There is nothing like making a home-cooked meal, but I was gifted a new set of pots – and the handles get HOT! This easy Pot Handle Cozy free crochet pattern is perfect for keeping my fingers from getting too toasty.
Easy Pot Handle Cozy Free Crochet Pattern
These new pots and pans are great. But seriously, if you don’t have a built-in handle cover, those pans get hot. This is seriously the first time I’ve ever cooked without covers on the handle, so it was a real surprise.
For a week or two, I thought it was me, that I was somehow misusing my new pots? But, no, after asking my mom, this is just how it is when the pans don’t have a built-in handle. How wild?!
So, I knew that since I loved the way the pots cook, and I’d already donated my previous set, I needed to solve this hand-burning situation.
With that in mind, I decided on a tight-woven design for a snug little cozy that fits right around all of my pot handles.
What Yarn Should You Use for a Pot Holder or Pot Handle Cozy?
For this particular project, I wanted something that would be resistant to heat for obvious reasons, which lead me down the road of determining which 100% cotton yarn I wanted to work with. After looking through my stash, I selected Sugar ‘n Cream yarn in the teal and seabreeze colorways.
But this project can be worked with any 100% cotton worsted weight yarn.
What Size Pan Does This Pot Handle Cover Fit?
As written, this pattern is sized to fit an average sized pot. Not all pot handles are the same, granted, but the way this pattern is written, you have ample opportunity to test-fit the cozy onto your pot handle. So, if you need to adjust it to be larger or smaller, you can, in multiples of two.
Alternatively, you can not turn the pot handle cover inside out at the end, which will allow for a very small additional amount of space to fit a slightly larger sized handle than mine.
How Much Yarn Will I Need to Make a Pot Handle Cover?
I used about half of each of the two 2.5 oz skeins of 100% cotton worsted weight yarn (size 4) in teal and seabreeze colorways. I do generally crochet in a medium-tension, so this is what I would consider an average amount of yarn usage for this project.
How Do You Crochet a Pot Handle Protector?
This particular pot handle cover crochet pattern is crocheted as a rectangle with a horizontal stripe. The stripe is just off-center from the project, giving it a little farmhouse vibe that I love.
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Easy Pot Handle Cozy Free Crochet Pattern
Below you will find the notes and directions for making this pot handle crochet pattern.
4 1/2 x 2 inches in length and width or 11.43 x 5.08 cm
- Color A: 60 yards 100% cotton worsted weight (size 4) yarn (Sugar n’ Cream in Teal colorway pictured)
Color B: 60 yards 100% cotton worsted weight (size 4) yarn (Sugar n’ Cream in Seabreeze colorway pictured)
- Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5.0 mm)
- In half double crochet, 6 stitches and 3 rows = 2 in x 2 in (5.08 cm)
Skill Level: Easy
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
One Size Fits All Pots
Make 2, alternating Color A and Color B, for coordinating set as pictured.
With Color A: Chain 17, turn.
Row 1: HDC in 2ND ch from hook, *SL ST in next ch, HDC in next ch* repeat from * 6 more times), SL ST, (8 HDC and 8 SL ST total), turn.
Rows 2-7: Ch 2, HDC in SL ST of previous row, *SL ST in next HDG, HDC in next SL ST* repeat from * 6 more times), SL ST in top of Ch 2, (8 HDC and 8 SL ST total), turn.
Row 8-9: With Color B: Cast on with SL ST to change color, repeat Row 2 two times with Color B.
Row 10-18: With Color A: Cast on with SL ST to change color, repeat Row 2 eight times with Color A.
Fold crocheted piece in half, longways with the stripe of alternating color perpendicular to the fold.
Holding to two sides together, cast on with a SL ST to the folded corner on the end farthest from the stripe of alternating color. SL ST in each stitch to join the two sides, stopping at the corner of the second short side. Leave this second side/end of the pot handle cozy open to insert the pot handle.
Do not fasten off.
SC along the edge of each side of the open end to finish the piece.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Turn the piece right-side out.