How to Crochet Easy Pan Protectors – Free Patterns in 3 Sizes!

Crochet these quick and easy pan protectors in 3 different sizes and safely store your pans and pots without scratches!

Rainbow Crochet Pan Protector - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Until now, I kept my pots and pans stored by putting one of those grey and sad protectors from Ikea.

But I really didn’t like them and I wanted to find an alternative solution to keep the surface of the pans safe but with style!

And my solution to the problem was to crochet these simple and colorful hexagon pan savers!

A while ago, I started experimenting with solid hexagons, which seemed the right starting point for making some pan protectors.

Free Crochet Patterns - Pan Protectors - Raffamusa Designs

All you need is a little amount of sport-weight yarn in your favorite color.

In my case, I chose to crochet a series of pan protectors (small, medium, and large) using the same colors as for my honeycomb-inspired collection.

However, you could also grab a few scraps and leftover cotton from your stash and make a multicolored scrap-busting pan cozy!

Explore more hexagon- and honeycomb-inspired patterns…

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Crochet Pan Protectors - Free Pattern in 3 Sizes - Raffamusa Designs

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The ad-free, printable PDF pattern of the Hexagon Pan Protectors is available in all my online shops. Get your copy on Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Etsy!

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MATERIALS

  • 3.0-mm (C/2 USA, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
  • Sport (2, Fine) Cotton Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

YARN

I used Schachenmayr Catania and Lammy Yarns Rio in the following colors:

YARN SUBSTITUTIONS

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MCMagic Circle
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st.

Magic Circle (MC)
Find a step-by-step HERE.

SIZE & Yardage

The pattern is written in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.

SizePan DiameterYardage
Small10.5”
26.5 cm
110 yds
100 m
Medium13.5”
34 cm
148 yds
135 m
Large15.4”
39 cm
200 yds
183 m
Crochet Pan Protectors – Raffamusa Designs
Crochet Pan Protectors - Free Pattern in 3 Sizes - Raffamusa Designs

GAUGE

5 rounds of the hexagon base pattern in 4″ (10 cm) measuring along the longest diagonal of the hexagon.

PATTERN NOTES

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to make 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instruction within brackets all in the same indicated st.

Crochet Pan Protectors – FREE PATTERN (Small, Medium, Large)

Crochet Pan Protectors - Raffamusa Designs

Hexagon Base

(All Sizes) With a color of choice, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), dc 12 in MC. Sl st in first st to join. (12 sts)

Round 2. Ch 2, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1], dc inc 1) 6 times. Sl st in first st to join. (30 sts)

Round 3. Ch 2, dc 1, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 4) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 3. Sl st to join. (42 sts)

Round 4. Ch 2, dc 2, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 6) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 4. Sl st to join. (54 sts)

Round 5. Ch 2, dc 3, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 8) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 5. Sl st to join. (66 sts)

Round 6. Ch 2, dc 4, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 10) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 6. Sl st to join. (78 sts)

Round 7. Ch 2, dc 5, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 12) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 7. Sl st to join. (90 sts)

Round 8. Ch 2, dc 6, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 14) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 8. Sl st to join. (102 sts)

For size small, fasten off and move on to the arms.

Medium & Large Only

Round 9. Ch 2, dc 7, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 16) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 9. Sl st to join. (114 sts)

Round 10. Ch 2, dc 8, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 18) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 10. Sl st to join. (126 sts)

For size medium, fasten off and move on to the arms.

Large Only

Round 11. Ch 2, dc 9, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 20) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 11. Sl st to join. (138 sts)

Round 12. Ch 2, dc 10, ([dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 22) 5 times. [Dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] in next tr, dc 12. Sl st to join. (150 sts)

Fasten off and move to the arms.

Arms

Instructions are written for sizes Small (Medium, Large). When only one number is indicated, it applies to all sizes.

Arm 1

RS facing, join yarn in the first dc on any side of the hexagon base.

Row 1. Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), dc 16 (20, 24). (16, 20, 24 sts)

Row 2. Ch 2, turn. Dc 16 (20, 24). (16, 20, 24 sts)

Repeat row 2 until you reach row 6 (8, 8).

Row 7 (9, 9). Ch 1, turn. Sc 1, hdc 1, dc 12 (16, 20), hdc 1, sc 1. (16, 20, 24 sts)

Fasten off.

Arms 2-6

Repeat instructions of arm 1 on the remaining 5 sides of the hexagon base.

At the end of the last arm, do not fasten off but move directly to the border.

Border

Round 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), * sc 1 on the side of last sc of row 7 (9, 9) of the current arm, dc 2 on the side of each row from row 6 (8, 8) to row 1 of the current arm, sc 1 in corner tr of hexagon base, dc 2 on the side of each row from row 1 to row 6 (8, 8) of next arm, sc 1 on the side of the last row, [sc 3] in the first sc of the last row, sc 14 (18, 22), [sc 3] in last sc of the last row.

Repeat from * all around. Join the round with a sl st in the first sc.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

YOUR CROCHET Pan Protectors are READY!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting these pan protector patterns. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I can find and reshare your pics!

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7 thoughts on “How to Crochet Easy Pan Protectors – Free Patterns in 3 Sizes!”

  1. I am struggling with row 3 of the base. Is the tr, DC 4 in one stitch or 5? Because I cannot get row 3 to fit. Thank you for your help and the pattern.

    Reply
    • Hi Charla,
      Round 3 is ch 2, dc 1, then in the next st, you make a [dc 1, tr 1, dc 1] all in the same st. Then, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts (dc 4).
      And you repeat this all around (of course with the exception of the last side where you only have 3 dc left to work to complete the side.)
      I hope this helps. Please, let me know if you have any other questions 🙂
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply

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