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Crocheted Potholders – Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheted Potholders – Free Crochet Pattern
Posted on 12-11-2021 by Elianne van Steenis

Looking for a new project as well as some handy kitchen aids? Then crochet these potholders that are both handy and great-looking! The potholders are very sturdy, as you crochet them with Durable Macramé. By combining a variety of stitches, you create a lovely decorative effect.

Crocheted potholders are always great to have on hand. Use them as a heat mat or to protect your hands when getting dishes out the oven or while draining your pasta. Durable Macramé is a stiff cotton yarn which ensures that the potholder holds its shape well. The yarn gives your projects a rustic look and you can wash them up to 60 degrees C! Choose from 20 beautiful colors and crochet these must-have kitchen aids.

Durable Macramé 2211 Curry
Durable Macramé 340 Taupe
Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hook 4

Materials needed for 2 potholders
- Crochet hook 4 mm
- 2 balls Durable Macramé in color 2211 Curry (You need 1 ball per potholder; there will be some yarn leftover, but not enough for another potholder. If you want to make 4 potholders, you only need 3 balls).

Abbreviations used (US terms; UK in brackets)
ch = chain
st. = stitch
sl st  = 
slip stitch
sc  = 
single crochet (UK double crochet)
dc  = 
double crochet (UK treble)

Everyone crochets with a different crochet tension. Make sure your potholder fabric is quite dense. With crochet hook 4 mm, our potholder measures 20 x 20 cm. If you notice after a few rows that your potholder is narrower or wider, then try using a half-size larger or smaller crochet hook to get the same results.

Free crochet pattern – Crochet Potholder

Work in rows back and forth. At end of each row, turn your work.

Row 1: Ch 30 for foundation ch. Begin in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc. *Skip 2 ch sts, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next ch.* Repeat *-* to end of row, ending with just 1 sc in last ch st.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st sc. *Skip 2 sts, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next sc.* Repeat *-* to end of row, ending with just 1 sc in last st.
Rows 3 - 20: Repeat row 2. If you want to make a hanging loop, do not fasten off at the end of row 20. For the loop, ch 10, sl st into side of last sc to close loop. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

We’d love to see your crocheted potholders! Share a photo with us via Facebook or on Instagram with #yarnplaza.

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