Crochet Christmas tree potholder free pattern

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These double thick potholders are not just functional. They’re a fabulous addition to your kitchen decor. Crafted with durability and heat resistance in mind, they also carry a touch of style that’s hard to miss.

The Christmas tree potholder pattern, in particular, is an exceptional choice – whether you’re looking to spruce up your own kitchen during the holiday season or hunting for a thoughtful, handmade gift.

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Choosing the Right Yarn for Your Crochet Potholders

Selecting the right yarn is key to creating a safe and durable crochet potholder. Cotton yarn is the top choice for making potholders because it offers excellent heat resistance and durability.

What makes cotton yarn the ideal choice for crocheting potholders?

Cotton is heat resistant, durable, and easy to work with, making it the perfect material for protecting your hands and surfaces from hot dishes.

Top Cotton Yarn Picks for Potholders

Several top brands offer high-quality cotton yarn for your crochet potholders. Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton is an excellent choice, providing a range of solid colors. Of course, any worsted-weight cotton yarn will work for crocheting potholders, so feel free to explore other options as well.

Some other popular brands of cotton yarn suitable for crocheting potholders include Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, and Peaches & Creme.

These brands offer a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to create unique and stylish potholders that match your kitchen decor. Remember, 100% cotton is the best yarn for crocheting potholders due to its heat resistance and durability.

You can pair the potholder pattern with the kitchen towel pattern as I did, which will be live on the blog tomorrow! They will be the best gift for the holiday season for sure!

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Step-by-Step Video tutorial

If you prefer a video tutorial to follow along with the written instructions, I made a step-by-step one just for you!

Variations of the Potholder

As I was editing the video tutorial on the pot holder, I realized that it is highly customizable! Here are some suggestions for you.

If you are a beginner, use a single crochet stitch instead of half double crochet.

Do not carry on the yarn; cut the yarn and attach a new color, then weave the ends in. I think it is easier for a beginner than carrying the yarn on the back side of the stitches.

If you do not want to make it double-layered, hold the yarn double, use a bigger hook, and crochet it in one layer.

For those who are more advanced, you can use the thermal single crochet stitch instead of the half double crochet stitch. This way the potholder will be thicker and still can be made in one layer.

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Christmas tree potholder free pattern

Materials

Lionbrand 24/7 cotton yarn, 100% mercerized cotton, 100g/3.5 oz, 170m/186yds in colors white and dragonfly- the total amount used is 55 gr per potholder. The tree part uses 10 gr in total for both layers and 45 gr for the rest of the potholder. So, if you crochet the green potholder, you will need 10 gr of white and 45 gr of green color yarn.

Crochet hook size – 4.5 mm

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Abbreviation

ch(s)- chain(s)

sc- single crochet

st(es)- stitch(es)

**- repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

Special stitches

Berry stitch – yo, insert your hook in the indicated st, yo, pull through ( 3 loops on the hook ), yo, pull through the first loop on the hook, ( 3 loops on the hook ), yo, insert your hook into the same st, yo, pull through, ( 5 loops on the hook ), yo, pull through all the loops.

Linked slip stitch– yo, insert your hook into the indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, ( 3 loops on the hook ), pull first loop, through the next 2 loops.

Overall pattern notes

The pattern is written in US Crochet Terminology

Because we are using the crochet tapestry method, we will work with two colors at the same time.

The pattern is two rows repeat. For one of the rows, we are working on the Christmas tree pattern, and for the other row, we are working on half double crochet stitches across.

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When you are changing color for the wrong side rows where we work the Christmas tree rows, to change color here is an example : Row 4: with white color yarn ch1, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, switch to green color yarn, * 1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next one * rep to the last 5 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 4 sts.

What does it mean- Work 4 sts with white color yarn, then switch to green color yarn, leaving the white color at the wrong side of our work, and continue working the stitches with the green color yarn till last 4 sts, then switch to white color yarn again- to do that just pull the white color yarn we left after the first 4 sts. You will have a line at the back of your stitches. We will hide this line when we work the half double crochet rows of the pattern. See the explanation below.

When we are working half double crochet rows we will carry the yarn we are not working at the back side of the stitches. To do so here is example row 5: continue with white color yarn and work 1 hdc in each stitch across. After the first 4 sts, take the green color yarn and the white color yarn which are at the back side of our work and work the half double crochet stitches by carrying the both colors at the back till you finish the green part of the row. Then leave the green color and continue with the rest of the stitches.

Finished size– 16cm x 19 cm

Gauge: 4 sts x 3 rows = 1 inch/ 2.5 cm

Potholder free crochet pattern

Row 1: ch28, 1 hdc in the second ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across.

Row 2-3: Ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 4: with white color yarn ch1, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, switch to green color yarn, * 1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next one * rep to the last 5 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 4 sts.

continue with white color yarn

Row 5: ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 6: with white color yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in next 6 sts, switch to green color yarn, * 1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next st * rep to last 7 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 6 sts.

continue with white color yarn

Row 7: Ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 8: with white color yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, switch to green color yarn, *1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next st * rep to last 9 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 8 sts.

continue with white color yarn

Row 9: ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 10: with white color yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in next 10 sts, switch to green color yarn, *1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next st * rep to last 11 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 10 sts.

continue with white color yarn

Row 11: ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 12: with white color yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in next 12 sts, switch to green color yarn, *1 sc in next st, 1 Berry st in next st * rep to last 13 sts, 1 sc in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 12 sts.

continue with white color yarn

Row 13: ch1, 1 hdc in each st across.

Row 14: with white color yarn, ch1, 1 hdc in next 13 sts, switch to green color yarn, 1 Berry st in next st, switch to white color yarn, 1 hdc in next 13 sts.

Row 15-17: ch1, 1 hdc in each st across. Fasten off.

The first layer of the potholder is done. Repeat rows 1-17 one more time. When you are crocheting the second layer do not fasten off.

Here is a chart of the potholder

Crochet Christmas tree chart for a potholder

How to join both pieces of the potholder

Take both pieces and place them with the wrong side facing each other and the right side facing the outer sides of the potholder. Take the yarn from the second layer, insert your hook through the first layer, and make a slip knot.

Then insert your hook in each stitch of both layers and work 1 linked slip stitch. When you are working at the right and left sides of the potholder make 1 linked slip stitch around the post of each half double crochet row.

How to make the hanging loop

A hanging loop is a practical and stylish addition to any crochet potholder. Not only does it provide a convenient way to store your pot holder when not in use, but it also adds a touch of flair to your design. There are several ways to create a hanging loop, including the slip stitch loop technique, crocheting a chain loop, or using a cotton or wool thread or cord.

To make a hanging loop, when you finish your last linked stitch, ch12, sl st into the same st. Fasten off. Weave all ends in.

Another option of adding hanging loop

To attach a hanging loop to your crochet potholder, follow these steps:

  1. Make a chain stitch of the desired length for your loop.
  2. Slip stitch into the same stitch where you started the chain to form a loop.
  3. Slip stitch back along the chains to the beginning stitch.
  4. Cut the yarn to secure it.

With a functional and aesthetic hanging loop in place, your pot holder will be both convenient to use and visually appealing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best yarn for crocheting potholders?

For crocheting potholders, cotton yarn is the way to go. It’s heat resistant and durable enough to handle the heat of the kitchen.

Can I machine wash my crocheted pot holders?

Yes, you can machine wash your crocheted pot holders using cold water and a mild detergent suitable for the yarn type.

What are some popular crochet potholder designs?

Crochet potholders come in a variety of designs, such as double thick, festive holiday and thermal stitch variations, making them both functional and stylish.

How can I add a hanging loop to my crochet potholder?

Adding a hanging loop to your crochet potholder is easy: create a chain stitch, slip stitch into the beginning of it, and slip stitch back along the chain to secure.

What are some essential tools and accessories for crocheting pot holders?

You’ll need yarn, crochet hooks, a flexible tape measure, stitch markers, scissors and yarn needles for crocheting pot holders.

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