It’s about to be the holiday season when our loved ones gather in the kitchen to prepare delicious meals and spend time together.
If you’re looking for something to put you in the holiday spirit or you just want to show someone you love how much you appreciate their efforts…these 23 Free and Simple Crochet Potholder Patterns will help you out.
These Crochet Potholders are so cute and creative. There’s one for every occasion. The great thing about small projects like potholders is that they are also perfect for people who are learning how to crochet.
These are not your standard potholders. They’re made in silly shapes and bold colors, and add an element of fun to cooking. These potholders are sure to get a smile from everyone in your family.
Simple Granny Square Potholder
This is a super detailed tutorial with step-by-step photos on how to make a straight granny square, join them as you go and make a border around it to get a simple granny square potholder.
Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder
Learn how to crochet the bobble heart potholder, make one for your mom, your bestie, your grandma, and goddammit, dogs need potholders too! Use this as a trivet and the puffy bobble stitches will help to keep the heat from a hot pan away from your table.
Via You Should Craft
Stitch Perfect Potholders
I love the simple and classic design of these pot holders. And best of all … did you know you can even use them in between your nonstick pots and pans to protect them from getting scratched up?!
Via Petals to Picots
Vintage Inspired Crochet Potholder
This is the perfect size potholder. Nine of these little granny squares make up the size of your regular potholder that you might have in your kitchen right now!
Via Mama In A Stitch
Decorative Crochet Potholders
These beautiful potholders are the perfect beginner pattern for a quick and fun project to show off your crochet skills. Made with Knit Picks Dishie yarn, they are both decorative and functional and make a beautiful gift for anyone on your list this holiday season.
Via LeeLee Knits
Dutch Skies Potholder
These are named the ‘Dutch skies potholders’, as they resemble the sometimes clouded, grey stormy and bright blue sky in the Netherlands.
Urban Kitchen Potholder
You can’t imagine how easy the wave pattern is. The diagonal effect is achieved not through increases and decreases but by folding your potholder in a specific way.
Via Crochet Dreamz
Little Gobbler Decorative PotHolder
The quintessential feathers combined with bright fall colors will compliment the rest of your Thanksgiving decorations, and if you want to turn it into a potholder, you can double up on the thickness and use cotton yarn.
Via Pink Mambo
(Not Your) Mum's Hotpad
Spark your creativity with a floral-themed, (Not Your) Mum's Hotpad or potholder. Petal crochet patterns form concentric circles that resemble a chrysanthemum flower, a beautiful addition to your kitchen accessories!
Via Sew Take A Hike
Milk & Cookies Hotpad
This woven hot pad adds a perfect touch of charm to any kitchen. Make it for your own home, or pair this crochet pattern with a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies for the perfect hostess gift.
Via All Free Crochet
Afghan Stitch Kitchen Mat
The Afghan Stitch Kitchen Mat can be used for so many different things in the kitchen. You can use it as a large potholder, or you can simply keep it on your kitchen counter to help dry dishes.
Via Petals to Picots
Crochet Hot Pad
Make them in various colors or have a theme for birthdays, Easter, and so on. Whatever you use them for I hope you enjoy crocheting them.
Via Crochet N Create
Thermal Stitch Crochet Hot Pad
I am sure anyone would appreciate a handmade crocheted potholder as a present. This thermal stitch hot pad sure is very easy to create and you can make as many as you like for yourself or even as gifts.
My Favorite Potholder
This is easy to crochet and requires no assembly and is people who are learning how to crochet. You crochet both layers simultaneously to produce a double-thick potholder. A great gift idea – or an easy way to add some color to your kitchen. You can use this as a potholder, a trivet, or a hot pad! This is a very versatile pattern.
Love Wiggles Trivet
This super 3D crochet pattern is perfect as a table protector under hot dishes during romantic (or not so romantic) meals – but it’s important that it be made with cotton so it doesn’t melt!
Flower Burst Potholder
Make this bold Flower Burst Potholder & matching mesh dishcloths. Can be converted into placemats; doilies or a stunning table centerpiece! Perfect for gift giving.
Crochet Coffee Mug Potholder
This coffee cup is pretty simple to make with some basic shaping at the bottom of the mug for a few rows. If you squint, you technically see a rectangle with a partially rounded bottom to the cup. It’s easy to do.
Crochet Cactus Potholders
Cacti are happy, bright, summery, and fun – so Crochet Cactus Potholders are perfect for your kitchen! These thick squishy crocheted hot pads make great trivets too – or you can sew a couple of tall ones together to make an oven mitt!
Blue Jean Rhapsody Crochet Hot Pad
The double thickness of the hot pad makes it so thick and squishy– can’t imagine ever wanting another one!
Crochet Granny Hexagon Potholder
These beginner-friendly crochet granny hexagon potholders are super easy and fun to make. As you can see you have more freedom to play with colors.
Via Crochet For You
Hint of Spring Potholder
The potholder is double layered so the back peeks through the grey and cream and to me it sums up the anticipation of spring.
Via Lulu Loves
Crocheted T-Shirt Potholder
Grab your jumbo, Clover Amour hook and get ready to think outside the yarn-box, because today kids, we’re crocheting with clothing.
Via Vickie Howell
Tutti Frutti Potholder
Boring potholders begone! With these bang-on-trend tutti-frutti beauties, you'll never look at a plain old potholder in the same way again.
Whether you make the crochet cactus potholder for a summer barbeque or the crochet coffee mug potholder for a Sunday brunch, your family will have a great time. Cooking can be a family activity when you all gather around this season. Just be prepared…your family might fight over who gets to use the potholder first!
Here are a couple more of my crochet patterns you might also enjoy: