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Looking for a round potholder pattern?  Then I think that I have the perfect one for you!  This spiral pot holder crochet pattern is super quick and easy to make!  Potholders always make for an easy project.

3 Easy Spiral Crocheted Pot Holders laid on a marble counter

This is a great project for using up some cotton yarn from your yarn stash that you may have laying around.  

Details About These Crochet Pot Holders

These simple crochet potholders are made in the round from the center out.  They are made with basic crochet stitches like double crochet stitches and a couple unique stitches like front post double crochet and reverse single crochet.

3 crocheted round spiral pot holders laid on a marble counter

I alternated between double crochet and front post double crochet stitches to give this beautiful crochet potholder a different look of spirals spinning on the front of the piece.  I then finished it off with a crab stitch or reverse single crochet border. 

I used a 100%, worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H / 5.00 mm Hook for this specific pattern.  

What Yarn is Best for a Crochet Pot Holder?

The absolute best yarn that you can use for any type of pot holders or hot pads is cotton yarn.  Cotton yarn is heat resistant and very durable and can withstand handling hot dishes and hot pots.

This free crochet potholder pattern works best when you use a worsted weight cotton yarn.  You will want to avoid using yarns such as acrylic yarn because it will melt when exposed to heat.

Holding a pot holder up in front of the kitchen backsplash

Some of my favorite cotton yarns are

If you are looking for a square potholder pattern, then you will want to check out my double-thick potholder.  This is an easy crochet potholder pattern that is great for a beginner crocheter or even a more advanced crocheter.

Double Thick crochet potholder pattern

Potholders make for a great handmade gift idea.  You could even pair a few handmade potholders with some cookie or brownie mix and a few cooking utensils for a great gift for any occasion. 

A perfect way to spruce up your kitchen decor is to crochet your own potholders to both use in your own home and just have for decorative use.

Crochet Potholders Q & A

What is the best crochet stitch for a crocheting a pot holder?

If I was wanting to make very thick potholders, I’d use the Thermal Crochet Stitch.  It is a stitch that crochets up with a double thickness while only having to use a single strand of yarn.  Find a full written and video tutorial for the thermal stitch in THIS POST!

Are pot holders easy to crochet?

Yes, pot holders are very easy thing to crochet.  This is an easy pattern that I feel like even a beginner crocheter could make once you have a grasp of the different stitches used.

Do you need a certain type of yarn for pot holders?

You will always want to use a 100% cotton yarn when making pot holders no matter what pattern that you will be using.  

Close up of the spiral Crochet Pot holder

What size is a regular pot holder?

Pot holders come in all sizes and shapes, but the standard size of potholders is 7” across.  With this specific pattern, your pot holder should be about 8” in diameter.  Of course, you can crochet a pot holder to be any size that you want.

How many yards of yarn do I need to crochet a pot holder?

I’d say that this pattern uses roughly 75 yards of a worsted weight cotton yarn.   So, if you have around 80 yards of cotton yarn, you should be good and not have to worry about playing yarn chicken.

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Easy Spiral Pot Holder Crochet Pattern

All crochet terms are US terms.

Skill Level – Easy / Beginner

Things you will need:


  • Each potholder is approx. 8’’ in diameter

Abbreviation / Stitch Key:

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch (es)
  • sk = skip
  • mc = magic circle / magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • t = turn


  • This pattern is crocheted in the round.
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch
  • You will join at the end of every round with a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round.
  • Border is created with the crab stitch, check out the VIDEO TUTORIAL

Free Pattern –

Round 1: 12 dc in mc, join with a sl st into 1st dc (12)

1st round of crochet spiral pot holder pattern

Round 2: ch 2,  (dc, fpdc) in the same st, repeat between   ( ) around, sl st into 1st st (24)

beginning of round 2 of the spiral pot holder crochet pattern
2nd round of crochet spiral pot holder pattern

Round 3: ch 2, * 2 dc in next stitch, fpdc* repeat * to * around, sl sti into 1st st (36)

Round 4: ch 2, * 2 dc, dc, fpdc* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)

Round 5: ch 2, * 2 dc, dc in 2 st, fpdc* repeat * to * around st sl into 1st st (60)

Round 6: ch 2, * 2 dc, dc in 3 st, fpdc* repeat * to * around st sl into 1st st (72)

Round 7: ch 2, * 2 dc, dc in 4 st, fpdc* repeat * to * around st sl into 1st st (84)

Round 8: ch 1, work a reverse sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st

*optional hanging loop*

Before you sl st into the beginning of the round, chain 10 and then sl st into beginning of round.

Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

3 round spiral pot holders crocheted with Lion Brand 247 Cotton yarn

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 pot holder crochet pattern or another one of my patterns, Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

Happy crocheting!

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  1. I’ve tried this pattern several times. Starting at row 3, *2 dc & fpdc* = 3 stitches per st, how can it only be 36 stitches total? I believe your counts are off or pattern off.

    1. There is no & sign between the 2 dc, fpdc in round 3. You work 2 double crochet into 1 stitch and then a fpdc into the next stitch and repeat the sequence around.