Double Thick Potholder Crochet Pattern

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Making crocheted accessories for the home is not only fun, but they're super practical, too! This free double thick crochet potholder pattern is perfect for making a bunch of useful kitchen accessories for your own home, and they make awesome gifts!


Worsted Weight Yarn
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Color Mist
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Brava Worsted
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Size H (5.0 mm) or I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle


Ch: chain
St/sts: stitch/stitches
Sc: single crochet
Sl St: slip stitch

Check out my crochet stitch how-to page for step-by-step directions


The size is 100% customizable, by you, when you work your beginning chain. The bigger you make it, the bigger your potholder.


Approximately 3.5-4 stitches per inch in single crochet.


1. The number of chains that you begin with can be adjusted to a preference of size.

2. The beginning chain and first round of stitches will be the size of the potholder DIAGONALLY. If you’d like the potholder to be larger, or smaller, adjust the beginning chain accordingly. You do not need a particular multiple of stitches. Simply choose a number that you’re happy with!

3. The potholder pictured is approximately 9.5 inches diagonally, worked as written in the pattern.

4. This potholder is worked in seamless rounds. Do not join at the end of rounds.

Easy Potholder Crochet Pattern

Chain 36.

Round 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. (35 sts)                         

Round 1, part 2: After you work into each chain across, you’ll be turning the chain/row of stitches and working along the “unworked” edge of the beginning chain. Work 1 sc into each chain across. (70 sts total)

Do not join. Just continue working as follows.

Round 2: Sc in each stitch around. (70 sts)

Repeat round 2.

As you continue working, the piece will eventually form into a double layer piece that begins to take the shape of a square when the two open edges are brought together.

Once the piece is a square shape when the two open edges are brought together, stop crocheting near one of the corners.

Close the seam

NOTE: For the seam, you’ll be working into only one of the loops of the stitches. Work into the inside-most loop of each stitch from each side. {See picture}

Working through the first stitch, and the stitch directly across from it on the other side of the opening, make a slip-stitch through both.

Continue along the open edge, working slip-stitches through the stitches on both sides at once to close the seam.

When you reach the end, fasten off and weave in the yarn end.

double thick crochet potholder pattern


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