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16 Crochet Potholder & Hot Pad Patterns

Are you looking for an easy and quick crochet project that you can start and finish all in one day? Crochet potholders are quick and easy to make! And with those unique & beautiful and free crochet potholder patterns you’ll find a couple you can make in no time!

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If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas for Christmas, Housewarming or any other occasion you might find something here. Whether it’s for your family, friends or just for you and your kitchen – scroll down to see the different designs and maybe you’ll find a few ideas, get inspired and find just the right crochet potholder to make!

There are a variety of crochet potholders in this collection, in no particular order. Difficulty levels ranging from beginner to intermediate. Lots of different stitches and designs – from simple and stylish to quirky, cute and festive.

I hope you find a couple of crochet potholders you will love. Enjoy!

Free Crochet Potholder & Hot Pad Patterns

All patterns are free on designer’s blog, but of course you can purchase an ad-free PDF for a small amount, if a PDF version is available. Many crocheters prefer to work with a premium version because there are no ads you have to scroll past and the PDF is in a print-friendly format & easy to use! You can also keep all your favourite patterns in one place, and don’t rely on internet every time you work on a project.

1. Bobble Heart Potholder – Free Pattern

This vibrant bobble heart potholder will brighten up your kitchen and your mood in no time! Lots of texture and fun colours!

pink and yellow heart crochet potholder

Pattern by You Should Craft

2. Amazing Crochet Potholder – Free Pattern

This potholder pattern is made using linked stitches – if you don’t know this stitch, you should check it out, it’s truly amazing!

green and blue crochet potholder

Pattern by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

3. Tapestry Crochet Squirrel Potholder – Free Pattern

This one is just the cutest of all and my absolute favourite! If you would like to try tapestry crochet, at Raffamusa Designs you’ll find a whole Farmhouse Collection. You should definitely check it out!

Squirrel crochet potholder

Pattern by Raffamusa Designs

4. Oven Mitt Crochet Pattern – Free Pattern

Doesn’t this potholder make you want to bake something delicious? This potholder is easy and quick to work up!

waffle crochet potholder

Pattern by Burgundy & Blush

5. Extra Thick Crochet Potholder – Thermal Stitch – Free Pattern

I love using Thermal Stitches for extra thickness! This potholder pattern uses thermal stitches – Half Double Crochets with a slight modification – for extra rich texture! This pattern is intermediate level and is not for absolute beginners. You’ll need 100% cotton yarn for this project.

thermal crochet potholder

Pattern by My Crochet Space

6. Tapestry Crochet Bee Potholder – Free Pattern

And one more adorable potholder using tapestry crochet. You can choose your own favourite colours – so pretty!

bee crochet potholder

Pattern by Raffamusa Designs

7. Crochet Potholder (Thermal Stitch) – Free Pattern

This potholder is using thermal stitches – Single Crochets. Thermal stitches are great for potholders as they create extra thickness. Check out the pattern below.

red crochet potholder

Pattern by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

8. Crochet Potholder – Cross Stitch – Free Pattern

This square cross stitch potholder has to be worked in the round! And if you’re not working in the round – you won’t have cross stitches! It’s a very easy potholder pattern that produces a thick, double layered hot pad and can be used as a trivet.

blue and white crochet potholders

Pattern by My Crochet Space

9. Christmas Tree Pot Holder – Free Pattern

A very cute Christmas Tree that you can hang on a hook! Serves as a potholder and as a handmade Christmas decoration – win/win!

christmas tree crochet potholder

Pattern by CraftBits

10. Crochet Thermal Stripes Potholder – Free Pattern

This crochet potholder is also using Thermal Stitches – Single Crochets! And, with a few contrasting colours, you can make it as colourful as you like! Find the potholder pattern and video tutorial on how to swap between colours without cutting yarn. This patterns is intermediate level.

stripy crochet potholder

Pattern by My Crochet Space

11. Sunflower Potholder – Free Pattern – Free Pattern

These bright and cheerful sunflower potholders will bring some sunshine into your kitchen and cheer you up! They could also look great in different colours.

sunflower crochet potholder

Pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

12. Crochet Potholder With Lace Trim – Free Pattern

Dress up your kitchen and make baking more fun with this textured crochet potholder adorned with a delicate crochet lace and ribbon trim!

white potholder

Pattern by CraftBits

13. Crochet Christmas Tree Potholder – Free Pattern

This Christmas Potholder is using basic stitches with two contrasting colours. The carrying of yarn is used in a way that you can use both sides as the right side. You can make two in same colour and stitch them together for double thickness or just use a bulkier yarn and only make one, they are reversible!

christmas tree in green and white and orange potholders

Pattern by My Crochet Space

14. Festive Holiday Tree Crochet Hot Pad – Free Pattern

A very clever choice of crochet stitch to make this Christmas Tree and a festive design! The stitch used here resembles the Christmas tree needles which makes it look even more festive. This potholder pattern is intermediate level.

green tree potholder

Pattern by Simply Hooked by Janet

15. Wagon Wheel Potholder – Free Pattern

Choose any two contrasting colours and make your own farmhouse style potholder! This crochet pattern is double sided and the pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial.

round blue potholder

Pattern by You Should Craft

16. Crochet Circle Hot Pad – Free Pattern

This large round double layered potholder will give your hands and your table extra protection from hot dishes! You can also learn how to crochet a perfectly round circle.

round potholder

Pattern by Cute as a Button Crochet

I hope you liked those amazing free crochet potholder patterns! If you like some more ideas and inspiration, take a look at more crochet patterns below.

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