It’s a rite of passage when you begin crocheting that you must make at least one potholder. I can tell you, I have made many hundreds of potholders and hot pads in my lifetime, and they are still one of my favorite crochet projects to whip up. I’ve gathered up the best of the best crochet potholder and hot pad patterns so you can create a few of your own. This list has some of those beginner projects we all have made, but stick around to check out the unique patterns that really showcase your skills.
Crochet Potholder & Hot Pad Patterns
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Modern Granny Square Crochet Potholder
This is so cute! I love the classic granny square and adding it to this potholder is brilliant! You can make this in any color scheme you want and add them to your kitchen for a unique look.
Source: Mama in a Stitch
Best Modern Hot Pad Crochet Pattern
This thick hot pad has a lovely leather strip handle to make it easy to hang on your kitchen wall. That, plus the super thick pattern turn it into the ideal crochet addition to your home.
Source: Mama in a Stitch
Pineapple Crochet Hot Pad Pattern
This easy pattern features cluster stitches that turn this into a gorgeous pineapple in no time at all. While you do have to be rather exact with this compared to other patterns, the result is amazing.
Source: Petals to Picots
Woven Potholder Crochet Pattern
Weaving different colorful strips of crocheted yarn together creates a gorgeous potholder or hot pad that you will love! I like the cute colors here, but can imagine making this with red, white, and blue for a patriotic look, and green, white, and red for the holiday theme.
Source: Petals to Picots
Sunflower Potholder Pattern
If you grew up in the 1990’s like I did, then you know sunflowers are amazing. In this instance, I love how these look on my counter in the kitchen. Such a fun pop of color to remind me of my childhood!
Half Double Herringbone Crochet Potholder Pattern
This is probably one of the more standard options for a potholder. I love the stitching and how it looks when you use a variegated yarn. This is particularly great for a new crocheter wanting to branch out.
Source: A More Crafty Life
Double Thick Crunch Stitch Potholder
This is another easy option that turns out beautiful and is ideal for beginners to crocheting. I like the thickness of this potholder and how it actually does what you want and protects your hand from heat.
Source: A More Crafty Life
Crochet Pumpkin Potholder
Perfect for using throughout the fall, this pattern is super easy. I love the cute little addition of the stem and leaves around the top!
Woven Circle Crochet Hot Pad Pattern
This thick bulky yarn woven hot pad is a new favorite. I love how it is ideal for protecting the counter under my tea kettle! Truly, I can imagine using this every day to serve up my favorite tea.
Artist Crochet Potholder Pattern
This potholder is definitely more intricate than others on the list. In fact, it is really designed less for use in the kitchen and more for display. No matter what you choose to do with this, it is absolutely stunning.
Source: Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World
Beginner Crochet Pattern
If looking for that easy beginner pattern, this is the one. I like the addition of a little hook to hand this by your stove, but you could leave it as a plain potholder if preferred.
Source: Winding Road Crochet
Crochet Camper Hot Pad Pattern
If you are like me and enjoy camping and all things vintage, then this cute little hot pad is going to become a new favorite in your kitchen. Make in multiple colors and give as a gift!
Crochet Potholder Mitten Pattern
I like to refer to these as potholder mittens. They are perfect for use with my dutch oven and cast iron pans. Easy to make and create a pocket for your fingers, they are ideal for adding to your kitchen drawer.
Single Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder
This is another easy choice for making a potholder that is both pretty and functional. Often times potholders can be a bit thin, but this one is definitely thicker with the thermal stitch.
Source: The Birch Cottage
Ornamental African Flower Potholder
This beautiful crochet potholder is ideal for those who want something thick and pretty to add to their kitchen. I love the mandala pattern and how it is so easy to make in a variety of colors.
Source: Crochet Healing and Raymond
Crochet Waffle Pattern Hot Pad
The waffle pattern is one of my favorites to stitch. I love how easy hot pad is to make. It’s so pretty and super easy to make. An ideal choice for gifting.
Tapestry Crochet Potholders Farmhouse Collection
Sometimes you need something that is just a little bit “extra”. This set of potholders is a graphed pattern that is beautiful and useful in your kitchen. Make all one design or a set with a variety of prints.
Source: Rafamusa Designs
Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder
I love this “bobble” stitch. It’s so easy to make, creates amazing patterns, and gives a thicker feeling to your potholder. I love how pretty this turns out and is ideal for gifting.
Source: You Should Craft
Crochet Squares Potholder Pattern
The granny square pattern and stitch is a favorite and creating these miniature ones to stitch together into a potholder is a great way to create a cute gift or addition to your kitchen.
Crochet Medallion Stash Buster Potholder
This is one of my favorites on the list because of the floral pattern. I may be a bigger fan of this one because it is using up extra bits and pieces of yarn.
Source: Creative Jewish Mom
Easy Bobble Stitch Hot Pad
The bobble stitch, bean stitch, or cluster stitch are all great options to create hot pads, but this one is my new favorite. I love the varied color and how thick these are for using every day when cooking.
Source: Colorful Christine
Stripes Potholder Crochet Pattern
Stripes are always easy to make and this pattern is a great beginner choice for anyone new to crocheting. Simple and pretty it makes a great little crochet project.
Crochet Potholder with Flower Pattern
Turn a simple crochet potholder into a beautiful pattern with a second color trim and a little flower in the corner. This is so pretty and easy to coordinate with your kitchen decor.
Source: What You Sow
Black and White Cat Potholder Pattern
This is so cute! I love my cats and this is going to be up on my list of new crochet projects soon! Such a cute little pattern that creates cats using simple stitches.
Double Thick Crochet Potholder Pattern
When it is functional potholder you need, this is what you reach for in the kitchen. This pattern is easy to make, thick, and soft. Ideal for daily use.
Source: Posh Patterns Blog
Sometimes you want to add a little of your holiday to the kitchen. This set of Halloween themed potholders is ideal. There are multiple options with a message on both the front and the back. Perfect for your kitchen.
Frenzy Potholder Pattern
This pattern is beautiful on both sides! Sometimes with floral patterns it looks better on the front than back, but this is one that is reversible and ideal for daily use.
Source: Look at What I Made
Crochet Turtle Potholder Pattern
Turn your crocheting into an adorable little turtle to add to your kitchen. This is an ideal gift idea that is fun and useful!
Easy Crochet Potholder Pattern with Matching Mini Version
This is such a simple choice that works so well for beginners. I love that it includes a miniature version for those small items or pot handles.
Source: Stitching Together
Cupcake Potholder Crochet Pattern
How cute! Perfect for a birthday party, kids tea party set, or just because. This is a simple pattern to create that can easily turn into a beautiful gift.
Candy Potholder Crochet Pattern
Isn’t this gorgeous! If you want something that is truly unique, then you’ll love this pattern. Each little bobble is stuffed for extra insulation and the multiple colors just add to the whimsy.
Source: Knitting with Chopsticks
Crochet Ornament Potholder Pattern
So pretty and perfect for the holidays, these potholders are super easy to finish. I love the simple stitch created in a round that can so easily be done with any color yarn desired.