Art in the Kitchen: Crochet Potholders and Hot Pads

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One of my favorite things about winter is the warm, delicious food. This is the time when potholders and hot pads really come in handy. And there’s no reason they shouldn’t liven up the table too! For many decades people have been using cotton yarn to make their tables pretty, and to express themselves with crochet. Indeed, they’re a practical work of art! Here are 10 beautiful and free crochet potholders and hot pad patterns to make, use, and admire!

Make a work of ART for your kitchen! Pretty and practical, they make great gifts too! 10 free patterns for Crochet Potholders and Hot Pads now at! #crochet

10 Free Crochet Potholders and Hot Pad Patterns

Click on the names of the patterns you like to go to their pattern pages!

  1. Flower Potholders by Jennifer Martin, a Ravelry download:Flower Potholders - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  2. African Flower Mandala Pot Holder by Alice Best, on Crochet with Raymond:African Flower Mandala Pot Holder - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  3. Puffy Scrap Yarn Pot Holders by Corina Gray, on Stitch11:Puffy Scrap Yarn Pot Holder - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  4. Kaleidoscope Hot Pads by Cylinda Mathews, on Crochet Memories: It was gone, but now it’s back! Love this design!Kaleidoscope Hot Pads - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  5. Crochet Flower Hot Pad on FreeCraft Unlimited:Crochet Flower Hot Pad - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholder
  6. Interlocking Rings Hotpad by Caitlin Pensak, a Ravelry download:Interlocking Rings Hot Pad - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholder
  7. Hallo Springtime by Ferula Péñola, on FerulitaBlog:Hallo Springtime - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholder
  8. Starburst Hotpad Pattern by Loretta Schepp, on Crochet Memories:Starburst Hot Pad Pattern - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  9. Scalloped Potholder by Priscilla HewittPriscilla’s CrochetScalloped Potholder - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders
  10. Wiggle It Crochet Trivet on Moogly:Wiggle It Crochet Trivet - make your kitchen a work of art! #crochet potholders

Hope you don’t mind that I snuck a Moogly pattern in there at the end… I use and enjoy it every day, so I couldn’t resist! I’ve also made the Crochet Flower Hot Pad (#5). That one was a gift, which points out another great thing about crochet potholders and hot pads  – they make great presents! Perfect for anyone who cooks, or even as just a pretty thing to put under a potted plant, they’re a fantastic housewarming or any time gift. Why not make one today?

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    • 2

      moogly says

      Not dumb at all – very important actually! Yes, you’ll want to use only 100% cotton yarn on these, unless you’re only making them for show (which some people do). Acrylic yarn can melt from high temperatures, so it’s not a good choice for these.

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    Cathy S says

    Thank you SO much! I’ve been on a potholder kick the last few weeks and am so happy to see these. I’ve already made some that are here, but there are several patterns that are new to me. Oh boy! I know what I’ll be working on later!

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    Angie says

    Oh thank you for the beautiful patterns. I love the #5 Interlocking Rings Hotpad. It reminds me a lot of the unbrocken Celtic chain work. I think I will try and make it out of 2 different greens and then a white center ring. Very cool!

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    Jan Harrison says

    I love the pot holders… was just thinking of a gift for my Mom. She doesn’t wear hats, scarves, slippers etc… & wanted something simple & made from the heart & these are PERFECT… I love your trivet/dishcloth the most I have to say lol & not just saying that bc it’s ur blog either, I actually found it months ago when I first discovered ur site and made my Mammaw one as she moved to a new apartment & had new decor up! I then found the flower scrubby & gave them all as a set, she LOVES them!!!
    I do want to also thank you so much for this post & ALL the others! I started crocheting again about a year ago when I lost my job… My hook has helped me thru some pretty tough times & a hard depression… I have 4 daughters (19 mos – 12), an adopted older daughter 17 & a new grand-daughter that love the items I make. I have found awesome FREE patterns on ur blog which is hard to find as it is… I thank you for taking the time to make life easy for us hookers out in the world lol… especially those of us that are mom’s & don’t have much free time as it is!

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    Moire says

    I love these patterns but was a little disappointed that the link to #4 Kaleidoscope Hotpads pattern is broken and can no longer be found. I searched all over the web for it but it seems to be irretrieveably lost. Still I am looking forward to trying out some of these others. They are so lovely and fun.

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Ok! I found a blanket pattern that seems to be a giant version of the Kaleidoscope hotpad! So I’m going to link that in the post above, as an alternative – just follow the blanket pattern until you’ve got a trivet in the size desired! :)


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