10 Free Crochet Potholder Patterns

Great patterns for adorable potholders.

Crochet potholder
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Maybe you'd like to crochet some potholders for your own kitchen, or perhaps you'd like to make some potholders as gifts for others. Either way, these 10 terrific free, crochet potholder patterns will provide you with all of the instructions that you need.

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Updated by Kathryn Vercillo

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    Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch
    Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch. Amy Solovay

    Afghan stitch is the main stitch used for crocheting this potholder; it's accented with single crochet around the edges. The afghan stitch works up into lovely fabric that makes an ideal texture for a potholder. 

    This is one of the best crochet potholder patterns. It's easy. It's relaxing. It's a chic and simple design that will fit into any decor, whether your kitchen is decorated in contemporary style, country style, cottage style, or no particular style at all. 

    This potholder can be made fancier by adding a v-stitch edging. It can also be made to look more interesting by using different color patterns such as shaded denim. Another option is to add embroidery to this crochet potholder. There is so much you can do with this one design!

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    Apple Potholder Free Crochet Pattern
    Apple Potholder Free Crochet Pattern. Star Wisps

    One of the cutest ideas for potholders is to use fruit and vegetable crochet patterns to create the designs. Since potholders are used in the kitchen, this approach makes perfect sense. This particular potholder is inspired by apples so it would also make a great teacher's gift!


    Apple Potholder by Star Wisps

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    Here is another fruit-inspired crochet pattern; this time it's a watermelon crochet pattern designed to look like a juicy slice of the fruit.


    Watermelon Slice Potholder by Christina Michel

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    Christmas Crochet Potholder
    Christmas Crochet Potholder. Amy Solovay

    Crocheting these fun Christmas-themed potholders will put you in a festive mood. You'll be baking your Christmas cookies, cakes and pies in style when you use them. Even better, crochet several sets - one set to keep and a few more to give as gifts to all the cooks on your Christmas shopping list.

    This same crochet potholder pattern can be varied in colors to suit different holidays as well. For example, work it in red, white and blue for use during Fourth of July and Memorial Day parties.

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    Colorful Potholder Crocheted in Primary Colors

    Colorful Crochet Potholders Worked in Primary Colors - Stripes of Red, Yellow and Blue
    Colorful Crochet Potholders Worked in Primary Colors - Stripes of Red, Yellow and Blue. Amy Solovay

    Brighten up your kitchen with these eye-catching striped potholders. These potholders are part of a coordinating gift set which also includes a dishcloth. Make the full set or just make these pretty, colorful potholders on their own. You could also vary the colors to get a completely different style.

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    Star Stitch Doubled Potholder Free Crochet Pattern
    Star Stitch Doubled Potholder Free Crochet Pattern. This Crafting Life

    Crochet potholders are perfect projects for beautiful stitch patterns like the star stitch. This crochet pattern is worked in the round for a unique approach to the design.


    Star Stitch Doubled Potholder by This Crafting Life

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    Diagonal Stripes Crocheted Potholder

    Crochet Potholder With Diagonal Stripes
    Crochet Potholder With Diagonal Stripes. Amy Solovay

    This eye-catching potholder is crocheted using a free charted pattern featuring diagonal stripes. Work it in different colors to suit the style of your own kitchen.

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    Striped Heart Potholder

    Tapestry Heart Crochet Potholder Pattern
    Tapestry Heart Crochet Potholder Pattern. Amy Solovay

    This cute potholder warms the heart while keeping the hands safe from the heat of your pots and pans. It is worked in single crochet stitches using the tapestry crochet technique to create the shape of the heart. This potholder makes a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthdays.

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    Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder Free Pattern
    Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder Free Pattern. Sew, Simmer and Share

    What a great textured potholder pattern. It uses bobble stitches that protrude three-dimensionally off of the square to create a heart shape. As with the other heart potholder, this is a great one for gifting and also a good pattern for making a display for your own kitchen wall.


    Bobble Heart Potholder by You Should Craft

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    Father's Day Crochet Potholder Free Pattern

    Dad's Char -N- Grill Potholder
    Dad's Char -N- Grill Potholder. Dad's Char -N- Grill Potholder - Photo © Amy Solovay; Cross Stitch Chart © Connie Barwick.

    These potholders are sure to elicit a giggle when presented to the dad who's famous for charring lunch every time. The details of the pattern are made using cross-stitch techniques. The cross stitch chart was designed by Connie Barwick; the free crochet potholder pattern is by Amy Solovay