Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial
This has to be my favourite potholder. It is easy to crochet and requires no assembly. You crochet both layers simultaneously to produce a double thick potholder.
A great gift idea – or an easy way to add some colour to your kitchen. You can use this as a potholder, a trivet or a hot pad! This is a very versatile pattern.
My favourite potholder can be crocheted with, or without the edging.
Simply substitute a chain-2 and turn, at the end of each row for a more traditional design (i.e. for the ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook).
My Favourite Potholder
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (worsted weight cotton yarn)
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Gauge: 15 hdc = 4″, 9 rows = 4″
Finished dimensions: approximately: 7″ x 7″ square
Abbreviations: ch: chain, dc: double crochet, sl st: slip stitch, x: times, st: stitch, sts: stitches, 2-dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster, 3-dc cluster: 3 double crochet cluster
3-dc cluster: this cluster is worked into a chain stitch, *yarn over, insert hook into the specified chain stitch, yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook* repeat from *to* a two more times, yarn over and draw the loop through all 4 loops on the hook
Note: the 3-dc cluster does not count as a stitch in the stitch totals at the end of the rows
Click here to review Stitch Anatomy
R1: chain 25, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn **remember to turn the same direction each time 🙂
R2: 1 hdc in each st across, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn 
R3: working through the unworked loop from the starting chain and the front loop, (1 hdc in each st) x 25, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn 
R4: working through the unworked loop from 2 rows prior (R2) and the front loop from the last row (R3) (1 hdc in each st across) 25 x, ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn 
Repeat R4 until your piece measure approximately 7″ in length.
Last Row: working through the unworked loop and the front loop, (1 sl st in each st across) 25 x , ch 3, 3-dc cluster in the 3rd ch from the hook, sl st to the corner.
For the Hanging Loop: ch 20, turn and beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st back to the potholder and sl st to the corner to join. Finish off and weave in ends.