A collection of crocheted potholders and other items.

Practical Crochet Potholders that Look Nice at Your Kitchen


If you’re looking for a way to take your kitchen game to the next level, your answer is handmade accessories. For example, items like potholders are easy to make. You use them every day, and they make your chores a lot easier. One of the best ways to ensure the quality of the things around you is to make them with your own hands. We chose these ideas for crocheters of all levels, so you can just pick the one that appeals to you the most and get started right away!

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1. Gingerbread House Potholder

  • Designed by Raffaella Tassoni

This stunning decorative crochet potholder features a Christmas design that will add a festive touch to your kitchen. It’s designed for decorative purposes, but you can also use it for household chores. The thick texture ensures that your hands will be completely safe and you will be able to complete your potholder masterpiece effortlessly. To make it, simply follow the step-by-step crochet pattern on the original website.

Two pictures of a crocheted gingerbread house.

PHOTOS by Raffaella Tassoni / Ravelry.com

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

2. Happy Potholder

  • Designed by Lynda Rennick

Simple yet practical! This crocheted potholder design was made with one purpose in mind – to be functional. It features a simple waffle texture that is easy to make for crocheters of all levels. The rows are all the same and there is very little sewing required, so you can complete a potholder like this in just one evening. With the step-by-step free crochet tutorial it takes almost no effort, so don’t be afraid to get started! Get inspired and start your crochet journey.

Crocheted potholders on a table next to a bowl of soup.

PHOTOS by Lynda Rennick / Ravelry.com

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

3. Rudolph Portholder

  • Designed by Emilie Høyrup

This festive crocheted potholder is a mix of minimalist style and functionality. The thick texture will keep your hands from burning, and the deer motif will get you in the holiday spirit in no time. If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, here’s your chance to get inspired. Crochet one and go make some cookies! The free crochet pattern makes it a real treat.

Two pictures of a knitted christmas ornament hanging on a wall.

PHOTOS by @bomuldskys / Instagram

Find the original free pattern on bomuldskys.dk.

4. Fall Colors Hot Pads

  • Designed by Hannah Brown McKay

Decorate your table with a charming set of seasonal potholders! This accessory exudes autumnal warmth with the combination of bobbles, berry stitches, and treble crochet. With a nod to the season’s hues and textured stitches, they add classic charm to your home décor. You can recreate the fall hues shown with the suggested yarn, or create your own unique fall palette. Follow the free crochet pattern and get started!

Three crocheted bath mats on a white surface.

PHOTOS by Hannah Brown McKay / Ravelry.com

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

5. Cook’s Pot Holders

  • Designed by Purl Soho

Large size and thick fabric of these crochet potholders guarantee you save cooking experience. In addition to the practical shape and durable texture, the project offers you a modern design. Such accessories are very popular nowadays. You can use the free pattern as an opportunity to stay trendy and enliven your space cheaply.

A set of crochet potholders in red and beige.

PHOTOS by Purl Soho / purlsoho.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com.

6. Crochet Pot Holder Diner Trio

  • Designed by Yarnspirations 

A great kitchen is not only functional, it’s also thoughtfully and ergonomically designed. However, there is not so much space for decoration in the kitchen, so crocheted potholders are the answer. They combine vibrant designs with functionality. Consider this set if you want to brighten up a large space with small details.

A crochet dish towel with a cup of coffee and a croissant, perfect for adding some charm to your kitchen.

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

7. Magic Potholder

  • Designed by Nicky Jones

This stylish crocheted potholder is just what you need to spruce up your kitchen in seconds. The special design of these potholders makes them versatile. Whether your kitchen is rustic or you prefer simple designs, they will look great. Most importantly, they’re high quality and durable. Follow the free crochet pattern.

three crochet potholders in a neutral color in different sizes

PHOTOS by Nicky Jones / Ravelry.com

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

8. Bean Stitch Potholders

  • Designed by Kylee Keller

A simple potholder design that gives you the opportunity to practice. This crochet pattern is quick to make and because of its simplicity it allows you to feel the moment and enjoy the process of crocheting. It’s also a nice pattern to try out new color combinations. Either way, it’s free and easy to follow, so don’t miss out!

a green crochet potholder

PHOTOS by Kylee Keller / Ravelry.com

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

9. Mosaic Medley Pot Holder

  • Designed by Tonya Bush

This crochet pot holder would be an amazing helper in the kitchen and also a decorative accent because of the color decision. Not only a useful thing but also an awesome opportunity to improve crochet skills with a free crochet pot holder pattern by Tonya Bush. Choose your colors and enjoy.

two colorful crochet pot holders

PHOTOS by Tonya Bush / Ravelry.com

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

10. Fenella the Fish Pot Holder #S-715

  • Designed by Coats & Clark

Fish-shaped crochet pot holder: what could be more creative?! I do really like this idea and can imagine lots of such fish in the kitchen in all color palettes. Don’t forget to add appearance details to your pot holder to make it more incredible and special.

a blue crochet pot holder shaped like a fish

PHOTOS by Coats & Clark / Ravelry.com

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

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