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Merry Potholders, Crochet Patterns for your Kitchen

Christmas potholders crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio for Crochet Today
(C) Crochet Today!/Future US

These are my Merry Potholders. They will be such a cute addition to your kitchen!

They are a full 10″/25.5cm square! That’s a nice, generous size for protecting surfaces from hot dishes. The front is crocheted, the back is fabric. There is a piece of felt in between the layers, and the binding is sewn on just like a quilt binding.

These potholders were more the brain child of the editor, Theresa Gonzalez, who sent me a picture of what she wanted and asked if I could do it. I am happy with my ability to look at a picture of something and make it. I thought they turned out pretty cute!



They use Aunt Lydia’s size 3 thread, and a size D hook. 

These were originally slated for the Nov/Dec issue, but it was so full of loveliness that this one had to be moved to the Jan/Feb 2014 issue. Sadly, Crochet Today! is no longer in print, so I suggest that you search ebay or Etsy for back issues or contact Red Heart, who owns the copyright, and ask them to make the pattern available again.



If you make these potholders, as always, I’d love to see pictures! It totally makes my day when someone posts a picture of something they’ve made from my pattern! You can post your pics to Ravelry or share them on my Facebook page.


Looking for other crochet patterns? Look here:

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This gorgeous wrap uses two colorways of a yarn with subtle color changes!

Crochet this perfect infinity scarf with your sock yarn scraps!


Happy Stitching,


23 thoughts on “Merry Potholders, Crochet Patterns for your Kitchen”

  1. These are so cute and I've just started working with crochet threads (instead of just yarns)! I made my first doilie and it came out so great! Can't wait to start other projects like it!

  2. That's something I haven't worked much with – size 3 thread. I have lots of yarn about the same size, and lots of thread size 10 and smaller. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  3. awesome work of crochet, i just started learning crochets, made a few projects for my family, Crochet is very addictive and creative… I have red yarns but short of white yarns and i would love to win the spools… 🙂

  4. Awesome work of crochet 🙂 i have just started learning crochet and have made a few projects for my family.,,Crochet is so addictive and creative at the same time… this potholder looks good in red and white yarn… i have some red yarn but short of white yarn… would love to win the spools 🙂

  5. Lovely! It is hard to get thread for crochet here in Egypt but we do have some very thick sewing thread so am going to give it a go!!! Many thanks!

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