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Modern Double Thick Crochet Potholders – Free Pattern

Learn how to crochet the best double thick crochet potholders for your kitchen with this free pattern.

These double thick crochet potholders are the perfect accessory to have in your kitchen because it will protect your counter tops and most importantly it will keep your hands safe!

This crochet potholder pattern is easy + beginner friendly. Read through some of the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free pattern.

2 modern double thick cotton crochet potholders with wooden measuring teaspoons on top and a tea towel

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Double Thick Crochet Potholders

One of my favorite things to crochet is potholders. I’ve crochet a lot of different things over the years and this modern crochet potholder continues to be my favorite. It’s an easy beginner level pattern and comes together in about an hour.

These crochet potholders are double thick, durable, and machine washable! Mine have held up incredibly well over the years and I continue to use them to this day.

So I just knew that I had to put them on the blog to share with all of you. The wonderful thing about these crochet potholders is that you can make them in all different sizes.

All you have to do is add or subtract from the beginning chain. You can make these potholders in small, medium, or large!

a double thick crochet cotton potholder folded with a tea towel in the background

Crochet potholders make the perfect gift!

If you’re in need of a quick house-warming gift and have an hour to spare, these double thick crochet potholders would make the perfect gift.

All you have to do is crochet two rows of single crochet, flip it over, and continue to work a row of single crochet in the foundation chain. Slip stitch it together to the first crochet and continue working in the round.

Once you’ve worked in the round for a while, you’ll start seeing the sides flip over and magically turn into a square. All that’s left to do is seam it together and voila you’ve got a potholder!

Add a cookbook, maybe some measuring spoons, and you have the perfect house-warming gift.

a stack of double thick crochet potholders with measuring spoons and a cookbook

What type of yarn is the best for crochet potholders?

I always recommend cotton yarn for crochet potholders because acrylic yarn can melt when heat is applied to it. So it’s always best to go with a natural fiber for kitchen crochet projects.

For this pattern, I chose to work with WeCrochet Dishie yarn in the color linen. It’s a worsted weight, number 4 cotton yarn. I love working with this cotton yarn because its so soft and really holds up well after a couple of washes.

two crochet potholders with WeCrochet Dishie yarn balls in the color linen and swan

There’s also a lot of different color options available for this yarn line. My other favorite cotton yarn brands include:

Other Free Crochet Kitchen Patterns

4 free crochet patterns which include crochet coasters, hot pads, chunky coasters, and a round crochet placemat
  1. Crochet Round Coasters – Learn how to crochet the easiest coasters for your coffee table. This free pattern includes a step-by-step video tutorial.
  2. Modern Chunky Coasters – Add some charm to your morning cup of coffee with these adorable chunky coasters. This coaster pattern is beginner-friendly and includes a guided video tutorial.
  3. Spiral Hot Pads – Need another hot pad for your kitchen, this is the perfect free pattern for you! These simple crochet hot pads can be made in an hour!
  4. Crochet Placemat – Learn how to make a basic crochet placemat for your dining room table. Beginner-friendly and includes a guided video tutorial.

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Add some charm to your kitchen with these modern double thick crochet potholders. These potholders are easy + quick to make!



7 1/2 ” x 7 1/2 ” inches


14 stitches x 12 rows = 4 inches


ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

scblo – single crochet back loop only: Insert hook into back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

sl st – slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and loop on hook. 


  • Pattern written in U.S. terms.
  • Two strands of yarn will be held together throughout the pattern.
  • Whip stitch is used to close together the sides of the project.

Modern Crochet Potholder Pattern

Holding two strands of yarn together,

ch 36

Row 1: In second chain from hook, sc across (35)

Row 2: ch 1, sc across 34 times, make 2 sc in last stitch (36)

how to make a crochet potholder part 2
Left Side of Crochet Potholder

Working on the left side of round 2, make 1 sc on side, this should bring you to the foundation chain. Continue making 1 sc all the way across the foundation chain (71) making 1 more sc in the last foundation chain (you should have 2 sc in last stitch, 72).

How to Crochet a Potholder part 2
Right Side of Crochet Potholder

Working on the right side, make 1 sc on side, sl st to first stitch of second row (74).

At this point, you will be working in the round. Continue working scblo for a total of 16 rounds.

How to crochet a potholder part 3
How to Crochet a Potholder part 4

Once you have made 16 rounds, sl st to last chain. You should have a crochet square with a middle opening.

Fasten off and leave a long tail end. Now you will seam both sides together using the whip stitch method.

a crochet potholder that needs to be seamed together

Using the whip stitch method, seam the two sides together. Weaving between each front stitch. When you’re done, cut your yarn and work in the ends.

Now you have a beautiful crochet potholder!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern tutorial.

hot pads for your kitchen with measuring spoons on top and a tea towel


Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Hi! I absolutely love this pattern! It’s how my grandma used to make us potholders and I’m so glad I can carry on her work for our family.

I do have a question about the shape. Mine keep coming out more rectangular than square. What am I doing wrong?


Monday 15th of January 2024

Aww that's wonderful! Mmm, I wonder if it has to do with your hook size. Did you make a gauge swatch?


Saturday 30th of December 2023

Is this a continuous round or are we joining with slip stitch each round?


Sunday 31st of December 2023

@Nicky, That's what I tried, and it turned out beautifully. Thank you!


Saturday 30th of December 2023

Hi there, it's worked in continuous rounds.


Friday 21st of October 2022

Would you recommend using a stitch marker to indicate the start of each round?


Monday 24th of October 2022

Hello, Yes I would recommend using a stitch marker.


Sunday 11th of September 2022

Hi there! Does this pattern make 1 or 2 potholders?


Monday 12th of September 2022

Hello, so this pattern makes 1 crochet potholder. 😊


Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Have you ever made this pattern into a rectangular hot pad? Like to set a cookie sheet on? I’m wondering how I could adjust it.


Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Hi there, I haven't tried it yet, but you could possible adjust the chain length to make it longer. I'm not sure if it will work but you could make the chain length to the width you want your rectangle to be and then just follow the pattern as is. I love the idea and am curious if it will work. I could use a cookie sheet size one! I hope this helps, let me know how it turns out!