The Crochet Peppermint Potholder is a fun and easy project that will brighten up your kitchen decor for the Holidays!
This is also a great project for practicing a little tapestry crochet while making a solid & double-thick potholder!
And if you’d like to make a nice set of Christmas potholders, make sure to check the Gingerbread Man, the Reindeer, and the Christmas Pudding Potholder. I’m sure they’ll make a super cute Christmas gift for the cook in your life!
Find more Christmas ideas here on the blog…
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AD-FREE Printable PATTERN
The ad-free, printable PDF pattern of the Peppermint Potholder is available in all my online shops together with the pattern of the Christmas Pudding Potholder.
- 3.0-mm (C USA, 11 UK) Hook
- DK (3, Light) Weight Cotton Yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
- Tapestry Needle
The following color shades and codes are specific to Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
- A – Champagne White (403)
- B – Red Wine (416)
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Ch – Chain
- Inc – Increase
- Dc – Double Crochet
- RS – Right Side
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- St – Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
Back Loop Only (BLO)
learn how to crochet in the back loop only HERE.
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st.
Invisible Color Change
Always change color with the last yo of the st.
Magic Circle (MC)
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a magic circle here.
6.1” (15.5 cm).
6 rounds in dc in 4″ (10 cm).
- One side of the potholder is worked by doing tapestry crochet in the round. Carry the unused yarn inside your sts at all times.
- If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all into the same indicated st.
- The potholder and all its parts are crocheted in consecutive rounds.
- Join each round with a slip stitch into the first st of the round.
- The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
Christmas Peppermint Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern
Work in dc tapestry crochet!
With A, make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), ((A) dc 1, (B) dc 1) 6 times in ring, join. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, (B) dc inc 1) 6 times, join. (24 dc)
Round 3. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 1, (B) dc inc 1, dc 1) 6 times, join. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 2, (B) dc inc 1, dc 2) 6 times, join. (48 dc)
Round 5. Ch 1, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 3, (B) dc inc 1, dc 3) 6 times, join. (60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 4, (B) dc inc 1, dc 4) 6 times, join. (72 dc)
Round 7. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 5, (B) dc inc 1, dc 5) 6 times, join. (84 dc)
Round 8. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 6, (B) dc inc 1, dc 6) 6 times, join. (96 dc)
Round 9. Ch 2, ((A) dc inc 1, dc 7, (B) dc inc 1, dc 7) 6 times, join. (108 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Place potholders on top of each other with both RS facing out.
Join B in BLO of any dc. Join potholders by sl st the inner loops together all around.
Once you get back to the joining st, make a hanging loop as follows.
Hanging Loop. Ch 25, turn, sk 1, sl st into next st. Ch 1, turn, sc 25 inside the loop.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
YOUR CROCHET Peppermint POTHOLDER iS READY!
I hope this free crochet pattern! I’m looking forward to seeing your Christmas potholders on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re sharing on Instagram, make sure to use the #raffamusadesigns so that I can find and share your creations!
Find more crochet ideas for Christmas HERE on the blog…