This darling plaid potholders crochet pattern is the perfect addition to any kitchen for timeless charm. With double thick construction, these potholders are both durable and functional. This free crochet pattern uses basic crochet stitches for easy crocheting. The plaid detail is added after the pot holder is made using the surface crochet method.
Want more Darlin Plaid crochet patterns? Try this pillow or this easy dishcloth!
The Darlin Plaid Potholders are both charming and functional! The plaid adds a simplistic, yet classic, style to these pot holders. Through the construction of these potholders, they are double thick, making them extremely durable and functional to use with hot pots. The little handle adds additional charm while also being perfect for hanging these potholders for both decoration and organization.
Additionally, this plaid potholders crochet pattern is incredibly easy to make! The pot holders themselves, just use single crochets, worked in the round. The plaid detail is added after the pot holder is made using the surface crochet technique. Not a fan of plaid? Because the plaid is worked after the pot holder is made, you can easily omit the plaid for a solid, minimal pot holder.
Last summer I discovered a love for surface crochet. This technique is a wonderful way to add detail to a project without having to carry yarn. I appreciate all of the different colorwork designs that can made within a crochet project, but I’m not a fan of carrying yarn within a project. It requires so much more concentration and it slows down the crocheting process.
That’s why I love surface crochet so much! With this technique the project is crocheted first in the solid color (no need to carry yarn!), and then the colorwork design is worked onto the surface of the crocheted fabric. If you don’t know how to surface crochet, I have a complete photo tutorial HERE on how to do this technique!
For this plaid potholders crochet pattern, I used WeCrochet Dishie, which is a worsted weight (category 4), 100% cotton yarn. Each pot holder takes a little less than one ball of the main color and a small amount of the contrasting color (I was able to use 1 ball of the white for all four pot holders and I still had some left over!). This yarn is my favorite kitchen cotton to use. Very soft, this yarn is durable and it holds up really well after countless uses.
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Yarn: Main Color: 170 yards of worsted weight (category 4) yarn. I used 1 skein of WeCrochet Dishie in Clarity. Contrast Color: 30 yards of worsted weight (category 4) yarn. I used less than one skein of Wecrochet Dishie in White
- This pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
- This pattern is worked in a solid color in the round. The contrasting plaid is worked after the potholder is made using the surface crochet method.
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: Approximately 11 rows of 10 sc = 2 inches
When laid flat (after blocking):
Width = 8 inches
Length = 8 inches
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
This pattern uses the surface crochet technique to obtain the plaid pattern. THIS BLOG POST is a photo tutorial on how to surface crochet. The blog post also includes tips and tricks on how to do this technique
Using the Main Color, ch 76, sl st into the first ch (ALTERNATIVE is to foundation sc 75 sl st into the first st and skip to round 2). Ch 1.
Round 1: 1 sc in every ch (75). Sl st into the first st, ch 1. TURN.
Round 2-40: 1 sc in every st (75). Sl st into first st, ch 1, TURN.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
I have provided 1 plaid pattern. But feel free to come up with your own plaid pattern.
Notes For Grid
- The white lines represent where to work the surface crochet stitches.
- The vertical lines represent working in between the stitches.
- The horizontal lines represent working in between the rows.
With the accent color.
Vertical lines: Work 1 row of surface crochet between every five stitches.
Horizontal lines: Work 1 row of surface crochet between every five rows.
Seam the two ends closed to form a square.
Attach yarn at one corner.
Sl st into the corner to form a loop. Flip the potholder over so that you’re working in the opposite direction
Ch 1. Work 22 sc into the ch loop. Sl st into the corner.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Block the finished potholder.
I hope you enjoy this plaid potholders crochet pattern! Be sure to tag me on Instagram with your crochet pillow, I would love to see it!
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Do you have to use 100% cotton yarn?
You don’t have to, but I find that 100% yarn is the most durable when it comes to items that will go through a lot of utility use like potholders or washcloths.