Quick and Easy Pink Yellow and Blue Striped Double Crochet Potholder Pattern

How to Make a Double Crochet Potholder (PGCAL2024)

Hi guys! We are kicking off the 2024 Potholders Galore Crochet-Along with our first pattern: this beginner friendly double crochet potholder.

This double crochet potholder is designed to help us learn the basics and get comfortable crocheting in the round. It’s double sided and double thick, so you can use it safely in your kitchen without burning your hands or counters.

If you’re new to crocheting in the round, or just looking for a quick and easy potholder to make, then this pattern is for you!

You’ll find the free written pattern with step-by-step pictures below, along with a complete video tutorial for extra support.

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Easy Beginner Double Crochet Striped Potholder

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Materials: 

Yarn: 

  • Striped Version:
    • 1 Skein each of Dark Denim (A), Aqua (B), Buttercup (C), Rosey Li (D), Warm Blush (E)

  • Single Colour Version:
    • 1 Skein of Royalty (A)

*Yarn Note:

You can use any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn as a substitute. 100% cotton or wool yarn is recommended for potholders because they don’t burn under extreme heat. Cotton blends or other fibers, like acrylic, should not be used.

Yardage:

  • Colour A: 35 yds / 32 m
  • Colour B: 35 yds / 32 m
  • Colour C: 35 yds / 32 m
  • Colour D: 35 yds / 32 m
  • Colour E: 30 yds / 27 m
  • Total: 170 yds / 156 m

How Does this Potholder Look in a Single Colour?

I’m glad you asked! Whether you make this potholder in stripes or a single colour, the result is just as pretty. Get creative and have fun choosing your colour(s)!

Easy Double Crochet Potholder Pattern in Royal Blue

Front, Back and Seam of the Potholder:

This potholder has an invisible seam along the side of the potholder, so the front and back of the potholder can be used!

Abbreviations: 

  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Sk – skip
  • Sl st – slip stitch 
  • Dc – double crochet  
  • Rnd – round
  • YO – yarn over
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side

Gauge: Approximately 16 sts x 7.5 rows = 4” x 4”

Before you start your potholder, you can crochet a coaster to check your gauge.

  • With Colour A, ch 25.

  • Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook (the 2 skipped chs do not count as a st), dc in each ch across. Turn. <23 dc>

  • Rows 2 – 10: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st across. Turn. <23 dc>

Measure your coaster to see if 16 sts across = 4″, and if 7.5 rows = 4″. We worked a few stitches and a couple of rows more, so that the measurement is more accurate.

  • If your gauge is too small (more than 16 sts or 7.5 rows), use a thicker weight 4 yarn or a larger crochet hook.
  • If your gauge is too big (less than 16 sts or 7.5 rows), use a thinner weight 4 yarn or a smaller crochet hook. You can also try adjusting your tension.

Pattern Measurements:

When laid flat, the potholder measures approximately 8” wide x 8” long. If you’d like to crochet a smaller or larger version of this potholder, you can find instructions below under the “Customize the Size of your Potholder” heading.

Customize the Size of your Double Crochet Potholder:

To make your potholder smaller or larger than the original pattern, follow the instructions below: 

  • Width: The width of the potholder is determined by the starting chain. Chain any number until satisfied with the width of the potholder.

  • Length: To make your potholder longer or shorter, repeat Rnd 2, while following the colour changes, until satisfied.

Potholder Construction:

This potholder is crocheted in the round to make a little pouch, then crocheted closed at the top. This method creates a “double-thick” potholder with an invisible side seam.

Easy Beginner Striped Double Thick Crochet Potholder

The Ad-free Printable PDF for the Double Crochet Potholder is available as an individual PDF pattern Ravelry, or as a Crochet Along bundle, which includes written instructions for all 13 patterns on Ravelry!


Invisible Colour Change Tutorial: 

Colour changes happen in the sl st join at the end of the rnd. 

  • After working the last st of the rnd, insert hook into the first st of the rnd to join. Drop the current colour, and YO with the new colour (Picture 1 & 2). 

  • Pull through the st and loop on the hook to complete the sl st and change colour (Picture 3). 
  • Turn your work to start the next rnd, but make sure the unused colour (navy) is trimmed, leaving a long enough tail for weaving in your ends later (Picture 4).

Video Tutorial:

Here is the video tutorial for the Double Crochet Potholder. It walks you through Rnds 1 – 4, crocheting the potholder closed, and adding a ch-circle.

Pattern: 

Notes:

  • Turn your work at the end of each rnd, so that the seam stays straight on the side of the potholder.

  • The beginning ch 2 of each rnd does not count as a st. 

  • Mark the first and last st of each new rnd with a stitch marker, so you know where the new rnd starts and ends. After Rnd 1, the first st of each rnd is worked into the last st of the previous rnd.

  • To change colour, complete the final YO of the sl st join with the new colour. Fasten off at the end of each colour change, by cutting the old colour, and leaving a long enough tail for weaving in ends (see tutorial above).

  • Odd numbered rnds are considered the RS, and even numbered rnds are considered the WS. 

  • Stitch counts are given at the end of each rnd in <> brackets. 

With Colour A, ch 31.

Rnd 1 (RS): Dc in third ch from hook (mark with a stitch marker; the two skipped chs do not count as a st), dc in each ch across until 1 ch remains; 3 dc in last ch. 
  • Rotate your work 180 degrees clockwise, so you are working along the bottom of the chain. 

  • Sk last ch with 3 dc. Dc in next ch and in each ch across until 1 ch remains, 2 dc in last ch. Mark the last st with a stitch marker. Sl st into the first st of the rnd to join. Turn. <60 dc>

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 2, dc in first st (mark with a stitch marker), dc in each st around – mark the last st with a stitch marker. Sl st into the first st of the rnd to join. Turn. <60 dc>

Rnds 3 – 14: Repeat Rnd 2, while following the colour changes below. If you are making this in a single colour, then ignore the colour changes.

Rnds 1 – 3: Colour A
Rnds 4 – 6: Colour B
Rnds 7 – 9: Colour C
Rnds 10 – 12: Colour D
Rnds 13 – 14: Colour E

At the end of Rnd 14, do not fasten off, as you will need this yarn for closing the top of the potholder. Weave in all ends (except for the current yarn strand).

Crocheting the Potholder Closed: 

  • Lay the potholder flat, making sure the RS is facing you (if it isn’t, flip your work inside out), and line up the front and back stitches. 

  • With Colour E, ch 2; insert hook into first st on the front, and the matching st on the back of the potholder, and make a dc. 

  • Dc in each st across, inserting the hook into the matching front and back st to join. Do not fasten off. <30 dc>

Adding a Ch-Circle:

  • After making the final dc, ch 13 (Picture 1)
  • Sl st into the first ch to make a ch-circle. (Picture 2 & 3)
  • Fasten off, leave a tail, and weave in the last end (Picture 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Adding a chain circle to a crochet pot holder

Questions?

If you have any questions as you work through the pattern, please reach out to me. I am happy to help! Send me an email through my contact page or ask in the Facebook CAL Group.

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End Notes:  

Congratulations! You just finished your first Double Crochet Potholder. Now you can put it to good use and start using it in the kitchen.

If you’d like to make more potholders, or other crochet home decor items with your cotton yarn, explore some patterns by clicking on the button below:

The second potholder will be released on July 17, 2024!

Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you’ve made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).

Please share pictures of anything and everything related to the 2024 Potholders Galore Crochet-along in the Facebook Group HERE. I can’t wait to see your lovely potholder(s)!

I hope you have a wonderful day, and happy crocheting!

Love, Dayna

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