Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How to Crochet an Easy Peasy Potholder, Free Crochet Pattern

If you are someone who loves to cook, this crochet potholder pattern will be a great project for you. Even if you hate to cook like me, this will still be something you find interesting. Hey, you love to crochet and that is why you are on my blog, right? If you know someone who is a great cook and is inseparable from her kitchen, this would make a great gift for her. Last but not the least, if you are a beginner crocheter, making potholders and dish cloths can help you hone your skills and give you a sense of accomplishment. Good things come in small packages, don't they?


1. Worsted weight cotton yarn. Lily sugar n cream was used for the sample.
2. 4.5 mm hook
3. Yarn needle for weaving in the ends

Finished Size: 8 X 8 inch square

Gauge: 15 sc = 4 inches

Stitch Abbreviations
st- stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sk- skip
ch- chain

Row 1: Ch 30, 1 sc in second ch from hook ( beginning ch-1 counts as a st), 1 sc in next 27 chains, 4 sc in last ch, pivot your work to work along the opposite side of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 27 loops, 2 sc in last loop. Do not sl st at end of the round.-------62 sc counting the beginning ch-1 as well

Row 2: Directly work, 1 sc and 1 hdc in beginning ch-1 of last round, *( sk next st, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next st), repeat from *, keep going in a spiral till your work is an 8 X 8 inch square. 

Once you have a square, work the stitch pattern till you reach the corner of the square, sl st to the corner st, ch 20, turn and work 1 sl st in each ch across, sl st to the same st you started the chain loop in.

Bring free end of the ch loop near your hook and sl st through the end of the ch loop and the next st. Fasten off with a 2 1/2 feet long tail. 

Whip stitch the hot pad shut using your tail. Pull any tail left between the two layers and trim. 

Download a pdf copy here: Easy Peasy Pot Holder


  1. Do you have to use cotton yarn?
    I like to use acrylic.

    1. Acrylic yarn will melt. 100% cotton yarn is suggested for pot holders.

  2. Is there a video tutorial. I'm horrible at following directions. I need visual help!! Thank you.

    1. I am sorry, I do not make videos. If you have any questions feel free to email me using the contact me form.

  3. Hello, what do you mean "Keep going in a spiral", going around and around the first chain ? How can this make a square, I don't understand. or do you just turn and do rows ? Sorry, I just don't get it. Thanks in advance Ellen Sullivan

    1. Since you are not adding increases, your work will grow upwards like say a bag. Does that make sense?

  4. well... so sorry I am so stupid about this. My understanding is that you make a chain, then crochet on the top of the chain when you get to the end you turn and chain on the bottom. I guess after that you just crochet and turn and crochet and turn and don't go AROUND the chain any more. Am I right ? thanks Ellen Sullivan

    1. Nope, you keep going round and round until 2 layers of your potholder grows upwards.