how to crochet a pot holder

How to Crochet a Pot Holder

A pot holder is a quick and easy crochet project perfect for beginners. Not only are pot holders functional, they can also be used as attractive decorations in your kitchen. With just a few materials and some basic crochet skills, you will have your very own pot holder to show off in no time!

Materials Needed

  • Yarn – Worsted weight or medium 4 size
  • Crochet hook – Size H/5mm
  • Tapestry needle – To weave in ends


  1. Start by chain 30. The most common chain size for a pot holder is 30, but you can also chain 35 or 40 depending on how large you want the finished product to be.
  2. Turn your chain and single crochet in every chain stitch. This will give you a nice, solid texture.
  3. Continue working single crochet for about 8-10 rows. Feel free to make the pot holder taller if you prefer the size.
  4. Insert your hook through the first 2 stitches, and complete a half double crochet stitch. Continue to half double crochet from one end to the other.
  5. Adjust the stitches as needed to keep the edges even and flat. Depending on how large you made the pot holder, you may need to add or take away a few stitches.
  6. Once you’ve reached the desired size, finish the row with a single crochet or half double crochet to close the gap and secure the stitches.
  7. Cut your yarn and weave in the ends using a tapestry needle.


Once you’ve secured the edges, your pot holder is now finished! You can customize your pot holder by adding decorations, embellishments, or different stitches to make it unique. And now, you can display it proudly in the kitchen and use it to handle hot pots and pans without fear of burning your hands. Enjoy!

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