If you have never used a crochet potholder you are really missing out. They are so much thicker and more durable than the store-bought potholders. If you know someone who loves to cook, then this beginner crochet potholder is the perfect gift for them.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this beginner crochet potholder pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
The Beginner Crochet Potholder
While working on my “How to Crochet” series, I wanted to provide several beginner-friendly patterns to help new crocheters practice. Plus, I wanted to show beginners how many items they could make with just crocheted squares and rectangles.
This beginner crochet potholder pattern could not be simpler. You just crochet two rectangles and sew them together. If you want to, you can also sew a wood or metal ring to the corner to be able to hang up the potholder. Make sure to check out the other beginner-friendly patterns including the ones listed below.
1. Simple Square Coasters
2. Quick and Easy Coffee Cozy
3. Farmhouse Style Pillow
4. Cozy Striped Cowl
5. Farmhouse Style Washcloth
6. Knotted Headband
7. Beginner Fingerless Mitts
8. Ombre Scarf
9. Simple Ear Warmer
10. Cozy Cocoon Cardigan
11. Snuggle Blanket
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Beginner Crochet Potholder Pattern
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110 yards (2.75 oz) of Sugar and Cream Cotton (Size 4 Yarn)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
56mm Wooden Ring (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 HDC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
6 inches by 8 inches
Beginner Crochet Potholder Video Tutorial
Beginner Crochet Pot Holder Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain as a stitch.
– Make 2 rectangles.
Row 1: HDC in the 3rd CH from the Hook. HDC in each CH across. (22 HDC)
Row 2 – 20: CH2, turn, HDC in next 22 STs.
At the end of Row 20 fasten off and weave in your ends. Make a second rectangle.
Place one rectangle on top of the other. Using a long piece of yarn and yarn needle sew the two pieces together. Starting in a corner use a running stitch or whip stitch to sew around the edges of the rectangles. Check out this Crochet Sewing video if you don’t know how to sew.
When you get back to the first corner, you can use your yarn to whip stitch your wooden ring to the crochet potholder. Weave in you last ends and your potholder is complete.
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