Pot holders are a kitchen necessity. They protect your countertops from hot pots and pans and help against burns while cooking. They are also a decorative piece that you often wouldn’t think of! You can really tell a lot about a person by their decor – and these simple, clean pot holders are perfect to show off to your dinner guests.
New to crocheting? Not a problem! This pattern is perfect for beginners! If you need help picking up a specific stitch in this pattern, check out my article on the 5 basic stitches that you need to learn to start crocheting! As always, abbreviation notes can be found in the pattern notes section of this pattern.
This pot holder comes out to about 7.5″ x 7″ and can easily be adjusted by adding or removing a few stitches. It features the even moss stitch, an easy pattern for even beginner crocheters to pick up on. I’ve finished it off with a simple double Single Crochet border as well with a border detail on the final row.
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- ~55 g of 100% Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight (per pot holder, yarn held double), ~104 yd per pot holder
- US I/9 – 5.5 mm Hook
- Tapestry Needle
If you do not have Knit Pick's Dishie on hand, another good yarn to use for this would be Lily Sugar n' Cream yarn that you can likely purchase at your local craft store. Any other 100% cotton yarn of Worsted Weight #4 would also do well in this case.
- This project follows a 2+1 pattern repeat on the foundation row.
- The entire pattern is made with 2 strands of yarn held together
- There is no loop on the border of this pattern – if you’d like to add a loop, on the first row of the border, simply SC, chain 8, SC in a corner instead of 3 SC. On the second row of the border, 16 sc into the ch 8 space and continue as normal. This will create a thick loop in your chosen corner for hanging.
- The finished dimensions of this project come out to about 7″ x 7.5″
- Ch – Chain
- SC – Single Crochet
- SC TBL – Single Crochet Through Back Loop
- HDC – Half Double Crochet
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
With yarn held double, Chain 21
Row 1: In 2nd Ch from hook, HDC. *Sl St in next St, HDC, repeat from * until last St, Sl St, Ch 1, and turn
Row 2: HDC, *Sl St in next St, HDC, repeat from * until last St, Sl St, Ch 1, and turn
Repeat row 2 for 17 rows or until desired length
Note: The border is done with the right side of the project (shown above) facing you. The border is also done in the round, so you will not be turning at the end of each round.
Border Round 1: 2 SC into corner stitch, *1 SC in each stitch across edge, 3 SC into corner stitch, Repeat from * until end of round, 1 SC into first corner (there should be 3 SC in each corner). Ch 1
Border Round 2: 2 SC TBL in corner stitch, *1 SC TBL in each of the stitches across the side, 3 SC TBL into corner stitch, repeat from * until you reach the end of the round, 1 SC TBL into the first corner (there should be 3 SC in each corner), Sl St, cut, and pull yarn through. Weave in ends to finish.
Finishing & Care
And there you have it – a quick, simple pot holder with so much use!
I love using these pot holders for anything – from protecting my counter tops to shuffling around pots and pans (one day I’ll have a fancier stove/oven…) and love to give them as gifts for really anything. I recently gave a set of these to a cousin for their wedding, and I absolutely love how they turned out with a marbled yarn as well!
Care-wise, because they are crochet with 100% cotton and in a single color, they wash and dry very well in the normal washing machine/dryer cycle with my kitchen towels. Because they are made to handle heat, I would caution against using acrylic or another plastic-based/easily meltable yarn for these, as the yarn can melt under high temperature.
If you work up this pattern and want to show off your work, tag me on instagram at 99percent.coffee! I’d love to see your finished projects and how you really make it your own. Happy Hooking!