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Free Patterns for Crochet Potholders

A Variety of Free Potholder Patterns for You to Crochet

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Here are some free patterns for crochet potholders. Maybe you'd like to crochet some potholders for your own kitchen, or perhaps you'd like to make some potholders as gifts for others. Either way, we've got you covered with a variety of free potholder patterns.

Easy Crochet Potholders in Afghan Stitch

Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch
Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch. Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This is my favorite potholder pattern. It's easy. It's relaxing. It's a chic and simple design which will fit into any decor, whether your kitchen is decorated in contemporary style, country style, cottage style, any other style, or no style at all.

Afghan stitch is the main stitch used for crocheting this potholder; it's accented with single crochet around the edges. The afghan stitch works up into lovely fabric that I think makes an ideal texture for a potholder.

Pretty Crocheted Potholders With Fancy V-Stitch Edging

Pretty Crocheted Potholder
Pretty Crocheted Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This is the same basic pattern as the afghan stitch potholder shown above, but I gave it a different edging. This edging is fancier, utilizing V-stitches for a sophisticated look. This version also doesn't have a hanging loop, so you'll want to store the potholders in a drawer in your kitchen or linen closet.

If you like to crochet coordinating sets of kitchen accessories, this potholder matches a lacy openwork cotton dishcloth I've designed. Both of these items would make fantastic gifts for weddings, housewarming, Christmas, birthdays, etc.

Christmas Potholders

Christmas Crochet Potholder
Christmas Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Crocheting these fun Christmas-themed potholders will put you in a festive mood. You'll be baking your Christmas cookies, cakes and pies in style when you use them. Even better, crochet several sets - one set to keep and a few more to give as gifts to all the cooks on your Christmas shopping list.

Snowflake Potholders

Snowflake Potholder
Snowflake Potholder -- Photo © Amy Solovay

These potholders are crocheted using tapestry crochet; a winter snowflake applique is the finishing touch.

Colorful Potholder Crocheted in Primary Colors

Colorful Crochet Potholders Worked in Primary Colors - Stripes of Red, Yellow and Blue
Colorful Crochet Potholder - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Brighten up your kitchen with these eye-catching striped potholders. The link above takes you to the free pattern for making the potholders.

I've also created an image gallery so you can see several close-up photos of the potholders, including a larger photo of the slip stitch detail, and a better shot of the striped color pattern.

These potholders are part of a coordinating gift set which also includes a dishcloth.

Diagonal Stripes Crocheted Potholder

Crocheted Potholder With Diagonal Stripes
Diagonal Stripes Crocheted Potholder -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This eye-catching potholder is crocheted using a free charted pattern featuring diagonal stripes.

A Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes

Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes
Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This potholder is basically the same as the potholder linked above, but it looks totally different -- and Christmas-y!-- when you crochet it with red and white yarn.

Striped Heart Potholder

Crocheted Potholder With Striped Heart Design in Red, Yellow and Khaki
Striped Heart Potholder -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

A striped heart design adorns this charming crocheted potholder.

Variegated Earthtone Potholders

Variegated Earthtone Potholders
Variegated Earthtone Potholders -- Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

These potholders are part of a coordinating gift set which also includes a matching dishcloth.

Variegated Potholder in Shaded Brown

Variegated Crochet Potholder in Shades of Brown
Variegated Potholder in Shades of Brown - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This potholder is crocheted using variegated yarn in a colorway known as "shaded brown". The colors in this particular yarn have quite a bit of contrast, and are prone to producing a phenomenon known as color flashing. This unique combination of stitches and pattern work together to create an argyle-type effect.

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