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Rosemary Potholder~Free Crochet Pattern

Modern and versatile potholder crochet pattern ~ a beautifully designed kitchen essential that you'll enjoy crocheting and proudly display.

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Introducing the Rosemary Potholder crochet pattern—a beautifully designed kitchen essential that you’ll enjoy crocheting and be proud to display.

A multicolored washcloth on wooden surface

Whether you want to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen decor or crafting heartfelt gifts, the Rosemary Potholder crochet pattern offers versatility and charm that will be appreciated by anyone. And if you are in the business of crafting and selling your crochet creations, this pattern is sweet addition to your shop inventory.

The Rosemary potholder design is simple, employing a textured one-row repeat stitch. For mine, I chose to use a combination of variegated yarn and a matching solid color yarn in fall colors, as it will complement my Thanksgiving table setup. However, the possibilities are endless, and I’d love to see your color combinations! This pattern can be adapted for various projects, from table runners to chic sous-plats, trendy scarves, and blankets.

In this blog post, I’ll share all the information you need to make this beautiful potholder, including the materials needed and step-by-step instructions. But before we dive in. I invite you to explore my Kitchen Collection.


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Recommended yarn for this project

For the Rosemary Potholder crochet project, I recommend opting for a durable and heat-resistant yarn made of natural fibers. Cotton yarn is a fantastic choice as it offers both sturdiness and the ability to handle the heat of hot pots and pans. Look for a worsted or medium weight cotton yarn, which will provide a good balance between texture, absorbency, and practicality.

Keep in mind that opting for variegated cotton yarn and a corresponding solid color cotton yarn will be ideal for this pattern.

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How to care for your potholder

Taking care of crochet cotton items is simple. While some people prefer handwashing, if you’re like me and prefer practicality, just machine wash them in a gentle cycle with like colors. I recommend using a laundry bag for small crochet items. For drying, air dry them on a flat surface. Once completely dry, give them a tumble in the dryer at a low heat to reshape them, and voila!

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • The finished potholder measures about 8 1/2″x 8 1/2″.
  • Change colors in the last ST of the row.
  • For neat results, cut the contrast yarn (yarn B) when you finish using it, but feel free to carry it if you prefer.
  • Keep your tension a little loose and even.
  • How to crochet a reverse single crochet border.

Recommended Yarn

Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton Yarn, #4 worsted weight yarn, 100% cotton.

Colors Shown


About 70 yards total.

Yarn Substitutions

Crochet hook



4” square = 18 rows and 16 SC


  • CH: Chain
  • ST: Stitch
  • SL ST: Slip stitch
  • SC: Single crochet
  • YO: Yarn over
  • SP: Space
  • Rep: Repeat

Let’s get started

Ready to embark on this delightful project? Let’s pick up our hooks and create this beautiful potholder. If you happen to have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I’m here to help!

A striped crochet potholder.

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Step 1- Crochet the potholder

With yarn A, CH 35 to make a foundation chain.

Row 1

SC in 2nd CH from the hook, * SC in next 2 ST, CH1, skip next ST,* rep *to* across, SC in last 3 ST, CH1, turn.

Row 2

SC in 1st ST, *CH1, 2 SC in next CH1 SP,* rep *to* across, CH1, skip next 2 ST, SC in last ST, change to yarn B, CH1, turn, drop yarn A.

Row 3

SC in 1st ST, * 2 SC in next CH1 SP, CH1,* rep *to* across, 2 SC in last CH1 SP, SC in last ST, CH1, turn.

Row 4

Rep Row 2, change to color A, CH1, turn, cut yarn B.

Row 5-32

Rep Row 2-3Alternate yarn A and yarn B every 2 rows. At the end of Row 32, do not cut yarn Band proceed to crochet the border.

 Note: You can weave in ends now or leave it to the end.

Fall inspired crocheted potholder

Step 2- Crochet the border

Rnd 1

With yarn B still on your hook, *SC in every ST across, 2 SC in the corner, continue crocheting around, SC in every row, 2 SC in the corner,* rep *to* x 1 more time. Join with a SL ST into the 1st SC, Change to yarn A, CH1.

Rnd 2

3 SC in the join, SC in every ST around, make 3 SC in the corners. Join with a SL ST into the 1st SC, CH1.

Rnd 3

* RSC in next ST, skip next ST,* rep *to* around, keep your tension even and not too tightFinish with a SLST, and fasten off.

🤝 Sharing is caring!

Congratulations on completing Rosemary Potholder! I hope you had a wonderful time crafting and are feeling delighted with the final result.I’d love to see your version of this patter so feel free to post photos of your potholder in The Crochet Village Community Facebook Group or tag @thecrochetvillage on Instagram.

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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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