Free & Easy Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder Pattern

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This is a free crochet thermal stitch potholder pattern that creates a super thick hot pad for your kitchen. Make it to match your home decor or as a housewarming present.

After using the Thermal Stitch for multiple different patterns, I had so many requests for a crochet potholder pattern.

I went right to work and made a free pattern for it.

It sure is very easy to create and you can make as many as you like for yourself or to give as gifts.

I am sure anyone would appreciate a handmade crocheted potholder as a present.

I know for sure I will make many for my mom for Mother’s Day and her birthday.

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And as I know my grandmother well, she will want several of them for Christmas.

In fact, I will also create a lot for myself. I even think these potholders make great washcloths too.

As I am writing this, I realize I do need some new washcloths. So, I will create more and I will show them off on my social media pages.

So be sure to follow me! I have some nice color choices and combinations in my mind.

Crochet Potholder Pattern

Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder Pattern Details

As mentioned the potholder pattern is crocheted using the Thermal Stitch which is also known as the Double Thick Crochet Stitch.

I have an extremely detailed photo and video tutorial available for you as well.

One important thing to be mindful of when it comes to crocheting potholders is the yarn choice.

Crochet potholders are used around kitchen to protect surfaces from hot pots and pans.

Therefore they not only need to be super thick to protect your fingers, they also need to be made out of yarn that can withstand the heat.

Your best choice is 100% cotton yarn.

Cotton is not only super absorbent for any spills, it can also create a super thick fabric in combination with a thick stitch like the thermal stitch.

Secondly, cotton can be washed at super high temperatures too. This is especially handy when it comes to mopping up any spills.

You can then put your crochet potholders and trivet pads into the washing machine and clean them at a very high temperatures.

This not only cleans any stains but also kills any unwanted bacterias that you certainly do not want in your kitchen.

Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder PDF

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Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern using the thermal stitch

Ok, so let’s get started with this quick and easy pattern.

How to crochet the Potholder Pattern

Material List:

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Final Size:

6.5 x 6.5 inches


Measured only from one side: 3 thermal stitches x 2 rows

Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder Written Instructions:

Be sure to LEARN how to crochet the THERMAL STITCH first by clicking HERE

Ch 17

Row 1:

1 sc in each ch (going into the back bump) starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, turn (16 sts)

Row 2 – 24:

ch 1, 1 sc as a thermal stitch in each st, turn (16 sts)

Row 25:

ch 1, 1 sc as a thermal stitch where you go thru both the front and back loop as well as the skipped loop from the below row (16 sts)

Adding a loop as a hanger:

Crochet 8 chainless foundation single crochets, then slip stitch back to the starting point

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Crochet Potholder

Easy, right? I hope you enjoyed this pattern.

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