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Potholder Towel Pattern

Posted on October 22, 2022

Here is a project where you use a store-bought potholder and add a crocheted towel to it. I’ve seen other similar projects that you sew a towel to the potholder to create the combo but not crocheted.

Potholder with Crocheted Towel
Potholder Crocheted Base Row

The hard part is crocheting the base row across the middle of the potholder. You want to fold the potholder in half and mark the center with a pencil mark. Then you crochet across the marked line in single crochet (SC) stitches evenly. I used a steel #9 crochet hook to poke the holes and pull the yarn through the holes. This process is hard and takes patience. You need to push and wiggle through the potholder to make the holes and then draw the yarn up to complete the SC stitch.
Stitching across center of potholder

Once you have the base row complete, crocheting the remainder of kitchen towel is super easy.
Halloween Potholder with Crocheted Towel

Here are more photos of the potholder with both sides showing.
Closeup of Potholder Crochet Towel
Back of Potholder Towel

Click below to see more photos and for the full free pattern directions.

Potholder Towel Pattern
Materials needed:
1- Potholder – 7 inch square or similar
1- 2.5 oz. Sugar and Cream cotton yarn
1- large button (optional)
Finished size: 7” inches wide by 14 inches long

#9 Steel hook
G (4 mm) hook

All directions are in USA terms.

Row 1
Fold the potholder in half and mark center across with a pencil mark. Use the steel crochet hook to poke holes (or sharp needle) and SC evenly across the middle mark of potholder making the stitches with the G hook. (You will be SC’g through top layer of the potholder along the center mark.) I had 30 Sc along center mark but it will vary depending on your stitch placement and yarn weight used. It doesn’t really matter how many stitches you have, just crochet evenly along center mark.
Row 2
Using just the G crochet hook now, Ch 2, turn. *Work 2 DC in next st and 1 DC in following st*, repeat between * across potholder.
Row 3-20
Ch 2, turn. Dc in every stitch space between the DC of prior row.

Tip: You want to crochet in the space between the DC on the row below and not in the stitch to create the waffle stitch look.

Row 21
Ch 1, SC in each st across. FO.
Fold over potholder and sew button in place. Or you can just use the loop to hang up the potholder towel.

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Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
St – Stitch

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