How to make a crochet potholder

Learn how to make a crochet potholder to keep your teapot cosy and sides protected.

How to make a crochet potholder

Stitch your own crochet cotton potholder to match your vintage-style kitchen décor! This unique texture is created by hooking in the back loops of your stitches only. Follow the steps below to see how it’s made…

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You’ll need:

• Size 5.00mm (H8) hook
• Two colours of cotton yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Scissors

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

How to make a crochet potholder

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors

Total time:

Step 1

How to make a crochet potholder step 1

With your first colour ch 27.
Row 1:
 In the second ch from the hook, dc in the back loops only. Rep across (26 dc).
Row 2–30: Ch 1, turn, dc in the back loops only. Rep across. Bind off.

Step 2

How to make a crochet potholder step 2

Using your second colour ch 27.
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, dc in the back loops only. Repeat across (26 dc).
Row 2–18: Ch 1, turn, dc in the back loops across. Repeat. At the last dc, change to the stripe accent colour.

Step 3

How to make a crochet potholder step 3

Row 19–20: *Ch1, turn, dc in back loops across. Change colours.*
Row 21–22: Rep from * to *.
Row 23–24: Rep from * to *.
Row 25–30: Ch1, turn, dc in back loops across. Bind off.

Step 4

How to make a crochet potholder step 4

Weave in the ends with the tapestry needle and cut the excess yarn.

Step 5

How to make a crochet potholder step 5

Join the two crochet squares together by crocheting dc in each stitch around the edge. Join with a sl st.

Step 6

How to make a crochet potholder step 6

Ch 10. Join with a sl st on the other side of the corner to make a loop. Weave in the ends, and you’re done!

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