Free crochet pattern: How to make a crochet potholder

Stitch your own crochet cotton potholder to match your vintage-style kitchen décor! This unique texture is created by hooking in the back loops of your stitches only. Follow the steps below to see how it’s made…

You’ll need:
• Size 5.00mm (H8) hook
• Two colours of cotton yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Scissors

Please note: UK crochet terms used throughout. Find our US-UK crochet terms converter here.

Step 1
With your first colour ch 27.
Row 1:
In the second ch from the hook, dc in the back loops only. Rep across (26 dc).
Row 2–30: Ch 1, turn, dc in the back loops only. Rep across. Bind off.

Step 2
Using your second colour ch 27.
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, dc in the back loops only. Repeat across (26 dc).
Row 2–18: Ch 1, turn, dc in the back loops across. Repeat. At the last dc, change to the stripe accent colour.

Step 3
Row 19–20: *Ch1, turn, dc in back loops across. Change colours.*
Row 21–22: Rep from * to *.
Row 23–24: Rep from * to *.
Row 25–30: Ch1, turn, dc in back loops across. Bind off.

Step 4
Weave in the ends with the tapestry needle and cut the excess yarn.

Step 5
Join the two crochet squares together by crocheting dc in each stitch around the edge. Join with a sl st.

Step 6
Ch 10. Join with a sl st on the other side of the corner to make a loop. Weave in the ends, and you’re done!