Free Tunisian Crochet Pan Protectors Pattern

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This is a free Tunisian Crochet pattern for pan protectors. Make these crochet pan protectors to prevent scratches when stacking.

No matter how much kitchen storage one seems to have, having to stack pots, pans, bowls, casserole dishes, and more is a reality for most. Do you worry about scratching up that good pan you have? Or maybe you already have several scratches on your pots and pans. I’ve got a solution for you: crochet pan protectors!

Pan protectors are a barrier you can use in between your pots and pans to prevent scratching them up when stacking them. You’ll never have to worry about scratches or dings to your cookware once you start using these crochet pan protectors.

You can use these pretty crochet pan protectors for pots, pans, and bowls. And did you know…? These crochet pan protectors can also double as hot pads!

Additionally, these crochet pan protectors are great if you’re looking for crochet gift ideas or market prep ideas. They’re useful, multi-purpose, and colorful. This is an item that just about everyone could use.  

Tunisian Pan Protectors Pattern

Use Cotton Yarn for Crochet Pan Protectors

You’ll want to use cotton yarn when making your crochet pan protectors. First, simply because of its durability. Additionally, if you will be using these as hot pads, then cotton yarn is necessary. Acrylic yarn will melt if you set anything hot on it and you certainly don’t want that!

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I chose to use WeCrochet Billow yarn for this project and I love how they turned out. Billow is made from 100% Pima cotton that is bulky in weight and works up quickly. This yarn has a hand-spun consistency to it – meaning it tends to have inconsistencies in bulk throughout – thus giving its finished products a beautifully rustic look. Did I mention how incredibly soft this yarn is?? I really enjoyed working with this yarn and will definitely be using Billow in future projects.

Tunisian Crochet Pan Protectors

This crochet pan protector pattern uses Tunisian simple crochet stitches. So, if you’re new to Tunisian crochet, or if you just need a refresher, here is a video tutorial for you:

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Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Well, this TunisianPan Protector pattern is not my first Tunisian Crochet pattern. I have made 16 other Tunisian crochet patterns using 14 different Tunisian Crochet Stitches or Tips.

My new ebooks include all these Tunisian crochet patterns, stitches, and tips and all organized per category and from beginner to more advanced patterns. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.

Get the PDF of the Tunisian Crochet Pan Protector

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In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!

Additionally, if you like this Tunisian Pan Protector crochet pattern, here are some other crochet kitchen patterns for you:

  1. Double Thick Potholder
  2. Cotton Bowl Cozy
  3. Plaid Placemat
  4. Stained Glass Mosaic Washcloth

To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this crochet pan protector pattern.

How to crochet a Pan Protector

Materials you will need


3 TSS x 3 rows = 1 square inch


6.75 x 8 x 8 inches per triangle 

Diameter of finished circle: 14.5 inches 

Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

Free Written Pattern for the Pan Protector

Make 3 in each color

Ch 20 (if you want a larger or smaller pan protector, use a larger or smaller multiple of 2

If you need a tutorial for the Tunisian Decrease, TSS2tog, please watch this video tutorial.

R1 F: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 TSS in each st (forward path)

R1 R: work stitches off the hook (reverse path)

R2 F: 1 TSS in each st, until you have 2 stitches left, 1 TSS2tog, finish with an edge stitch

R2 R: work stitches off the hook 

R3 F: 1 TSS2tog, 1 TSS in each st,  finish with an edge stitch

R3 R: work stitches off the hook 

Repeat R2 and R3 until you have 2 stitches left, 1 TSS2tog, sl st

Fasten off and weave in your ends, besides for 1 triangle.

Finally, sew the yarn end from the last triangle through the tips of all 6 triangles such that they make a star. 

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet Pan Protector

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Tunisian Pan Protectors Pattern

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