Fun Crochet Potholders

53 Fun Crochet Potholders to Safe Hands while Happy Cooking

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It’s always so fun to play with kitchen accessories like crochet potholders! You can change them from time to time and take out the right ones for every season. The best part is, you can go for the exact designs you want, crocheting your own stuff gives you endless possibilities! It’s worth mentioning that all of the designs below are beginner friendly and work up very fast! 

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1. Modern Round Potholder

  • Designed by Kylee Keller

If you want to update your kitchen with some lovely accessories or make a useful gift for a friend or relative, take this free crochet potholder pattern and make it come. You’ll enjoy working on this project and have good practice in bobble stitch.

free crochet round potholder pattern

PHOTOS by Kylee Keller / Ravelry.com

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

2. Easy Double Thick Potholder

  • Designed by Kylee Keller

Laconic in their design, potholders could bring a fresh look to your kitchen. Choose a bright yarn or make them almost invisible — they will fit any interior. The double thickness will protect your hands. The crochet potholder pattern is free. Happy crocheting!

easy crochet potholder free pattern

PHOTOS by Kylee Keller / Ravelry.com

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

3. Heart Hot Pad

  • Designed by Jennifer E. Ryan

This lovely hot pad is easy to make and good to present to someone for Valentine’s Day. The crochet heart is an applique sewn on the center. You can add or remove it. The hot pad pattern is free and easy to realize, so take some of your leftovers, and let’s begin!

free crochet hotpad pattern

PHOTOS by Jennifer E. Ryan / Ravelry.com

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

4. Crochet Bunny Hot Pad / Pot Holder

  • Designed by Tiffany Brown

Add some cute motifs to your kitchen and create this lovely potholder with a bunny. It’s a universal free crochet pattern you can use to make hot pads, pot holders, or dishcloths if you change the yarn and technique a little. The bunny hot pad is also a nice gift for Easter to all your relatives and friends. Enjoy!

free crochet pot holder pattern

PHOTOS by Tiffany Brown / Ravelry.com

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

5. 0-1577 Ice Star Potholders

  • Designed by DROPS design

If you’re looking for a practical Christmas gift for someone, you can crochet these beautiful ice star potholders. When worked white, they resemble snowflakes, but it’s also helpful in the kitchen. Make a pair with a free crochet potholder pattern, pack them carefully, and you’re ready to meet your family and friends.

christmas potholder free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

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

6. Siberian Husky Pot Holder

  • Designed by Sonya Blackstone

This potholder is a perfect gift idea for all husky lovers; what do you think? The Siberian Husky Pot Holder is an easy project for confident beginners, and the pattern is free. It has a pocket on the front where you can add recipes, spatula, or spice mix.

husky pot holder free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Sonya Blackstone / Ravelry.com

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

7. Fancy Puff Trivets

  • Designed by Savannah Guerrero

To get this fun shape and texture of crochet trivets, you need to use puff stitches for the center and slip stitches for the border. You’ll find the instructions in this free crochet potholders pattern. You can also make coasters with the same technique and get a fantastic set.

free crochet trivet pattern

PHOTOS by Savannah Guerrero / Ravelry.com

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

8. Dreidel Potholder Tapestry Crochet

  • Designed by Alisa Sandler

This lovely Dreidel potholder can be a useful gift for Hanukah. Make it with the free crochet potholder pattern. It’s a relatively easy project, so that you can use it as a last-time minute gift idea. Happy crocheting!

free crochet potholder pattern

PHOTOS by Alisa Sandler / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry. Read more about sandalisa’s project on Ravelry.

9. Kitty Cat Pot Holder

  • Designed by Sonya Blackstone

Are you a cat lover? Or maybe your friend, mom, or granny? Here is a perfect gift for all of them! Crochet this cute pot holder with a free pattern and put something pleasant into its pocket — a spatula or a yummy recipe.

free crochet pot holder pattern

PHOTOS by Sonya Blackstone / Ravelry.com

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

10. Acorn Leaves Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

If you want to bring autumn vibes to your home, here is one excellent idea: free crochet potholder pattern with acorn leaves. It is an exciting project that requires knowledge of tapestry crochet. The potholder will be functional thanks to this technique — without holes and compact. Enjoy!

free crochet potholder pattern

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

11. Sea Waves Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

The sea waves potholder is a genius gift idea for people who are fond of seas, oceans, and sailoring. Or maybe you have a small house at the seaside? Thanks to the tapestry crochet technique, the potholder will be without holes, compact, and very functional. It is worth doing it!

pot holder free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

12. Bobble-it-up Pot Holder

  • Designed by Katie Vasquez

A double-layered pot holder will be an excellent helper in the kitchen. The crochet pot holder pattern is free, the design is cute, and the required skill level is low. Make a few for your own and crochet a stack as a gift to your friends and relatives. The finished size is 7.5” x 8”.

free potholder crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Katie Vasquez / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

13. Birdhouse Hot Pad

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

When I see such cute projects, I think about spring, the beauty of nature, and complete relaxation. Just imagine a day outside with birds singing. Perfect! The same I can say about this free potholder crochet pattern and its design. It will be fun to crochet and use this lovely birdhouse.

free potholder crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

14. Solitary Flower Potholder

  • Designed by Lynne Adriaanse

Do you need to practice color changing on the A row? Here is a wonderful free potholder pattern for you! It includes 2 instructions — for right- and left-handed people. You just need to know the interlocking crochet before starting the practice. Do you like these lovely flowers?

free potholder crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Lynne Adriaanse / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

15. Stars & Stripes Potholder Set

  • Designed by Rebecca Langford

Functional potholder set in patriotic colors. Don’t you think it is a perfect gift idea on Independence Day? You can crochet a lot with this free pattern and sell them at your district fair on the 4th of July if you carry such ones.

free pot holder crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Rebecca Langford / Ravelry.com

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

16. Colorama Pot Holder

  • Designed by Dayna Perry

Here is a free crochet pattern for a double-thick pot holder. You will add some colors to your kitchen, protect the furniture, counter, and your hands, or use it as a portable placemat. What is more? Colorama pot holder can be a wonderful gift for mom or friends who prefer to get practical things for their birthdays.

free pot holder crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Dayna Perry / Ravelry.com

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

17. Alpine Stitch Pot Holders

  • Designed by Crafting Happiness

Handmade pot holders are a super eco-friendly option to choose if you’re looking for a set of new kitchen accessories. They will protect all your countertops from hot pots and pans. What’s more, it’s a great beginner project!

Alpine Stitch Pot Holders

PHOTOS by Crafting Happiness / Ravelry.com

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

18. Kitchen Ring Pad

  • Designed by Naztazia

This cool ring pad looks like a delicious apple pie, doesn’t it? It’s made with a special kind of yarn, that is heat resistant and you can use it as a hot pad, as well as a potholder or a trivet. Moreover, you can just decorate your house with it. For instance, feel free to hang it on your window!

Kitchen Ring Pad

PHOTOS by Naztazia / Ravelry.com

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

19. Rustic Sunflower Pot Holder

  • Designed by Tonya Bush

Even though summer is almost over, you can have sunshine in your house all year long due to these amazing sunflower potholders! First of all, they’re super useful and practical. Moreover, they are zero waste. And finally, you can make a cute gift out of them!

Rustic Sunflower Pot Holder

PHOTOS by Tonya Bush / Ravelry.com

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

20. Mix & Match Potholders

  • Designed by Hobbydingen

These amazing, mint potholder will keep all your countertops super safe and in perfect shape. You can also use these and trivet pads. The finished size is 17.5×17.5cm/7x7in. It’s a free and super easy pattern, you’ll love it!

Mix & Match Potholders

PHOTOS by Hobbydingen / Ravelry.com

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

21. Modern Thick Potholder

  • Designed by Nicky Jones

This lovely, thick potholder will give your kitchen a cute, modern vibe. This minimalistic is great, if you don’t want to overdo your kitchen and add too many colors to it. The best part is, this pattern uses only single crochet! Easy peasy!

Modern Thick Potholder

PHOTOS by Nicky Jones / Ravelry.com

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

22. Pie Oven mitts

  • Designed by Melanie Moreau

Who said that oven mitts have to be boring, right? Well, one thing is certain – these are everything but boring! Watch out not to eat them by accident! They work up so fast and really doesn’t require much yarn. Perfect project for a lazy afternoon!

Pie Oven mitts

PHOTOS by Melanie Moreau / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

23. Old Timey Crochet Potholders

  • Designed by Julie Tarsha

These beautiful crochet potholders look like snowflakes! They will make sure, your kitchen is safe from pot burns and that it looks original and fun! What’s more, you can hang them around the kitchen, to make it even more lovely!

Old Timey Potholders

PHOTOS by SimplyNotable, 2018 / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on simplynotable.com, or check out more on Ravelry.

24. Front Post Frenzie Crochet Potholders

  • Designed by Dedri Uys

You should use a 4 mm hook for this beautiful potholder, that will make you kitchen so fun and unique! Moreover, you can really make a bunch of them in so little time, because they not only work up fast, but also need little yarn.

Front Post Frenzie Potholder

PHOTOS by Dedri Uys / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lookatwhatimade.net, or check out more on Ravelry.

25. Retro Crochet Potholders – Mix

  • Designed by Hobbii Design

A 2,5 mm hook will be just about right for these crochet potholders. The fun ombre effect makes this project really amazing and eye catching Lovely gift idea as well! In other words, this project is really worth trying out!

Retro Pot Holders - Mix

PHOTOS by Hobbii Design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbii.com, or check out more on Ravelry.

26. Mandala Hot Pad Trivet Cover

  • Designed by Anna Erlandsson

If you like and are looking for a stained glass effect, this pad trivet is going to make you really happy! You can really go with the flow and play with the colors here, because no matter which combination you’ll choose, the effect will be mesmerizing!

Mandala Hot Pad Trivet Cover

PHOTOS by Hooked by Anna  / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hookedbyanna.com, or check out more on Ravelry.

27. Autumn Acorn Hot Pads

  • Designed by Jennifer E. Ryan

Take a look at these beautiful fall hot pads by Jennifer E. Ryan! They are made in perfect colors and look absolutely cute. You can be pretty sure that they will make your kitchen ready for fall. What’s more, the acorns can be used booth as a potholder and a hot pat, because they are made with a double strand of yarn.

Autumn Acorn Hot Pads

PHOTOS by Jennifer E. Ryan / Ravelry.com

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

28. I Love Texture Potholders

  • Designed by Pamela Kuloba

How beautiful are these textured potholders by Pamela Kuloba? Just take a look at the photos below and imagine how amazing they would look in your kitchen. Remember to use different colors of yarn to mix things up and adjust them to your kitchen color scheme. What’s more, you only need to know basic stitches to make these!

I Love Texture Potholders

PHOTOS by Pamela Kuloba / Ravelry.com

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

29. Trivet In Bloom

  • Designed by Sati Glenn

Your trivet pads doesn’t have to be boring at all and this project by Sati Glenn is the best example for that. What’s more, I’m pretty sure, that it will be a great gift, for instance for a housewarming party. Crochet it especially if you know, that your friends love pastel colors. However, this project will look great in any combination! The finished size is 8” across from tip to tip.

Trivet In Bloom

PHOTOS by Sati Glenn / Ravelry.com

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

30. Cluster V Stitch Hot Pads

  • Designed by: Crafting Happiness

These beautiful hot pads in the pictures below were made by Crafting Happiness and they are a game changer in any kitchen! First of all, they are zero waste and made out of 100% cotton. Second of all, they are super durable, so they will last you forever. And last, but not least, they make a fantastic housewarming gift!

Cluster V Stitch Hot Pads

PHOTOS by Crafting Happiness / Ravelry.com

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

31. Tassa Chevron Pot Holders

  • Designed by: Grace Forthefrills

Make sure to crochet these incredible herringbone pot holders. They will add a modern and sophisticated touch to any kitchen, and they’re so easy to make, it’s impossible not to try them out! They feature a chevron stitch texture, single crochet border and a super handy loop.

Tassa Chevron Pot Holders

PHOTOS by Grace Forthefrills / Ravelry.com

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

32. Thermal Stitch Potholder

  • Designed by: Olga Vogel

These super chunky and textured potholders in the pictures below are absolutely amazing, because they will allow you to grab your hot pots without the risk of getting burned! And let’s not forget how gorgeous and modern they look! What’s more, they were made of 100% Cotton.

Thermal Stitch Potholder

PHOTOS by Olga Vogel / Ravelry.com

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

33. Apple Shaped Pot Holder

Designed by: Sonya Blackstone

These super fresh and yummy looking crochet potholders in the pictures below will make all the difference in your home! They are incredibly easy to whip up with just old yarnscraps and they are a great last minute housewarming gift idea! The finished size is 8” wide and 9” high.

Apple Shaped Pot Holder

PHOTOS by Sonya Blackstone / Ravelry.com

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

34. It’s Boiling Potholder

Designed by: Camilla Baroe

There’s one thing I hate about some potholders and that is that they don’t have any handle to hang them in a convenient place. That’s totally not the problem with these lovely, pink potholders! They are super practical and they will never fall of the hook again!

It's Boiling Potholder

PHOTOS by Camilla Baroe / Ravelry.com

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

35. Striped Potholder

Designed by: Crochet ‘n’ Create

These super simple, striped potholders will make sure, that your kitchen counters and tables are safe from the heat of your pots. They are super easy to crochet and are really sturdy, and chunky, so you can be sure they will hold up! What’s more, the finished size is 8.5 x 8.5 inches.

Striped Potholder

PHOTOS by Crochet ‘n’ Create / Ravelry.com

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

36. Falling Petals Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

Potholders can be the most beautiful accessory in the entire kitchen! Just take a look at this stunning, intricate potholder in the pictures below! It’s a classic and delicate crochet hot pad made by layering two granny squares. Will you give it a go?

Falling Petals Potholder

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

37. Five petal flower square

  • Designed by Andrea Cretu

This beautiful flowery crochet square in the pictures below was created by Andrea Cretu and it’s such a lovely project! Playing with the color contrast between the two squares allows you to create a beautiful farmhouse-style potholder, that will match your kitchen perfectly.

Five petal flower square

PHOTOS by Andrea Cretu / Ravelry.com

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

38. Pumpkin Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

Autumn is almost there so it’s the best time to decorate your home for its arrival and take your home decor to the next level! This incredible crochet potholder in the pictures below is a part of a whole fall collection by Raffaella Tassoni, so make sure to check out her other projects as well!

Pumpkin Potholder

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

39. Sunburst Rounds – round dishclothes / hot pads

  • Designed by Willow design

These beautiful coasters / hot pads in the pictures below are not only super fun to make, but they also make great additions to any coffee table! What’s more, you can easily make these with yarn scraps and have fun with endless colors!

Sunburst Rounds - round dishclothes : hot pads

PHOTOS by Filetstueck / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern n Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

40. Holly Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

This beautiful crochet potholder is the perfect addition to your winter home decor, don’t you think? It’s such a pretty design by Raffaella Tassoni, that will make the best addition to your kitchen. Feel free to make it in any color combination you like!

Holly Potholder

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

41. Snowy Winter Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

If you’ve never tried tapestry crochet, this fun potholder in the pictures below is going to be absolutely perfect for you! It’s made by Raffaella Tassoni as a part of her “A Year of Potholders” collection, with no less than 15 different designs. Make sure to check out all of them!

Snowy Winter Potholder

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

42. Granny Square Hot Pad Trio

  • Designed by Jamie Quick

These super cute. pads in the pictures below will make your kitchen decor come together and make it look so timeless! It’s a trio of classic sampler granny squares. They are made with worsted weight cotton, but feel free to make them using any yarn you want!

Granny Square Hot Pad Trio

Photo by Jamie Quick / Ravelry.com

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

43. Scrappy Dots Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

How fun is this colorful crochet potholder, right? I love how bright and cheerful it look! Feel free to mix and match your leftover yarn to get this unique confetti color scheme. Imagine how great it will be to use in the kitchen!

Scrappy Dots Potholder

Photo by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

44. Round Fan Potholder

  • Designed by Crochet ‘n’ Create

How lovely are these crochet potholders in the pictures below? They were made by Crochet’n’Create and will do great as hot pads or trivets. No more stains on your table, these potholders will be perfect in saving your table from heat marks.

Round Fan Potholder

Photo by Crochet ‘n’ Create / Ravelry.com

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

45. Textured Border Potholder

  • Designed by Lindsey Dale

These colorful potholders will be such a great addition to your home, trust me! Every home, or rather should I say – a kitchen, needs a set of colorful potholders, that will brighten up the space and make cooking so much more fun!

Textured Border Potholder

Photo is by Lindsey Dale / Ravelry.com

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

46. Teatime Potholders

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

These colorful, fun potholders in the pictures below were made by Raffaella Tassoni and they are such an amazing addition to any kitchen! Feel free to adjust the colors to match your color scheme and most importantly – have fun!

Teatime Potholders

Photo is by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

47. Bunny Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

Spring is coming, so now is the best time to tackle some cute project to prepare ahead of time! If you’re celebrating Easter, or just want to add a cute Spring accent to your home, this crochet potholder in the pictures below will be perfect for that!

Bunny Potholder

Photo is by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

48. Jasmin Hot Pad

  • Designed by Sharon de Vaal

Learn how to crochet the jasmin star stitch while working on this lovely hot pad. It’s a cluster of puff stitches you will examine with the free video tutorial. With it, you can create not only hot pads but also crochet coasters and potholders. Any of these kitchen accessories will look nice in your kitchen.

Jasmin stitch hot pad free crochet pattern

Photo is by Sharon de Vaal / Ravelry.com

Find the original free video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

49. Double Thick Tunisian Potholder

  • Designed by Nicole Riley

Practice the Tunisian crochet technique on the small and fast project. You’ll get a quick result and be motivated to proceed to learn. The double-layered crochet potholders will become your favorite thing in the kitchen. They have a laconic design and stylish look. And you can use your scrap yarn to follow this free crochet pattern.

Tunisian crochet Potholder free pattern

Photo is by Nicole Riley / Ravelry.com

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

50. Boxer Pot Holder

  • Designed by Sonya Blackstone

Interesting and unusual handmade gift idea! If you have a dog-loving friend, try this DIY crochet project. It has a front pocket so you can add other small gifts if you like. The project is based on single and double crochet. Get the free step-by-step crochet tutorial to get started.

dog looking crochet potholder

Photo is by Sonya Blackstone / Ravelry.com

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

51. Encircle Me Potholder

  • Designed by Dayna Perry

If you are looking for a nice and useful accessory that will make your household chores easier, discover this crochet pattern. The potholder is made from two identical circles to make sure you don’t burn your fingers while cooking. You’ll be working with a number of stitches, but it’s easy to follow the crochet instructions.

round crochet potholder

Photo is by Dayna Perry / Ravelry.com

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

52. Magic Square Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

Cooking should be convenient and safe. That’s why it’s important to have plenty of handy, high-quality tools. This easy-to-make crocheted potholder will keep your hands from burning far better than any store-bought item. It’s crocheted twice as thick, so you can be sure you’ll never get a burn while working your magic in the pot. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions and make it today.

crocheted potholder in mint color in woman's hand

Photo is by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

53. Easy Crochet Square Trinity Potholder

  • Designed by Rajeshwari Singh

This practical design will brighten up your kitchen and protect your hand from hot pots and pans. The floral design of the trinity stitch alone is worth learning how to crochet a potholder. This project is a must for all crocheters. Even if you don’t cook, this piece makes a great gift. Don’t think twice, the pattern is free to take!

yellow crochet potholder in a process

Photo is by Raji’s craft hobby / rajiscrafthobby.blogspot.com

Find the original free pattern on rajiscrafthobby.blogspot.com.

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