I love how easy all of these 18 beautiful potholder and hot pad crochet patterns are to make – perfect for beginners or advanced crocheters.
When it comes to cooking and baking, safety should always come first. When you are cooking with heat, it is common for pots and pans to become insanely hot, and this can cause harm if the necessary precautions are not taken.
One of the best ways to protect yourself and your kitchen when cooking is to use both hot pads and a potholder.
When you are baking, you can use a hot pad to protect your kitchen counters from heat damage. Likewise, you can use a potholder to protect your hands when handling hot pots and pans, or when taking hot trays out of the oven.
You can buy both potholders and hot pads in most stores, but it is always more fun if you can make them yourself.
Thankfully, there are lots of different potholder and hot pad crochet patterns available on the internet. In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of the best and most beautiful patterns, so to find the right one for you, keep on reading.
But, before you hurry off to pick out your next project, be sure to pin this to your favorite crochet inspiration board on Pinterest so you can find it again fast when you’re ready for more fun hot pads and potholders!
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18 Beautiful Potholder & Hot Pad Crochet Patterns
Chevron Potholders | For the Frills
So pretty but so simple, this easy potholder design is one of my favorites and, even better, the pattern is free, so you can make these with the only cost being your yarn and time!
Source: For the Frills
Crochet Potholder Pattern | HCKCrafts
One of the most beautiful, and practical, crochet potholder patterns that we could find is this one by HCKCrafts. This pattern is beautiful in a plain sort of way, and it is guaranteed to complement your kitchen as it doesn’t have any bold patterns within it.
The instructions for this pattern are straightforward and easy to follow, so this is suitable for beginners. Simply change the color and thickness of your yarn to suit you.
Crochet Hot Pad Pattern | StitchingTog
If you would prefer a hot pad with a more detailed design, then this ‘Crochet Hot Pad Pattern’ by StitchingTog is the one for you. This pattern has a basic design, and is supposed to be created using monotone colors, so it will fit in with every kitchen.
It is straightforward to complete and designed to be easy for beginners. It can also be made in either single or double thickness depending on the level of protection that you want, so this is another great pattern to consider.
Ribbed Hot Pad | Yarn and Chai
This potholder has no right to look so beautiful. I mean, simple ribbing always looks elegant and putting it on a potholder is such a nice and beautiful way to enjoy such a simple touch.
Source: Yarn and Chai
Crochet Thick Potholder And Hot Pad Pattern | MyCrochetSpace
Another beautiful and basic design is this ‘Crochet Thick Potholder and Hot Pad Pattern’ by MyCrochetSpace. To complete this pattern, you will only need to have a very basic knowledge of crocheting because it is suitable for beginners and above.
For this design, you will need to use 100% cotton yarn, but you can choose any color that you wish, so you can adjust this design to fit your home.
Trivet Pattern Potholder And Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | ChristinaAnnStudios
If you prefer a trivet design, then this ‘Trivet Pattern Potholder and Hot Pad Crochet Pattern’ by ChristinaAnnStudios is perfect. The archway design of this pattern symbolizes new beginnings, and it is guaranteed to make your kitchen a brighter space.
This pattern comes with detailed instructions and photographs to guide you through the process, but it requires an intermediate crochet skill level, so consider this before you buy.
Easy and Fast Beginner Hot Pad | Adventures of a DIY Mom
This is a fast and fun free hot pad crochet pattern that you can make in just a few minutes. Using variegated yarn, this pattern makes for the most aesthetically pleasing blends and bends. So unique.
Source: Adventures of a DIY Mom
Puff Cluster Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | CrochetHello
Alternatively, this ‘Puff Cluster Hot Pad Crochet Pattern’ by CrochetHello is truly beautiful. For the best results with this pattern, you should use a thick and heavy yarn, as this will provide additional protection to your countertops.
This pattern is written in US English, and is only suitable for those with past crochet experience. So, if you are brand new to crocheting, this isn’t the pattern for you. But, if you have experience, you should give it a try.
Sunflower Potholder And Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | TorreyaTreasures
Moving away from the plain potholder and hot pad patterns, we have this beautiful design by TorreyaTreasures. This design allows you to create hot pads and potholders that look like a sunflower.
While it does look a little complex, this pattern is actually incredibly easy to follow, and perfectly suitable for beginners. So, you should definitely consider this pattern if you want to add some character to your home.
Crochet Turtle Potholder Pattern | MountainGirlMakesIt
Another beautiful design that is full of character is this ‘Crochet Turtle Potholder Pattern’ by MountainGirlMakesIt. As the name suggests, this pattern allows you to create a potholder in the shape of a turtle.
But as well as being used as a potholder, this design can also be used as a place mat, so it is very versatile. However, this pattern is fairly complex, so you should only try this if you are of an intermediate crocheting level.
Extra Thick Potholder And Hot Pad Crochet Pattern | MyCrochetSpace
If protection is your main priority, then you should try this ‘Extra Thick Potholder and Hot Pad Crochet Pattern’ by MyCrochetSpace. This is similar to the design by this company that we looked at earlier, but it is thicker when finished, providing more protection to you and your kitchen.
So, if you are of an intermediate skill level, give this a try.
Double Thick Potholder And Hot Pad Pattern | JewelsandJones
For a muted potholder/hot pad design, you should check out this option by JewelsandJones. This comes with clear step-by-step instructions and images to help guide you throughout.
But, the best thing about this pattern is that it is designed for beginners, so even if you lack experience with crocheting, you can give this pattern a whirl.
Stripes Potholder Crochet Pattern | POPcrochetandABdesigns
Should you desire something a little more colorful for your kitchen, you should check out this pattern by POPcrochetandABdesigns. With images and instructions to guide you, and the ability to change the colors to suit you, this design for beginners is an excellent option to consider.
Crochet Pumpkin Potholder Pattern | MountainGirlMakesIt
If you are gearing up for a spooky season, then you should try this ‘Crochet Pumpkin Potholder Pattern’ by MountainGirlMakesIt. When Halloween comes around, some people love to decorate their entire home for the occasion, and this pattern is perfect for this.
To complete this pattern, all you need is some colored yarn and some experience with crocheting, then you are good to go.
Camper Potholder Crochet Pattern | WhiskersandWool
Likewise, if you want a potholder to use in your kitchen during the summer, then this camper design by WhiskersandWool is great. It is written in US English, but does have a fairly complex design, so you should only try this if you are an intermediate crocheter.
But, if you are up for a challenge, this pattern is truly beautiful.
Crochet Winter Tree Stripe Hot Pad Pattern | daisyfarmcrafts
Moving onto the holiday season, we have this subtle ‘Crochet Winter Tree Stripe Hot Pad Pattern’ by daisyfarmcrafts. While this pattern looks fairly straightforward, it is actually a lot more difficult than it seems, so it is only suitable for intermediate crocheters and above.
But, once complete, this pattern is the perfect way to subtly decorate your kitchen ready for Christmas.
Snowman Potholder Crochet Pattern | WhiskersandWool
Finally, let’s end this list with this bold and beautiful ‘Snowman Potholder Crochet Pattern’ by WhiskersandWool. If you love holiday fun, then this pattern is the perfect choice to add character to your kitchen.
With a beautiful finish, and a fairly straightforward step-by-step guide, this pattern is suitable for ambitious beginners and above. So, if you are looking for a beautiful Christmas potholder crochet pattern, this could be the one for you.