A Year of Tapestry Crochet Potholders is my new collection with 15 new patterns for the entire year!
A Year of Potholders
A few months ago, I had this crazy idea of crocheting a potholder (or two) for every month of the year. Let’s say a sort of potholder calendar!
The general idea was to only crochet flowers and plants that are typical for each month.
Even though I did not always stick to the only-flowers-and-plants plan, I did crochet 15 new potholders that follow all the seasons.
For a few months, I just could not settle for only one pattern, so I made two… But you’ll see, these potholders are so quick to crochet! You can literally make one in just one day. So quick and easy!
The collection includes all sorts of designs that you can choose from.
There are roses and flowers for Spring, poppy and wheat for Summer, leaves for Fall, and holly and snow for Winter!
Tapestry Crochet Potholders
All the patterns in the A Year of Potholders collection are made using tapestry crochet.
Tapestry crochet creates a solid and thick fabric that is so good for making hot pads that not only look beautiful but that are also very functional in the kitchen!
Tapestry crochet is very easy because it only requires knowing how to single crochet!
The only difficulty is working with more than one strand of yarn and making color changes that are subtle and neat.
But these are things that you can easily learn, and to help you, I created these two resources:
If you are more of a visual learner, I also have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel where I show how to crochet my tapestry crochet Rooster Potholder from start to finish.
If you do watch the video, keep in mind that for the Farmhouse Potholders, I considered the first chain of the row as my first stitch. However, that’s not the case for the potholders of the “A Year of Potholders” collection.
What Yarn Should you Use for Your Potholders?
When you crochet potholders, hot pads, trivets, and anything that has to be in touch with very hot pots, you absolutely want to use 100% cotton.
Avoid acrylic and other synthetic fibers and save yourself the pain of melting your potholder when you’re handling stuff in the kitchen!
For the A Year of Potholders collection, I used Aran weight cotton yarn from a small German called G-B Wolle Schulgarn.
While this brand might be difficult to find, I do have a couple of suggestions for yarns that are absolutely comparable. I also used these yarns in the past, so I know for sure that they will work and you can easily purchase them online on LoveCrafts.
PRINTABLE PATTERN eBook
Over the course of the coming year, I’ll be sharing all the free patterns here on the blog (not the charts though…).
However, if you would like to get started and get all the patterns are once, you can get the printable eBook with all 15 potholder patterns for a very small price.
Save these patterns for later by pinning this pin HERE to your favorite crochet board on Pinterest!
January – Snowy Winter
The first pattern of the collection is the Snowy Winter Potholder, which I designed for the month of January.
The first days of a new year are always my favorite ones!
I love spending lots of time at home. I usually read a lot, crochet, knit, and definitely bake some yummy cookies!
That’s why for January, I really wanted a “cozy” potholder that would fit with my New Years’ mood!
February– Love Birds
For the most romantic month of the year, spoil yourself and the ones you love with lots and cookies and cakes.
For this, you might want to use my special Love Birds Potholder!
Find the free pattern HERE.
March – Spring Garden
With its sunflowers, tulip, and birdhouse, the Spring Garden Potholder is perfect to add some Spring vibes to your home and kitchen decor!
Get the free pattern HERE.
April – Bunny & Tulips
Easter Bunny Potholder
The Easter Bunny Potholder is the cutest little bunny that you’ll see hopping around your kitchen counter!
The pattern is already on the blog and you can find it HERE.
The second potholder for the month of April is the Tulips Potholder, the perfect pattern to bring some Spring flowers into your kitchen!
Find the free pattern on the blog HERE.
May – Rambler Roses
The pattern for the month of May is the Rambler Roses Potholder, which is actually the first one I sketched for this collection.
You can find the free pattern HERE.
June – Wheat Ears
July – Citrus Fruits
August – Poppy Field & Sea waves
September – Swirling Leaves
October – Maple & Acorn Leaves
December – Christmas Holly
Ideally, this Christmas Holly Potholder was supposed to go live next December…but why wait so long when it’s December right now?!
Grab your free pattern HERE.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED this “A Year of Tapestry Crochet Potholders” Collection!
Find more crochet potholders here on the blog…