Fantastic Potholders Ideas

10+ Fantastic Crochet Potholder Pattern Ideas

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Are you ready to find the crochet potholder pattern of your dreams? My very first crochet project was a pair of potholders for my mum. After so many years she still uses them around the kitchen. While there are many great designs out there, I`ve collected these Fantastic Potholders Ideas to give you some inspiration.

Whether you prefer classic patterns or whimsical designs you will surely find the best of both. In addition, these potholders are sturdy and thick so whichever you choose, they will definitely protect your hands and surfaces. It will be easy to freshen up your kitchen with such accessories because sometimes a pop of color is all you need. Moreover, these potholders will make perfect last-minute gifts for housewarming parties or other occasions too. Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Crochet for Fall Ideas and Circular Crochet Potholders.

fun free crochet potholder patterns

1. Shark Pot Holder

Sonya’s crochet potholder pattern is for the bravest of us, as it can double as an oven mitt. The only thing is… you have to put your hand into the shark’s mouth! A fun kitchen accessory like this will be a great gift, especially for someone with a sense of humor. Kids will love it, too, so don’t hesitate and make it ASAP.

Level: upper beginner Author: Sonya Blackstone

crochet potholder in the shape of a shark

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2. Pig Potholder 

A round potholder with a piggy face will certainly be a fun addition to your kitchen. You will crochet it in no time, so while you`re at it, make an adorable set of coasters as well. Charming patterns by Erangi Udeshika will guide you!

Level: beginner Author: Erangi Udeshika

Pig Potholder

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3. Candy Potholder

Add a bit of candy pop to your kitchen or dining table with this adorable potholder. Glue the colorful balls together and play with the size and shape of your trivet. You will find all the instructions needed in the pattern by Knitting with Chopsticks.

Level: beginner Author: Knitting with Chopsticks

Candy Potholder

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4. Flower Blades 

Elegant crochet potholders with a flower center will make a stylish accessory to your kitchen. Choose the colors to suit your interior or different occasions too. We will never stop admiring the patterns by DROPS design!

Level: beginner Author: DROPS design

Floral Potholders

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5. Wagon Wheel Potholder

Front post stitches add a great texture and create a wagon wheel pattern. It`s a thick potholder that looks stunning in two shades or in a color-blocking combination. We love the creativity of Alex from You Should Craft!

Level: upper beginner Author: Alex from You Should Craft

Wagon Wheel Potholder

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6. Potholder Gloves

Gloves are much more versatile than classic crochet potholders. You can also make them decorative with your favorite colors as well as with scalloped edging or other details. Keep this idea by G Madsen in your repertoire!

Level: beginner Author: G Madsen

Potholder Gloves

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Waffle Double Handed Oven Mitt – no longer free

Waffle stitch creates a squishy and dense texture that`s certainly perfect for all sorts of potholders. This double-handed oven mitt by Fran Mori will be your best companion around the kitchen. It`s also very easy to make!

Level: beginner Author: Fran Mori

Waffle Double Handed Oven Mitt

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7. Watermelon Potholder 

Bring a bit of fun and color to your kitchen with this watermelon crochet potholder pattern designed by Reina Nielsen. They would make lovely coasters that will surely put a smile on your face too! Who wouldn’t want a fruity table setting?

Level: beginner Author: Reina Nielsen

Watermelon Potholder

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8. Mosaic Potholder 

If you are after minimalist decor, this crochet potholder pattern will surely catch your eye. This modern design is stylish and it will look beautiful in a set of different colors. Rebecca Langford is an awesome designer, without a doubt!

Level: upper beginner Author: Rebecca Langford

Mosaic Potholder
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Pumpkin Pie Pot Holder – no longer free

Adorable pumpkin pie crochet potholders should certainly find a place in everyone`s kitchen this season. Warm colors will create a cozy atmosphere while you’re cooking heartwarming dinners. Kelly Maust took care of that, evidently!

Level: beginner Author: Kelly Maust

Pumpkin Pie Crochet PotHolders

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Modern Granny Square Potholder

A vintage feel and modern vibe –  a fantastic combination in this lovely potholder by Jessica Reeves Potasz. It features tiny granny squares in black and white. Obviously, feel free to use other colors as well! Creativity is always welcome!

Level: beginner Author: Jessica Reeves Potasz

Granny Square Crochet Potholder

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10. Watermelon Pad 

Naztazia is the queen of colors and original crochet ideas, without a doubt! If you are looking for a project that will boost your energy and lift your spirit, this one is a must-have for you. Decorate your kitchen with practical accessories!

Level: upper beginner Author: Naztazia

Watermelon Crochet Pad

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11. Double Oven Glove 

Hi there, passionate chefs! We have just come upon a pattern that will make you smile. If you like both cooking and crafts, you are going to be super excited to start working on this project. Will you stick with lavender and cream?

Level: upper beginner Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Crochet Oven Glove

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12. German Shepherd Pot Holder

So original and cute! If you adore German shepherds and crochet accessories for the kitchen, this pattern by Sonya Blackstone is an absolute must-have for you. Just think about what colors you want to combine and grab the hook!

Level: upper beginner Author: Sonya Blackstone

Crochet Pot Holder

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13. That ’70s Potholder

Raffaella’s potholder project is like a breath of fresh air in the world of crochet potholders. Even though her design uses vintage ’70s aesthetics as a starting point, it will look amazing in a modern home. Try this project if you’re already familiar with tapestry crochet, as it requires some patience with following the color changes. 

Level: intermediate Author: Raffaella Tassoni

A tunisian crochet pattern for a pot holder.

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14. Ghost Pot Holder

Only true crochet lover has seasonal accessories for their home and kitchen. Halloween-, Christmas- and Easter-themed decor will wait patiently for the right time of the year to emerge from your drawers. Sonya’s ghost potholder will double as a sleeve for utensils, and it’s very easy to make.

Level: upper beginner Author: Sonya Blackstone

A crocheted ghost pot holder and cookies on a plate.

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