Over 20 Free Crochet Potholder and Hot Pad Patterns

Many folks enjoy making crochet potholders as a popular way to decorate their kitchen; these special potholders may forever play the role of decoration and never be put to use! 

Crochet potholders are also collected by hobbyists!  The collectors are drawn to the creative and unusual designs like those of the free crochet potholder patterns you’ll find here.

If you are just learning to crochet or are a crochet pro, we have a list of free crochet potholder and hot pad patterns that are just right for you.

Making potholders can help a beginner hone their skills and give them a wonderful sense of accomplishment!

I think that crochet potholders are a quick project that would make a perfect hostess gift and many of the free crochet potholder patterns below can be made in a few hours!

Take a look at the Cherry Pie Potholder pattern! It would make a cute farmhouse decoration for kitchens with that popular home decor theme. 

The Bunch of Grapes Potholder is very bright and colorful, also making it a fine kitchen decoration.

For those who are new to the world of crochet and want to learn how to crochet potholders, the CroBear’s Potholder is a very basic but pretty potholder to try. 

Looking for a bright and sunny crochet potholder that is simple to make and beautiful to look at? 

The Daisy Potholder is made from a free crochet potholder pattern that is easy enough for beginners; our veterans to the world of crochet will find the design too pretty to resist!

Would you like to get the kids involved?  The Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Potholder is a great crochet potholder pattern that has something for everyone to do!

The youngest ones can decorate old T-shirts with fabric paint or the like, older kids can cut the shirt and roll it into yarn, and you or your teen can crochet the potholder itself.

Be sure to check out our YouTube videos devoted to crochet,

Scroll down to view the many patterns to show you how to crochet potholders that you will love!

For more kitchen stuff to crochet, check out our Kitchen Accessories to Crochet page.

Over 20 Free Crochet Potholder and Hot Pad Patterns

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American Flag Crochet Potholder

Celebrate patriotic holidays with flag potholders using this free crochet pattern. Craft Yarn Council

Bunch of Grapes Potholder

This potholder will add a bunch of color to your kitchen. Ravelry

Checkered Hot Pad

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Stitch strips, then weave them together to create a crochet hot pad that's double thick and charmingly checkered! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cherry Pie Potholder

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Sweeten up the kitchen with this cherry pie potholder. Free crochet pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

CroBear's Potholder

Crochet up a basic potholder with this pattern. CroBear's Crochet

Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Potholder

A beginner's crochet pattern that even tween and teens can make. Teach them how to make t-shirt yarn and crochet a potholder. Vickie Howell

Flower Hot Pad

Spring into spring with flower hot pads - free crochet pattern. Free Crafts Unlimited

Hot Stuff Hot Pad

This hot pad pattern is fast and fun; the hot pads are crocheted in rug yarn for thick, heat-proof protection. Craft Yarn Council

Kitchen Kolors Trivet

This is an amazing stash buster and the color changes in this pattern are what make each trivet unique. Ideal Delusions

Lavender Bloom CD Hot Mat

This CD hot mat is quick to make. If you have CDs laying around, this would be a good way to repurpose them. Joyce's Crochet Joint

Lid Grabber

Protect your finger by stitching up this pattern. It has two sections for your fingers. Crochet n More



Shape the bright and sunny daisy accent on this easy potholder. Free pattern! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Log Cabin Potholder

This potholder can be crocheted with scrap yarn. My Recycled Bags

Pot Lid Grabber Hat

This lid cover will also work for hot pots and casseroles. Crochet N More


Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder Project. Mielke's Fiber Arts

Potholder and Dishcloth Set

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This set is easy to complete for the home or cottage, so let's get started by downloading the free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Summer Potholders

Summer Potholders

Why not jazz up your summer cooking with some adorable Fruity Pot Holders for Summer? Crochet up some with this free tutorial and patterns. Red Ted Art

Thick Crocheted Potholder

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Seam 2 sides of a dishcloth together for a thick, durable potholder. Check out the free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Trivet Hot Pad

Free t-yarn motif hot pad crochet pattern. My Recycled Bags

Weaved Hotpad

An excellent scrap pattern, this hotpad (Trivet) is crocheted in 3 pieces and then weaved together. Ravelry

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