Crochet Potholder Pattern

This potholder has dense stitches to help reduce transfer of heat. Each new dc round (1-7) is begun by chaining 2 instead of 3, and the first dc will be worked in the same dc as the chain 2. Each dc round is ended by skipping the ch 2 and joining into the first dc. This helps eliminate the gap at the beginning of each row.

I finished this potholder with a row of single crochet through the back loops only of each of the two pieces. This joining can be frustrating but has a pretty result. If you’d rather avoid this aggravation, feel free to join the two pieces through regular sc or whip stitching.

Supplies needed:

  • worsted weight cotton yarn, 85 grams / 153 yards: I used a 85 g ball of I Love This Cotton! in color 408 Fantasy, and I had around a quarter of the ball left over when I finished. If you use small balls of cotton yarn (50 g or less), I’d recommend buying two of them.
  • G hook (4.5 mm)
  • yarn needle

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch

Finished size: 6 3/4″ square

Make 2:

Round one: Ch 5, join to form ring. Ch 2 and and work 12 dc in ring, join to first dc.

Round two: Ch 2, work 2 dc in each dc, join to first dc.

Round three: Ch 2, work 1 dc in the first five dc, work 5 dc in the next dc, repeat 3 times and join to first dc.

Round four: Ch 2, 1 dc in the first 7 dc, 5 dc in the next dc, (1 dc in the next 9 dc, 5 dc in the next dc) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, join to first dc.

Round five: Ch 2 , 1 dc in the first 9 dc, 5 dc in the next dc, (1 dc in the next 13 dc, 5 dc in the next dc) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in the each of the next 4 dc, join to first dc.

Round six: Ch 2, 1 dc in the first 11 dc, 5 dc in the next dc, (1 dc in the next 17 dc, 5 dc in the next dc) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in the each of the next 6 dc, join to first dc.

Round seven: Ch 2, 1 dc in the first 13 dc, 5 dc in the next dc, (1 dc in the next 21 dc, 5 dc in the next dc) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in the each of the next 8 dc, join to the first dc.

Round 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc, except make 3 dc in the center dc of each 5 dc cluster. Fasten off after making sc that joins to the first sc. Weave in ends with yarn needle.

Finishing:

Fasten the two pieces by placing the back sides together. Match up the first stitch after a 3 sc corner. Pull up a loop through the back loop of each of these matching stiches, leaving a 6 inch tail, ch 1 and 1 sc in first sc pair, 1 sc through the back loops of each sc pair,  except make 3 sc through the back loops through the center stitch of each 3 sc cluster. Fasten off after making sc that joins to the first sc. Weave in ends with yarn needle.


I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years, but this is my first pattern.

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