Have fun in the kitchen with this adorable textured crochet potholder. The free crochet pattern and video tutorial will walk you through how to make this quick and easy project.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this textured crochet potholder pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.
Textured Crochet Potholder better than Store Bought
Crocheted potholders are my favorite tool in the kitchen. They are thicker and prettier than store-bought alternatives. They can last forever and make a wonderful gift.
Cotton, Cotton, Cotton…
Cotton yarn is the go-to fiber for any item that is dealing with heat. Acrylic yarn can melt and should be avoided if possible. My grandma had acrylic crocheted potholders and they did work, but they had melted spots on them and are not ideal. So stick to a cotton yarn for this project.
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Textured Crochet Potholder
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Yarnspirations Sugar and Cream Cotton (Weight: 4/medium – 200 yds, 4 oz, 113 g)
1.5 ozs or 75 yds for the Main color
1 ozs or 50 yds for the Border color
Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
The colors used are Yellow, Teal, and Coral Rose for the main colors and Ecru for the border.
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 4 SC X 4 Rows = 1 inch
Size: 9 x 9 inches
HDC in Back Middle Bar (or Third Loop)– When you create a half-double crochet, the stitch has a horizontal strand of yarn in the middle of the stitch. If you are working all in one direction this may be referred to as the third loop or the back middle bar and will be located on the back of the stitch. For this pattern, I will refer to working in this way as working into the back middle bar.
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Textured Crochet Potholder
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
Potholder Center (Make 2)
When the first center piece is completed. Fasten off. When you complete the second center piece you WILL NOT fasten off and will continue with a border row that will join the two pieces together.
Row 1: SC into the second CH from the hook SC in each CH across. (21)
Row 2-19: CH1, turn, (SC, DC) into first ST. *Skip a ST, (SC, DC) into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 9 times. Skip a ST, SC in last ST.
Row 20: CH1, turn, SC in next 21 STs.
If completing the first center piece, then fasten off. If you are completing the second center piece, do not fasten off and continue to the joining row.
For the joining row, you will hold both center pieces together and crochet through both pieces to join them together.
Joining Row: CH1, turn so you are working into the sides of rows 1-20. Work 1 SC into the side of each row. Make sure to be working through both center pieces.
Joining Row Continued: When you reach the first corner, CH2, turn your work so you are working into the opposite side of the starting chain. Work 1 SC into the opposite of each starting CH.
When you reach the second corner, CH2, turn your work so you are working into the side of rows 1-20. Work 1 SC into the side of each row.
When you reach the third corner, CH2, turn your work so you are working the top of Row 20. Work 1 SC into the next 21 STs. CH2, SLST to first SC of the Joining Row.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Crochet Potholder Border and Loop
This row starts by working a standing half-double crochet into a chain 2 corner space. If you do not know how to work a standing half double crochet, then you can replace it by slip stitching to the corner, chaining one, and then working a half double crochet into the corner space.
Border Row 1: Work a standing HDC into any CH2, corner, work another HDC into the same CH2 corner. Working around the potholder, work 1 HDC into each ST until you each the next CH2 corner. *Work 3 HDC into CH2 corner space, work 1 HDC into each ST until you each the next CH2 corner.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work one HDC into the first CH2, corner space. SLST to first HDC.
Note: The center HDC worked into the CH2 corner space is our corner stitch. Feel free to mark these stitches with a stitch marker or a contrasting piece of yarn.
Border Row 2: CH 1, Work 2 HDC into first ST. Work a HDC into the Back Middle Bar of each ST until you reach the corner ST, *Work 3 HDC into the corner ST. Work a HDC into the Back Middle Bar of each ST until you reach the corner ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 1 more HDC into the same ST as the first HDC of the row. CH 10, SLST to the first HDC.
Border Row 3: CH1, Work a SC into the Back Middle Bar of each ST until you reach the corner ST. *Work 3 SC into the corner ST. Work a SC into the Back Middle Bar of each ST until you reach the corner ST.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 13 SC into the CH 10 space.
Fasten off. Use your last yarn end to sew the last single crochet of Border Row 3 to the first single crochet of that row. Weave in your ends.
Now your Textured Crochet Potholder is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make great gifts.
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