pattern

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

Easy single crochet potholder pattern

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

Heart Bobble crochet potholder pattern

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

Candy crochet potholder pattern

This is a very unique take on a crochet potholder pattern.

​Find the Candy Potholder Pattern by Knitting with Chopsticks

25. Plaid Potholders

Plaid crochet potholder pattern

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

Pie crochet potholder pattern

These would make for the perfect potholders to use at Thanksgiving!

Find the Pie Potholders Pattern by Melanie Garnet

27. Potholder Mitts

mitt crochet potholder pattern

​These are like mini oven mitts.  Such an easy project!

Find the Potholder Mitts Pattern by Crochet Dreamz

28. Farmhouse Potholder

Farmhouse crochet potholder pattern

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

mabel crochet potholder pattern

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

Flower Power crochet potholder pattern

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!

Happy Crocheting!

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