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How to Crochet an Easy Peasy Potholder, Free Crochet Pattern

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Finished crochet potholder with hanging loop in blue color
Closeup of crochet potholder stitch looking like stars

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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 least, if you are a beginner crocheter, making potholders and dishcloths can help you hone your skills and give you a sense of accomplishment. Good things come in small packages, don’t they?



Related Patterns:

Best Crochet Potholder Pattern for your kitchen

Urban Kitchen Potholder



Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.50 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.




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


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.

If you love crocheting items for your kitchen, check out my Urban Kitchen Potholder and my Cupcake Kitchen Towel.


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Thursday 10th of December 2020

what happens if i use 51% acrylic 49% cotton yarn? will that melt?


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Yes, it will. Only use 100% cotton.


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Hi Ruth, I am really glad you figured it out and your crochet potholders are now working up fine. Stay safe!


Saturday 25th of July 2020

I really cannot think of a reason. It is supposed to slant when you work in a spiral without turning at the end of rounds.


Thursday 5th of December 2019

Do you keep working in a spiral fashion or do you beginning chain one each round?


Friday 6th of December 2019

You work in a spiral. It is already mentioned in the pattern. Maybe you missed it.


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

If I wanted to use this stitch for a throw what would be the formula for repeats?


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Any odd number should work. Work a single crochet in the last st.