39 Practical and Easy Crochet Potholder Patterns

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Practical Easy Crochet Potholders
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Crochet potholder patterns are also known as trivets or hotpads. They’re all the same kitchen essentials. Whatever you call them, these little accessories can truly add a new vibe to your interior. You don’t have to buy pricey items to make your kitchen look like from the magazine.

With only basic crocheting skills, you can enjoy these crochet potholder patterns. Be sure to use cotton for these crochet projects. The acrylic yarn is melting from the heat and it’s not very absorbent. Play with color schemes and find your own way to make what you want to have.

Making a set of such beautiful potholders is also a great idea for a gift. Search for links to free patterns under the pictures below. It’s the finest selection for beginner crocheters.

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1. Stars & Stripes Potholder Set

Take a look at this designer project in the patriotic spirit! Crochet a pot holder that’s perfect for the summertime, barbecues, pool parties. As you can see on the pictures below by Rebecca Langford, sometimes it takes little work to create an iconic accessory! This beginner-friendly crochet potholder pattern awaits the next 4th of July.

  • DESIGNED by Rebecca Langford
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Stars & Stripes Potholder Set

photos by Rebecca Langford / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnandchai.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Wheat Ears Potholder

What a perfect pot holder crochet pattern for your summer kitchen decor! I like the fact, that it has a cute floral motif that you can make in no time. Made of cotton yarn, aesthetic, solid and ready to upgrade your culinary space!

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Wheat Ears Potholder

photos by Raffaella Tassoni / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Double Thick Crochet Potholders

These amazing crochet potholders in the pictures below were made by jewelsandjones and are super chunky! In other words, you will be easily able to clean your home with them! What’s more, it’s a beginner-level pattern and comes together in just about an hour.

  • DESIGNED by jewelsandjones
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Double Thick Crochet Potholders

photos by jewelsandjones / jewelsandjones.com

Find the original free pattern on fortjewelsandjones.com.

4. Striped Potholder

Take a look at these amazing crochet potholders, aren’t they simply amazing? These fantastic potholders can be hung within easy reach in your kitchen and bring some colour to your decor. Each one is approximately 8.5 x 8.5 inches, you will love these!

  • DESIGNED by Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Striped Potholder

photos by Crochet ‘n’ Create / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetncreate.com, or you can read more about it on Ravelry=.

5. Thick Crunch Stitch Potholder

This super fun potholder in the pictures below is a very fresh crochet project. It will make your kitchen look brand new. You can easily change the colors and play with the border if you like. They’re made with 100% cotton yarn, so they’re very durable and absorbent.

  • DESIGNED by Heather Hamlin
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Tassa Chevron Pot Holders

photos by Heather Hamlin / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on amorecraftylife.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Tassa Chevron Pot Holders

You can make really elegant and gorgeous pot holders out of some leftover yarn, did you know that? Just take a look at the pictures below and see for yourself, how gorgeous are these? They look modern, stylish and are super easy to make, as they feature a chevron stitch texture and a single crochet border.

  • DESIGNED by Grace Forthefrills
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Tassa Chevron Pot Holders

photos by Grace Forthefrills / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on forthefrills.com, or you can read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Modern Thick Potholder

This potholder can be your new favorite kitchen staple because it’s firm and has a fantastic neutral design. It will be a perfect fit for many different interiors. Consider it a gift idea for a friend or family member. It’s a fun project for beginners, because it uses only basic stitches.

  • DESIGNED by Nicky Jones
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

photos by Nicky Jones / jewelsandjones.com

Find the original free pattern on jewelsandjones.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Ribbed Potholder

The simple ribbed design of this potholder makes it easy enough for beginners, and it’s double thick for better protection. Simple kitchen accessories like this can truly transform your place.

  • DESIGNED by Rebecca Langford
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
ribbed kitchen accessory

photos by Rebecca Langford / yarnandchai.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnandchai.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Mosaic Potholder

Another accessory from the mosaic crochet technique collection looks elegant and is very useful. Choose your own two hues to work with on this project, and try it today!

  • DESIGNED by Rebecca Langford
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
black and white kitchen accessory

photos by Rebecca Langford / yarnandchai.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnandchai.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Tresca Potholder

This crochet potholder is nice and firm. You won’t get a burn while using this one. It’s made by crocheting together two identical squares. The final result is beautiful and very practical.

This crochet potholder pattern will change your daily kitchen routines.

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Tresca Potholder Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Thermal Stitch Potholder

Take a look at these super cute, chunky potholders by Olga Vogel! They are super practical and will keep table safe. These particular potholders were made with 100% cotton yarn. It’s great because it absorbs moisture and is very nice in touch.

  • DESIGNED by Olga Vogel
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Thermal Stitch Potholder

PHOTOS by Olga Vogel / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on mycrochetspace.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Circle Hot Pad

This beautiful circle hot pad was made by Esther Thompson. It’s a double layered crochet hot pad. It’s great for extra protection from hot dishes.

This crochet potholder is made with two large circles and slip stitching them at the end. Feel free to make it in any color combination you want.

  • DESIGNED by Esther Thompson
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Circle Hot Pad

PHOTOS by Esther Thompson / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on caabcrochet.com  or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Leaf Wiggle Trivet

Autumn has already arrived, so now is the best time to crochet some cute fall decorations. Your kitchen decor doesn’t have to be boring Just take a look at these adorable trivets by Tamara Kelly. They will really make your kitchen ready for fall! Make sure to play with the colors and create your own, unique trivet pad!

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Leaf Wiggle Trivet

PHOTOS by Tamara Kelly / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Flower Hot Pad

Take a look at this beautiful hot pad by FreeCraft Unlimited. This particular version on the photos below is by ellemac. It is truly gorgeous and so vintage looking.

You should use a 4,5 mm hook for this project, to make sure it looks neat and tidy. Play with the colors, because this project will look amazing in any color combination and all weights yarn.

  • DESIGNED by FreeCraft Unlimited
  • THIS VERSION is by ellemac
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by ellemac / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on freecraftunlimited.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

15. Pumpkin Potholder

When fall is already here, it’s great to make your home ready for it! You can crochet some amazing potholders and other fun accessories that will make your kitchen look really cool. These beautiful potholders are approximately 6.7” (17 cm) by 7.3” (18.5 cm).

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Pumpkin Potholder

photos by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Farm Life Potholder

This lovely potholder is going to be a sweet addition to your kitchen. It’s a great project and a very practical one.

The finished square is approximately 20 cm (8”). Raffaella Tassoni made it with the tapestry crochet technique. It’s a super functional item that’s needed in every kitchen.

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Farm Life Potholder

photos by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on itchinforsomestitchin.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Moss Stitch Potholder

These cute potholders are very practical and useful – everyone should have few pairs of them in their kitchen. They will last you for ages and you can make them in every color and design you wish.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Moss Stitch Potholder Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Crochet ‘n’ Create / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetncreate.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. New Beginnings Potholder

This adorable crochet potholder pattern is made with two panels. They are sewn together, which makes them more durable and long-lasting. They will make a great accessory for your kitchen and a cute gift for your friends.

  • DESIGNED by Karin Åshammar/Virklust
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
New Beginnings Potholder Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Karin Åshammar / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on virklust.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Bobble-it-up Pot Holder

No more burn marks on your hands with brand new zero-waste bobble-it-up crochet pot holders! The pattern is designed to create a double-thick kitchen essential that will save you many times.

It can also be used as a trivet or wall hanger, it works well in every interior! The no waste handcraft way for safer and more beautiful cooking. Can you imagine anything better? It is a true four in one!

  • DESIGNED by Katie Vasquez
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Bobble-it-up Pot Holder

Photos by Katie Vasquez / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

20. Lotti Potholder

Double up on zero waste life with this Lotti pot holder crochet pattern. You don’t have to buy this useful kitchen accessory. You can easily make it from yarn leftovers.

This crochet project works up quickly. You can crochet a pot holder when you have an hour to spare. It would also make a great gift for a housewarming party. Hang it on the kitchen wall to expose its beautiful mosaic pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Susanne Anacker
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Lotti Potholder

Photos by Susanne Anacker / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

21. Potholder in Suzette Stitch

Dense and of beautiful texture, the Suzette stitch used in this pattern is a perfect choice. It is also very simple to make, hence the design is beginner friendly. Master your chains, single and double stitching skills on this project.

You can use the same beginner level stitch in other projects, like dishcloths. A genuine leather hoop is a nice and stylish detail that elevates the design.

  • DESIGNED by Milla Billa
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Potholder in Suzette Stitch

Photos by Milla Billa / millabilla.dk

Find original free pattern on millabilla.dk.

22. Swirling Leaves Potholder

Whimsical pattern of the swirling leaves potholder is what makes it special. Swap the green with golden brown yarn to get that autumnal look if you fancy.

This crochet potholder pattern uses the tapestry stitching. The finished potholder has a very dense structure and is a compact design. That’s what makes it super practical and safe in use.

  • DESIGNED by Raffamusa
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Swirling Leaves Potholder

Photos by Raffaella Tassoni / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Crochet Happy Heart Hot Pad

Just in time to have a Valentine’s Day hot tea here’s a cute pad pattern. Daisy Farm Crafts has designed it to be so lovely and in the theme, but also very practical. Such a hot pad will protect the surface from getting ruined by the hot mug or drink’s stains.

The free hot pad pattern helps you create a very unique, full of love, intimate atmosphere. The one home accessory worth having, not only for Valentine’s Day.

  • DESIGNED by Daisy Farm Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Crochet Happy Heart Hot Pad

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

24. Stargazed Pot Holder

Get crochet gazed with this potholder design replicating the unique beauty of a bright star. Dayna Perry has created the simple circle with saturated colors and sturdy yarn.

Even when not on duty, protecting your table, this potholder still is a pretty piece. Such crochet project of home accessory that deserves to be on the display. Especially when handcrafted by yourself.

  • DESIGNED by Dayna Perry
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Stargazed Pot Holder

Photos by Dayna Perry / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on thispixiecreates.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Thermal Potholders

The finest kitchen accessory that looks great, is practical and truly saves you from the hot surfaces. Lisa Geerts has prepared this simple, beginner friendly pattern for thermal potholder for everyone’s gain. The thermal stitch used in this design is so addictive that you will find yourself crocheting many of these modern potholders.

  • DESIGNED by Lisa Geerts
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Thermal Potholders

Photos by Lisa Geerts / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on free-crochet-patterns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Spring Circle Potholder

This crochet potholder pattern is so beautiful thanks to DROPS Design. They have perfectly matched the style and yarn colors. We are tempted to make it bigger and use it as a rug. Because why not have such creative fun with amazing crochet patterns?

Let’s just appreciate how amazing this piece would look in your kitchen. It will be hanging on the hook, waiting to protect your hands or your surfaces from the hot pots.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS Design
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Spring Circle Potholder

Photos DROPS Design / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Modern Round Potholder

Modern in style, yet very tradition in practicality, this round crochet potholder is a great kitchen accessory. Kylee Keller has double layered it to create an extra thick piece to protect your hands from the hot pot. The bobble stitch adds the texture that’s not only pretty, but it also makes it easier to grab and hold. As beautiful as those are, they can also serve as a tablescape decoration.

  • DESIGNED by Kylee Keller
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Modern Round Potholder

Photos Kylee Keller / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on okiegirlblingnthings.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Crochet Potholder

You might not see it yet, but there is a special characteristic to this free crochet pattern by Snufflebean Yarn. Even though it is a double thick crochet potholder, it doesn’t require any sewing.

Made in just one perfect piece, this will be your next favourite kitchen accessory. With only just 50g of yarn you can create something that will also be a very much appreciated last minute gift.

  • DESIGNED by Snufflebean Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crochet Potholder

Photos Snufflebean Yarn / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on snufflebean.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Fancy Puff Trivets

Fancy or regular, all trivets must be practical and durable. That has been achieved by Savannah Guerrero in her crochet project without compromising the looks.

Her version of a crochet pot holder pattern is not your regular one. They compose of puff inside and classic outside border. It will be as practical as beautiful. Therefore, do not hesitate to proudly put it on a display in your home.

  • DESIGNED by Savannah Guerrero
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Fancy Puff Trivets

Photos Savannah Guerrero / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on 99percent.coffee, or read more about it on Ravelry.

30. Tyyne Grabbing Potholder

This thick potholder is designed in pocket style, and it’s very practical. I’ve used a worsted weight yarn for a better effect, but you can use a thinner or thicker yarn if you like. The pattern is adjustable, and you can increase the size by adding repeats and rows. The pattern is available for free, so don’t be afraid to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Jill Baxter
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
blue pocket-style crochet potholder

Photos Jill Baxter / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

31. Mabel Pot Holder

Practical and stylish, this crocheted potholder is made with a stunning moss stitch. If you haven’t learned it yet, this is a great opportunity to try something new. The potholder is double thick to make it more functional and to protect your hand while cooking. Feel free to download the step-by-step crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Dayna Perry
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
orange and beige crochet pot holder with diamond ornament

Photos Savannah Guerrero / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thispixiecreates.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

32. Moose Potholder

This potholder doesn’t just look like it was bought in a shop, it’s practical too. The beautiful moose silhouette is combined with a thick and sturdy fabric, making it perfect for everyday use. Plus, you can double the layer to make your crocheted pot mitt even thicker. The project comes with free step-by-step crochet instructions.

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
crochet potholder with moose design

Photos Raffaella Tassoni / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

33. Making Waves Potholder

A bright and functional accessory for your kitchen. This colorful crocheted potholder is made from two identical panels to make it twice as thick, so your hands will be safe in any situation. The project is open to your choice of colors, and you can experiment with different combinations. Follow the simple crochet pattern and get creative!

  • DESIGNED by Dayna Perry
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
colorful crochet potholder with wavy design

Photos Dayna Perry / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thispixiecreates.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

34. Zig and Zag Potholder

Potholders are not only useful, but they’re also a great way to add some style to your kitchen. This one has a cute zigzag design that will instantly create a cozy atmosphere. It’s also a great way for beginners to master the skills they already know or even learn something new. Check out the free crochet pattern and see how it works.

  • DESIGNED by Dayna Perry
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted pot holder on a plate showcasing the intricate crochet pattern.

Photos Dayna Perry / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thispixiecreates.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

35. Waffle Stitch Pot Holder

The texture of this crocheted potholder is perfect for keeping your hands away from hot items. If you haven’t worked with waffle stitch before, this is a great opportunity. Experienced crocheters will find the project relaxing and great to do when you have some free time. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions to make your own.

  • DESIGNED by Sara Sach
  • PROJECT TYPE potholder 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted potholder on a plate, showcasing the intricate pattern.

Photos Sara Sach / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

36. Goat Potholder

If you’re tired of fancy but impractical projects, learn how to crochet a potholder! These things are a great alternative to what you can find in the store and are usually of a higher quality. This particular design also features a cute motif that will add a festive touch to your kitchen. Follow the step by step crochet instructions and get started!

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholders
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a crochet potholder pattern featuring a goat design

Photos by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

37. Sheep Potholder

Another great animal motif crochet potholder for your kitchen. This pattern makes a super thick fabric that will keep your hands safe from even the hottest things in your kitchen. It’s also just cute and will go great with rustic interiors. If you’re an experienced crocheter, you can also use this pattern for pillowcases, blanket squares and many other projects. Feel free to check out the easy to follow crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE potholders
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a crocheted sheep potholder

Photos by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

38. Serendipity Potholder

Crochet something beautiful, simple and functional for your kitchen! This potholder is expertly crocheted in one seamless piece for double protection. A combination of single crochet and spike stitch creates a stunning diagonal stripe design. Have fun creating and using this handy kitchen companion. The pothholder crochet pattern is free to download and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Dayna Perry
  • PROJECT TYPE potholders
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A green crochet dishcloth on top of a book

Photos by Dayna Perry / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thispixiecreates.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

39. Ghost Pot Holder

If you want to add a touch of spooky charm to your kitchen, look no further! This adorable ghost pot holder isn’t just a Halloween decoration, it’s a versatile essential. Lovingly crafted, it doubles as an oven mitt or hot pad, bringing safety and style to your kitchen adventures. The handy front pocket is perfect for storing baking mixes and recipe cards. Step up your kitchen game with this delightful ghost-inspired creation! The pattern is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Sonya Blackstone
  • PROJECT TYPE potholders
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A crocheted ghost pot holder.

Photos by Sonya Blackstone / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on blackstone-designs.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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5 Comments

  1. All the different potholders are so inspiring to make true loved gifts to my family and friends. Love all the ideas.

  2. Oh my goodness !! Such a lovely roundup. I want to make em all 😍. Thank you so much for sharing. You’re very kind.

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