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Lucias Potholder Free Crochet Pattern

Lucia’s Potholder crochet pattern: Free and easy-to-make textured potholder, great for gifting and selling!

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Introducing Lucia’s Potholder Crochet Pattern– an elegant and practical kitchen essential meticulously designed with a great texture to effectively handle heat, and adorned with a delicate and neat edging for enhanced charm.

A crochet potholder on top of a porcelain pot

This potholder not only adds a handmade touch of elegance to your table setting but also makes for a fantastic gift. Personally, I enjoy gifting a set of three with colors that match the holiday they’re intended for, and it’s always a big hit in my circle! Additionally, the pattern can be adapted for various projects like washcloths, towels, blankets, and even cushions.

In this blog post, you’ll find everything you need to create Lucia’s potholder, from materials to detailed instructions. Let’s embark on crocheting something that’s both functional and beautiful!

But before we dive into this lovely pattern, I invite you to explore more Crochet Kitchen Essentials.


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Recommended yarn for Lucia’s potholder crochet pattern

The best fiber for potholder, in general, is Cotton for its durability, softness, and absorbance qualities. It’s also washable and easy to take care of.

For Lucia’s potholder crochet pattern, I suggest using a soft worsted weight cotton yarn like Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton yarn. It’s easy to work with, especially when crocheting the puff stitches, and it comes in a wide range of beautiful colors to suit your taste. Yarns such as Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn may be challenging to use for crocheting the puff stitches.

A top of a crochet potholder with a hanger loop on a porcelain pot

How to care for your potholder

Cleaning your potholder is easy since it’s made with 100% cotton. You can machine wash it with similar colors and fabrics in a delicate cycle. I recommend using laundry bag for small crochet items to prevent damage. For drying, air drying is best. Lay it flat on a clean surface and let it dry naturally. You can give it a gentle tumble in a low heat cycle to restore its shape.

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Pattern notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • The finished potholder measured 9″ x 9″.

Recommended Yarn

Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton yarn, worsted weight yarn, 100% cotton. Color Shown: Rosy


About 80 yards

Yarn Substitution

Paint Box Aran Cotton Yarn

Crochet Hook



With the yarn and hook size given, my gauge is: 4”square=18 rows and 16 SC.


  • CH: Chain
  • ST: Stitch
  • SL ST: Slip stitch
  • SC: Single crochet
  • DC: Double crochet
  • PF: Puff stitch
  • YO: Yarn over
  • Rnd: Round
  • Rep: Repeat

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch: *YO, insert your hook and pull up a loop* Repeat * to* 3 more times inserting your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull through all loops, CH1 to close the puff stitch.

A crochet potholder on a porcelain pot.

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let’s get started

Ready to dive into this lovely project? Grab our hook and let’s crochet a beautiful potholder. If you come across any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’m happy to help!

Step 1- Crochet the washcloth

Chain 26 loosely to make a foundation chain.

Row 1

SC in the 2nd CH from the hook,*(SC, PF) in next ST, skip next ST*, rep *to* across ending with (SC, PF) in next ST, SC in last ST, CH1, turn. (12 Puff ST)

Row 2

SC in 1st ST, *SC in next 2 ST, skip next ST,* rep *to* across, finish with SC in last ST, CH1, turn. (26)

Row 3

SC in 1st ST, *(SC, PF) in next ST, skip next ST*, rep *to*across, SC in last ST, CH1, turn. (12 Puff ST)

Row 4 – 25

Repeat Row 2- 3. Finish last Row with (SC, PF) in next ST, skip next ST, do not fasten off, crochet the edging next.

Step 2- Crochet the edging

A crochet potholder on top of a pot and a plant.

First Round

1st side: (2 SC, CH1, 2 SC) in the corner, SC in each row across (in the visible holes). (23 SC)

2nd side: (2 SC, CH1, 2 SC) in the corner, SC in each ST across (in the back loops of the foundation chain). (24 SC)

3rd side: (2 SC, CH1, 2 SC) in the corner, SC in each row across (in the visible holes). (23 SC)

4th side: (2 SC, CH1, 2 SC) in the corner ST, *skip next ST, SC in next 2 ST* rep *to* across, crochet continuously next round.(24 SC)

Second Round

*(3 SC, CH1, 3 SC) in CH1 space (corner), SC in next 24 ST, (3 SC, CH1, 3 SC) in CH1 space (corner), SC in next 25 ST*, rep *to* 1 more time, crochet continuously next round.

Third Round

1st side: (2 SC, CH2, 2 SC) in CH1 space (corner),*(SC, CH2, SC) in next ST, skip 1 ST*,rep *to* across, finish with (SC ,CH2, SC). (13 groups).

2nd side: (2 SC, CH2, 2 SC) in CH1 space (corner),*(SC, CH1, SC) in next ST, skip 1 ST*, rep *to* across, (13 groups).  With the yarn still on your hook, crochet the hanger loop next.

Step 3- Crochet the hanger loop

SL ST in the CH 2 space (corner), CH 14 (or more if you prefer), SL ST in same CH 2 space to form a loop, turn a little your work, SL ST into the 1st CH, SL ST in each ST of the loop (make sure the right side of the loop is aligned with the right side of the potholder), SL ST into the starting CH 2 space, fasten off. Weave in and cut all ends.

A crochet potholder edging,

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Hi, I'm Assia

The passionate crochet designer behind The Crochet Village. I'm all about infusing my patterns with a mix of my modern outlook and contemporary flair, while staying true to the solid crochet techniques that have been passed down through generations in my family. Making crochet cool, trendy, and, most importantly, fun! ❤️

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